KBU International College

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KBU International College

No.1, Persiaran Bukit Utama, Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
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KBU International College - An Overview

 

KBU International College (KBU) 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. KBU has a purpose-designed, fully equipped campus with sports and recreational facilities, and located on a 13-acre site within Bandar Utama. Students at KBU will, therefore, receive a holistic education.
 
The main objective of KBU 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 KBU with the intended outcome of producing highly employable graduates in a knowledge-based economy.
 
In line with KBU’s mission of providing Quality Education and achieving a high level of employability of its graduates, the 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 KBU 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 College's very own Quality Assurance Department and KBU's foreign university partners.
 

Partner Universities and Institutions

 
KBU International College partner universities and institutions are:
 
  • Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Edexcel International, UK
  • Curriculum Council, Government of Western Australia
  • NCC Education
  • Carl Duisberg, Germany
  • University College of Learning (UCOL)
  • Whanganui School of Design, NZ
  • The University of Waikato, NZ

 

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Student Services

KBU International College - Student Services Department

 

KBU International College Student Services Department

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

Student Orientation

New students will be briefed on matters pertaining to their programmes/courses, fees, accommodation and the 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.
 
Insurance
All bona fide students of the College are provided with free Personal Accident Insurance which covers up to RM15,000. It provides a 24-hour, worldwide coverage against accidental death or bad injury resulting from various stipulated causes. Foreign students are required to subscribe to a Medical Insurance cover, arranged through the College.
 
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 the College. 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 the College.
 
With a purpose-built campus, KBU 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 KBU in inter-college sports competitions.

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Facilities

KBU International College - Learning Facilities

 

The College 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 KBU's 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, KBU 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 KBU 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 Receptionist Area
Receptionist Area
 
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

 

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Accommodation

KBU International 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.
 
KBU Student Hostel
 
   KBU Hostel Building   
 
  • Located at the Centrepoint, within walking distance to the College.
  • 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.

 

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Public Amenities

KBU International College - Public Amenities

 
KBU International 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 KBU International College is adjoined to the award-winning One Utama Shopping Centre. KBU International College 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 KBU International 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

Video Tour

KBU 2012 Graduation Showcase - Nottingham Trent University UK - Graphic Design and Interior Architecture & Design Students

Location and Map

Location: 
Selangor