The Department of Biological Science and Technology was established in the 1994. It started out as a master’s program and became the first biotechnology related department in Chiao Tung University.
After the doctoral program was established in 1998, the first year of undergraduate students was formally admitted in 1999.
In 2001, the Department’s Institute of Bioengineering began admitting students; and in 2002, the Institute of Bioinformatics began to formally admit students.
The College of Biological Science and Technology was established in 2003 with the approval of the Ministry of Education.