The Society is established in 1998 with a group of dedicated engineers promoted the idea of establishing a professional society and realized their ambition.
Its name at establishment was Society of Ethiopian Electrical Engineers (SEEE) but later was changed to Ethiopian Society of Electrical Engineers (ESEE)
It is an organization that supports and facilitates all electrical engineering related professions and researchs in Ethiopia. Comprised of professionals and students in the field, it organizes workshops, seminars and exhibitions to create awareness and give public advice. On top of that ESEE is responsible for managing the STEM Center (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Center) located in Addis Ababa.
ESEE is more flexible in its membership types. There are five types of membership namely, Student, Regular, Honorable, Associate, and Institute memberships. Anyone who can meet the minimum eligibility criteria can be a member.
Student: Anyone who is conducting study in, but not limited to, Electrical, Electronics, Computer, Communication, Power, Instrumentation, Control and Bio-medical engineering in Undergraduate study can be a member in this category. The membership fee for student membership is ETB 10.00 per year.
Regular: Anyone who graduated study in, but not limited to, Electrical, Electronics, Computer, Communication, Power, Instrumentation, Control and Bio-medical engineering can be a member in this category. The membership fee for regular membership is ETB 100.00 per year.
Senior: Senior members are individuals, who have noticeable contribution to the profession and /or the society. This individual level is approved by the General Assembly through nomination from the regular members by Executives Committee. Their membership dues remain as ETB 100.00 per year as regular members.
Institutional: Any institute, Governmental, Non-governmental, Share companies, Private Limited Companies, and Sole proprietorships companies who are working in either of the above field are classified under this membership type. The membership fee Institutional membership is ETB 1,000.00 per year.
Associate: Individuals or Institution, who are not in the above discipline but closely working with the society are grouped under this membership type. There is no membership fee for these members.