The Department of Industrial Education was originally founded under the banner of the then Taiwan Provincial Normal College (now the National Taiwan Normal University) in 1954, and aided by the United States Agency for International Development. The Department is the first official educational institute established to cultivate teachers for vocational schools and handicraft industry.

With the progression of the teacher education system in our nation, the development of our department has shifted from "policy-oriented" to "career-oriented". In addition to nurturing Technical and Vocational Education administrative personnel and professional teaching faculties, we also aim to consolidate our status as the leader of Vocational Education Faculty training. We actively integrate existing teaching staff and facilities. Under the framework of the Institute of Science and Technology and the premise of professional division of labor and resource sharing, we develop our department´s positioning and function. Our goal is to nurture talents in the fields of Technical and Vocational Education (TVE), Electrical and Electronics, Energy Applications and Vehicle Technology, Interior Design, and Technology Application and Management.