Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)

About Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR UC’) is a premier educational institution with more than four decades 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 been upgraded to University College in 2013. With the upgrading, TAR UC is able to offer Bachelor degree and postgraduate programmes. TAR UC receives subsidy/grant from the Government which enables the University College to provide affordable education to all Malaysians.

Today, TAR UC has a thriving student population of 28,000 pursuing more than 100 programmes of studies in a wide spectrum of disciplines at four purpose-built campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Perak and Johor as well as two faculty branches in Pahang and Sabah. 

TAR UC has become well-recognised both locally and internationally among the academic fraternity and...

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About Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR UC’) is a premier educational institution with more than four decades 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 been upgraded to University College in 2013. With the upgrading, TAR UC is able to offer Bachelor degree and postgraduate programmes. TAR UC receives subsidy/grant from the Government which enables the University College to provide affordable education to all Malaysians.

Today, TAR UC has a thriving student population of 28,000 pursuing more than 100 programmes of studies in a wide spectrum of disciplines at four purpose-built campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Perak and Johor as well as two faculty branches in Pahang and Sabah. 

TAR UC has become well-recognised both locally and internationally among the academic fraternity and professional bodies. As an institution that is well-regarded by the industries for its high academic standards and well-trained graduates, TAR UC counts some of the national leaders, successful entrepreneurs and professionals among its 190,000 alumni.

Courses Offered

TAR UC offers more than 100 programmes from Pre-U to Postgrade levels including:

Pre-University Programmes

  • Foundation
  • Cambridge GCE A Level

Diploma and Bachelor Degree Programmes

  • Bioscience
  • Chemistry
  • Food Science
  • Life Science
  • Sports & Exercise Science
  • Microelectronics/ Applied Physics
  • Aquaculture
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology and Security
  • Interactive Software Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Management Mathematics with Computing
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronic (Communication) Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Accountancy
  • Finance
  • Corporate Administration
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Counselling/Psychology
  • Creative Arts and Design
  • Hospitality Management
  • Mass Communication
  • Humanities
  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Building
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Construction Management
  • Estate Management

Postgraduate Programmes

  • 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)

Holistic Education

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. Being entrepreneurship-focused in its teaching and learning, TAR UC also grooms students to be creative, innovative and enterprising in their ways.      

Facilities

The sprawling Main Campus in Setapak set amidst 186 acres of land is equipped with state-of-the-art learning and recreational facilities such as the Clubhouse, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, University College Hall with seating capacity of 2,000, three-storey library, science and engineering laboratories, broadcast laboratories, multimedia studio, lecture theatres, three-storey Cyber Centre, cafeteria, Sports Complex, rooftop tennis courts, gymnasium, graphic studio, Auditorium, futsal courts, on-campus student hostel, wireless internet access zones and many more. The beautifully landscaped parks, gazebos combined with facilities and lush greeneries surrounding the campus make it an ideal place for study and relaxation. 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. The Campus is strategically located and well connected to the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and students can have easy access to public transport (buses, taxis, LRT), shopping malls (Wangsa Walk,  Setapak Central, AEON, Suria KLCC, Pavillion), food, banking and health services.   

Location of institution

Kuala Lumpur Main Campus

Jalan Genting Kelang, 
Setapak, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 
P.O. Box 10979, 50932 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Telephone: (6)03-41450100/23
Fax: (6)03-41423166
Email: ccm@tarc.edu.my

Penang Branch Campus

77, Lorong Lembah Permai Tiga,
11200 Tanjong Bungah, Penang, Malaysia.
Telephone: (6)04-8995230
Fax: (6)04-8998219
Email: penang@tarc.edu.my

Perak Branch Campus

Jalan Kolej, Taman Bandar Baru,
31900 Kampar,Perak, Malaysia.
Telephone: (6)05-4660388, 4668012/3
Fax: (6)05-4660390
Email: perak@tarc.edu.my

Johor Branch Campus

Jalan Segamat/Labis, 85000 Segamat,
Johor, Malaysia.
Telephone: (6)07-9270801/3
Fax: (6)07-9270802
Email: johor@tarc.edu.my

Pahang Faculty Branch

Jalan 1M 9/2, Indera Mahkota 9,
25200 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia.
Telephone: (6)09-5738171/2/3
Fax: (6)09-573 8100
Email: pahang@tarc.edu.my

Sabah Faculty Branch

Lot 1, Ground Floor, Pusat Dagangan Donggongon, 
Jalan Sapau, 89500 Donggongon, Penampang, 
Sabah, Malaysia.
Telephone: (6)088-718481/2
Fax: (6)088-718486
Email: sabah@tarc.edu.my

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