The history of ITB postgraduate education goes hand in hand with the history of the development of ITB itself, namely the history of the founding of Technische Hogeschool te Bandung (Th) on July 3, 1920.
It is noted that the first graduate graduate at that time was N.H. van Harpen who obtained his Doctorate in Engineering with a specialization in Civil in 1930. Previously J.W. Ijerman received a doctorate honoris causa in the same field in 1925
Along with the history of the State of Indonesia, in 1950 the University of Indonesia was established as a result of the integration of the Indonesian Higher Education Center (19 August 1945) and the Universiteit van Indonesia (1947) based on the Emergency Law no. 7 in 1950.
Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) was inaugurated on March 2, 1959, and is a combination of two faculties that are part of the University of Indonesia in Bandung, namely the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences plus the Balai Universiter Guru Gambar. ITB's predecessor, ITB's predecessor, has produced 17 Doctorates in the fields of Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Geology, Physics, Pharmacy, Mathematics and Chemistry.
The first ITB Doctoral graduate J.A. Katili , Geology, who completed his studies in 1960. Since then until 2005, 404 Doctors have been produced, including 3 honoris causa Doctors, namely Dr.Ir. Soekarno, the first president of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr.Ir. Sediatmo, and Prof.Dr.Ir. Rooseno.
In 1976 the Graduate School was established at the Bandung Institute of Technology, which later changed to the Postgraduate Program, and its name was returned to the Graduate School in 2005.
The first graduate of the Doctoral program from the Graduate School is Ir. Sri Hardjoko who obtained his Doctorate degree in 1979 in the field of Mechanical Engineering with his Advisor/Promoter Prof. Ir. Samudro, Prof. Dr. R. Van Hasselt and Prof. Ir. Handojo. The Master's Program at the Bandung Institute of Technology started in 1979 with three study programs, namely Physics, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering study programs.
1980 – Now
Then in 1980 it developed into 11 study programs because 8 (eight) new study programs were opened, namely Architecture, Biology, Electrotechnical, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Industrial Engineering and Management study programs. Currently, in total there are 52 Master's study programs and 27 Doctoral study programs within the ITB Graduate School.