1907
College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts of the Territory of Hawai‘i opens in temporary quarters near Thomas Square in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

1908
Engineering instruction begins with thirteen faculty and five students, four of whom were engineering majors.

1909
Engineering professor John Mason Young begins designs for the Mānoa campus.

1912
First degree in engineering awarded to Yong Fook Tong.

1916
Engineering Professor Arthur Keller and his students oversee construction of first paved road on Mānoa campus.

1920
College of Hawai‘i becomes University of Hawai‘i. Engineering becomes a department in College of Applied Science. Arthur Keller is named first dean of College of Applied Science.

1928
Engineering Quadrangle completed (four one-story concrete buildings).

1940-41
100 engineering students enrolled.

1947
Wilfred Holmes becomes second dean of College of Applied Science.

1950
Mae Nakatani Nishioka becomes first woman to receive an engineering degree.

1958
Department of Engineering becomes College of Engineering, with Wilfred Holmes as the first dean of the new College.

1959
Keller Hall, new home for engineering and mathematics, is completed.

1961
First group of electrical engineers graduate.

1963
First group of mechanical engineers graduate; MS degrees in civil and electrical engineering authorized.

1965
John Shupe becomes second dean of engineering.

1966
Doctorate in electrical engineering authorized.

1969
MS degree in mechanical engineering authorized.

1972
Holmes Hall, housing all engineering activity on the Mānoa campus, is completed.

1974
Fujio Matsuda is first engineer to become president of University of Hawai‘i system.

1981
Paul Yuen becomes the third dean of engineering.

1983
Engineering Alumni Association of the University of Hawai‘i established.

1985
Doctoral program in mechanical engineering begins.

1992
Doctoral program in civil engineering established.

1999
Wai-Fah Chen becomes fourth dean of engineering.

2001
Hawai‘i Center for Advanced Communications established; Native Hawaiian Science and Engineering Program also established.
Inaugural banquet held to raise funds for the College.

2006
Peter Crouch becomes the fifth dean of engineering.

2008
College celebrates Centennial at inaugural homecoming event at Stan Sheriff Center.

2013
First College of Engineering student-built satellite (Ho‘oponopono 2) launched into space by United States Air Force rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

2014
First college alumnus is elected Governor of the State of Hawai‘i

2016
H. Ronald Riggs is appointed interim dean of engineering.

2019
Brennon Morioka becomes the sixth dean of engineering