The Department was set up together with the establishment of the University (initially Kharkiv Automobile and Highway Institute). In 2006 the Department was divided into two subdivisions - Department № 1 and № 2. In 2016 both sections were again united.
Nowadays the Department belongs to the Mechanical Faculty. It is headed by Natalia Saienko, Prof., Dr. Sc. (Education). The Department has a powerful human educational and scientific potential (1 D.Sc., 9 Ph.D., 5 Associate Professors, 5 Senior Lecturers and 2 Teachers). It also has an extended auditorium and material base comprising 11 specialized classrooms with modern equipment.