TAR UC in a Nutshell

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR UC’) was established in 1969 as TAR College with the focus of providing tertiary education opportunities for young Malaysians regardless of race, class, and creed who were seeking quality education as well as meeting the rising demand for human capital from businesses and industries. The College started with a single campus in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur which is now the Main Campus. Subsequently, five branch campuses were established in Penang, Perak, Johor, Pahang, and Sabah.

TAR UC Main Campus in Kuala Lumpur sits on a piece of 186-acre land and the campus is an iconic landmark for its architectural feat in blending historical buildings with modern structures as well as the verdant greenery.

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TAR UC offers programmes at pre-university, diploma, Bachelor’s degree and postgraduate levels that are widely recognized by the academia and industries for their depth and breadth of scope and academic rigour. Today, TAR UC has a student population of about 28,000 including international students from more than 20 countries enrolling in more than 200 programmes over a wide range of disciplines from foundation and A-Level to accountancy, finance, business, economics, engineering, built environment, applied sciences, ICT as well as mass communication, creative arts, social science and hospitality management.

These programmes are conducted by 7 faculties and 1 centre namely Centre of Pre-University Studies, Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Built Environment, Faculty of Communication and Creative Industries and Faculty of Social Science and Humanities. In addition, there is also a Centre for Postgraduate Studies and Research that focuses on research.

TAR UC is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Malaysia with more than 200,000 students having passed through its doors.

Our Key Strength

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Programmes

Currently, the intake for international students is only for TAR UC Kuala Lumpur Main Campus.

TAR UC Diploma graduates can proceed to the corresponding Bachelor Degree programmes on credit transfer.

The following are the programmes of study:-

Faculty of Applied Sciences (FOAS)

(3 years)

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioscience with Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Analytical Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports and Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Physics (Instrumentation)

(2 years)

  • Diploma in Science (Chemistry and Biology)
  • Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Diploma in Food Science
Faculty of Computing and Information Technology (FOCS)

(3 years)

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management Mathematics with Computing
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) in Interactive Software Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Systems (Honours) in Enterprise Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) in Software Systems Development
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) in Internet Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) in Information Security
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Microelectronics (Embedded Technology)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) in Data Science

(2 years)

  • Diploma in Science (Information Systems Engineering)
  • Diploma in Interactive Software Technology
  • Diploma in Science (Computer Science and Management Mathematics)
  • Diploma in Science (Computer Science and Computer Mathematics)
  • Diploma in Science (Business Information Systems)
  • Diploma in Science (Internet Technology)
  • Diploma in Science (Microelectronics with Computer Communications)

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Faculty of Accountancy, Finance & Business (FAFB)

(3 years)

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Finance (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Banking and Finance (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Finance and Investment (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Retail Management (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Corporate Administration (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Economics (Honours)

(4 years)

  • Bachelor of Accounting (Honours)

(2 years)

  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Marketing
  • Diploma in Banking and Finance
  • Diploma in Business Studies (Finance and Investment)
  • Diploma in Business Studies (Business Economics)
  • Diploma in Business Studies (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
  • Diploma in Business Studies (Retail Management)
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma in Business Studies (International Business)
  • Diploma in E-Marketing
Faculty of Built Environment (FOBE)

(4 years)

  • Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours)

(3.5 years)

  • Bachelor of Real Estate Management (Honours)

(3 years)

  • Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Honours)

(3 Years)

  • Diploma in Architecture

(2.5 years)

  • Diploma in Quantity Surveying

(2 years 4 months)

  • Diploma in Real Estate Management

(2 years)

  • Diploma in Technology (Building)
Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FOET)

(4 years)

  • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Telecommunication Engineering with Honours

(3 years)

  • Diploma of Electronic Engineering
  • Diploma of Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma of Mechatronic Engineering
Faculty of Communication and Creative Industries (FCCI)

(3 years)

  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Advertising
  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Broadcasting
  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Public Relations (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Graphic Design*
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Fashion Design*
  • Bachelor of Creative Multimedia (Honours)

(2 years 4 months)

  • Diploma in Multimedia Design*

(2 years)

  • Diploma in Mass Communication (Advertising)
  • Diploma in Mass Communication (Broadcast Communication)
  • Diploma in Mass Communication (Journalism)
  • Diploma in Mass Communication (Media Studies)
  • Diploma in Public Relations
  • Diploma in Fashion Design*
  • Diploma in Graphic Design*
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH)

(3 years)

  • Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) English with Drama
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) English with Education

(2 years)

  • Diploma in Social Science (Counselling)
  • Diploma in Hospitality Management (Hotel Management)
  • Diploma in Tourism Management
Centre for Pre-University Studies (CPUS)

(1 year)

  • Foundation in Arts*
  • Foundation in Science*
  • Foundation in Accounting
  • Foundation in Engineering
  • Foundation in Business
  • Foundation in Computing

(1 year 6 months)

  • Cambridge GCE A-Level (Arts)
  • Cambridge GCE A-Level (Science)

* Note: Applicants applying into Graphic Design/Fashion Design/Multimedia Design must submit a portfolio and pass an interview to be conducted by TAR UC.

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

Bachelor

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College

This programme provides a wide spectrum of knowledge and skills required for a career in the accountancy and finance profession. The curriculum covers key areas such as f ... [+]

Programme Overview

This programme provides a wide spectrum of knowledge and skills required for a career in the accountancy and finance profession. The curriculum covers key areas such as financial accounting & reporting, management accounting & control, accounting information systems, audit & assurance, public sector accounting, taxation, corporate governance, and professional values & ethics.

Exemption

Exemptions awarded by the following professional bodies:

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) CPA Australia The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) Minimum Entry Requirements ... [-]
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
May 2020
English (US)
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Tunku Abdul Rahman University College

This programme aims to produce graduates who are equipped with the knowledge and core competencies and dispositions required of a business person working in a competitive ... [+]

Programme Overview

This programme aims to produce graduates who are equipped with the knowledge and core competencies and the professional disposition required of business personnel working in competitive business environment in this globalised world. Students will be trained to develop the essential soft skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills by applying theoretical knowledge to tackle practical and strategic issues in a business case study environment. Students will have an option to participate in our Global Mobility Programme, under which they will have the opportunity to visit or spend a semester at our Global Partner Universities.

Minimum Entry Requirements ... [-]
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
May 2020
English (US)
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Tunku Abdul Rahman University College

The hospitality industry is diverse in nature and provides abundant job opportunities worldwide. This programme is aimed to guide students through a progression route for ... [+]

Programme Overview

The hospitality industry is diverse in nature and provides abundant job opportunities worldwide. This programme is aimed to guide students through a progression route for rapid advancement in the career with the industry upon graduation. Technical skills in both food and beverage and rooms divisions, as well as managerial and personal skills, are incorporated into the programme to facilitate employment opportunities among local or international establishments.

Entry Requirements

Student must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry to Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Honours) in TAR UC:• A Level – Passes in 2 relevant subjects (O Leve: Pass in English)• TAR UC Qualification – Foundation in Arts (Track B) OR Relevant Diploma• Other – Other qualifications recognized by the Malaysia Government and meet TAR UC minimum entry requirements... [-]

Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
May 2020
English (US)
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Tunku Abdul Rahman University College

This programme is designed to equip students with technical abilities and knowledge of the information security in the areas of Computer Security, Internet Security, Info ... [+]

Programme Overview

This programme is designed to equip students with technical abilities and knowledge of the information security in the areas of Computer Security, Internet Security, Information Assurance and Security, Network Security, Systems Administration, and Software Security. In addition, students have the opportunity to learn about computer networking and software development. Students will learn and be trained on how to detect, prevent and defend organisations’ systems from unauthorized access.

Electives courses like Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing, Digital Forensics, Network Forensics, Security Assessment and Risk Management, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Application Development, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing will be offered to students undergoing this programme.... [-]

Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
May 2020
English (US)
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Tunku Abdul Rahman University College

This undergraduate degree in psychology provides a general understanding of the scientific mechanisms that underlie our thoughts, emotions and behaviours, and their relat ... [+]

Programme Overview

This undergraduate degree in psychology provides a general understanding of the scientific mechanisms that underlie our thoughts, emotions and behaviours, and their relation to one's physical state, mental state, and the external environment. Students are provided with excellent skills in analytical thinking, research processes, and problem-solving. At the end of the programme, students will develop the abilities to work well as part of a team and as independent thinkers by optimising human development, abilities, and quality of life.

Entry Requirements

Student must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry to Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Psychology in TAR UC:• A Level – Passes in 2 relevant subjects (O Leve: Grade C in Mathematic and 1 Science Subject AND Pass in English)• TAR UC Qualification – Foundation in Arts (Track A) OR Relevant Diploma• Other – Other qualifications recognized by the Malaysia Government and meet TAR UC minimum entry requirements... [-]

Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
May 2020
English (US)
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Address
Department of International Student Office (DISO)
Address: 
Ground Floor, Tan Sri Khaw Kai Boh Building, Jalan Genting Kelang, 53300 Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.
Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone
+6(03) 4145 0100/ 4145 0123