Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) was set up in January 1986 with the primary objective of catering for a range of interests in technical and commercial education. Its establishment was supported by Leeds Polytechnic, United Kingdom (now known as Leeds Metropolitan University) which indicates ITB’s aspiration to become a local institution that strives for international recognition. Three Departments were first established in a shared campus with Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College: namely Business and Management (BM), Computer and Information Systems (CIS) and Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE). EEE was renamed as Electrical and Communication Engineering (ECE) when ITB moves to its permanent campus. The Phase 1 of ITB permanent campus in ‘Kampung Tungku’ was completed in 1998 with an establishment of two more departments, namely Civil and Mechanical Engineering.
Since the Phase 2 building was completed in 2001, more programmes have been offered at Higher National Diploma level and a twinning degree programme in Civil Engineering. Phase 3 buildings are now in the process of construction to cater for ITB’s fast development and would be ready by the end of 2012. ITB was officially upgraded to a University status by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in his Decree during the Teacher’s Day Celebration on the 18th October 2008. However, ITB retains its old name. It is now one of the three fully-fledged public universities in Brunei Darussalam and is a ‘Brunei University of Engineering, Business and Computing’. More infrastructures are now being planned and more developments will be witnessed in the near future.