Diploma Programmes with High Job Demand at First City University College

First City University College (FCUC) 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.

First City University College has a purpose-designed, fully equipped campus with sports and recreational facilities, and located on a 13-acre site within Bandar Utama. The urban eco-friendly campus environment located at an ideal location at Bandar Utama is equipped with on-campus accommodation.

First City University College offers industry-relevant and MQA Accredited diploma programmes across its three faculties –

  • Faculty of Business, Hospitality and Communication (FBHC)
  • Faculty of Design and Built Environment (FDBE)
  • Faculty of Engineering and Computing (FEC)

The urban eco-friendly campus environment located at an ideal location at Bandar Utama is equipped with on-campus accommodation.

Graduates of First City UC’s diploma programmes are knowledgeable, skilled and industry-ready in their respective areas of specialisation. Furthermore, due to its programmes being accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), they can be assured of success in the job market.

Faculty of Business, Hospitality and Communication (FBHC)

The FBHC offers diploma programmes in Business Administration, Hospitality and Tourism Management and Mass Communication.

The programmes adopt a combination of theoretical studies and exciting practical exercises that are relevant to the students and the industry. Students undergo hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment and industry-relevant software to fully immerse them in the industry.

Lecturers with relevant academic qualifications and industry experience guide the students through a mixture of learning and fun, lively discussions and activities to develop their interpersonal and industry-relevant skills.

Students of the Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management and Diploma in Mass Communication undergo industrial training to prepare them to face the current and future demands of the industry.

On the other hand, the Diploma in Business Administration programme at First City University College (First City UC) provides comprehensive knowledge and insights into the field of business. Upon completion, graduates will have a holistic perspective of the business world and will be well prepared for roles in the corporate sector or as entrepreneurs.

Upon completion of the 2-year diploma, students can continue on to Year 2 of the 3-year business degree programmes at First City University College. The business degree programmes are dual awards by First City UC & Anglia Ruskin University. Students can choose from the following:

  1. BA (Hons) Business Management
  2. BA (Hons) Marketing
  3. BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance 

Faculty of Design and Built Environment (FDBE)

The FDBE offers diploma programmes in Graphic Design and Interior Design. In addition to acquiring the necessary knowledge and practical skills to succeed in the design industry, students will have the opportunity to participate in competitions, seminars, workshops and collaborative projects with industry partners. Students’ projects are showcased in the White Canvas gallery and their artworks are available for purchase at the faculty’s very own Creative Stove store to promote students’ entrepreneurial skills. Students of the Diploma in Interior Design programme stand to benefit from their paid membership to the Malaysian Institute of Interior Design (MIID) sponsored by First City UC. By attending workshops, seminars, and conferences organised by MIID, students acquire a competitive edge in the industry. The Diploma in Interior Design programme emphasises on the marriage between conceptual thinking and practical design skills. This programme provides students with a better understanding of a building’s structure and its mechanics. It provides opportunities to use various computer applications and software in design work. It also helps students in developing their problem-solving and other transferable skills. First City University College is acknowledged to be the best for the interior design course in Malaysia having won many prestigious awards in interior design and interior architecture. Upon completion of the diploma in interior design, students can continue on to Year 2 Interior Architecture or Furniture & Product Design degree, also offered at First City University College. In addition, their BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design is accredited by the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM). Students of the Diploma in Graphic Design programme, meanwhile undergo internships in advertising and social media marketing companies while students of the Diploma in Interior Design programme undergo internships in interior design and architecture companies. The Diploma in Graphic Design will equip students with fundamental professional, creative, technical and vocational skills in order to work successfully within the profession of graphic design and related areas of employment. Upon completion, students are able to enter into Year 2 of the Graphic Design degree and obtain a BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree.

Faculty of Engineering and Computing (FEC)

The FEC offers diploma programmes in Electronic Engineering, Mechatronics and Information Technology

The Faculty of Engineering and Computing at First City University College provides students with the latest in learning experience through the use of state-of-the-art facilities. Students are inspired and motivated through a hands-on approach in the teaching of engineering and computing.

Having completed multiple assignments, practical projects and a final year project in their specialised areas, graduates possess the skills to utilise the tools applied in the industry and are well-equipped to apply the knowledge that they have acquired.

As all diploma students are required to complete at least three months of industrial attachment during their studies, they have the opportunity to enhance their practical skills, which will be crucial in their future jobs.

Furthermore, the study environment at the faculty enables multidisciplinary skills development with hands-on experiential learning in specialised laboratories.

On top of that, the lecturers at FEC possess relevant academic and professional qualifications and industry experience to help students on their journey to becoming professionals in their fields. Students are also provided free student membership with professional bodies.

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