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Program Accreditation

Our five year undergraduate program, Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch), is accredited by Korea Architectural Accrediting Board (KAAB), a partner institution to Canberra Accord. Along with other accreditation boards around the world, KAAB oversees and maintains each program to a strict and thorough international standard of architectural education. And every five years, each program is subject to an in-depth review by a group of qualified reviewers.

KAAB’s Mission Statement

The mission of the Korea Architectural Accrediting Board (KAAB) is to accredit professional degree programs in architecture, and to promote continuous improvements in architectural education with dissemination of improved understanding for architect’s role in our society. The KAAB ultimately wishes to contribute to our society by fostering high level of education and proper skills for this discipline.

In addition to accrediting professional architectural degree programs, the role of the KAAB includes development and extension of the architectural education system which are based on our cultural heritage. The KAAB intends to extend its own educational criteria autonomously that well satisfy international architectural accreditation standards.

Followings are the tasks for the KAAB:
(1) Establishment and management of the policies regarding accreditation and the KAAB Conditions and Procedures,
(2) Accrediting professional programs that satisfy the KAAB Conditions,
(3) Exploration and development of architectural curriculum,
(4) Development and facilitation for better architectural education,
(5) Consultations for enhancement of architectural education in general and any accrediting needs of a program, and
(6) Other areas of interests which are acknowledged as expected tasks for the KAAB.