Tunku Abdul Rahman University College

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Tunku Abdul Rahman University College
Kolej Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
拉曼大学学院
Lāmàn Dàxué Xuéyuàn
Tunku Abdul Rahman College.jpg
Motto Quality and Affordable Education
Established 1969
Type Public
Principal Dr Tan Chik Heok[1]
Students 24 000
Location Kuala Lumpur Main Campus, Penang Branch Campus, Perak Branch Campus, Johor Branch Campus, Pahang Branch Campus, Sabah Branch Campus.
Website www.tarc.edu.my

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, often known as TARC or KTAR, is a public institution of higher learning in Malaysia. It has six campuses in six states across Malaysia. The college operates with a 50% subsidy from the government for its recurrent and capital expenditure; the other 50% funding comes from the college trustees and income collected. Tunku Abdul Rahman College was officially upgraded into a university college on 2 May 2013. It is now known as Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.[2] Steeped in tradition of excellence, the institution currently has a student population of 24,000 students and has educated 160,000 graduates who have gone on to become national leaders, established businessmen, entrepreneurs, CEOs and professionals of various industries.

History[edit]

Tun Tan Siew Sin, the president of MCA proposed the establishment of Tunku Abdul Rahman College in the MCA General Assembly on March 1968.[3] Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC) was established on 24 February 1969. The college was named after the late YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the first prime minister of Malaysia and the Father of Malaysian Independence.

The college started with classes in the School of Pre-University Studies in 1969, followed by the School of Business Studies in 1971. In 1972, the School of Technology and School of Arts & Science were established. The School of Social Science & Humanities was established in 1999.

On 19 July 1976, with the completion of the first phase of the college campus, classes were moved to campus premises in Kuala Lumpur, occupying 186 acres of land.

From an initial intake of 764 students in 1969, today there are approximately 24,000 students in the TARC Kuala Lumpur Main Campus and its five branch campuses.

Kuala Lumpur's main campus administration block

Faculties[edit]

Faculty of Accountancy, Finance & Business (FAFB)[4][edit]

The School of Business Studies(SBS) was established in 1971 and has carved a strong niche in professional accountancy education. In July 2013, faculty have changed name to Faculty of Accountancy, Finance & Business (FAFB).

Since 1987, TARC is the only institution outside UK and Ireland with the privilege to conduct the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) internally assessed programmes.[5] The good performance of SBS students in the external examinations of ACCA Professional Level has put TARC on the Platinum Status under the ACCA Approved Learning Partner-Student Tuition Scheme. The Platinum Status puts TARC in the top 5% of ACCA tuition providers worldwide.[6]

The College is a CIMA Learning Quality Partner.[7][8]

The faculty has innovatively articulated the professional curricula of ACCA, CIMA and ICSA with its diploma and advanced diploma programmes. Professional bodies of ACCA, CIMA and ICSA grant maximum exemption to the relevant advanced diploma. This exemption is similar to that granted to a relevant Bachelor Honours Degree.[9]

Programmes offered:[10]

  • Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Administration
  • Corporate Administration
  • Banking and Finance
  • Finance and Investment
  • Economics
  • Business Economics
  • Marketing
  • E-Commerce and Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Retail Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FEBE)[11][edit]

The School of Technology(SOT) was established in 1972. In July 2013, faculty have changed name to Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FEBE).

The SOT Advanced Diploma in Technology (Building) programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), United Kingdom. Such level of accreditation by CIOB is normally awarded to Bachelor of Science (Hons) degrees in the relevant field of study in universities in UK and overseas.[12]

The Advanced Diploma in Quantity Surveying programme is fully accredited by the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM). SOT Engineering Diploma holders are exempted from the relevant papers in the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)/The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) examination.[13]

Programmes offered:[14]

  • Architecture
  • Building
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Property Management/Estate Management
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Apparel Manufacturing

Faculty of Applied Sciences and Computing (FASC)[15][edit]

The School of Arts & Science(SAS) was established in 1972. In July 2013, faculty have changed name to Faculty of Applied Sciences and Computing (FASC).

The faculty’s Diploma and Advanced Diploma programme structures and syllabi are designed and arranged so that students will be simultaneously prepared for the TARC Advanced Diploma in conjunction with the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree of Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina, USA.[16] Campbell University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) to award Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Education Specialist, and Doctorate degrees. This accreditation is extended to all Campbell University's programme sites, including its Bachelor of Science Degree at TARC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

FASC has strong collaborative links with industry partners, scientific and academic institutions and non-governmental organizations. Through these collaborations, FASC is a Cisco Network Academy, Microsoft IT-academy and members of Microsoft Developers’ Network Academic Alliance MSDNAA, Novell Academic Training Partner, IBM Academic Initiative member and Member of Altera University programme.[17]

Programmes offered:[18]

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • BioScience with Chemistry
  • Chemistry and Biology
  • Food Science
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Business Information Systems
  • Information Security
  • Internet Technology
  • Computer Science and Statistics
  • Management Mathematics with Computing
  • Computer Science and Management Mathematics
  • Computer Science and Computer Mathematics
  • Applied Physics with Scientific Instrumentation
  • Microelectronics and Physics
  • Microelectronics with Computer Communication
  • Microelectronics with Embedded Technology
  • Microelectronics with Automatic Control
  • Interactive Software Technology

Faculty of Social Science, Arts and Humanities (FSSAH)[19][edit]

The School of Social Science & Humanities(SSSH) was established in 1999. In July 2013, faculty have changed name to Faculty of Social Science, Arts and Humanities (FSSAH). The School offers programmes in the discipline of mass communication, creative arts, social science and hospitality management.

Programmes offered:[20]

  • Advertising
  • Broadcast Communication
  • Journalism
  • Media Studies
  • Public Relations
  • Counselling/Psychology
  • Graphic Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Multimedia Design
  • Hotel Management
  • Tourism
  • Foodservice
  • Event Management

Centre for Pre-University Studies (CPUS)[21][edit]

Established in 1969, the School of Pre-University Studies(SPUS) is the pioneer school of TARC. In July 2013, the school has changed its name to Centre for Pre-University Studies (CPUS). The centre offers Cambridge GCE A Level and Foundation programmes.[22] Cambridge GCE A Level is widely accepted as entry qualification for opt into university at UK, USA, Canada, Singapore, etc.[23]

Facilities at main campus[24][edit]

Sports facilities[25][edit]

TARC Main Campus has sports facilities, including an air-conditioned sports complex. Netted tennis courts are available at the rooftop, and the interior is used as badminton or basketball courts. There is an Olympic-size swimming pool, a learner's pool, a gymnasium and squash courts in the club. Outdoor fields available are for football, basketball, futsal, and volleyball.

Library[26][edit]

TARC library is a three-storey building with Infoweb system that helps students locate books easily. Internet-surfing computers are available for students to do research and to access to Microsoft Office applications. There are rooms for study, discussion and individual study areas.

Accommodation[27][edit]

One of the ten residential blocks of TARC Hostel

A path beside the Sports Complex leads to TARC Hostel. The ten blocks of five-storey-buildings can accommodate 2000 students. The rooms are twin-sharing and equipped with beds, wardrobes, study tables and chairs. Seven of the blocks are for female students, while the other blocks are for male students.

Facilities in the hostel includes 24-hour security services, air-conditioned study rooms with internet service, cafeteria, ATM, convenience and stationery shop, launderette and water dispensers.

Transportation[28][edit]

The college offers bus services to areas in the vicinity.

Computing facilities[29][edit]

Computers in the Communication and Information Technology Centre of Kuala Lumpur Main Campus

Besides the internet-surfing computers in the library, more can be found in the Communication and Information Technology Centre of the Kuala Lumpur Main Campus.

Wi-Fi hotspots are spread all across the college, with popular spots being the library, canteens, and certain blocks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TARC Principal's Message". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "TARC Now a University College". TARC. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "History". TARC. Archived from the original on 28 October 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Faculty of Accountancy, Finance & Business (FAFB)". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "TARC Professional Accreditations". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "ACCA's Tuition Provider Directory". Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "TARC Professional Accreditations". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "CIMA Course Providers". Chartered Institute of Management Accountants(CIMA). Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "TARC Professional Accreditations". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "FAFB Programmes". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FEBE)". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "TARC Professional Accreditations". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "TARC Professional Accreditations". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "FEBE Programmes". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "Faculty of Applied Sciences and Computing (FASC)". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "FASC Programmes General Progression Route". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "TARC Industrial Collaborations". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "FASC Programmes". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "Faculty of Social Science, Arts and Humanities (FSSAH)". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "FSSAH Programmes". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  21. ^ "Centre for Pre-University Studies (CPUS)". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  22. ^ "CPUS Programmes". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  23. ^ "Recognition of Cambridge International AS and A Level". Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  24. ^ "TARC Main Campus Facilities". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  25. ^ "TARC Sport Facilities". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  26. ^ "TARC Library". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  27. ^ "TARC Accommodation". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  28. ^ "TARC College Bus Transportation". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  29. ^ "TARC IT Facilities". TARC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 

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