The history of development of the department of strength of materials in KPI is concerned with the institute's history and it's founder, the great mechanic and scientist, the organizer of engineering education in our country, the first rector of KPI, prof. Victor Kirpichiow (1845-1913). Right in 1899 he started giving lectures at his department of strength of materials, what built the foundation of training mechanical engineers. Apart from strength of materials prof. Kirpichiow was giving lectures of statics.

Today, the Department of resistance of materials was from 1970 the department, which began training engineers and mechanics researchers with the strength and dynamics of machines, has become the leading department with the strength and reliability of machines and structures, while providing general engineering courses teaching support materials to students of many faculties Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.