Malaysia is facing a shortage of Software Engineers and Developers. The situation today has not improved much as the Government is still in urgent need for more students to make the plunge into the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field.

The National Policy on Science, Technology and Innovation 2021-2030 aims to intensify local technology development and application efforts. This is to ensure that more STEM graduates will be capable of contributing to Malaysia’s Digital Economy.

For 30 years and counting, First City University College, through the Faculty of Engineering and Computing (FEC) has worked hard to produce STEM graduates, including those with Software Engineering expertise to meet the needs of the job market.

FEC in particular, has strived to create a leading, innovative, dynamic and diverse centre for academic excellence, with the mission of empowering Malaysia’s next generation of world-class engineering and computing professionals.

Students with Foundation, UEC or A-Level qualifications are enrolled into Year 1 of FEC’s Bachelor Degree programmes whereas students with a relevant Diploma can progress to Year 2.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by First City UC with Iconix grants students access to learning tools such as the ARM Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

Moreover, students have the opportunity to conceptualise and implement their own Final Year projects before showcasing them at the annual Innovation Day event. First City UC’s industry partners have been known to attend this event and even offer jobs to outstanding students.

The Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons) programme equips students with the knowledge and technical competencies in software engineering to thrive in the current Information & Communications Technology (ICT) field.

The modules in the programme focus on areas such as system analysis & design, software requirements engineering, software development, software testing and quality assurance. Moreover, they are taught in-demand programme languages such as SQL, C++, C, C#, PHP, Java Script, Java, HTML, CSS and Python.

By the time students undergo their internships, they will be able demonstrate the ability to provide innovative and creative software solutions, in addition to possessing competent communication, teamwork, leadership, entrepreneurial and social skills.

Graduates will be prepared for a global career in fields such as Software Design & Development, Programming, Cloud Computing, IoT Systems Programming, Mobile Application Development, Systems Analysis & Design, Web Development, Network Design, Integration & Maintenance, Database Administration as well as IT Consultancy.

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons) students will use the Mobile App Development Lab to conduct some of their classes.

First City UC’s computing students are encouraged to fully utilise the library’s vast collection of books academic journals.

The Bachelor of Computer Science (Intelligent Systems) (Hons) programme equips students with a wide range of knowledge and technical skills relating to Artificial Intelligent Systems.

To master the essential skills for the latest cloud computing and big data analysis technologies, students are exposed to relevant study modules. These modules focus on intelligent systems, data science & analytics, big data management, system optimisation & performance, machine learning, IoT, intelligent systems integration, natural language processing and mobile platform programming.

Through their internship module, students get to apply their classroom knowledge in the workplace and even improve their soft skills. This advantage further prepares them for career opportunities all over the world.

Graduates will be able to pursue careers in the following fields: Artificial Intelligence Design, IoT Integration Systems, Business Decision Systems, Mobile Application Development, Information Analysis, Natural Language Programming Development. Back-end Game Development or Intelligent Cloud Systems.

The Bachelor in Information Systems (Honours) in Business Management aims to equip students with the essential knowledge and technical skills related to information systems and business management.

To keep abreast of the current job market demands, students focus on areas such as computer system analysis, business analysis, IT system development, IT network management and data analytics. They are exposed to modules that touch on data science & big data analytics, data warehousing & data mining, management information systems, database management systems as well as business related knowledge and skills.

Thanks to industrial exposure provided through the internship module, not only will graduates emerge knowledgeable in the relevant Business Information Systems field, they will also demonstrate communication, teamwork, leadership, entrepreneurial and social skills.

These qualities are crucial for landing a career in any part of the world. Career options include Business Analysis, Big Data Analysis, Information Systems Development, Information Systems Analysis, Business Applications Development, Web Development, Database Administration or Information Systems Management.

Software Development App Lab

First City UC Scholarships, Campus Facilities & Open Day/ Virtual Open Day

Prospective students should enrol quickly for the February 2022 intake to enjoy First City UC’s 20% Tuition Fee Waiver for the entire programme, ZERO Registration Fee and secure attractive financial assistance. First City UC also offers Merit Scholarship, UEC Scholarship, external scholarship awards and interest-free tuition fee instalment payment plan.

Moreover, students are more than encouraged to progress with their Postgraduate studies as they will be eligible for a 25% Alumni Incentive throughout their entire programme!

First City UC’s eco-friendly campus is equipped with state-of-the art learning and recreational facilities such the Library, IT Centre, Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Engineering Labs, Studios, Workshops, Outdoor Football Field and various Indoor Sports Facilities, along with On-campus Accommodation with Attached Bathrooms. Students may access an online 360-degree virtual tour of these facilities, via firstcity.edu.my/virtualtour.

Join us for our Open Day/ Virtual Open Day by either visiting First City UC’s website, firstcity.edu.my or contacting our hotline, 016-301 8166016-302 8166.