The Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Chile has its origins in the late 1950s, when the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Mathematics founded, together with ENDESA, the Institute for Electrical Research and Testing (IIEE). Said instance was constituted in 1957 by the High Voltage Laboratory, the Electrical Engineering Laboratory and the Electronics and Telecommunications Laboratory. Three years later the Computer and Automatic Control Laboratory were added.
In 1965 IIEE became the Department of Electricity and in 1981, it took its current name and structure.
The mission of our Department is the training of professionals for the traditional specialties of Communications, Energy and Automation, as well as for the emerging areas of Electrical Engineering. Currently, the training plan offers specialization in Communications, Control, Electronics, Energy, Instrumentation, Intelligent Systems and Information Technologies.