"Profiles in PBL" is a web database where PBL engineering programs from around the world share the details of their PBL programs. Our goal is to showcase more than 100 PBL profiles. The profiles will serve as inspiration for PBL programs to learn from one another and for engineering educators world-wide who are considering PBL. This database has been developed in collaboration between The Aalborg UNESCO Centre and Iron Range Engineering, Itasca Community College.

Hanyang University ERICA



Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea



Dr. KiSoo Park


How would you describe your PBL?

problem-based, project-based, case-based, community-based

What is most important to your PBL?

Product and Process

How is PBL implemented?

ERICA IC-PBL education model considering the characteristics of each discipline, department, and courses. And ERICA IC-PBL Graduation certificate applied to all studedts from the year 2017, compulsory to take more than 4 courses(3 elective PBL, 1 maj

How do students acquire principles of discipline?

Students learn disciplinary knowledge in the courses and in the projects.

How is student learning facilitated within PBL?

coaching, facilitating, coordinating

Program Overview

Institution Type:


Degree Type:

ISCED 4: Post-secondary non-tertiary education
ISCED 5: Short-cycle tertiary education (Associate's or equivalent)
ISCED 6: Bachelor's or equivalent level

Program Length:

Four Years

Semesters in which PBL is Used:

Semesters 1~8

Hours per week on Project:


PBL Overview

Problem structure:

Moderately structured

Formulation of problems:

authentic from industry and faculty created, student formulated

Team composition selection:

Student choice

Projects assigned by:

Student choice

How is space dedicated to student teams for problem/project completion?

Space that can be reserved/shared by teams

Degree of Interdisciplinarity:


Role of instructor:


Unique Features

Industry-Coupled PBL

The concept of industry has shifted from mutual consent to looking at the Society as industry in a broader sense

IC - PBL is the unique model of Hanyang University ERICA.

Assessment Methods

Written Exams

Oral Exams

Classroom Presentations


Performance Tasks



How assessment is implemented :

Individual and group assessment