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2016
Ranked the 21st, 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject of Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering

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2015
Ranked the 26th, 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject of Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering

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2014
Ranked the 21st, 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject of Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering

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2013

Ranked the 19th, 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject of Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering

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2013

Selected as BK21 Plus program at 2013

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2011~2012

BK 21 Evaluation: Excellence

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2011

Dual degree program(KAIST-Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, M.S) student graduated at the first time at KAIST

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2008~2010

1st grade at BK21 evaluation for 3 consecutive years

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2008

1000th Ph.D. graduate from the Department

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2007

Extension of the West Wing (7th floor)

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2006

Commencement of the BK (Brain Korea) 21 project (2nd stage)

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2005

Selected as the Best BK 21 Program among Korean universities (awarded by the President of Korea)

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2004

Opening of the Narae Laboratory Building

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1999

Commencement of the BK (Brain Korea) 21 project (1st stage)

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1996

Department of Automation and Design Engineering (at Seoul campus) joined the Department

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1995

Merger with Department of Precision Engineering

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1992

Changed the name of Department of Production Engineering to Department of Precision Engineering

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1990

Moved to Daejeon campus

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1989

Separation of KIST from KAIST
Merger of KAIST with KIT
First graduation from the undergraduate program (31 BS graduates)

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1986

First admissions to the undergraduate program of KIT

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1984

Establishment of Korea Institute of Technology (KIT)
Beginning of the undergraduate program

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1982

Separation of the Production Engineering program from the Department
The Program name changed to the Department of Production Engineering

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1981

Merger with Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
Establishment of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

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1978

First graduation from the Ph.D. program (1st Ph.D. graduate: Dr. Dong-Yol Yang, now a professor @ KAIST)
Installation of the Master’s of Engineering of Production Engineering program in the Department

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1975

First graduations from the Master’s program (14 M.S.)
First admissions to the Ph.D. program (3 students)

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1973

First admissions to the Master’s program (17 students)
Prof. Soon-Hoon Bae, Prof. Choong Hong Lee, and Prof. Chung Oh Lee joined the Department

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1971

Established Seoul campus of Korea Advanced Institute of Science (KAIS)