The origins of the university reach 1960, when Ternopil All-technical Department of the Lviv Polytechnic Institute with the extra-mural and part-time study forms was organized on the 11th of March. Stolyarchuk V.P., Ph.D. was appointed the Head of the Department; and the training was conducted by 12 teachers. In February 1962 Shcherbakov A.O., Ph.D. started working as the Head of the Department. At the same time full-time specialist training was opened.
On May 15th 1964 the Department was reorganized into Ternopil affiliate of Lviv Polytechnic University with the first chairs of higher mathematics, drawing geometry and graphics, technical mechanics, physics and energetics. Shcherbakov A.O., Ph.D. became director of the affiliate. In 1964-1968 new chairs were formed: the Chair of social and political sciences, theoretical mechanics, foreign languages, metal technologies, machine tools and instruments, physics, general and theoretical electrics and physical education. At that time the affiliate trained specialists in the following specialties: mechanical engineering, metal-cutting machine tools and instruments, electrical measuring equipment and radio equipment.
In March 1968 Polishchuk A.G., Ph.D. became director of the affiliate. The intense work on the necessary instrumentation of teaching rooms and laboratories, expansion of the teaching areas, replenishment of the teaching staff with Candidates and Doctors of Science, organization of the Extra-Mural Studies Department and creation of the chair affiliates at production was being conducted.