First City University College (formerly known as KBU International College) has an excellent track record of producing highly employable graduates, entrepreneurs and award-winners through its quality teaching and learning capabilities. This is achieved through a dedicated teaching staff with strong industry experience, collaborations with reputable overseas universities and well-established companies, and its specially-designed courses at competitive fees.
With its new recognition, First City UC now offers dual award degrees with its collaborative international partners, as well as its own homegrown degrees.
In view of its expanding students’ population and in line with its aspiration to provide the best teaching and learning experience, First City UC is increasing its facilities with lecture rooms, studios, seminar rooms, workshops, state-of-the-art laboratories, IT Centre, library and MBA Centre, and on-campus student accommodation with recreational facilities in the new Phase II ‘green’ building.
Its programmes are:
- fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
- relevant to the needs of the industry, as they are specially crafted to enhance the employability of graduates
- delivered by a highly qualified team of dedicated lecturers who are equipped with a range of teaching and commercial industry experience
- complemented by the availability of state-of-the-art facilities such as computer labs, library with e-library facilities and electronic databases
FACULTY OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES
The faculty offers foundation, diploma and degree programmes in business related disciplines. Four of its degree programmes: BA (Hons) Business Management, BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance, BA (Hons) Marketing and Master of Business Administration (MBA) are offered in collaboration with the institution’s longstanding United Kingdom partner university, the Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). Students who pursue these programmes will receive two degree certificates; one from First City UC and one from ARU. Additionally, the faculty launched a brand new homegrown degree in Mass Communication as a pathway to its existing Diploma programme in the same field of study and an upcoming degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management.
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTING
The faculty offers home-grown foundation, diploma and degree programmes, all specially-crafted to meet the demands of the fast-changing industry which is constantly innovating itself to keep up with the digital world. Degrees in Electronic Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science (Intelligent Systems) and Information Systems (Business Management) equip students with skills and techniques in programming, application development, information analysis and many other applications of IT in business operations that are relevant to the demands of employers around the world. The curriculum for Electronic Engineering programme is approved by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM); providing students with a clear pathway to achieve professional engineer status.
With the use of advanced software tools and commercial products in its state-of-the-art engineering and computing laboratories such as Mainframe Computing Technology and Mentor Graphics, students can experiment and develop their practical skills.
FACULTY OF DESIGN & BUILT ENVIRONMENT
The faculty offers bachelor’s degree programmes in Graphic Design, Interior Architecture & Design and Furniture & Product Design in addition to Foundation in Art & Design and Diplomas in Interactive Design and Interior Design. It provides ample studio space, up-to-date computer hardware and software, print studios, workshops, photo labs, and a range of other equipment such as 3D printers to facilitate students in their projects.
CENTRE FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES
The centre offers pre-university and matriculation programmes which are specially designed for students with SPM, GCE O-Level or equivalent qualifications. Students have the option of pursuing GCE A-Levels, Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) or CDC German Language, which is a preparatory course for pursuing engineering degrees in Germany.
CENTRE FOR LANGUAGE & EXTENSION SERVICE
The Centre offers both English and German intensive language programmes to equip students with proficiency to master the languages via preparation classes categorised to basic, intermediate and advanced levels.
THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
Strategically located in Petaling Jaya’s urban towncentre surrounded by commercial and residential areas, First City UC students can lead a wholesome lifestyle with connectivity via the new MRT system and public transportation to entertainment centres, food and beverage outlets, and commercial areas with complete amenities within Bandar Utama. All these facilities which are available at their doorstep combined with quality education ensure students are well-provided for, which in turn will allow them to focus on pursuing their academic goals.
Students are part of a vibrant, multi-cultural community with a healthy mix of local and international peers. With the various clubs and events which would require students’ active participation, the institution provides opportunities for students to sharpen various soft skills.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID
There are various scholarships to assist students in financing their studies:
- Founder's Scholarship - Teo Soo Cheng Foundation
- First City UC Merit Scholarship
- First City UC Bursary Award
- First City UC UEC Scholarship
- First City UC Student Leader & Top Office Bearer Scholarship
- First City UC Sports Scholarship
- First City UC Sibling Incentive
- First City UC Alumni Incentive
- Children of Government School Teachers Incentive