First City University College (Formerly KBU)

The First City University College or First City UC would surely be fondly known as KBU. This private university college has changed and enhanced its brand name over the years, making it one of the leaders in offering private education courses to both Malaysians and foreigners.

Humble History of First City UC

It all started as KSBU or Kolej Swasta Bandar Utama in 1990. Then, they operate at a 4-storey shop lot in Damansara Uptown. This was a temporary place as the purpose-built campus located at the exciting Bandar Utama was nearing its completion. It would then change its name to KBU and then to KBU International College before becoming the First City University College in 2015. Today, First City UC is one of the reputable names in the private education sector in Malaysia.

What is First City UC known for?

From its early beginnings of being KBU College, the First City UC has had a strong reputation for its business and design courses. Over the development years, First City UC, through its affiliation with some of the top universities across the world and partnerships with industry giants, the UC has grown to become stronger in other fields and disciplines as well. To date, First City UC offers a conducive and holistic learning environment for its students that include sports facilities like futsal and badminton courts, among others.

Programmes offered by First City UC

As a University College, First City UC provides educational services in the pre-university to postgraduate levels which are subsequently divided through the various disciplines and specializations. While most of the courses are categorized under these specializations, students can take an English Intensive Programme as well. Below are the list of programmes offered by First City UC.

Business, Hospitality & Communication Studies

The disciplines of Business, Hospitality and Communication Studies form one of the largest student population where students can enroll in either of the following programmes:

  • Foundation in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Mass Communication
  • BA (Hons) Business Management
  • BA (Hons) Entrepreneurship
  • BA (Hons) International Business
  • BA (Hons) Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Mass Communication
  • BBA (Hons) Hospitality Management
  • BSC (Hons) Accounting and Finance
  • Master of Business Administration

Courses in Design & Built Environment

This is one of the most exciting areas for those looking to learn about graphic, multimedia or even architecture. Courses that are offered under these disciplines include:

  • Foundation in Art & Design
  • Diploma in Graphic Design
  • Diploma in Interior Design
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
  • Master of Design Management

Courses in Engineering & Computing

Often regarded as the more technical degrees, these courses train and educate some of the top engineers and computing experts in the country. Courses offered here include:

  • Foundation in Engineering, Science & Technology
  • Diploma in Electronic Engineering
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Mechatronics
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Intelligent Systems) (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Electronic Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Information Systems (Hons) in Business Management
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Security) (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)
  • Master of Software Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Management


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