In 1967, entrepreneurs Mr. Sun Fa-Min and Mrs. Sun (Madam Chen Shu-Juan) started raising funds for a junior college to train more technicians to meet the economic development needs of the R.O.C. After two years of preparation, Lunghwa Polytechnic was approved by the MOE in November of 1969, and started recruiting students in December of the same year. In the beginning, there were only four departments: Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. In 1973, the school changed its name to Lunghwa Junior College of Technology. In 1973, the Department of Industrial Engineering was established. In 1983, the Evening Session was approved. In 1989, the school was renamed Lunghwa Junior College of Technology and Commerce. In the meantime, the Department of International Trade was established. In 1990, the Department of Information Management was added to the program. In 1998, the school was upgraded to a four-year college and was renamed Lunghwa Institute of Technology and an on-the-job training program was added. In 1999, the Department of Applied Foreign Languages, the Department of Business Administration, and the Department of Finance and Banking were established.
In 2001, the Institute was ratified to change its name to Lunghwa University of Science and Technology. The Department of Computer Information and Network Engineering, the Department of Multimedia and Game Science, master's programs in Mechanical Engineering, and the Institute of Business and Administration were established. In 2002, master's programs in Electrical Engineering and in Electronic Engineering were included. In 2004, the Graduate School of Engineering Technologies was added to the graduate program. In 2009, Graduate School of Business and Management was established. Because of the excellence in teaching and university evaluation results, the establishment of two new departments, Cultural Creativity & Digital Media Design and Tourism & Leisure, are both approved by the Ministry of Education. And the master's program in Chemical & Materials Engineering will be set up in 2013. Lunghwa has expanded from four departments to current four colleges, fourteen departments, and six graduate schools. Many of the graduates have been outstanding and contributive in the governmental and private sectors.
Facing the North-South Highway, this university has the great advantage of being located between Kwei-Shan, Taoyuan and Shin-Chuan, Taipei. Built on a scenic hill, the campus has an incomparable beautiful view. Under the sagacious leaders of the government, with the support of the elites in industry as well as the undivided hard work of the staff, this university has made enormous progress. Hereafter, we should uphold the rationale of “Practicality, Excellence, and Innovation” to educate more technologists to contribute to the economic growth of the nation.
Sanda and Lunghwa University of Science and Technology signed intercollegiate exchange agreement in April, 2013. From then on, both sides will focus on the cooperation of student exchange, joint academic research of teacher and university-industry collaboration.