The Department of Philosophy of the National Technical University "Ihor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" was established in 1958. From the moment of its establishment until now, the Department of Philosophy is a university-wide unit that provides teaching of philosophical and social-humanitarian cycle disciplines to all students of higher education at KPI named after Igor Sikorsky, forming the foundations of effective critical thinking, systematicity, creativity and cognitive flexibility.

Pavlo Vasyliovych Kopnin, an outstanding Ukrainian and Russian philosopher, became the first head of the department. In the historical times of the dominance of philosophy as an ideology, a great merit of P.V. Kopnin's achievement was that he was able to investigate the problems of world philosophy that were relevant at the time, namely, the logic of scientific research. Philosophical reflection of the phenomenon of science was not limited to the discourse on its rational foundations, but also extended to its ethical and humanistic dimensions. For the training of specialists in the field of polytechnic knowledge, the development of methodological means of reproduction of scientific research as a specially structured logical process has become relevant. Creativity and organizational activity of P.V. Kopnin had a significant impact on the development of philosophical thought in Ukraine. It is extremely necessary to emphasize the scientific innovations of P.V. Kopnin, namely his introduction into epistemology and epistemology of such categories as cognitive ideal, beauty, faith, freedom.

From 1959 to 1972, the Department of Philosophy was headed by Doctor of Philosophy, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR Vitaly Ivanovich Voitko. Under his leadership, the scientific worldview, socio-psychological problems of scientific and technological progress, the relationship between man, technology and society, and the development of the principles of scientific guidance for the development of society became the dominant directions of philosophical research. In the conditions of ideological involvement of society and education, the vocation of philosophy was the formation of an optimistic worldview regarding scientific and technological progress. Philosophers were required to have professional honesty and moral responsibility. In 1972, during the total Russification of Ukrainian culture and education, V.I. Voitko published the author's course of lectures for students of technical higher institutions "Dialectical-materialist philosophy" in Ukrainian. This was a challenge to the prevailing ideological system, because the textbook provided opportunities to philosophize in the Ukrainian language, to form a philosophical Ukrainian-language categorical apparatus, to think critically, relying on the age-old ethno-national values ​​and historical and cultural preferences of the Ukrainian people.

From 1972 to 1987, the Department of Philosophy was headed by Doctor of Philosophy, Professor Sofya Illivna Cherkasova. Under her leadership, socialist competition as the dominant form of productive practice and competition as a philosophical and anthropological trait of man became the leading problems of scientific and theoretical research.

Since 2020, the Department of Philosophy has been headed by Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor Bogachev Roman Mykhailovych, under whose leadership the leading trends in scientific and educational practices are updated and implemented.