The department was established at 1960 in parallel with the foundation of the higher industrial institute. The duration of study at the department was ( 5 ) years. The first students graduated from the department in 1965.
The duration of study at the department now is ( 4 ) years. The department is considered one of the founding departments of the University Of Technology and one of the largest departments in the university regarding its faculty members, students, laboratories, and class rooms. The department consists of five engineering branches .
The faculty members in the department during 2010-2011 are :
25 Assistant Professors
81 Assistant Lecturers
120 Staff Members ( engineers, technicians, and administrative staff)
There are ( 666 ) students in undergraduate studies, and ( 105 ) students in postgraduate studies.