History of Institution
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 180,000 alumni.
TAR University College offers a wide range of degree programmes in various disciplines such as accounting and finance, business and management, engineering and built environment, applied sciences and ICT to mass communication & creative arts, counselling & psychology, hospitality management and sports & exercise science. TAR UC is supported by four faculties in the delivery of undergraduate degree programmes, namely the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Computing (FASC), Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business (FAFB), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FEBE) and Faculty of Social Science, Arts and Humanities (FSAH).
There is also the Centre for Pre-University Studies offering the Foundation and A Level programmes and our latest Centre, the Centre for Postgraduate Studies and Research which offers Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Life Science (Life Sciences) and Master of Science (Physical Science).
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.
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.
Penang Branch Campus
77, Lorong Lembah Permai Tiga,
11200 Tanjong Bungah, Penang, Malaysia.
Perak Branch Campus
Jalan Kolej, Taman Bandar Baru,
31900 Kampar,Perak, Malaysia.
Telephone: (6)05-4660388, 4668012/3
Johor Branch Campus
Jalan Segamat/Labis, 85000 Segamat,
Pahang Faculty Branch
P37, Jalan Bayu 1, Taman Seri Bayu,
28600 Karak, Pahang, Malaysia.
Sabah Faculty Branch
Lot 1, Ground Floor, Pusat Dagangan Donggongon,
Jalan Sapau, 89500 Donggongon, Penampang,