About Us

About Us

Dean

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Loke Chui Fung ( Email)
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD (UPM)

Welcome to the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FOAS) of TAR University College!

FOAS is evolved from the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Computing (FASC) of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) and the well-established/reputable School of Arts and Science (SAS) of the renowned Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC) which has been upgraded to University College status in May 2013.  The School (SAS) was established in February 1972 and was one of the pioneers who offer external Degree since 1979. The BS (Campbell University) Dual Award Degree offered at TAR UC has gained its 3rd 10-year of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC) in 2011. The Faculty has a track record of producing successful graduates in both academic and industry in a wide and diverse range of applied sciences and computing areas for more than 40 years. To date, the faculty has more than 40 faculty members and has graduated more than 37,000 graduates at various level of studies.

The Faculty of Applied Sciences (FOAS) currently runs programmes at Diploma, Bachelor (Honours) Degree and Masters levels and endeavors to offer PhD programmes in the near future. The Faculty continues the academic collaboration arrangement with the Campbell University, USA to offer Dual Award Bachelor Degree to the students. In this academic arrangement, the programme structures and syllabi of FOAS programmes are designed and arranged that students will be simultaneously prepared for the programme in FOAS in conjunction with the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree of Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina, USA.

Apart from running academic programmes, the faculty is active in research activities and has close relationship with industry via industry-academia collaborative projects which includes providing sample testing using high-end scientific and industrial-standard instrumentation. 

Campbell University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC) to award Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Education Specialist, and Doctorate degrees. This accreditation extends to all of the University's program sites, including its Bachelor of Science degree at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Campbell University. Website link:
[http://www.campbell.edu/about/accreditation/] or (http://www.sacscoc.org/).

The Faculty is supported by dedicated faculty members from 3 Departments and 3 Research Centres:

Departments:

  • Department of BioScience
  • Department of Sport Science
  • Department of Physical Science

Research Centers:

  • Bioscience and Chemistry Research Center
  • Center for Applied Physics and Embedded System Research
  • Center for Sports and Exercise Science Research

The FOAS continues to strive for education excellence by providing high quality education in undergraduate and post-graduate level as well as to excel in research and industry-collaborations.