Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR UC’) is a premier tertiary education institution with over 5 decades of excellence in providing quality and affordable education. Established as Tunku Abdul Rahman College (‘TAR College’) in 1969, the institution has grown from strength to strength offering close to 200 programmes of study ranging from pre-university, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.
Today, TAR UC has a student population of more than 28,000 spread over 6 campuses nationwide, in Kuala Lumpur (Main Campus), Penang, Perak, Johor, Pahang and Sabah. Since opening its doors, TAR UC has witnessed its alumni body to grow to over 210,000 with many of them becoming industry leaders, successful entrepreneurs and outstanding professionals in their own right.
Our long history in higher education has allowed TAR UC to forge very close relationships with many professional bodies and industry leaders both locally and globally resulting in professionally driven programmes that are well recognised and accredited by many international and local professional bodies.
This benefits students in many ways, such as a smooth process in obtaining their professional certification, giving them an edge while they focus on building their future careers. Most notably, TAR UC has been granted the coveted ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner status and the only institution in the world to run the Internally Assessed ACCA Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills level examinations.
TAR UC is also accredited by many other reputable professional bodies such as CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), CGI (Chartered Governance Institute, formerly known as ICSA), ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales), CPA Australia, FPAM (Financial Planning Association of Malaysia), FAA (Finance Accreditation Agency), MAICSA (The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), CIM (The Chartered Institute of Marketing), CILTM (The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport), BQSM (Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia), BOVAEP (Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers Malaysia), LAM (Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia), amongst many others. On top of that, we offer opportunities for an international learning experience and exposure via our Dual Award programme conducted with our overseas partner university, Coventry University, UK and International Management Institute, Switzerland, whereby students can graduate with two Bachelor’s degrees and enhance their employment opportunities. TAR UC also encourages an entrepreneurship mindset via its Centre for Business Incubation and Entrepreneurial Ventures ('CBIEV'), where students with an entrepreneurial inclination are given all the support they need to develop their entrepreneurial ideas!
Our faculties are well equipped with all the latest state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, so that our students will be equipped with industry relevant knowledge that meets all the stringent requirements set by the industries upon graduation from their respective fields. Students are also placed in internships with prominent companies, which will expose them to real-world industry practices. TAR UC was also twice bestowed the Premier Digital Tech University status from Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), which signifies that TAR UC is one of the top institutions that delivers first-class theoretical and practical training in digital technology.
TAR UC offers about 200 programmes from Pre-U to Postgraduate levels including:
Cambridge GCE A Level
Diploma and Bachelor Degree Programmes
Bioscience with Chemistry
Sports and Exercise Science
Science (Chemistry and Biology)
Construction Management and Economics
Real Estate Management
Interactive Software Technology
Enterprise Information Systems
Software Systems Development
Management Mathematics with Computing
Microelectronics (Embedded Technology)
Business Information Systems
Computer Science and Computer Mathematics
Computer Science and Management Mathematics
Information Systems Engineering
Mobile Application Development
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Banking and Finance
Accounting and Finance
Human Resource Management
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
International Business Management
Finance and Investment
Communication and Media Studies
English with Drama
English with Education
Hospitality and Catering Management
Tourism Management Event Management
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Investment Management
Master of Corporate Governance
Master of Computer Science
Master of Information Technology
Master of Science (MSc)
Master of Science (MSc) (Food Science)
Master of Science (MSc) (Life Science)
Master of Science in Sport Science
Master of Science in Built Environment
Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences
Master of Engineering Science
Master of Arts (Psychology)
Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science)
Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology)
Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematical Sciences)
Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Science)
Doctor of Philosophy (Sport Science)
Doctor of Philosophy (Life Science)
Doctor of Philosophy in Built Environment
The Student Experience
TAR UC Kuala Lumpur Main Campus boasts a spacious campus measuring 186 acres with undulating lush greenery where students will be able to experience a real campus lifestyle. Students can also participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities available for them, such as sports, art of self-defence and cultural activities conducted by more than 100 clubs and societies. Besides that, we provide job placement services such as JOBSTARC, an online job placement portal which provides students and graduates the access to the potential employers for recruitment and internship opportunities. Career fairs are also conducted throughout the year, inviting potential employers from multinational companies and large corporations to recruit our students before they even graduate. In line with our direction to become an entrepreneurial university, we have set up the TARC Incubator, which aims to promote and intensify innovation and entrepreneurship among the students, staff, alumni and the public with the support of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in TARC Incubator.
Recognition and Accreditation
TAR UC’s tradition of excellence is demonstrated clearly in the students’ achievements inter alia:-
The first Malaysian to be top in the world in ACCA Strategic Business Leader December 2019.
Best Booth Display in the PAM Annual Architecture Student Works Exhibition (PAASWE) 2019.
Gold Award in The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition 2019.
TAR UC students won “Most Innovative Team” award at the ICAEW Malaysia Business Challenge 2019.
TAR UC Students won 1st Runner-up at the Deloitte SEA Tax Challenge 2019.
TAR UC students emerged as Champion Team in the Intervarsity Corporate Strategy Challenge 2019.
Ashley Lim Siew Fern won the 1st Runner-up in the EY Young Tax Professional of the Year 2019 Malaysia.
Ng Cheng Yuan won the 2nd Runner-up in the EY Young Tax Professional of the Year 2019 Malaysia.
TAR UC students won the Champion in the Coding Track of the CIMB 3D Conquest 2019.
Beh Kai Xin won the Best Presenter award in the 15th IEEE Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Applications (CSPA 2019).
TAR UC students won the PAM Best Booth Display Award 2019.
TAR UC has garnered many institutional awards and recognition as shown below:
Recognised as ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner – Student Tuition programme. This also puts TAR UC in the world’s top 5% of ACCA tuition providers.
The only institution in the world to conduct the Internally Assessed ACCA Fundamentals (Skills Module) programme.
Recognised as CIMA’s Global Learning Premium Partner.
Selected amongst a few of the institutions in Malaysia as a Premier Digital Tech University by the Ministry of Higher Education and MDEC in 2017 and managed to retain the award in 2019.
Recognised as the first and only institution of higher learning in Malaysia to be granted the Graduate Gateway status under the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) programme structure.
The Government of Malaysia awarded MSC Malaysia Status for institutions of higher learning to TAR UC for having fulfilled the necessary set of criteria in meeting the objectives of the MSC Malaysia.
TAR UC won the Excellence in Education Improvement award under the category of Socially Responsible Company in Education Improvement at the Asia Pacific CSR Awards 2016 on 23 September 2016.
Merit Scholarship is automatically awarded to outstanding students who are applying to pursue their undergraduate programmes. The scholarship award covers up to 100% waiver of tuition fee for the whole duration of study.
Who said you cannot learn and have fun at the same time? TAR UC’s Bachelor of Public Relations (Hons) second-year students took that notion to heart when they ran an online awareness campaign titled “Cool Tools 4 Skool” which ended with a huge ...
In its quest to synergise latest development in technology towards greater enhancement in education and learning, TAR UC launched its Integrated Innovation Hub or I2 Hub in short on 1 August 2018 at its Kuala Lumpur Main Campus.
TAR UC students registered the biggest win in the Hack2Hired Software Hackathon held on 14 - 15 April 2018 as they won a number of prizes in the said competition organised by Dream Catcher Consulting Sdn Bhd. The objective of the event is to serve as...
While coming with the intention of enjoying the fun and learning new things at the same time, TAR UC students gained more than what they wished for when they claimed the Champion spot in the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (‘ACCA’)...
After winning the Champion title in the Northern Regional Heats held earlier, TAR UC team "TableMasters" once again stole the limelight when they won the Champion prize in the Malaysia Heats Finals of the Institute of Chartered Accountants ...
Recently Malaysia was under the limelight on global stage thanks to TAR UC student who won a Medallion for Excellence in the Web Design and Development category at the 44th WorldSkills Competition, an international level competition which was held i...
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.
Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei
President , Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)
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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