Computer Science is an applied science of basic sciences that experiences very rapid development along with the rapid development of Science and Technology. Mastery in the field of computer science lately is deemed necessary in increasing human resources as demands of technological development. Particularly in supporting the improvement of the quality of Higher Education Tridarma within institutions and to support the processes of community development (regional and national), the field of computer science is deemed necessary to be developed at Udayana University (UNUD).
The increasing need for educated, skilled and professional staff in the field of computer science and its application has been anticipated by the leadership of UNUD since 2005. Starting with the approval of the Senate Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Udayana University on August 13, 2005 concerning the Formation of Computer Science Study Program at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Unud which was then continued to the University level through the approval of the Udayana University Leadership Meeting on 15 September 2005 which approved the establishment of the Computer Science Department at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Unud.
Finally on April 12, 2006 a Computer Science Study Program License was issued from the Director General of Higher Education with SK DIKTI No. 1193/D/T/2006 which is valid for 2 years from the first academic year, the Computer Science Department/Study Program, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences UNUD officially held lectures for students of class I (academic year 2006/2007) on September 3, 2006 with 291 students enrolled from the actual capacity of only 50 people. So, it can be seen that the public interest to explore the field of computer science/informatics is indeed very high.
In 2012, there was a change in the name of the Computer Science Study Program to become an Informatics Engineering Study Program based on the Higher Education Law No. 12 of 2012, article 10 concerning the regulation of knowledge groups.