Our History

Explore the rich history of Temple Engineering

Our History

#1, 1936


The Evening Technical School was established to accommodate an expanded technical course offering.

#2, 1949


The Technical Institute of Temple University is formed and merged with the Community College of Temple University. Subsequently, students received an associate degree in technology after completing the program.

#3, 1969


The Board of Trustees approves the formation of the College of Engineering Technology, which was authorized to grant Bachelor of Science degrees in various engineering technology disciplines.

#4, 1983


The College of Engineering and Architecture was formed and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering established with curriculums in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.

#5, 1986


The college's first graduate program, the Master of Science in Engineering is offered.

#6, 2003


Keya Sadeghipour was named the dean of the newly independent College of Engineering.

#7, 2012


The new Department of Bioengineering formally launches and Dr. Peter Lelkes joins the college as the chair.