Department of Civil Engineering is one of the first sections that make up the core of the  Sakarya University. It was initially opened  under the Vocational School of Engineering and Architecture founded in 1970.

This School, afterwards, has developed into  Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Sakarya State Engineering and Architecture Academy in 1972. Sakarya University was established by a law enacted on July 3, 1992. The department, then, has taken place within the Faculty of Engineering affiliated to the university.