Universiti Teknologi MARA is an institution of higher learning that offers professional programmes which integrate science, industry and technology. During its early establishment in 1968, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering was one of the departments in the School of Engineering. The department started off by offering Advanced Diploma in Electrical Engineering followed by the Diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1976.

In August 1996, the Department of Electrical Engineering was upgraded to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and the Advanced Diploma Programme was renamed as the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Electrical). When ITM obtained its university status in August 1999 (the university was formally known as Institut Teknologi MARA), the faculty started to offer the post graduate programmes namely Master of Science in Electrical Engineering by research and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering.