The College of Engineering was established in 1996 to meet the country's need for well-represented and highly-qualified female engineers. Careers in the field of engineering have been traditionally dominated by male engineers and considered unfit for female engineers. The changing working environment of the 21st century with the information and technological changes in society have allowed women to contribute their professional knowledge, creativity and imagination to display excellence and values in the field of engineering. This has created a social demand for female engineers to contribute to the development of society. In order to meet this social expectation, Ewha's College of Engineering is making every effort to nurture professional female engineers who can lead in the fields of modern science and technology.
Ewha’s College of Engineering is the world’s first women's college of engineering. It was built as a five-story building with a basement in July of 1996, on a 10,000 square meter plot of land, and was fully equipped with modern facilities. A new engineering building was built in September of 2008, to further advance Ewha’s goal of educating fully trained global female engineers. The modernized equipment in this building is substantially helping to enhance the quality of education and research at the college. In 2008, the college was divided into the Division of Computer and Electronic Engineering, the Division of Architecture, and the Division of Environmental and Food Science. There are approximately 1,400 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students enrolled in the College.
|1981||Department of Computer Science founded in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.|
|1993||Department of Environmental Science founded in the College of Natural Science.|
|1994||Department of Electronics Engineering and the Department of Architecture founded in the College of Natural Science.|
|1996||First College of Engineering for women established. Engineering Bldg. A (Asan Hall) built.|
|1996||Department of Environmental Science renamed to the Department of Environmental Science & Engineering.|
|1998||Department of Computer Science renamed to the Department of Computer Science & Engineering|
|1999||System reformed to the Department of Computer Science & Electronic Engineering (Computer Science Major, Electronics Engineering Major) and Department of Architectural Environment System Engineering (Environmental Science, Architecture)|
|2000||College of Engineering reduced to a single department, Electronics Engineering major renamed the Information Electronics Engineering major, Environmental Science major renamed to the Environmental Studies Major.|
|2006||The Department of Computer Science & Engineering and the Department of Information Electronics Engineering integrated into the Department of Computer Science Information & Communication Engineering.|
|2006||Architecture major divided into the 5-year Architecture and 4-year Architectural Science majors.|
|2006||Environmental & Food Science major launched in College of Engineering.|
|2006||Environmental Studies major renamed to Environmental Science major.|
|2006||Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea program launched|
|2007||The Division of Computer Science and Information & Communication Engineering renamed to the Division of Information Communication Engineering and divided into the Computer Science & Engineering Major and Information Electronics Engineering Major|
|2008||The Division of Information Communication Engineering renamed the Division of Computer & Electronics Engineering. The Department of Information Electronics Engineering renamed to the Department of Electronics Engineering. Engineering Bldg.B built.|
|2009||Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Environmental Science & Engineering, Food Science & Engineering programs earned pre-accreditation.|
|2011||Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Environmental Science & Engineering, Food Science & Engineering programs earned accreditation.|
|2012||Selected as CIEE aid project. Seoul Accord Activation Business Launched (Implementing Agencies of Computer Engineering).|
|2013||The Division of Computer and Electronic Engineering separated into the Department of Computer Science & Engineering and Department of Electronics Engineering. Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Environmental Science & Engineering, Food Science & Engineering programs earned accreditation.|
|2015||Chemical Engineering and Materials Science major established in College of Engineering 2016. PRIME project Launched. WE-UP project Launched.|
|2017||College of Engineering renamed to the ELTEC College of Engineering. College system reformed to the Division of Software Science and Engineering (Computer Science and Engineering, Cyber security), Division of Advanced Technology (Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Food Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science), Division of Sustainable Systems Engineering (Architecture, Architectural and Urban Systems Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Climate and Energy Systems Engineering) and Division of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering.|
|2022||Food Science and Engineering renamed to Food Science and Biotechnology|
Based on Ewha’s educational principle of contributing to Korea and humankind as a whole, the College of Engineering aims to produce female engineers to lead our future society. Our specific aims are to:
- Foster students’ expertise. Students can learn various and complex principles of engineering and apply them in their research and studies.
- Strengthen students’ ability to think and act critically. Students can obtain objective and critical perspectives to assess the needs of society and the engineering environment.
- Equip students with strong leadership skills. Students can take initiative to be leaders in society in the future.
Research Organizations & Centers
- Center for Convergence in Emerging Electronics Technology
- Research Center for Convergence Technology in Food Science & Industry
- Center for Convergence Research of Advanced Technologies
- Environmental Research Institute