The School of Mechanical Engineering at PNU was established in 1953, the first of its kinds among national universities. Since the 1970s, we have developed as a college that specializes in cultivating top talents in Korea.
that consists of 5 majors including mechanical systems design, energy systems, precision manufacturing systems, control and automation systems and nuclear systems with about 1200 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, 60 professors, 24 research and project professors, 26 staff members.
The School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University(PNU SME) is very proud of a long tradition of 70 years since its establishment in 1953, and has played a leading role in the development of Korea's machinery-related industries by producing about 20,000 outstanding graduates. According to media reports, among the top 1000 CEOs in Korea in 2022, graduated from PNU rank 5th among universities nationwide.
Our department has 5 majors(Energy system, Mechanical system design, Precision machining system, Control automated system, Nuclear system), and as of 2023 we have about 1,200 undergraduate students, 250 graduate students, 58 professors, 24 research and contract professors and 26 teaching assistants / staff. We are the largest and longest-running organization among mechanical faculties in Korea.
We were designated as a specialization department by the government in 1973 for the purpose of cultivating excellent talents who will lead the machinery specialization industry in the southeastern region. For the past 50 years, we have fostered excellent talents related to machinery through various government support projects.(National Institute of Technology, NURI, BK21 FOUR, Talent cultivation in the Southeast metropolitan area, Industry-university cooperation leading university development project, Future automobile technology innovation talent cultivation project) In the recent era of the 4th industrial revolution, we are trying to provide an education and research environment in preparation for new industrial fields such as batteries, electric vehicles, bio, ICT, and artificial intelligence as well as the existing mechanical engineering field, so that future-oriented talents can get involved in private companies and public enterprises.
The average scholarship rate per person in 2022 was 62%, which is about 2.3 million KRW per semester. Over the past five years, the undergraduate employment rate has been around 74%, of which 80% have been employed by large corporations and public institutions, showing a high-quality employment status. The employment rate of graduate students learning advanced professional skills is 88.6%. In addition, the number of international journal SCI(E) papers per professor is an average of 6.7 per year, and research funding is about 360 million KRW, which is the highest level in Korea in terms of research capacity.
We are grateful for your interest in the PNU SME, which is fostering excellent talents who will lead the future machinery industry of Korea based on its long history and tradition.
- School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University
- Dean. PARK, Sang-hu