The Electrical Engineering (EE) Department was established in 1975. It offered two programs, the Electric Power and Control Program and the Communications and Electronics Engineering Program. Students in both programs had three years of common courses in mathematics and basic sciences as well as basic electrical engineering knowledge. Afterwards, students chose to follow the Electric Power and Control Program or the Communications and Electronics Engineering Program.
The first EE class graduated in 1980. Due to the Lebanese market demand a third program, following the same procedure and policy, was added in 1995 to the EE department, which was the Computer Engineering Program. In 2002, the Computer Engineering Program become a separate entity and a new department was established under the title of the Computer Engineering and Informatics (CEI). In 2006 the university adopted the credit-hour system whose first class graduated in 2010.
In 2010, the two departments EE and CEI merged into a single department now called Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department.