The Department of Landscape Architecture and Rural Systems Engineering focuses on the exterior environments of urban and rural areas. Based on ecology, engineering, and a broad understanding of culture, the department suggests new ideas for rural areas and provides the basic knowledge required for effective planning, design, construction, and management of exterior environments. The department consists of two programs of study: landscape architecture and rural systems engineering.
Korea has limited natural resources. Consequently, most land is used by the service industry or as production sites for the infrastructure necessary for economic growth. The postindustrial society, which gives more emphasis on humanities and individual values, often changes the use and value of land from production to more creative and multipurpose space. In order to prepare for these changes, we must map out a plan to make creative use of space, and implement it practically.
The department has various practical training programs and utilizes new theories from numerous fields to promote a competitive research-oriented university The department educates students and makes an effort to effectively use land through ecologically sound and sustainable programs, recognizing that Korea is an essential part of the larger world.