The Computer Science area at UFMS had its starting point in 1987, with the implementation of the Bachelor course in Computer Science at the Department of Mathematics. The pioneers of this deployment were Professors Edson Norberto Cáceres and Sergio Roberto de Freitas. With the implementation of the course, more teachers in the area were hired and, with the upgrowth of the group, the Department of Computer Science and Statistics (DCT) of Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS) was created in October 1992 as a result of a subdivision of the Department of Mathematics.
In 1996 the night Course Bachelor of Systems Analysis was implemented in order to provide more possibility of training for freshmen, giving priority to Informatics activities, especially in applications systems development area.
With the further growth of the Computer Science area in the university, the Master course in Computer Science was established in 1999, solidifying the area within the university.
In 2009 the Faculty of Computation (FACOM) was established with the creation of two new courses for operation in 2010: Analysis Technology and Development of Systems and Technology in Computer Networks. Also in 2009, a doctorate in Computer Science UFMS in partnership with UFG has been approved by Capes and beginning in August / 2010.
In 2011, FACOM receives the first class of the course of Bachelor of Computer Engineering and in 2015 the first class of the Bachelor course in Software Engineering, expanding the range of options for the community, totaling 400 students per year for graduation, and 210 students for evening classes.
Aiming for the development and technological innovation and aware of the regional need for training of human resources in computation, FACOM implements in 2012 the Professional Master’s in Applied Computer Science, with emphasis in Computer Technologies for Agriculture and Precision Farming. This course has partnership with Embrapa, with whom FACOM maintains collaborative projects since 2001.
FACOM also has partnerships with several companies in Campo Grande to provide services that range from training on software applications to consultancy in the area of computation.
The Point of Presence (POP) of the National Research Network (RNP) in Mato Grosso do Sul (MS) is administered by FACOM and headquartered in the Information Technology Center (NIN) of UFMS. In addition, the Redecomep, an initiative of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), coordinated by RNP, which aims to implement high-speed networks in the metropolitan areas served by Points of Presence of RNP, is also coordinated by FACOM in Campo Grande.