Course

Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Approved Abbreviation: BA(Interp&Trans)


Western Sydney University 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.

  • *Director of Academic Program - Dr Ignacio Garcia

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

Course Advice

NameEmail
ContactenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.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

100195Introduction to Translation
100928Linguistics
A3038English Semantics and Pragmatics

and one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

Spring session

100194Introduction to Interpreting
A1080Sociolinguistics: An Introduction to Language and Culture
A4028Text and Discourse in English

and one unit in LOTE sequenceat level 300

Year 2

Autumn session

A2014Bilingualism and Biculturalism
100191Community Translation (UG)
101302Translation Technologies

and one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

Spring session

100193Interpreting Skills
100197Medical Interpreting (UG)
A1081Second Language Acquisition

and one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

Year 3

Autumn session

100196Legal Interpreting (UG)

one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

and two electives

Spring session

100190Accreditation Studies (UG)
100192Interpreting and Translation Professional Practicum (UG)
100198Specialised Translation (UG)

and one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

Part-time

Year 1

Autumn session

101441English Semantics and Pragmatics

and one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

Spring session

A4028Text and Discourse in English

and one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

Year 2

Autumn session

100195Introduction to Translation
100928Linguistics

Spring session

100194Introduction to Interpreting
A1080Sociolinguistics: An Introduction to Language and Culture

Year 3

Autumn session

A2014Bilingualism and Biculturalism

and one unit in LOTE sequenceat level 300

Spring session

100193Interpreting Skills
A1081Second Language Acquisition

Year 4

Autumn session

100191Community Translation (UG)
100199Translation Skills

Spring session

100197Medical Interpreting (UG)

and one unit in LOTE sequence at level 300

Year 5

Autumn session

100196Legal Interpreting (UG)

and one elective

Spring session

100198Specialised 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

100190Accreditation Studies (UG)
100192Interpreting and Translation Professional Practicum (UG)

Available language units

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

100049Arabic 303: Advanced Writing Skills
100050Arabic 304: Arabic Advanced Speaking
100051Arabic 305: Arabic Contemporary Poetry
100052Arabic 306: Arabic Novel and Short Story
100054Arabic 308: Language Past and Present
100064Chinese 303: Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature
100065Chinese 304: Chinese Classical Literature
100066Chinese 305: Chinese Cinema
100067Chinese 307: The Cultural Context of China
100510Chinese 306: Traditional Chinese Thought
100093Japanese 303: Contemporary Culture and Society
100094Japanese 304: Discourse in Japanese
100095Japanese 305: Creative Practical Writing
100096Japanese 306: Japanese for Business
100098Japanese 308: Japanese Textual Studies
100153Spanish 303: Advanced Writing Skills
100154Spanish 304: Advanced Speaking Skills
100155Spanish 305: Contemporary Literature
100156Spanish 306: Contemporary History
100157Spanish 307: Classical Literature
100205Vietnamese 303: Vietnamese Linguistics
100206Vietnamese 304: Vietnamese 20th Century Literature
100207Vietnamese 305: Vietnamese Traditional Culture
100208Vietnamese 306: Vietnamese Contemporary Society and Culture
100209Vietnamese 307: Creative Writing
100210Vietnamese 308: Advanced Conversation


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