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BUILD YOUR FUTURE WITH FIRST CITY UC’S FOUNDATION PROGRAMME
8 Jun 2021

As the world continues to adapt to the unforeseen changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, there remains one constant.

Knowledge and skills, particularly those pertaining to Industrial Revolution (I.R) 4.0 will drive the future development of our future industries. Banking on its more than 30 years of educational experience, First City University College has continuously contributed graduates capable of meeting the current market needs.

These successes often begin with a student’s decision to enroll in First City UC’s Foundation programmes, which is offered by all three faculties- Faculty of Design & Built Environment (FDBE), Faculty of Engineering & Computing (FEC) and the Faculty of Business, Hospitality & Communication (FBHC).

First City UC’s respective Foundation programmes are crafted with the intention of inculcating students’ Critical Thinking and Communication skills, which are crucial for lessons at the Degree level.

Foundation in Art & Design (FAD)

Students with a strong passion to establish design related career are welcome to enrol with First City UC’s Foundation in Art & Design (FAD) programme. Offered by the Faculty of Design and Built Environment, the FAD programme aims to equip students with a broad range of art and design fundamental principles, as well as identify each student’s individual design strengths.

FAD students are given ample opportunity to engage in practical studio work such as drawing, experimentation, exploration of media and material, and model making. Moreover, they develop key skills such as visual analysis, colour studies, and critical writing.

By the end of their Third Semester project, students will be able to identify whether they should progress to Graphic Design or Interior Architecture & Design or Furniture & Product Design or Fashion Marketing Degree programmes.

Foundation in Business Administration (FBA)

Offered by the Faculty of Business, Hospitality & Communication, the Foundation in Business Administration programme equips students with a solid foundation in business studies in order to progress further to Bachelor Degree level studies.

Throughout the FBA programme, students will develop communication, critical thinking, writing, presentation and problem-solving skills. In terms of soft skills, students will build up their self-confidence and ethical values.

After completing this programme, graduates may proceed to the following Degree programmes: Accounting & Finance, Marketing, Business Management, Mass Communication as well as Tourism Management.

As an added advantage, FBA graduates who possess a credit in SPM Mathematics may opt for the Bachelor of Information Systems (Hons) in Business Management, offered by the Faculty of Engineering & Computing.


First City UC students have access to a variety of well-maintained indoor sports facilities. (Picture taken prior to MCO)

Foundation in Engineering, Science & Technology (FEST)

Students looking to establish a professional career in Engineering or Computing fields should start with the Foundation in Engineering, Science & Technology (FEST) programme. Offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, FEST offers students a solid foundation in analytical techniques, design procedures and study skills, before progression to bachelor degree level studies.

As part of FEST’s curriculum, students will be trained to use relevant industrial hardware and software, along with being educated on the social and ethical implications of engineering, science, and technology applications.

Students who choose to pursue the Engineering pathway (leading to Electronic and Mechanical Engineering) will learn modules such as Mechanics, Applied Physics and Engineering Mathematics while those opting for the Computing pathway (Software Engineering, Computer Science (Intelligent Systems), Information Systems and Information Technology) will be exposed to modules such as Software Design Techniques, Systems Analysis and Design and Web Design.


Outstation students may make use of First City UC’s On-campus Accommodation which comes with an attached bathroom and air-conditioning.
(Picture taken prior to MCO)

First City UC Scholarships, Campus Facilities & Virtual Open Day

Prospective Foundation students should enrol quickly for the June 2021 intake to secure First City UC’s attractive scholarships and financial assistance. These include the First City Merit Scholarship, UEC Scholarship, Sports Scholarship, Sibling and Alumni Incentive and others.

Moreover, Foundation students are more than encouraged to proceed with their Bachelor Degree studies as they will be eligible for a 15% Alumni Incentive!

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, CLICK HERE

Due to the ongoing Movement Control Order, SPM achievers and other interested students are invited to make a Virtual Open Day appointment by either visiting First City UC’s website, CLICK HERE or contacting the hotline, 017-6606680.