The department was established in 2002 under the name of ‘Department of Information Engineering’. It enrolled its first batch of students according to the university system plan of quarters; the study was a three-year period, which lasted until the academic year (2004-2005). After that, it had adopted a semester system and the study period had become a term of four years. It accepted a first batch of students, according to the central admissions plan of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

The aims of the programs managed by the department is to graduate engineering staff able to develop information and communications systems, applications, and management and use effectively and efficiently to provide integrated quality in information and communications technology services for local society.

The department has launched graduate study programs (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) in information and communication engineering to develop research and deliver specialized academic staff as well as experts in their specialized fields.