The engineering department was established in 1967 with an initial batch of 34 students and was merged with two (2) other small departments known as SWENC (social work, engineering and criminology).
Civil engineering was the first program offered and the first graduate was produced in 1973, but it was not until June 1974 that the civil engineering program was given government recognition. The first civil engineer was produced the same year that government recognition was issued.
In 1975, BSEE and BSME were offered and given government recognition in 1979. Year 1977 was significant for the college as it was the year that the institution was granted university status and it was also the year that the college produced its first board placer in the person of Engr. Virgilio M. Garcia, 8th placer in the November 1977 Civil Engineering Board Examination.
In 1989, the two-year vocational technology programs in automotive technology, electronics technology, electrical technology, refrigeration and air-conditioning technology, and mechanical technology were offered under the college of engineering. The technical vocational curricula were later restructured to comply with the requirements of the Unified TEVET Program Registration and Accreditation System (UTPRAS). UPTRAS registration certificates were issued to the vocational technology courses in 2004. In 1994, computer engineering was opened to keep up with the demands for computer professionals.
Through the years, the college experienced and achieved a lot of things like producing numerous board examination placers but the most notable accomplishment is the First Place performance of Engr. Roldan E. Canubida in the May 2003 Civil Engineering Board Exam.
The civil engineering department has emerged regional PICE student’s quiz champion three times in the past and represented Region 10 in the PICE National Civil Engineering Students Quiz. The civil engineering team also came out champions in the 1st and 2nd Mindanao Wide Civil Engineering Students Quiz held in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
The college of engineering was issued a 100% compliance certificate in Engineering Laboratory Requirements for Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering by the TPEE in 1992.
After attaining 100% of the TPEE laboratory requirement in 1992, the college of engineering submitted itself to a consultation visit by the PACU-COA in 1993 and was granted Level I Accredited status in February 1995. In March 2005, the civil engineering program was granted Level II 2nd Re-accredited Status by the PACUCOA, the highest accredited program in Misamis University.