History

 1.    In 1985, Teaching and Research division was established by Department of Mechanical engineering in former Kunming Institute of technology. Casting technology and equipments was the undergraduate major under this division.

2.   In 1962, Department of Metallurgy in former Kunming Institute of technology set non-ferrous alloys and heat treatment undergraduate major. In 1969 non-ferrous alloys and heat treatment undergraduate major was renamed to metallurgy and heat treatment major. Teaching and research Department was set up.

3.      Former Kunming Institute of Technology set up Department of Steel. Steel rolling major was established in 1976.

4.      The former Yunnan Institute of Technology was established in 1974, setting casting and heat treatment teaching and research division under the Department of mechanical engeering. Casting technology and equipment and Metallurgy & heat treatment majors were set up.

5.      In 1980, Former Kunming Institute of technology changed rolling steel major into its name to the original steel lines rolling professional metal working major and merges Metallurgy & heat treatment majors of former Department of Metallurgy to set up Department of metal material. Metallurgy and heat Treatment was renamed after metal material and heat treatment major.

6.      Department of Mechanical Engineering in the former Kunming Institute of Technology set welding teaching and research division in 1991. Meanwhile, the casting technology and equipment major was changed to thermal treatment technology and equipment major, including casting and welding directions. Casting and welding teaching and research divisions were merged to thermal treatment technology and equipment teaching and research divisions in 1993.

7      Former Yunnan Institute of Technology was renamed as the Yunnan University of Technology in 1994. Department of Mechanical Engineering was renamed as School of Mechanical Engineering. School of Mechanical Engineering in 1996, casting and metal heat treatment majors were combined into the thermal treatment technology and equipment major including casting, metal heat treatment, mold design and manufacturing, metallurgy and welding directions.

8      Former Yunnan University of Technology set Materials Science and Engineering College under which Department of materials was established in 1997. There is a Materials Science and Engineering major mainly focusing on functional materials.

9.      In February of 1995, the former Kunming Institute of technology was renamed as Kunming University of Science and Technology. In 1997, Department of Mechanical Engineering combined thermal treatment technology and equipment major, mechanical manufacturing technology and equipment major, mechanical design and manufacturing major, machinery electronics major into mechanical engineering and automation major.

10.  In October 1999, Former Kunming University of Science and Technology and Yunnan University of Technology merged into new Kunming University of Science and Technology. The former Department of Mechanical Engineering in Kunming University of Science and Technology and former Mechanical Engineering College in Yunnan University of Technology were combined into College of Mechanical and Electrical engineering. Previous thermal treatment technology and equipment teaching and research Department was merged into the new College as well. Established in August 2004, Department of Material Forming and Control Engineering was set. Undergraduate major under the Department are Mechanical and Automation Engineering. The major includes Advanced Manufacturing in three directions. During the merging, Department of Metallurgy and Department of Materials Science in former Kunming University of Science and Technology were combined with former College of Materials Science and Engineering in former Yunnan University of science and technology to establish College of material and metallurgic engineering that includes Metal Material Engineering and inorganic non-metallic materials engineering undergraduate majors.  In 2003, some staff of the Department of Metal Materials left to establish new material Preparation and Processing lab, Yunnan Province Key Laboratory. In 2002, College of material and metallurgic engineering set up the Department of gem material and workmanship under which there is a gem material and processing technology undergraduate major. 2006 Department of Metal Materials and Department of inorganic non-metallic materials are merged into the Department of Materials Science and Engineering under which there is an Materials Science and Engineering undergraduate major.

11.    In August 2009, due to discipline adjustment, Department of Material Forming and Controlling Engineering in College of Mechanical and Electrical engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of gem material and processing technology,  Yunnan Province Key lab of material Preparation and Processing engineering were integrated as College of Materials Science and Engineering.