Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) is a premier educational institution with more than 49 years of excellence in providing quality and affordable education. Known then as Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TAR College) since its inception in 1969, the institution has grown from strength to strength offering Pre-University, Diploma, Bachelor Degree as well as Postgraduate programmes.
Today, TAR UC has a student population of more than 28,000 pursuing more than 100 programmes of study at its main campus in Kuala Lumpur and branch campuses in Penang, Perak, Johor and faculty branches in Pahang and Sabah. TAR UC as a whole has produced more than 200,000 graduates since 1969.
The strength of TAR UC’s education lies in the support of three critical pillars, namely being professionally driven, entrepreneurship-focused and industry relevant which have proven to have developed highly employable graduates nationally and globally. The programmes offered meet professional standards whereby maximum exemptions and accreditation have been granted by global and national professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), The Charted Institute of Logistic & Transport Malaysia (CILTM), Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM), Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM), Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) and Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents (BOVAEA). TAR UC has also forged strong linkage with many industry leaders, so as to facilitate the latest knowledge and technology transfer to the classroom, making it industry relevant.
TAR UC offers more than 100 programmes from Pre-U to Postgrade levels including:
Cambridge GCE A Level
Diploma and Bachelor Degree Programmes
Sports & Exercise Science
Microelectronics/ Applied Physics
Information Technology and Security
Interactive Software Technology
Management Mathematics with Computing
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electronic (Communication) Engineering
Creative Arts and Design
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Investment Management
Master of Corporate Governance
Master of Science (MSc)
Master of Science (MSc) (Life Science)
Master of Engineering Science
Master of Arts (Psychology)
The Student Experience
Recognition and Accreditation
The programmes offered in TAR UC meet professional standards whereby maximum exemptions and accreditation have been granted by global and national professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM), The Charted Institute of Logistic & Transport Malaysia (CILTM), Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM), Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) and Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents (BOVAEA). TAR UC has also forged strong linkage with many industry leaders, so as to facilitate the latest knowledge and technology transfer to the classroom, making it industry relevant.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
TAR UC provides a variety of scholarships, bursaries and grants such as:
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Merit Scholarship
Bursary for State/National Players
The Star Education Fund Scholarship
Nanyang Tertiary Education Fund Scholarship
Sin Chew Daily Education Fund Scholarship
TAR UC assists students to obtain scholarships from sponsoring companies and philanthropic organisations such as:
C.Y. Tan Foundation Scholarship
Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng Foundation
Kuok Foundation Study Grant
There are also various types of loans available for students to apply such as:
TAR UC Student Loan Fund
Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) Loan and many other loans
The Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) Merit Scholarship is awarded to academically outstanding students
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TAR UC students were in the spotlight recently, having bagged the Best Documentary Award at the Golden Award 2017 organised by Natseven TV Sdn Bhd (‘ntv7’) at the awards ceremony held on 20 May 2017.Invited by ntv7 to produce documentary videos a...
Unleashing their high levels of creativity, 27 TAR UC students earned themselves the spotlight at the annually held Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (‘PAM’) Architecture Student Works Exhibition 2017 when they were named as the recipient of the Best O...
Armed with innovative thinking and entrepreneurial mindset, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR UC’) students stormed their way to victory in the recent Malaysian Institute of Food Technology (‘MIFT’) 10th National Food Science and Te...
TAR UC has gone down in history to become the first institution of higher learning to attain the Champion title in the inaugural Adobe Certified Associate ('ACA') Championship at national level which was held in Kuala Lumpur.
TAR UC has once again continued its reign as the Champion in the Cisco NetRiders Malaysia 2016 Competition which was held on 15 September 2016. Apart from emerging as the Champion for the 3rd consecutive year, TAR UC also made a clean sweep at this y...
With a lot of creativity in posing for the camera enhanced with good looks, Bryan Ho Kiu Shien who is a Foundation in Arts student at TAR UC took the Top Male Model title in the reality television show ‘I Wanna Be A Model’ produced by 8TV.
Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei
President , TAR UC - Tunku Abdul Rahman University College
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR UC’) would like to announce Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei as the new TAR UC President effective from 1 September 2018.
Noted as an outstanding scholar, Prof Ir Dr Lee obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electronic and Optoelectronic Engineering with First-Class Honours at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (‘UMIST’), UK in 1994. He subsequently pursued both Masters of Philosophy and PhD in Digital Communications at UMIST in 1995 and 1998 respectively. Prof Ir Dr Lee also received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Salford, UK in 1999.
He joined Multimedia University as Lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering in 1999 and rose to become the Dean of the said Faculty. In 2008, he joined Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (‘UTAR’) as Professor at the Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science and subsequently the Director of the Institute of 2 Postgraduate Studies and Research. In 2009, Prof Ir Dr Lee was appointed as the Vice President of R&D and Commercialisation until 2018 prior to his appointment as TAR UC President. In his role as the Vice President of R&D and Commercialisation, he was instrumental in formulating strategy, policy and framework for R&D and commercialisation to grow in UTAR which resulted in UTAR being ranked the second highest among Malaysian universities that had successfully made it into the Asia Universities Ranking 2017 by Times Higher Education.
In total, Prof Ir Dr Lee has 19 years of working experience in the education industry. Apart from this, he is also active in his other academic pursuits serving as the Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Fellow of The ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of Malaysia Board of Technologists, as well as Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia, Member of The Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
TAR UC extends its warm welcome to Prof Ir Dr Lee and looks forward to his leadership to drive TAR UC growing from strength to strength.
Beh Ming Cheat
Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Marketing (TAR UC)
BSc (Hons) Marketing Management (Dual Award Degree) Sheffield Hallam University, UK Year Graduated - 2016
Sheffield is a fantastic city to live in and most of all a university city with students of diverse background. It was a very good experience for me to study in the UK under the Dual Award Programme. I met a lot of international students from different countries and learned about their cultures and beliefs. The course structure of the programme provided me with a solid grounding in the field and a good platform to enhance my global employability. I am pleased to have obtained First Class Honours at Sheffield Hallam University.
Kong Jing How
Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Graphic Design (TAR UC)
BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Dual Award Degree) University of Salford, UK Year Graduated - 2015
I achieved a First Class Honours Award in Graphic Design. The experience in this Dual Award was simply amazing as I experienced different style of learning and was exposed to innovative ideas. I also gained a lot from the students and tutors of University of Salford. At University of Salford, I was able to further my knowledge by learning additional technical skills and was exposed to how industry works overseas. It truly changed my way of thinking and broadened my perspective of work.
Lai Shi Xiang
Cambridge A Level 4 ‘A*’s (Nov 2015 session)
Pursuing Actuarial Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Studying A Level at TAR UC is one of the best decisions I have made in my life. It has equipped me with the knowledge and skills essential for my undergraduate study. I appreciate the fact that TAR UC has complete facilities especially the library which is full of relevant academic materials.
Lim Zhi Khei
Bachelor of Economics (Hons) TAR UC
BA (Hons) Financial Economics (Dual Award Degree) Coventry University, UK Year Graduated – 2015
The highly interactive and experiential sharing sessions during classes at Coventry University made the entire learning process lively and valuable. The robust learning environment and advanced facilities provided by Coventry University enabled me to develop my potential and ideas greatly. The professional and friendly lecturers always gave their best support to me academically. I twas trained to think independently and creatively. The one semester study abroad option in Coventry University had given me an enriching learning experience.
Ng Lai Kuan
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Management Mathematics with Computing (TAR UC)
Bachelor of Science Major in Management Mathematics with Computing (Dual Award Degree) Campbell University, USA Year Graduated - 2015
I am pleased to have pursued the Campbell University Dual Award degree programme at TAR UC. Not only have I acquired the necessary skills and knowledge but this programme has also provided me with good career prospects. At TAR UC, I learn to work as part of a team, to communicate effectively with others and to develop practical skills which prepared me for integration into the global community and workforce.
Ong Si Qing
Foundation in Science, Year 2016, CGPA 3.97
Pursuing B.Eng. (Hons) Mechanical at TAR UC
TAR UC’s Foundation in Science programme is really academically challenging and I feel that it has a higher standard than equivalent programmes elsewhere. I would not have been able to cope if not for the fantastic lecturers at CPUS who are very dedicated and helpful, and ever willing to guide and assist us.
Teng Yu Heng
Foundation in Science, Year 2016, CGPA 3.98
Pursuing BSc. (Hons) Analytical Chemistry at TAR UC
TAR UC’s Foundation in Science is an academically rigorous programme with a very comprehensive syllabus. I have really learned a lot from the foundation programme. CPUS lecturers are simply awesome as their lessons are very clear and they never hesitate to assist us.
Winson Soo Weng Shern
Cambridge A Level 4 ‘A*’s (Nov 2015 session)
Pursuing Biological Sciences at Nanyang Technological University
A-Level at CPUS of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College had prepared me well for my bachelor degree programme at NTU. The lecturers at TAR UC are very experienced, amiable, and helpful. My A-Level lecturers had motivated me to develop a positive mindset towards my studies and had helped me to discover my passion. Besides, I enjoyed using the top-notch facilities in the laboratories and library. I would definitely recommend post-SPM students to pursue pre-university studies at TAR UC.
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