About Us

About Us


Ts. Lim Mei Shyan ( Email)
BSc (Hons) (UKM), MSc (Greenwich), P.Tech., PhD candidate

Introduction to the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology

FOCS is evolved from the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Computing (FASC), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) and from 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 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 80 faculty members and has graduated more than 37,000 graduates at various level of studies.

The Faculty of Computing and Information Technology (FOCS) currently runs programmes at Diploma, Bachelor (Honours) Degree and postgraduate levels.

Apart from running academic programmes, the faculty is active in research activities in the area of computer vision, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, big data analytics, IoT, Cybersecurity and many more.The Faculty has proven track of records in producing highly demanded computing graduates that meet the needs of the industry.  The followings are the recognition from the industry that has been received by TAR UC within the past few years:

  • TAR UC is officially one of the eight institutions in Malaysia to receive the Premier Digital Tech IHL status in 2017 and being awarded again in 2019
  • TAR UC as STEM CS Evaluator appointed by Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy (CMRA) in 2017
  • IBM-FASC Entrepreneurial Support Centre by IBM in 2014
  • Industry Center of Excellence (ICoE) in ICT cluster in 2013 by MOHE
  • The Most Engaged IHL Industry Academia Collaboration 2012 by MDeC
  • IBM Center of Excellence Status for software by IBM in 2011
  • Best Cisco Academy Award in 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Best Novell Academic Training Partner in 2009

The excellent track of records has been further proven through students’ achievement in international and national competitions (non-exhaustive list): 

1. Champions in Cisco Netriders competition 3 years consecutively (2014 – 2016). Champion in CISCO Packet Tracer Competition 2019.

2. TAR UC students representing Malaysia:

  • be the 1st Malaysian to win Medallion for Excellence in Web Design and Development Category in WorldSkills Competition 2017 at Abu Dhabi
  • for the ASEAN Skills Competition 2016 and won bronze medal in Web Design category, first ever medal won by Malaysia.

3. Champion in CIMB 3D Quest Competition 2019 at national and international level.

4. Champion in Battle of Hackers 2019

5. 1st prize Open IT Skills Competition 2016 in IT Software Solution For Business Category & Web Design Category.

6. TAR UC Interactive Software Technology Alumni Won RM50,000 grant in the Intellectual Property Creators Challenge (IPCC) 2016.

7. Champion in Web Design Category in WorldSkills Malaysia Belia (WSMB) 2017

8. Champion in the Hack2Hired 2018 competition

9. 1st prize in the ICDL Digital Asia Challenge 2018 competition

10. Champion in World’s First Microsoft Windows 10 Game Jam 2015

The strengths of FOCS that contributes to the above achievement are as follows:

 1. Highly qualified and dedicated Faculty members with a good mixture of research background and years of experience in the industry.

2. Faculty members certified in Professional Certification, for example, CCNA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, CeH, Unity 3D, Sun Certified Java Programmer and ISTQB CTFL. 

3. Strong academy and industrial collaboration in terms of consultancy work for the industry or academy training.

4. Emphasis on both knowledge and hands-on practical skills in training and students are prepared for professional certification.

5. Fully equipped computer laboratories to provide industrial level training to students:

  • Software, Mobile Apps, Web, Interactive Software and Multimedia Development Labs
  • ERP and Data Analytics Labs
  • Networking, Digital Forensic and CyberSecurity Labs
  • Computational Intelligence Research Lab

The Faculty is supported by dedicated faculty members from 3 Departments and 6 Research Centres:


  • Department of Computer Science and Embedded Systems (DCSE)
  • Department of Mathematical Science (DMSC)
  • Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT)
  • Department of Information Systems and Security (DISS)

Research Centres:

  • Centre for ICT Innovations and Creativity (CICTIC)

  • Centre for Data Science and Analytics (CDSA)

  • Centre for Computational Intelligence (CCI)

  • Centre for Internet of Things (CIOT)

  • Centre for Computer Networking and Cyber Security (CCNCS)

  • Centre for Integrated Circuit Research and Development (CICR&D)

The FOCS 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.

Contact Us


TELEPHONE: 603-41450123 Ext no. 3233
MOBILE PHONE: 6011-10758554
FAX: 603-41423166 / 018 925 1001
EMAIL : focs@tarc.edu.my

8.30am - 5.30pm (Monday - Friday)

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