In 1985, the two-year-technical program of Navigation Group was established and named as the "Department of Navigation Technology", which was the pioneer of the Department of Technology.
In 1987, as the professional manpower requirements for the large-scale, automated and navigation system technology of ships, the department expands a two-year-program for Electro Engineering and Electrical Engineering groups.
In 1993, a four-year program Navigation group was established, which became a technical and vocational department with two-year and four-year technical programs.
In 2003, the two-year technical programs were suspended, and the four-year technical Transportation group was added. At the same time, the department was renamed as "Department of Transportation Technology".
In 2005, it was renamed as "Department of Transportation and Navigation Science", and the Transportation technical group was transformed to higher education for high school students.
In 2006, a Master Program was established.
In 2007, the Navigation Technical Group was transformed to higher education for high school students.
In 2010, with the transformation of the University, the department was renamed as the Department of Transportation Science with Master Programs, which is the only transportation-related department of National Universities in Northern Taiwan.
In 2019, an Executive Master Program in Transportation and Supply-chain Management was established.