Faculty of Agricultural Technology UGM was born that originated from a meeting of the Board of Teachers in the early 1960s in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. At that time, the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry has three faculty organizations, namely the Board of Teachers, The Council of Lecturers, and Assistant Coordinator.
Following a meeting with the Minister of Higher Education and Science, the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry of UGM was broken down into three faculties with the aim to increase the number of exact sciences faculty.
A team prepared the establishment of Faculty of Agricultural Technology. Among others, it identify agricultural technology matters, develop curriculum, establish faculty and student. Units in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry UGM that joined the Faculty of Agricultural Technology is the Department of Agricultural Technology and the Department of Culture Techniques. Section of Biochemistry at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry of UGM was not joined into the Faculty of Agricultural Technology.
The team consisted of Ir. Kamarijani, Ir. Soenjoto Soemodihardjo, Ir. Moch. Adnan, Ir. Hendro Pawoko Sajid, Ir. Soeharsono Martoharsono, Ir. Amien Hidayat, Ir. Hardiman, Ir. Moch. Roesdi, Ir. Soemangat, Ir. Pratjojo, Ir., Ir. Soenarto Pronohadiprodjo and Ir. Pamudji. On February 6, 1966, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, had its graduates for the first time.
Structural organization of the system evolved over time in line with government policies and regulations. Faculty of Agricultural Technology initially consisted of two parts, namely Part of Agricultural Technology and Agricultural Mechanization Section. Agricultural Technology section has five departments, namely Department of Elementary and Raw Materials Technology, Department of Technology of Vegetables and Fruits, Department of Animal Materials Technology, Department of Industrial Microbiology, and Department of Food Technology. Agricultural Mechanization section has two departments namely Department of Land Preservation and Management of Water, and the Department of Equipment and Agricultural Machinery.
In 1967 the Department changed the name. Agricultural Technology section has four departments, namely Department of Plant Hardware Technology, Department of Youth Plant Technology, Department of Animal Product Technology, and Department of Industrial Microbiology. Agricultural Mechanization section has two departments, Department of Preservation of Land and Water Administration, and Department of Resources and Agricultural Machinery. In 1978 The Agricultural Technology changed its name to Agricultural Product Processing Section is part of Agricultural Mechanization unchanged. Majors in each part were removed in line with the enactment of the implementation of education with the credit system.
In accordance with the regulation, Section 5 of 1980, the term was replaced into Department. In 1980, the Faculty of Agricultural Technology, has two departments, namely Department of Agricultural Product Processing and Department of Agricultural Mechanization. In 1986 saw a new department, the Department of Industrial Technology of Agriculture, and in 1995, Agricultural Product Processing Department was renamed Department of Agricultural Product Processing Technology.
Originally, Faculty of Agricultural Technology was located in Sekip UGM on Jl. C. Simanjuntak, Yogyakarta, on the same location with the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. At that time, the Faculty of Agricultural Technology, had only four spaces for laboratory, while the workshop of Agricultural Mechanization Bulaksumur was located near UGM Center Building. Laboratories were used for a variety of practical implementation and by research students. Lectures at that time were held in the building. Some courses conducted jointly with the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. Some lab work conducted in the lab Dalem Mangkubumen Ngasem included Botany, Zoology, Chemistry Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, and Mineralogy was in one building owned by UGM in Pingit.
In 1967 the location of the Faculty of Agricultural Technology was in a building located in Karangmalang (now the State University of Yogyakarta). The building was only used for the management of faculty and administration, while the lectures and practical implementation were still held in the original place.
In 1968, the location of faculty moved to a new building in Bulaksumur, east of the Central Administration Building, UGM, which is now still used. That time it only consisted of several rooms. This building was only used for the management, faculty, and administration. Some room was used for the laboratory and lectures. The building was gradually expanded with additional rooms for library, administration room, teaching bureau, finance, equipment, office of the Dean and Assistant Dean, laboratory (Lab. Processing Chemistry & Biochemistry), pilot-plant, and lecture halls.
In 1986, the Faculty of Agricultural Technology received an additional new building with an area of approximately 2000 m2, consisting of two units. The other buildings were no longer used for educational activities and administration. In 1993 an additional three-story building was built, used for non-degree courses of Faculty of Technology. Thus, the Faculty of Agricultural Technology has several buildings and five units, namely Unit I (one floor), Unit II (one floor), Unit III (two floors), and Unit IV (three floors) and Unit V (three floors). Units I and II in September 2000 were demolished, replaced with a six-storey new building on soft loan from OECF. The new building replaced the old building, used for laboratories, lecture and exam halls, seminar rooms, offices, libraries and others. Laying the first stone was conducted by the Rector of UGM on June 6, 2001. The building began to be used since the start of the academic year, September 2003/2004.