Faculty of Computer Science (Fasilkom UI) was established in 1972. It was established initially as Computing Centre (Pusilkom UI) that belong to Universitas Indonesia. The purpose was to develop computer science field in Indonesia, which still holds true until today.
As a Computing Centre, Pusilkom UI managed most of computing-related resources in Universitas Indonesia, such as staffs, computing equipments, and literary resources. To support computing needs in Universitas Indonesia further, Pusilkom UI granted their staffs to study abroad and continuously developed computing resources. Many stakeholders began to notice and suggested Universitas Indonesia to create a Computer Science program. Thus, Pusilkom UI began to open Bachelor in Computer Science program in 1986 and Master in Computer Science program in 1988. Then, Faculty of Computer Science was officially established in 1993 and all of existing programs were transferred to be managed by the faculty.
Pusilkom UI reverted back its purpose to Computing Centre until 2005 where it became the business unit of the faculty. The business unit becomes a place for staffs in Fasilkom UI to provide community and public services.