The Faculty was established within the framework of the technological cooperation agreement between Egypt and Italy. The Egyptian and Italian sides agreed on October 30, 1977 that
the Egyptian side would establish a new institute at the university level affiliated with Cairo University.
Study began in the institute in the academic year 1978/1979 in a temporary headquarters on Al-Galaa Street, and after the adoption of the faculty's internal regulations, its new
building was opened in 1991 and the building is located inside the Cairo University campus next to the Central Library.