The Department of Electrical Engineering of Technological Education Institute (TEI) of Piraeus is the most ancient department of Electrical Engineering at Technological level and is the historical continuation of the Electrical Petty Enginneers School (Ypomichanikon) of the National Technical University of Athens.
Historically, the Department was evolved from the School of Electrical Petty Enginneers (Ypomichanikon) and later department of KATEE Piraeus, to Department of School of Technological Applications of Piraeus in 1983. From 2001 till now, it constitutes a Department of the Technological Educational Institution of Piraeus, at Petrou Ralli and Thivon 250 in Egaleo, at which 1500 active students study.
In December 2014, TEI of Piraeus was renamed to Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (Goverment Gazzete 3681/31-12-2014) and therefore, the official name of the Department is:
"Department of Electrical Engineering of the Piraeus University of Applied Sciences"
The Department combines scientific knowledge, social activity and collectiveness, which occasionally was expressed with the attendance of the Department in the peaceful fight against military junta, with events of social sensitivity, but also with sensitization of the students in the social being.
The opinion that the technological growth should be anthropocentric, constitutes objective of the Department, aim of which is the training of qualified technical executives, socially sensitized, so that they participate actively to technological developments in order to contribute positively in favor of the society.
The staff of the Department is a mix of experienced executives and new scientists, and smoothly incorporates all new developments of science and technique in the training program.
The knowledge is provided with direct contact of professors and students, which helps the growth of climate of collaboration in personal level which climaxes in the laboratories of the Department.
The material and technical infrastructure of the Department are modern and are improved continuously. The Department has developed contacts with institutions and professors of Institutions of abroad, exchanging opinions and improving its infrastructures, but also its teaching practices, aimining at the most improved models of education worldwide.
The basic objective of the Department can be summarized in the phrase “Education of technocrats with human face”.