Since its inception in 1990, KBU International College has an excellent track record in producing employable graduates and entrepreneurs. In recognition of our excellence in providing tertiary education, the Ministry of Higher Education elevated KBU to FIRST CITY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. First City UC will continue KBU’s proud tradition of providing the best learning experience for its students. The courses offered will continue to be industry relevant. These will be the springboard for our graduates to be successful in their chosen careers.
Quality education at First City UC is further enhanced by its compliance with the requirements of the Agensi Kelayakan Malaysia or Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Constant monitoring is also carried out by First City UC’s very own Quality Assurance Department and its international university partners.
Began operations at Damansara Utama as Kolej Swasta Bandar Utama.
Nottingham Trent Polytechnic, UK
Anglia Polytechnic, UK
Signed Agreement with The London Institute to conduct its Higher National Diploma course in Art and Design.
New campus construction commenced in Bandar Utama.
The Ministry of Education approved of Kolej Swasta Bandar Utama's change of name to Kolej Bandar Utama.
KBU’s partner, Nottingham Trent University, held its first graduation ceremony in Malaysia.
A student was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship.
The College was relocated to Bandar Utama.
Awarded the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status.
The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) granted accreditation to two engineering degree courses, conducted in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, under the ‘3+0’ mode.
KBU is the first and only private college to receive the BEM accreditation.
The Ministry of Education approved of Kolej Bandar Utama's change of name to KBU International College.
Awarded “Anugerah Khas” by the Ministry of Education for our students’ outstanding academic performance.
Awarded ISO 9001:2000 for the Provision of Library Services.
Commenced collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
Awarded the ‘Excellence in Student Internationalisation Award’ from the Ministry of Education.
NCC Education presented a plaque to KBU, in recognition of being the first private higher educational institution to be accredited by Lembaga Akreditasi Negara (LAN) for the programme, NCC International Diploma in Computer Studies.
Signed MoU with IBM Malaysia to train students on IBM z Systems Academic Initiative Programme.
Signed agreement with Anglia Ruskin University, UK to conduct MBA programme.
Rated a 5-star education provider by Malaysian Quality Evaluation System (MyQuest) setup by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.
Signed agreement with Hotel & Tourism Management Institute Switzerland (HTMi) for the award of their Diploma to KBU’s graduates in Hospitality & Tourism Management.
Received invitation letter from the Ministry of Education to be elevated to a University College.
Signed agreement with Politeknik Port Dickson to enhance teaching and learning experience.
Phase II of the campus construction commenced.
Received approval for the establishment of First City University College from the Ministry of Education.
The new phase of First City UC campus slated to be completed in 2016.