The history of Faculty of Computing (FC) began in 1981 when it was known as Department of Computer Science, under the wings of Faculty of Science. This department began its operation at UTM Gurney Road Kuala Lumpur where it received its first intake of Computer Science Integration Programme. This programme integrated the programme of Diploma with Bachelor of Science (BSc) of Computer Science. In 1984, the department was established as Institute of Computer Science that consisted of Academic Unit and Administrative Computing Unit.
In 1991, the Institute was separated from the Administrative Computing Unit and be elevated to a faculty status knows as Faculty of Computer Science and Information Systems. This year also marked the first intake of Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) of Computer Science. The establishment of new faculty, increasing student and staff populations, and demands for facilities have resulted in a move to the UTM main campus in Skudai, Johor in 1995.
As the years go by, the faculty has seen a significant increasing number of students due to the popularity of its high quality postgraduate academic programmes. The number of postgraduate students and staff, and demands for more sophisticated facilities has resulted in additional 5-storey building in 2012 to provide a conducive environment for teaching, learning and research. In January 2013, once again the faculty made a significant stride by rebranding the faculty’s name from Faculty of Computer and Information System to Faculty of Computing. Branding the organisational restructuring and strengthening the academic programmes as well the faculty researches will hopefully make it in line with the university vision to be recognized as a worldclass centre of academia and technological excellence.