Department of Safety Engineering

  • Safety engineering studies the causes and process of industrial disasters and explores scientific and technological means to prevent them from occurring. While traditional engineering disciplines are mainly about production processes, focusing on the movement of energy or substances, safety engineering scientifically identifies accidents that emerge from the production process to provide a healthy production environment for human beings to work in. It offers a comprehensive area of study while being closely associated with physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, construction engineering, industrial hygiene, psychology, economics, law, and business administration.
  • The objective of safety engineering is to pursue soundness and efficiency in production processes and ensure a smooth flow of production activities by scientifically identifying and analyzing various types of disaster causes, providing scientific prevention strategies and planning disaster prevention measures from the planning and design stage for industrial facilities.

Faculty history

  • Background Image
  • Feb 29, 1984 SeoulTech Department of Safety Engineering founded
  • Nov 5, 1991 Department of Safety Engineering founded under the Graduate School of Industry
  • Mar 1, 1993 renamed Department of Safety Engineering
  • Mar 1, 2003 Daytime and evening courses divided
  • Mar 1, 2004 Department of Environmental Energy Engineering founded under the Graduate School of Energy and Environment
    (Master’s and doctoral degrees)
  • Mar 1, 2009 Elevator Safety Engineering founded under the Graduate
    School of Industry
  • Mar 1, 2011 Renamed SeoulTech Department of Safety Engineering
  • Mar 1, 2012 Department of Safety Engineering founded under Graduate School
  • Objective and Goals
  • Objective
  • Producing safety experts to protect the lives and property of the public from danger
  • Goals
  • - Nurturing safety experts equipped with commitment and pride based on humanism
  • - Producing adaptable safety experts who have a clear
    understanding of safety-related knowledge and can apply it in a creative manner
  • - Producing practical engineers capable of addressing field problems with teamwork and communication skills
  • - Producing future global leaders in safety engineering

Career Directions

  • After graduating from the department, students enter jobs with a wide range of employers, such as private enterprises concerned with safety, public offices, and research institutes.
  • Civil servants at the Ministry of Employment and Labor or state-funded agencies such as KEPCO
  • Safety-related public organizations, such as Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency, Korea Gas Safety Corporation, and Korea Industrial Safety Association
  • Manufacturing and construction companies, including Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Engineering & Construction
  • Insurance firms, such as Lloyd’s and Korea Fire Protection Association
  • Self-employed workers manufacturing protective gear or building makeshift installations