Course

Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

UWS Course Code: 1519.1

CRICOS Code: 041109C


Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2001 to 2006.

This course is designed to provide students with appropriate training and theoretical background to equip them to work as professional interpreters or translators. The course consists of a key field of study in Interpreting and Translation and a major in language, linguistics and cultural studies. Students complete a period of professional practical experience that normally takes place during the daytime in the semester breaks. An honours program is available as an additional year (or part time equivalent) to meritorious students.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Ignacio GarciaenquiriesHCA@uws.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Advanced standing

Students who already hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant field or who have relevant experience may be entitled to credit for some units after consultation with the course advisor.

Accreditation
This course is approved by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the Professional level (formerly Level 3). Eligibility for accreditation is triggered by the final examinations in the unit Accreditation Studies (UG), in which students are required to pass* in at least one mode (i.e. Translation into English, Translation from English, Interpreting). These examinations adhere to NAATI requirements. *Note: NAATI requires a minimum pass mark of 70 percent.

Admission

Local applications for the course must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Further information on courses is available on the Local Admissions section of the UWS website.

International applications should be made directly to the University. Further information on courses is available on the International Admissions section of the UWS website or contact internationalstudy@uws.edu.au

  • International students require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Any two units of English and a high level of proficiency (native or near-native level) in one of the languages offered in the course. The languages offered, subject to demand, are: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

100195.2Introduction to Translation
100928.3Linguistics
A3038.1English Semantics and Pragmatics

and one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

Spring session

100194.2Introduction to Interpreting
A1080.1Sociolinguistics: An Introduction to Language and Culture
A4028.1Text and Discourse in English

and one unit in LOTE sequenceat level 300

Year 2

Autumn session

A2014.1Bilingualism and Biculturalism
100191.2Community Translation (UG)
101302.2Translation Technologies

and one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

Spring session

100193.2Interpreting Skills
100197.2Medical Interpreting (UG)
A1081.1Second Language Acquisition

and one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

Year 3

Autumn session

100196.2Legal Interpreting (UG)

one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

and two electives

Spring session

100190.2Accreditation Studies (UG)
100192.2Interpreting and Translation Professional Practicum (UG)
100198.2Specialised Translation (UG)

and one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

Part-time

Year 1

Autumn session

101441.2English Semantics and Pragmatics

and one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

Spring session

A4028.1Text and Discourse in English

and one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

Year 2

Autumn session

100195.2Introduction to Translation
100928.3Linguistics

Spring session

100194.2Introduction to Interpreting
A1080.1Sociolinguistics: An Introduction to Language and Culture

Year 3

Autumn session

A2014.1Bilingualism and Biculturalism

and one unit in LOTE sequenceat level 300

Spring session

100193.2Interpreting Skills
A1081.1Second Language Acquisition

Year 4

Autumn session

100191.2Community Translation (UG)
100199.1Translation Skills

Spring session

100197.2Medical Interpreting (UG)

and one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

Year 5

Autumn session

100196.2Legal Interpreting (UG)

and one elective

Spring session

100198.2Specialised Translation (UG)

and one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

Year 6

Autumn session

one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

and one elective

Spring session

100190.2Accreditation Studies (UG)
100192.2Interpreting and Translation Professional Practicum (UG)

Available language units

Please check the timetable as some units may not be offered every year.

100049.2Arabic 303: Advanced Writing Skills
100050.2Arabic 304: Arabic Advanced Speaking
100051.2Arabic 305: Arabic Contemporary Poetry
100052.2Arabic 306: Arabic Novel and Short Story
100054.2Arabic 308:Language Past and Present
100064.2Chinese 303: Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature
100065.2Chinese 304: Chinese Classical Literature
100066.2Chinese 305: Chinese Cinema
100067.2Chinese 307: The Cultural Context of China
100510.2Chinese 306: Traditional Chinese Thought
100093.2Japanese 303: Contemporary Culture and Society
100094.1Japanese 304: Discourse in Japanese
100095.2Japanese 305: Creative Practical Writing
100096.2Japanese 306: Japanese for Business
100098.1Japanese 308: Japanese Textual Studies
100153.2Spanish 303: Advanced Writing Skills
100154.2Spanish 304: Advanced Speaking Skills
100155.2Spanish 305: Contemporary Literature
100156.2Spanish 306: Contemporary History
100157.2Spanish 307: Classical Literature
100205.2Vietnamese 303: Vietnamese Linguistics
100206.2Vietnamese 304: Vietnamese 20th Century Literature
100207.2Vietnamese 305: Vietnamese Traditional Culture
100208.2Vietnamese 306: Vietnamese Contemporary Society and Culture
100209.1Vietnamese 307: Creative Writing
100210.1Vietnamese 308: Advanced Conversation


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