Tunku Abdul Rahman University College

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC) - Penang Branch CampusTARUC - Penang Branch Campus, 77, Lorong Lembah Permai 3, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang

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. Meanwhile, the branch campuses in Penang, Perak, Johor, Pahang and Sabah are purpose-built complete with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities for learning and teaching.

TAR UC offers programmes at pre-university, diploma, Bachelor’s degree and postgraduate levels that are widely recognised by the academia and industries for their depth and breadth of scope and academic rigor. Today, TAR UC has a student population of about 28,000 including international students from more than 20 countries enrolling in close to 200 programmes over a wide range of disciplines from foundation 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 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 210,000 students having passed through its doors.

TAR UC has won many scholastic awards and recognition amongst which include SETARA 5-Star rating for the year 2018 / 2019 under the University Colleges category, Premier Digital Tech University status awarded by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (‘MDEC’) in 2019 for the second time and Sin Chew Education Awards 2018 / 19 where TAR UC was named as the recipient of the Outstanding Educational Institutions: Private Universities / Colleges award, Product Award and CSR award. Besides this, TAR UC also won the Asia Pacific CSR Awards 2016 where the University College won the Excellence in Education Improvement award.

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Commitment towards the highest academic standards and innovative approaches to education.

Strong linkages with business industry, government and the community ensuring industry-relevant curricula

ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner. The only institution in the world running the Internally Assessed ACCA Applied Skills programme that boast of a much broader curriculum than that of ACCA

Strong reputation as a pioneer in the provision of internationally recognised professional programmes since 1971

Renowned for the quality of its graduates who are highly sought after by employers

CIM Graduate Gateway University

CIMA Premium Learning Partner

Dedicated and qualified academic staff who are committed to their role in providing education to students

Close link with industry partners

Wide range of alternative progression routes for further studies, both locally as well as overseas

Awarded MDEC Premier Digital Tech University, a recognition for TAR UC as preferred institution for future digital talents

Holistic Education that instills strong technical and scientific skills as well as personal can character development

Industrial training which provides students with real-world experience and enhances employment prospects

A variety of programmes that provide differentiation to suit the diverse interest and needs of students

Projects and assignments that focus on real industrial problems with industrial training that provide a taste of working an actual industrial problems and solutions

Programmes are well accepted by the institutions around the world resulting in a wide range of progression routes for further studies

Extensive links with industry as well as having graduates who are captains of the industries

A comprehensive coverage of programmes in the Built Environment fields

Holistic Education that focuses on developing strong technical skills to prepare you for be a professional

State-of-the-art laboratories equipped with equipments that meet the industry standard

Our programmes are conducted by well qualified and experienced lecturers with state-of-the-art facilities for students to explore their talents. The faculty has strong industry links which enables students to further gain knowledge through industrial attachment at Diploma and Bachelor Degree levels

Graduates emerge as practitioners infused with the knowledge, hands-on capabilities and professional standards required by the industry. They are also equipped with persuasive communication, analytic al and critical thinking skills, team-player mentality and ethical values essential to their careers

Work on real work Industry-funded projects and receive mentorship from experienced academic staff and practising engineers

Professional accredited engineering programmes by the Board of Engineers Malaysia and globally recognised through Malaysia’s signatory membership with the Washington Accord

Strong industrial links and exposure with engineering site visits, guest lectures and curriculum design with input from industry advisors and successful alumni

Graduates are highly sough after by engineering firms and students make take advantage of career fairs and onsite interviews to secure employment upon graduation

Opportunities to participate in national and international competitions that challenges the application of in depth engineering knowledge, practical skills, teamwork and leadership skills

Passionate and highly qualified academic staff dedicated to inculcate the significance and key values of research in the line with industry driven technological growth

Engineering education excellence with a strong emphasis on innovative teaching and student centric learning experience

Basic Info

Established : 1994

Staff : 150

Students : 3,000

Main Faculty

Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business (FAFB)

Faculty of Computing and Information Technology (FOCS)

Faculty of Communication and Creative Industries (FCCI)

Faculty of Built Environment (FOBE)

Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FOET)

Partner University

Coventry University – For business degree programmes, we offer 1 semester abroad in the final year of studies in which they can graduate with an extra certificate from Coventry University if they join the semester abroad program. It is optional. If students do not opt for it, they will graduate with the TAR UC certificate only.

List of overseas partner universities: For students who completed Diploma programmes and wish to continue their degree studies overseas. Note: Different diplomas have different partner universities and admission in different year of study aka Year 2 or Year 3 of degree. For more information, students can make an appointment with us to find out more.

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