Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) is a premier educational institution with more than 48 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 27,000 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 180,000 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), 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 many programmes through four faculties and one centre, covering a wide range of disciplines.
Faculty of Applied Sciences and Computing
The Faculty of Applied Sciences and Computing (FASC) was previously known as the School of Arts and Science (SAS) when it was established in 1972. FASC has a track record of producing successful graduates in both academia and industry in applied sciences and computing for more than 40 years.
Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business
Established in 1971 under the name of School of Business Studies, the Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business (FAFB) has more than 40 years of excellent track record. The Faculty offers a wide range of business and finance disciplines that cover the functional and managerial aspects of the corporate world.
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FEB’) began as the School of Technology (SOT) which was set up in 1972 offering programmes in engineering and built environment disciplines. Since its establishment, the Faculty has produced many professional personnel for the engineering and construction industries in Malaysia.
Faculty of Social Science, Arts and Humanities
The Faculty of Social Science, Arts and Humanities (FSAH) which was established in 1999 as the School of Social Science and Humanities, provides opportunities for students who are interested in careers in the media, the hospitality industry and the social science. The Faculty has strong industry links which enable students to further gain knowledge through industrial attachment.
Centre for Pre-University Studies
The Centre offers the Foundation programme for entry into the bachelor degree programmes offered by TAR UC. Besides the foundation programme, the Centre also conducts the Cambridge GCE A Level programme which prepares secondary school leavers for tertiary studies worldwide.
The Student Experience
There is a wide range of co-curricular activities available for students to participate in 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:-
- Champion in Team Category in the inaugural Deloitte South East Asia (‘SEA’) Tax Challenge 2016
- Champion team at the QS Race 2016 – Race It So Amazing
- Silver medal for the Adobe Certified Associate World Championship
- Champion in the Cisco NetRiders Malaysia 2016
TAR UC has garnered many institutional awards and recognition as 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 Quality Learning Partner of CIMA
- Accorded the Excellence in Education Improvement award in the Asia Pacific CSR Awards 2016 under the award category of Socially Responsible Company in Education Improvement
- Recognised as a Graduate Gateway accredited university in Malaysia by CIM
Scholarships and Financial Aid
TAR UC provides a variety of scholarships, bursaries and grants such as:
- Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Merit Scholarship
- 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