The Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Split was established in 1960 as a fully autonomous and independent organization within the University of Zagreb. The Centre for part-time study in Split was founded in the same year and operated within the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Zagreb. During its five years of activity, it was noticed that the preliminary part of study could be more effectively organized by using the resources of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Split. In 1965 the Centre for part-time study was replaced by the Mechanical and Technological Department, which was founded at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Split, providing the two first years of study in Mechanical Engineering. The study programme provided an opportunity for continuing the study programme in Zagreb after the fourth semester.
In 1968 the Naval Architecture programme of study was established at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The next step in the development of the Faculty was the introduction of postgraduate studies. Postgraduate studies in the field of Electronics and Telecommunications were conducted in 1969 and 1970.
In 1971 the Faculty was renamed as the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Split (FESB). Since 1974 the Faculty has been a constituent part of the University of Split. The Faculty, as one of the founders of the University, significantly contributed to its establishment.
The four-year Mechanical Engineering programme of study with its own curriculum was finally completed in 1976.
Regarding the takeover of the educational programmes that were previously conducted at the Nautical College, the two-year post-secondary study programmes in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture were conducted in the 1979/80 academic year, according to the initiative of the University of Split in 1978.
The first phase in the construction of the new Faculty building was completed in 1980 at the location Visoka within the university campus and the second phase of the large project was completed in 2007.
Two new undergraduate study programmes were established in 2002: Computing and Industrial Engineering.
The activities of the Bologna process of the harmonisation of the higher education systems in Europe were intensified at the end of 2004. Within this process, the Faculty introduced new degree programmes at undergraduate and graduate levels in 2005.
At the same time, the Faculty adopted a new credit transfer system called ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). The new study programmes were organized in accordance with the recommendations of the European accreditation agencies.
Five undergraduate study programmes were established: Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Computing, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Industrial Engineering, as well as seven graduate programmes: Control and Systems, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Communications and Information Technology, Computing, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering.
Also, four professional study programmes were established: Electrical Engineering, Computing, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture.
Furthermore, in 2006 two postgraduate study programmes for obtaining a Doctor of Science degree were established: Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and Mechanical Engineering.