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    The School of Arts and Science has strong Collaborative links with the industry partners, academic institutions and NGOs. The collaboration activities include, but not limited to, projects design and development, knowledge development and research, knowledge transfer through workshops/ training, sample & data analysis and other services using equipment available in the School.

    Collaborations with ICT related companies

    Collaborations with Science, Technology and Engineering related companies

     

     


    Collaborations with ICT related companies

    ICT related companies and organizations in collaboration with SAS are:

    MyUniAlliance - Google Web Academy

    Hilti (M) Sdn. Bhd.

    SAP - University Alliance Programme (UAP)

    Microsoft Malaysia (Microsoft Developers' Network AcademicAlliance MSDNAA - Software Development)

    NCL Solution Sdn. Bhd. (as Novell Academic Training Partners for Novell Operating Systems and open source)

    MDeC (technopreneurship and training, Games Development)

    Cisco Systems - Cisco Network Academy (Computer Networking)

    IBM (IBM Academic Initiative Programme)

    Other MNCs/ SME/ SMI (industrial training, project development, knowledge transfer and sharing sessions)

    Through these collaborations, we are:

    Cisco Network Academy

    Microsoft IT-academy and members of Microsoft Developers' Network Academic Alliance MSDNAA

    Novell Academic Training Partners

    IBM Academic Initiative

    Member of Industry-Academic Advisory Panel for Games Programming and Development

    The Schools is awarded the following awards: Please click here to see more

     

     

     


    MyUniAlliance - Google Web Academy

    MDEC introduces the MyUniAlliance - Google Web Academy in July 2012 where the programme objective is to provide people with learning opportunities and educational resources to succeed in web economy. Web Academy consists of business and technical courses with qualification; targeted at users who are, or want to develop skills as online marketers, web consultants and entrepreneurs, developers and IT professionals.

    TARC joined this programme in 2012, to train TARC students with the latest Google technology to create and develop E-commerce websites via Online Business Professionals Program, Cloud Professionals Program and HTML5 Developer Program using Google Web Academy curriculum and content. Step-by-step learning materials with exercises & quizzes for students and facilitator guides for teachers will be provided.




    Hilti (M) Sdn. Bhd.

    The School of Arts and Science has always been conscious of the importance of collaborations with the industry.  Its systematic efforts and long-term plans in this area has greatly benefited its students.  Such collaborations ensure that the College continues to understand the needs of the industry.


    One such collaboration is with Hilti (M) Sdn Bhd.  With its headquarters in Liechtenstein and its business expanding to different parts of the world, Hilti has set up a Global IT Competence Centre in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.  In such a unique relationship and a win-win one, Hilti has generously provided support to TAR College in many ways.  The nature of support includes the giving of talks, participating in the College’s career fairs, attending periodic meetings with the academic staff, providing internship opportunities to our students, and last but not least, providing career openings to our graduates.


    SAP TERP10 Workshop

    Recently, Hilti took a step further in their collaborative efforts with the College by offering two vacancies to our academic staff and student in a valuable 2-week workshop on SAP TERP10 from 11th June to 22nd June 2012.  As the workshop was actually an in-house workshop for Hilti’s own staff, the College considers this opportunity for its academic staff and student’s skills enhancement as a great privilege indeed.  The workshop provided an introduction to the various modules contained in the SAP ERP software. Each module was preceded by the introduction of concepts and related business processes before the participants were given hands-on into the actual functions and features of the software proper.



       
    Participants at the 10-day Workshop showing Quadirah (student) and Low (lecturer) – clockwise from top left.   Live and hands-on training. The SAP software is hosted in Germany and participants have access to original SAP ERP software.   Participants paying attention to the SAP consultant.


    Tour to Hilti (M) Sdn. Bhd.

    on 30th May 2012. The lucky students were Chooi Kok Keong, Ow Ying Teng, Qadirah Chan Binti Latif (all from the Business Information Systems programme) and Lee Seong Ching (from the Internet Technology programme). During the visit, the students got to know more about the company in terms of its structure and workflows. In addition, some of Hilti’s team leads provided live demonstrations on SAP HANA, SAP ByD and other technologies used by the company.



       
    Students listening intently during a presentation by Dr Martin Nemetz, Hilti’s Head of Competence Center on Demand and on Device Services   Mr. Peter Loh Hon Chong (Team Lead SAP ByD) demonstrating the application of the technology used by his team   Group photo taken after the visit


     


     

    SAP - University Alliance Programme (UAP)

    TAR College is proud to announce that it has signed on to participate in the MyUniAlliance-SAP programme which will enable students from relevant programmes of study to undergo SAP training as part of their academic curriculum. The programme aims to upskill ICT undergraduates in Malaysia by adding industry-relevant training to their syllabus to enhance their employability.

    As TAR College employs the MyUniAlliance-SAP programme, the College will receive three pillars of support. First of all, TAR College will receive free licenses for SAP software to be used for teaching purposes. Secondly, the College will be provided curriculum support through extensive educational materials developed by professors around the world through the SAP University Alliance Program. Finally, SAP will provide training to the College to equip staff and lecturers with the latest SAP knowledge to pass on to their students.

    In addition to this, Robert Walters Global Salary Survey report for 2012 shows that IT professionals with SAP training are very much in demand and are among the highest paid IT professionals in Malaysia. This bodes well for TAR College graduates seeking to establish their career in the IT field.

    To date, 9 academic staff has been trained under the College’s University Alliance Programme (UAP) with SAP. It is also worthwhile to note that with effect from the September 2012 intake, the Business Information Systems students will have practicals on the actual SAP software on a weekly basis guided by SAP-trained lecturers. The College also plans to incorporate SAP elements covering the areas of business processes, workflow, software configuration and business intelligence in the curriculum.



    From left to right; Ms Serene Sia (Managing Director, SAP Malaysia),
    Dr Ng Swee Chin (Head of School of Arts & Science, TAR College),
    Ms Ng Wan Peng (Chief Operating Officer, MDEC).


     

     


    Microsoft Malaysia (Software Development)

    Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) and Microsoft Imagine Cup
    TARC worked very closely with Microsoft Malaysia to organize events and programs to allow students to explore the depths of the creativity in the use of technology, and incentive with a sponsored trip to the world wide finals. TARC organized series of annual event and workshops with the support from Microsoft Malaysia to encourage students to learn and leverage new technology to a better use of it to solve our daily or global problems. All the events and workshops are headed by TARC Microsoft Student Partner, which is part of Microsoft’s on-going commitment to drive the national agenda for higher learning, producing industry class graduates and raising Malaysia’s national competitiveness by preparing the country for the innovation economy.

    TARC Microsoft Student Partners who acts as representatives of TARC and as a point of contact with Microsoft on matters related to Microsoft technologies have been so far shown very good potential in leadership and management skills. The best part from this programme is that it provides opportunities for students to be excellent in both academics as well as co-curricular activities. So far, most of our MSPs are awarded as the Campbell University Perpetual Cup Winners as well.

     


     
    Mr Moy Hong Chiang from Advanced Diploma in Science (Information Systems Engineering) – MSP and Perpetual Cup Winner of year 2007
     
    (from left) Mr Jonathan Ng from Advanced Diploma in Science (Information Systems Engineering), Ms Lim Huey Chen from Advanced Diploma in Science (Information Systems Engineering) and Mr Kok Chiann from Advanced Diploma in Science (Internet Technology) were TARC MSPs for the year 2007 till 2008. Mr Kok Chiann was also the Perpetual Cup Winner for the year 2008.
     

    Mr Ong Kang Xiong from Advanced Diploma in Science (Information Systems Engineering) – MSP and Perpetual Cup Winner of year 2009

     

    Mr. Lim Woo Tong from Advanced Diploma in Science

    (Information Systems Engineering) – MSP and Perpetual Cup Winner of Year 2010

     



    Microsoft Software Developer Network Academic Alliance (MSDN AA)
    TARC has subscribed MSDN AA to allow students’ and faculty members’ access to the Microsoft's tools and technologies for their everyday teaching and learning purposes.

    Participation in Games Development in Computer Science Education 2008, Florida (GDCSE)
    An event co-organized by Microsoft Research and Electronic Arts, to bring the development of the games technology to academicians worldwide. TAR College's lecturer seek to identify and establish relevancy in academic content from the global industry names presenting in the conference such as Blizzard, Garage Games; and from academics such as Carnegie-Mellon University on Project Alice, plus and the use of technology such as Microsoft XNA, a learning and publishing tool for use on PCs and the X-Box 360.
     
    "We thank you for your participation in our programs and we look forward to TAR College's continued participation and support in Microsoft's academic programs. It is very important to the industry that today's graduates have the relevant skills and are prepared for tomorrow's jobs. Thus, we look forward to continuing this close collaboration with TAR College's to close that gap, eventually benefiting both your graduates and the industry ecosystem that need this talent pool." Mr Ian Su, Senior Technology Advisor, Malaysia Software Economy , Microsoft Malaysia
     
     
     

     

     

     

     


    NCL Solution Sdn. Bhd. (Novell Operating Systems and open source)

    Novell Academic Training Partner (NATP)
    TARC is a Novell Academic Training Partner (NATP) since April 2007 and has been working very closely with NCL Solutions (Novell Silver Level Training Partner) to implement the incorporation of the Novell Certified Linux Professional (NCLP) curriculum to our existing programme structures. “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Fundamentals and Administration” and “Advanced SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Administration” of the Novell Certified Linux Professional (NCLP) curriculum have been either fully or partially incorporated into the courses in the programme structure of Advanced Diploma in Science (Business Information Systems), Advanced Diploma in Science (Information Systems Engineering) and Advanced Diploma in Science (Microelectronics with Computer Communications). NATP program is indeed an ideal way to teach Novell and Linux technologies, where instructors receive access to top-notch training materials, and students can delve into some of the IT industry’s most advanced networking, open source and computer solutions. With successful collobaration for the past two years and TARC awarded as the Best NATP 2009, both TARC and NCL Solutions took the next step to mark the closer collaboration by signing the Memorandum of Understanding in October 2009 to provide additional benefits to the students in the student community who participates in organizing SUSE Linux related programs and events with lots of good activities waiting for them to explore via SUSE Linux Innovative Club Evangelist (SLICE) program. TAR College and NCL Solutions have the same commitment to train young generation with required highly demanded IT skills set. To add excitement to the event, it is announced by Ms Cindy Chong during her speech that Mr Tan Tze Jie, a current student of Advanced Diploma in Science (Information Systems Engineering), achieved the highest score for the NCLP professional certification examination among the Malaysia Academics as of year 2009.

     

    “As an ICT student of TAR College, I am proud to say that I have the chance to learn SUSE Linux (NCLA) during my study time. Besides, I would like to thank NCL Solutions Sdn. Bhd. to provide me with the opportunity to study NCLP during my internship with the company.”

    Mr Tan Tze Jie


     

     


    MDeC (technopreneurship and training, Games Development)

    TARC-MDEC Initiative and Involvement from Supportive Industry Experts to Promote Technopreneurship


    In association with the MSC-Malaysia IHL Business Plan Competition, TARC with the support from Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC) organize talks, workshops and internal competitions to promote technopreneurship among College students and also to select the teams to represent the College at the national level competition (MIBPC).
    Invitation of industry experts to provide talks and to be the internal judges for the competitions has provided lots of excitement to the events and invaluable advices to the participants.
    The followings are the expertise that we have invited from the industry to be the speakers or the judges for the event:
    Seminar: Commercializing Ideas & Successful Marketing by Mr. TK Choo, Head of Department, Baxter HealthCare
    Seminar: Presentation Skills by Mr. Moy Hong Chiang, SMB Program Marketing Manager, Microsoft Malaysia
    Judges from the industries:
    Mr. Melvin Wong, CEO of Just Mobile Sdn. Bhd.
    Mr. TK Choo, Head of Department, Baxter Healthcare
    Mr. Wilson Ten, Executive Director, TL Innovation Sdn. Bhd.


    TARC as one of the Panel Member MSC Malaysia Creative Multimedia Industry-Academia Panel (Game Development and Programming)

    MDeC has invited one of our lecturers to be one of the Panel Member MSC Malaysia Creative Multimedia Industry-Academia Panel (Game Development and Programming) with the following objectives:

    To support MSC Malaysia’s vision to produce industry relevant k-workers.
    To provide insights to curriculum alignment, training and career awareness projects.
    To assist with resolving issues of creative talent.
    To use influence and authority to assist Panel projects in achieving its outcome

     

     

     



    Cisco Systems - Cisco Network Academy (Computer Networking)

    Tunku Abdul Rahman College is a Cisco Local Networking Academy and participates in the CCNA programme offered under the Academy. This programme is fully integrated into our various programmes as shown below to provide students with industry related networking skills:

    Advanced Diploma in Science (Information Systems Engineering)
    Advanced Diploma in Science (Internet Technology)
    Advanced Diploma in Science (Microelectronics with Computer Communications)

    Through the faculty member, Ms Chok Len Mooi, TARC participates actively as a council member in the Cisco Malaysia Academy Council with the objectives of overseeing the Cisco Networking Academy Program implemented at all IHLs nationwide, providing feedbacks of the current program for future improvement purpose as well as organizing activities like tutorials for instructors and national competition for students. TARC also provide technical support for equipments in the running of National CISCO Competitions for the past two years.

    TARC instructors are Cisco certified instructurs. They provide mentoring to students who participate in internal competitions as well as national competitions. CISCO and companies like Pearson Vue Sdn Bhd and CSC Sdn Bhd have provided their support in the running of TARC internal competitions.

    With the positive boost from the internal competitions, TARC students have emerged as one of the top winners in the national Cisco Networking Skills Competition for the past few years. (Click here to see more)

    TARC instructors have successfully promote students to go for CCNA professional certification before graduating and quite a good percentage of students have passed the professional examinations. With this good effort, Cisco Malaysia Academy Council acknowledges our initiatives to promote certification among TARC students and TARC is awarded "Great Collaborative Effort in Promoting Student Certification" in the year 2009.

    Besides focusing on training our own students, TARC certified instructors are also actively involved in providing CCNA public course from CCNA 1 till CCNA 4.

     

     

     

     

     

    IBM (IBM Academic Initiative Programme)

     

    TARC is a member of the IBM Academic Initiative Program since 2010. IBM has established the Academic Initiative program where IBM collaborates with academia globally to build a pipe-line of skilled students for the IT jobs of tomorrow. IBM’s Academic Initiative is specifically focused on promoting skills around open standards-based software, together with new skills for the 21st century.

     

    As a member of IBM Academic Initiative Program, IBM provides, at no charge, the academia with access to thousands of IBM’s leading-edge software and industry-proven course materials (worth millions of dollars), remote access to IBM hardware and training on IBM’s technologies to assist the academia in enhancing the skills profile of their students.

     

    The following collaboration have been held with IBM since 2010 :


    1) IBM Innovation Centre visit by students and lecturers (2010)

    2) IBM booth sponsorship during TIC 2010

    3) DB2 Workshop for students and lecturers (2010)

    4) J2EE Eclipse eKit Training for students and lecturers (2011)


     


    Other MNCs/ SME/ SMI (industrial training, project development, knowledge transfer and sharing sessions)

    On-going efforts to tie up real-life projects to final year projects
    The Computer Science Division is working very closely with industries mainly from software house companies to link their real-life projects for our final year students to work on it with the aim of producing graduates who are capable of delivering quality software to customers according to real-life requirements.

     
    Sharing Sessions/Talks for Students and Lecturers
    Guest speakers from the industry have been invited from time to time to provide sharing sessions/talks for students and lecturers revolving around trends and issues of the Information Technology and Computer Science areas as well as the soft skills aspects.

    For some of the sharing sessions that have been held recently at TAR College: Please click here to see more

     

     

     

     


    Collaborations with Science, Technology and Engineering related companies

     


    Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM)

    Chemistry and Biology (CB) Division of the School of Arts and Science, KTAR will be collaborating with IKM and agrees to pool efforts together to assist in the continuing education and professional development of lKM members; to assist in developing the content of chemistry and chemistry-related courses and programmes of KTAR, to promote the development of chemistry profession among its academic staff and students; to collaborate on research and innovation in chemistry and chemistry-related areas; to undertake joint programmes in promoting the advancement of chemistry in Malaysia; and as well as in any other areas of co-operation as agreed to by both parties from time to time.

    So far, IKM and CB Division have now joined hand in training professional Chemistry related personnel. The following workshops have so far been agreed and have been conducted/ to be conducted in TARC: 2-day Hands-on "Training Workshop on Spectroscopic Methods of Analysis in AAS and UV-Vis Spectroscopies" at Tunku Abdul Rahman College on Saturday & Sunday, 19-20 May 2012.
    IKM PART 1 LMIC EXAM Preparatory Course 2012, July – Nov 2012.

    Both IKM and TARC agree to continue discussions and communication on the above areas and work together to benefit both parties.



       

    MoU signed with the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry/Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM), on 9 November 2011, to join hand in training professional Chemistry related personnel.

     

     

     

     

     



    TAR College signs MoU with National Instruments, gaining RM 1.8 Million Software Sponsorship

    Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TAR College) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Instruments(NI), garnering RM 1, 800, 000.00 worth of sponsorship in NI's Labview software. The MoU signing ceremony took place in the TAR College KL Main Campus on 15 April, 2011.

    YB Dato' Dr Hou Kok Chung, who witnessed the signing ceremony said, "The partnership with TAR College, a known-established public Higher Education Institution and NI, a world leader in virtual instrumentation software and automated test equipment, will help to bridge the gap between classroom learning and practical relevant skills needed by the industry. This link with the industry can strengthen the curriculum and enhance the employability and marketability of TAR College graduates".

    This partnership will also work towards building platforms for TAR College students and staff, specifically from the School of Arts & Science (SAS), and the experts of NI to mutually share the latest technologies and experiences in virtual instrumentation applications for test, control and design areas through collaborations in research & development, workshops, seminars, training sessions and projects.

    Mr Chandran Nair, NI ASEAN Managing Director expressed his hope to see new ideas emerge from the involvement of the students of TAR College in this collaboration.

     
      TAR College and National Instruments signs a Memorandum of Understanding

     
      Dr Tan on behalf of TAR College, receives the RM 1,800,000.00 Labview Software Sponsorship from Mr Nair, representing NI.
       
       
      Names in order: (From left) Dr Ng Swee Chin, Head of SAS, Dr Tan Chik Heok, TAR College Principal, Y Bhg Dr Hou Kok Chung, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Mr Chandran Nair, NI ASEAN Managing Director and Mr James Lai, NI Malaysia Area Sales Manager

     

     
      Mr Chandran Nair, Managing Director of NI (ASEAN) speaking to the press

     

     
      Dr. Lim Hee Chuan briefing Mr Chandran Nair( third from left), Puan Azian Wahab, Head of R&D Department of NI (second from left)on laboratory setup.

     

     
      Mr Ooi Hio Giap briefing Mr Chandran Nair on on real time embedded vision system.

    Click here to seee more:
    http://digital.ni.com/worldwide/singapore.nsf/web/all/4E51C39AE345B9278625787700277B24?OpenDocument&node=167080_us/

     

     

    Altera University Programme

    The School of Arts and Science participates in Altera University Program. In this program, the Microelectronics and Physics Division receives latest equipment (FPGA development boards and peripherals) and trainings for faculty. The staff are well trained and the laboratory is well equipped with FPGA development boards like Altera DE1 and DE2 Development and Education boards as well as software tools. The availability of equipment and tools under the program has greatly enhanced the knowledge and skills of the students in the areas of programmable logic devices like FPGA. The School also work closely with Altera Penang to host the FPGA “train the trainers” workshop at TAR College for academic personnel in the country.

    MIMOS Malaysia
    MOU had also been signed with MIMOS whereby MIMOS provides facilities and equipment to fabricate integrated circuits (ICs) for students’ work. The MOU also provides the transfer of knowledge and skills, and joint development of macrocells. The students had successfully designed and fabricated the chips with collaboration from MIMOS.

     

    Intel Microelectronics, Penang
    The School also works closely with Intel in curriculum development and skills transfer. Academic staff were sent to Intel Penang for training under the Intel- MDeC Advanced VLSI training program. With industry trained staff and laboratory equipped with professional IC design software Mentor Graphics, students will be assured of receiving up-to-date skills in IC design.

     

    Cisco Systems - Cisco Network Academy (Computer Networking)
    Tunku Abdul Rahman College is a Cisco Local Networking Academy and participates in the CCNA programme offered under the Academy. This programme is fully integrated into our various programmes as shown below to provide students with industry related networking skills:

    Advanced Diploma in Science (Information Systems Engineering)
    Advanced Diploma in Science (Internet Technology)
    Advanced Diploma in Science (Microelectronics with Computer Communications)

    Through the faculty member, Ms Chok Len Mooi, TARC participates actively as a council member in the Cisco Malaysia Academy Council with the objectives of overseeing the Cisco Networking Academy Program implemented at all IHLs nationwide, providing feedbacks of the current program for future improvement purpose as well as organizing activities like tutorials for instructors and national competition for students. TARC also provide technical support for equipments in the running of National CISCO Competitions for the past two years.

    TARC instructors are Cisco certified instructurs. They provide mentoring to students who participate in internal competitions as well as national competitions. CISCO and companies like Pearson Vue Sdn Bhd and CSC Sdn Bhd have provided their support in the running of TARC internal competitions.

    With the positive boost from the internal competitions, TARC students have emerged as one of the top winners in the national Cisco Networking Skills Competition for the past few years. (Click here to see more)


    TARC instructors have successfully promote students to go for CCNA professional certification before graduating and quite a good percentage of students have passed the professional examinations. With this good effort, Cisco Malaysia Academy Council acknowledges our initiatives to promote certification among TARC students and TARC is awarded "Great Collaborative Effort in Promoting Student Certification" in the year 2009.

    Besides focusing on training our own students, TARC certified instructors are also actively involved in providing CCNA public course from CCNA 1 till CCNA 4.