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Systems Management Engineering

Location #27401, 4F, Engineering Building II
Address 2066, Seobu-ro, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea (16419)
Telephone +82-31-290-7590
Chemical Engineering

Since 1978, the Department of Systems Management Engineering (SME) has been emerging as an outstanding institution in both education and research, for providing quality professional engineers and leaders to various industries in Korea. The educational philosophy of the SME is based on the Scientific Management discipline advocated by F.W. Taylor, the father of industrial engineering. The mission of the Systems Management Engineering is, through education and research, to promote the analysis, design, operation, management, and innovation of technological, economic, and social systems.


Systems Management Engineering is for producing leaders who can systematically access R&D activity, forecast trends in technology, utilize information and knowledge, optimize systems, control quality and productivity, construct high-tech management systems, and manage system design for people. We support this mission through a diverse portfolio of undergraduate and graduate courses and world-class research activities, leveraging expertise across multiple disciplines.


Our department has one of the most outstanding educational programs in Korea with our renowned group of 15 faculty members, three department staffs, and more than 100 undergraduate and 20 graduate students annually receiving BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees. Our faculty members, drawn from diverse and distinct industrial backgrounds, are eager to generate knowledge and innovations that can be transformed into business practices and public policy as well as the wider academic landscape. Faculty members' expertise lies in a broad spectrum of areas such as operations research, simulation, manufacturing, quality management; service engineering, human-computer interaction, ergonomics, information management, R&D management, and management of technology. They work with the leading companies such as Samsung Electronics, Korea Telecom, and GM-Daewoo, etc, and bring real-world experiences into the classroom every semester which provides students with up-to-date knowledge and information.



Brief History of the Department

Brief History of the Department
1965 The College of Engineering is established
1978  The Department of Engineering Management is founded at SKKU
1980 The department is renamed the Department of Industrial Engineering
1984 The department graduates its first MS students
1986 The doctoral program is permanently established
1993 The department graduates its first three Ph.D. students
1999 Renamed the Department of Systems Management Engineering
2001 The Center for Quality Innovation is created in the department
2005 The BK21 Research & HRD Group for Management of Complex Systems is created
2006 The PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) center is created
2009 The BK21 Research & HRD Group for Improving QoL of the Aged and Disabled is created
2013 The department holds the Fall Conference of Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers
2016 The BK21 PLUS Research & HRD Team for Smart Factory Design, Operation and Optimization Based on Industrial Data Analytics is created in the department



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