First City University College

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First City University College

No.1, Persiaran Bukit Utama, Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
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First City University College (previously known as KBU International College) - An Overview

 

First City University College (previously known as KBU International College) was upgraded to University College status by the Ministry of Higher Education last year in recognition of their excellent tertiary education.
 
First City University College (FCUC) is a private higher education institution established in 1990 by the First Nationwide Group, owner and developer of the 1000 acres fully integrated township/commercial district of Bandar Utama. Located on a 13-acre site within Bandar Utama, FCUC has a purpose-designed, fully equipped campus with sports and recreational facilities, providing students holistic education.
 
The main objective of FCUC is to provide higher education opportunities to young Malaysians and foreign nationals in a wide range of academic and professional fields such as Engineering, Computing/ICT/Software Engineering, Hospitality & Tourism, Business and Art & Design. Quality education is the hallmark of FCUC with the intended outcome of producing highly employable graduates in a knowledge-based economy.
 
In line with FCUC's mission of providing Quality Education and achieving a high level of employability of its graduates, the University College collaborates with, and franchises Honours degree programmes from well-established universities in the United Kingdom, as well as professional bodies and established examination bodies. The UK degree programmes are conducted under the 3+0 mod.
 
Quality education at FCUC is further underpinned by the college’s compliance with the requirements of the Agensi Kelayakan Malaysia or Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the constant monitoring carried out by the FCUC's very own Quality Assurance Department and foreign university partners.
 

Partner Universities and Institutions

 
First City University College partner universities and institutions are:
 
  • Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Cambridge International Examinations, UK
  • School Curriculum and Standards Authority, Government of Western Australia
  • Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland
  • Carl Duisberg, Germany

 

Source: First City University College

Achievements

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

2015 AWARDS
50 Ways to Use Sharpie ® - Week 3 Winner
Cambridge International AS Level English Language – Highest Score
Canvas Painting Competition for JIA Hotel Malacca – 1st Prize
Cherating Sand Challenge 2015 – 1st Runner Up and Best Costume
Dokkan Afkar Logo Design Competition – 1st Prize
Dulux “Unlocking Colour Potential” – Merit Award
I-Print Malaysia Print Awards – 1st Prize & Student Design Award (Merit Awards)
Kejohanan Sukan MASISWA Zon Selangor 2015 – Bronze (Women’s Chess)
Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) 8.Belas
- 1st Prize (Residential Category)
- 2nd Prize (Hospitality Category)
- 2nd Prize (Fantastic Robots Category)
- 3rd Prize (Institutional Category)
Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) Reka Awards – Honorary Mention
MASISWA Swimming Competition 2015
- Silver (200m Butterfly)
- Silver (100m Breaststroke)
- Bronze (200m Medley)
Maybank #MakeityourM2U Phone App Design – 1st Prize
Nottingham University 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament 2015 – Bronze
Paper Dress Design Competition by SafeTree Sdn. Bhd. – 3rd Prize
Pink Lady Apple Shopping Bag Design Contest – Clean Sweep (1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize)

2014 AWARDS
Axiata University Leadership Development Programme - Winner, CEO Business Challenge
Desaru 2XU 113K Triathlon - 1st Place
Father’s Day – VIVA Drawing Competition - 2nd Runner Up
First City University College Crest Contest - Special Mention
IBM Bluemix™ Appnovator Challenge 2014 – 1st Prize, 3rd Prize
IEMT 2014 App for 36th IEEE/CPMT Conference – Worthy Project
ISPEAK 2014 Public Speaking Competition - Champion
KBU/First City UC Jingle Contest - Winner
Kejohanan Badminton IPT 2014 – Bronze (Mixed Doubles)
Kejohanan Renang MASISWA 2014
- 200M Medley – Silver Medal
- 200M Butterfly – Silver Medal
Kejohanan Sukan MASISWA Zon Selangor 2014
- Badminton Mixed Double - Silver Medal
- Badminton Women’s Singles - Bronze Medal
Kenyir Lake International Triathlon - 2nd Place
Klang Premier Century Ride - 2nd Place
Malaysian International Jewellery Fair (MIJF) Jewellery Design Award 2014 - Winner (Ring Category)
Malaysian International Furniture Fair 2014 Awards - 2nd Prize, Young Designers Category
MAPCU Taekwondo Championship 2014
- Gold (Men’s Fly/Men’s Feather/Women’s Welter)
- Silver (Men’s Bantam/Women’s Fly)
- Bronze (Men’s Fly)
Men’s Singles – Bronze Medal
Negeri Sembilan Chinese Chess Championship – Individual Category , 3rd Runner-Up
Nippon Paint Young Designer Awards 2014
- Gold, Silver, Best Green Innovation Award
- Honorary Mentions
- Best Colour Choice
Penang International Triathlon - 1st Place
Port Dickson International Triathlon - 3rd Place
Reinvent Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) 7-Belas.2
- Category A – (Commercial) 3rd Prize
- Category A – (Institutional) 3rd Prize
- Category B – (Bunting Design) 1st Prize
- Category D – (Lighting Design) 2nd Prize
Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), Genovasi Malaysia Awards
- Winner (Social Entrepreneurship Brief Winner)
- Winner (Citizenship and Communication in a Digital Age Category)
Sabinai Dish Rack Contest - Winner
Shimano Cycling Race - 3rd Place
Spirit of Merdeka Sculpture Competition - 1st Prize
Sukan Institusi Pengajian Tinggi 2014 (SUKIPT) - Female Welterweight – Silver Medal
Sukan Malaysia (SUKMA) XVII Perlis 2014
- Female Welterweight – Gold Medal
- Men’s Team – Silver Medal
Tanjong Heritage Competition 2014 – 2nd Prize (Charcoal/Pencil/Ink & Mixed Media)
The Paper Weight Awards 2014 by Antalis International
- Conqueror Happy Design Silver Award
- MRM Excellent Choice Award of Malaysia
Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)
- Special Certificate of Distinction (Year 2014)
- Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics
Xterra Malaysia Off-Road Triathlon -1st Place

2013 AWARDS
27th Sea Games, Myanmar 2013 (ASEAN) - Female Welterweight (Representing Malaysian Squad) – Bronze Medal
12th Intervarsity Accounting Quiz (IYAQ) 2013 - 3rd Prize
Asian University Games, Korea 2013 - Female Welterweight (Representing Malaysian Squad) – Bronze Medal
Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) – Highest Scores for Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) Special General Award 2013
Bristol Design Competition 2013 - 1st Prize, 3rd Prize
Edexcel A-Levels High Achiever Award 2013
Giant Graffiti Rubix Competition 2013 by Bratpack - 1st Prize
IBM Mobilithon 2013 - 3rd Prize
Inter-Club Taekwondo Championship 2013 - Female Welterweight, Gold Medal
KBU & Ralph Lauren Collaboration: Surfboard Design Competition 2013 – Clean Sweep (1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize)
Kejohanan Renang MASISWA 2013
- 100M Free Style – Gold Medal
- 100M Butterfly – Silver Medal
Malaysian International Jewellery Fair (MIJF) Jewellery Design Award 2013 – Finalist (Ring Category), Merit Award (Ring Category)
MAPCU Taekwondo Competition 2013
- Male Flyweight (Senior Category) - Gold Medal
- Male Flyweight (Junior Category) – Silver Medal
National Taekwondo Championship 2013 – Female Welterweight, Gold Medal
Nippon Paint Young Designer Awards (NPYDA) 2013 - Silver Award, Best Green Innovation Design
Samsung Galaxy Wonderland Media Award 2013 - Winner
Special Certificates of Distinction – Maths Specialist 2013
Sukan Institusi Pendidikan Malaysia (SIPMA) 2013
- 4x100M Free Style Relay – Silver Medal
- 4x100M B40 Mix Relay – Silver Medal

2012 AWARDS
BROS Manufacturer Design Award 2012 - Winner
Egenting Programming Competition 2012 - 1st Prize
Goethe Institute Art Competition 2012 - 1st Prize & Special Mention
Hyundai Rev It Up Video Competition 2012 - 2nd & 3rd Prize
Hyundai Veloster Display Competition 2012 - 3rd Prize
IBM SmartCloud Camp Competition 2012 - 2nd Prize
International Interior Design Award 2012 (Commercial) - 2nd Prize
Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers 6-Belas Interior Design
- (Superfly) Award 2012 – Winners
- (Superfloat) Award 2012 - 1st Runner-Up
- (Superhunt) Award 2012 – Winner
- (Supershutter) Award 2012 –Winner
- (Supermovie) Award 2012 – Winner
- (Superstar) Award 2012 - 1st Runner-Up
- (SuperNippon) Award 2012 – Winner
- (Supermovie) Award 2012 – Award
- (Supersketch) Award 2012 - 2nd Runner-Up
Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers Award 2012 - Gold Award & Honorary Mention
MAPCU Taekwondo 2012 (Fly Category) - Gold Medal
Nippon Paint Young Designer Award 2012
- Gold (Malaysia and Regional) Award
- Honorary Mention
- Platinum (Malaysia) Award
Nippon Paint Young Designer Silver Award 2012
Philips Lightover Challenge 2012 - Grand Prize
SUKIPT Taekwondo 2012
- (Fly Category) - Bronze Medal
- (Light Category) - Silver Medal

Student Services

First City University College - Student Services Department

 

KBU International College Student Services Department

Looking after the welfare of the students in First City University College, the Student Services Department (SSD) coordinates orientation programmes for new students each intake and helps them to settle into the University College environment.

Student Orientation

New students will be briefed on matters pertaining to their programmes/courses, fees, accommodation and the University College rules and regulations. They are also advised on personal safety and security matters.

International Student Services
 
 KBU International College Student Service Department
 
The International Student Office, located at the Student Services Department, looks after the welfare of all international students. A range of assistance and services are provided to students after they are accepted for admission. These include application and renewal of student visa/pass, free airport pick-up, free phone call back home upon arrival, opening of bank account, periodic reporting to parents/guardians of students, etc.
 
Counselling
We have a trained counsellor available to offer counselling services on academic and non-academic matters to all students.
 
Club and Societies
Students can expect to benefit from a holistic learning environment at FCUC. There are student clubs and societies to enrich the social, cultural and sporting interest of students. All students are encouraged to join these activities, where they can benefit through the exchange of experiences among the international student community at FCUC.
 
With a purpose-built campus, FCUC is one of the few private higher education institutions in Malaysia to have a comprehensive on-campus sports and recreational facilities, both indoor and outdoor. These include facilities for football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table-tennis and frisbee. Students are encouraged to join the various sports clubs and participate in the activities to keep themselves healthy, both in mind and body.

Intra-college sports competitions are held annually to encourage students to indulge in healthy activities. Those who excel in certain sports are selected to represent FCUC in inter-college sports competitions.

Source: First City University College

Facilities

First City University College - Learning Facilities

FCUC campus has a built up area of 250,000 sqft. and has a comprehensive range of learning facilities for students.

Engineering Labs

Digital Power & Control Lab, Microprocessor & Electronic CAD Lab, Mechatronics Lab and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Lab. The labs are well-equipped to meet the stringent requirements of KBU International College's Partner Universities and The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
 
KBU International College Facilities Electronic Design Lab
Electronic Design Lab
 
KBU International College Facilities Mechatronic Lab
Mechatronic Lab
 
KBU International College Facilities Physics Lab
Physic Lab
 

Computer Centre

Maintains the campus-wide network based on the Windows platform and houses the Multimedia Lab, Macintosh Lab, CAD Lab and Digital Language Labs for English learning. The E-Info Lab allows students enjoy high speed access to the Internet. Wireless connection is also available in the campus.
 
KBU International College CAD Lab
CAD Lab
 
KBU International College Facilities Multimedia Lab
Multimedia Lab
 
KBU International College Facilities Software Development Lab
Software Development Lab
 
KBU International College Biology Lab
Biology Lab
 
KBU International College Facilities Chemistry Lab
Chemistry Lab
 

Art & Design Studios

Print Studio, Art & Design Studios, Photography Studio and 3D Design Studio.
 
KBU International College Facilities Print Studio
Print Studio
 
Lecture Rooms and Theatres
State-of-the-art Video Conference facilities allowing students to follow lectures from FCUC UK partner universities for certain identified programme modules.
 
KBU International College Facilities Discussion Room
Discussion Room
 
KBU International College Facilities LEcture Hall
Lecture Hall
 
KBU International College Video Conferencing Theatre
Video Conferencing Theatre
 
KBU International College Language Centre
Language Centre
 
KBU International College Facilities Foundation Studio
Foundation Studio
 

ISO Certified Library

With a capacity for 260 users,  the Library is well-equipped with individual study spaces and discussion rooms. It has a wide range of books, reports, periodicals, and company annual reports, covering all study disciplines in the College.
A fully-equipped multimedia room is available for students to use the CD-ROMs and other non-print materials in the Library.
Students enrolled in Nottingham Trent University or Anglia Ruskin University programmes have electronic access to the digital libraries of the respective universities. The Library has also subscribed to the Emerald online business database.
 
KBU International College Facilities Library
 

Hospitality & Tourism Facilities

Training restaurant, mock hotel room, food production lab and commercial kitchen.
 

Sports and Recreational Facilities

With a purpose-built campus, FCUC is one of the few private higher education institutions in Malaysia to have a comprehensive on-campus sports and recreational facilities, both indoor and outdoor. Students are encouraged to join the various sports clubs and participate in the activities to keep themselves healthy, both in mind and body.

Intra-college sports competitions are held annually to encourage students to indulge in healthy activities. Those who excel in certain sports are selected to represent FCUC in inter-college sports competitions.

These include facilities such as:

KBU International College Sports Badminton Court
Badminton Court
 
KBU International College Basketball Court
Basketball Court
 
KBU International College Sports Volleyball Court
Volleyball Court
 
KBU International College Sports Table Tennis
Table Tennis
 
KBU International College Sports Football Field
Football Field
 
KBU International College Facilities Taekwondo
Taekwondo
 
KBU International College Sports Music Lab
Music Club
 

Common facilities include:

KBU International College Common Facilitites Cafeteria
Cafeteria
 
KBU International College Counselling Area
Counselling Area
 
KBU International College Facilities Indoor Carpark
Indoor Carpark
 
KBU International College Facilities Multipurpose Hall
Multipurpose Hall
 
KBU International College Facilities Resting Area
Resting Area
 
KBU International College Facilities Student Lounge
Student Lounge
 
KBU International College Facilities TV Lounge
TV Lounge
 
KBU International College Facilities The White Canvas Gallery
The White Canvas Gallery

 

Source: First City University College

Accommodation

First City University College - Accommodation Services Department

 

  Student Hostel

Students can seek accommodation in the college-managed hostel or student houses. Application for accommodation is made to the Accommodation Services Department. The Department assigns rooms based on availability, and first-come-first-served basis. New students staying in the Hostel or Student House are expected to take up tenancy for a minimum of 3 months.

New tenants are required to pay one month rent as deposit and 3 months rent in advance. Subsequent payment of the rental must be made on a quarterly basis (3 months). Those who opt to stay in the hostel air-conditioned wing (for male students) will have to pay an additional RM150 as deposit. The deposits are refundable when the student moves out in good standing. Those who wish to move out or terminate their tenancy short of the required 3-month stay will have their deposit forfeited.

After staying in the College accommodation for 3 months, students can choose to move out to stay with private landlords. The Accommodation Services Department can assist students in this aspect. In any case, accommodation in the hostel or student house is provided for 1 year only. Any request for extension will be considered on a case-by-case basis and also subject to availability of beds.
 
FCUC Student Hostel
 
   KBU Hostel Building   
 
  • Located at the Centrepoint, within walking distance to FCUC.
  • Card-access system security with security guards stationed at the entrance foyer round the clock and wardens who look after the welfare of the tenants.
  • 5 types of rooms available.
  • Each tenant will be provided with a bed, mattress, study table, chair and locker.
  • Every room has a ceiling fan.
  • All rooms in a unit share a common bathroom.
  • Cooking is not permitted in the Hostel.
 
Student House
 
KBU Student House
 
  • Double-storey linked houses within Bandar Utama township.
  • 4 to 7 bedrooms of varying sizes in a house.
  • All except single room and certain twin-sharing rooms have own attached bathroom.
  • Each tenant will be provided a bed, mattress, locker, chair and table.
  • Every room has a ceiling fan / stand fan.
  • Cooking is not permitted in the student house.

 

Source: First City University College

Public Amenities

First City University College - Public Amenities

 
First City University College is located in the developed and modern Bandar Utama township, consisting of:
  • Medium to high end residential homes and luxury condominiums
  • The 5-star One World Hotel
  • One Utama Shopping Mall (largest shopping mall in Malaysia, 4th largest in the world) 
  • Community Centre with a football field, basketball / volleyball court, indoor badminton courts
  • Centrepoint Commercial Complex with various restaurants and cafes (Mc Donalds, Starbucks, Secret Recipe, etc), ATM Machines, 24 hours convenience store
  • Mosque and Surau
  • Primary and Secondary Schools
 
One Utama Shopping Mall (Activity Highlights)
 
  • TGV (12 screens) and GSC Cinemas (13 screens)
  • Sports Zone - U-Bowl (36 lane bowling centre), Celebrity Fitness Gym, Camp5 (Asia's largest indoor rock climbing facility), It's a Hit batting cages, Futsal Courts
  • Neway Karaoke Centre
  • CrossFire Arcade Centre
  • Departmental stores - AEON, Parkson, Isetan, Tangs
  • Supermarkets - Cold Storage, AEON,
 
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One Utama: Phase 1 Building Night View, Highstreet High Fashion Zone
 
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One Utama: Rainforest Mother Nature Zone, Camp5 Rock Climbing
 
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One Utama: Batting Cage, Padang Futsal Court

 

One World Hotel

The 5-star One World Hotel in Bandar Utama located 2km away from First City University College is adjoined to the award-winning One Utama Shopping Centre. FCUC Hospitality students will have the opportunity to complete their internship in the One World Hotel. One World Hotel was recently awarded the Best Convention Hotel in Malaysia and Asia Pacific (Asia Pacific 2012 Hotel Awards).

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One World Hotel: Lobby, Poolbar and Grill

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One World Hotel: Executive Suite

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One World Hotel: Cinnamon Coffee House, Conference Room

 

Centrepoint Bandar Utama

Centrepoint Bandar Utama is the nearest commercial centre located right opposite First City University College. Some of the student hostels are located in this building. Centrepoint Bandar Utama is complete with:

  • Restaurants, fastfood outlets (McDonalds, KFC, Secret Recipe, etc), cafes (Starbucks)
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket
  • 24 hours convenience store
  • Mobile phone shops
  • Money Changer
  • ATM Machines
  • Medical Clinic and Dental Clinic
  • Laundry

 

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Centrepoint: Outside View, Black Canyon Restaurant

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Centrepoint: Dusun Fruits Shop, McDonalds

 

Photo Source: One Utama Shopping Centre, One World Hotel, missycheerio.com

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Location and Map

Location: 
Selangor