Faculty of Engineering UMY was established on 24 Rabi’ul Akhir 1401 H, or March 1st 1981 M, based on the decree of PWM DIY No .: A-1 / 01.E / PWM / 1981, on March 26, 1981. At the beginning, Faculty of Engineering only consisted of one department / study program, that was Civil Engineering Program. Civil Engineering Program obtained Registered Status based on the decree of the Ministry of Education and Culture No. : 0417/0/1985, on October 1st 1985. Furthermore, Faculty of Engineering established the Electrical Engineering program in 1992, and obtained the Registered Status based on the decree of the Ministry of Education and Culture No. : 05 / Dikti / Kep / 1993. In 1995, Mechanical Engineering Program was established and subsequently obtained a Registered Status based on the decree of the Ministry of Education and Culture No. : 05 / Dikti / Kep / 1996 and in the same year (1996), Civil Engineering Program obtained the Equal Status.
Subsequently on December 22nd, 1998, Civil Engineering Program obtained B Accredited Status, Electrical Engineering Program obtained C Accredited Status on May 29, 2000, while the Mechanical Engineering Program obtained B Accredited Status in 2000. The further development of Faculty of Engineering UMY was the establishment of Information Technology (Informatics Engineering) Program in 2010. Nowadays (2017), the Accredited Status of study program in Faculty of Engineering based on the accreditation process of BAN PT are organized as follows: Civil Engineering B, Electrical Engineering B, Mechanical Engineering B and Information Technology B.
Nowadays the National Accreditation Agency of Higher Education (BAN-PT) Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education RI has granted the accreditation to 4 study programs in Faculty of Engineering Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta as follows:
1. Civil Engineering Study Program (A) with the decree No : 4591/SK/BAN-PT/Akred/S/XII/2017
From December 05th, 2017 to December 05th, 2022
2. Electrical Engineering Study Program (B) with the decree No : 509/SK/BAN-PT/Ak-SURV/S/VI/2015
From December 15th, 2014 to December 14th, 2019
3. Mechanical Engineering Study Program (B) with the decree No : 1827/SK/BAN_PT/Akred/S/IX/2016
From September 2nd, 2016 to September 2nd, 2021
4. Informatics Engineering Study Program (B) with the decree No :2733/SK/BAN-PT/Akred/S/XI/2016
From November 24th, 2016 to November 24th, 2021