Founded in September Juche 37 (1948), the university is a centre of bringing up technical think-tank of the country.
It has under its control the mechanical science and technology college and the IT science and technology college. It has such faculties as geological prospecting, mining engineering, metal engineering, material engineering, heat engineering, shipbuilding and ocean engineering, electronics, automation engineering, electrical engineering, nuclear physics, natural science and industrial management, and several institutes for different sectors of science. It is provided with a modern e-library and labs.
The university has established friendly relations with its partners in other countries and is developing exchanges of education and science with them. Many foreign students are studying at the university.