Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)


Last Updated: 2020-10-20 16:59:35
Type of Institution
Comprehensive university
Areas of Program
Finance & Economics, Communication, Mathematics & Natural Sciences, Humanities, Law & Social Sciences, Architecture, Construction & Town Planning, Life Sciences, Business Management, Computer & Information Technology, Food, Beverage, Leisure & Tourism, Engineering Science & Technology, Art & Design, Education
Year of Establishment
Founded Body/ Founder
Late Tun Tan Siew Sin
Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei
TAR UC (Kuala Lumpur Main Campus)(Main Campus), TAR UC (Penang Branch Campus), TAR UC (Perak Branch Campus), TAR UC (Johor Branch Campus), TAR UC (Pahang Branch), TAR UC (Sabah Branch)
Student Number (local)
Number of Teaching Staff


Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) is a premier educational institution with 50 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 28,000 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 200,000 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), The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport Malaysia (CILTM), 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 programmes at Postgraduate, Undergraduate and Pre-University levels across seven academic faculties and one centre, including Applied Science, Computer Science, Mass Communication, Hospitality Management, Creative Arts, Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Accounting, Business and Finance, Engineering, Built Environment, Foundation etc.

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