Course

Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Approved Abbreviation: BA(Interp&Trans)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1519.2

AQF Level: 7

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 2007 to 2009.

Commencement Year 2001 to 2006 - 1519.1 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

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. NOTE: Students are expected to achieve at least 65 percent in their second and third year units particularly in the interpreting and translation specific units. This is to ensure that students are academically ready to meet the 70 percent pass requirements of Accreditation Studies.

  • Director of Academic Program - Assoc Prof Uldis Ozolins

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

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Kenny WangenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au

Advanced standing

Students who already hold a bachelors 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.

Inherent requirements

Inherent Requirements

Admission

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

UAC

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International Office

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre website (UAC).

UAC

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

  • 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 (Mandarin), Japanese and Spanish.

Course Structure

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

Recommended Study

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

100195Introduction to Translation
100928Linguistics
101441English Semantics and Pragmatics

And one unit in Languages Other Than English (LOTE) sequence at Level 3 as listed below

Spring session

100194Introduction to Interpreting
101450Sociolinguistics
101453Text and Discourse in English

And one unit in LOTE sequence at Level 3 as listed below

Year 2

Autumn session

101449Bilingualism and Biculturalism
100191Community Translation (UG)
101302Translation Technologies

And one unit in LOTE sequence at Level 3 as listed below

Spring session

100193Interpreting Skills
100197Medical Interpreting (UG)
101451Second Language Acquisition

And one unit in LOTE sequence at Level 3 as listed below

Year 3

Autumn session

100196Legal Interpreting (UG)

One unit in LOTE sequence at Level 3 as listed below

And two elective units

Spring session

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

And one unit in LOTE sequence at Level 3 as listed below

Part-time

Year 1

Autumn session

101441English Semantics and Pragmatics

And one unit in LOTE sequence at Level 3 as listed below

Spring session

101453Text and Discourse in English

And one unit in LOTE sequence at Level 3 as listed below

Year 2

Autumn session

100195Introduction to Translation
100928Linguistics

Spring session

100194Introduction to Interpreting
101450Sociolinguistics

Year 3

Autumn session

101449Bilingualism and Biculturalism

And one unit in LOTE sequence at Level 3 as listed below

Spring session

100193Interpreting Skills
101451Second Language Acquisition

Year 4

Autumn session

100191Community Translation (UG)
101302Translation Technologies

Spring session

100197Medical Interpreting (UG)

And one unit in LOTE sequence at Level 3 as listed below

Year 5

Autumn session

100196Legal Interpreting (UG)

And one elective unit

Spring session

100198Specialised Translation (UG)

And one unit in LOTE sequence at Level 3 as listed below

Year 6

Autumn session

One unit in LOTE sequence at Level 3 as listed below

And one elective unit

Spring session

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

Suggested Elective Units

400087Applied Critical Methods
101348Community Education: History, Philosophy, Approaches
100846Analytical Reading and Writing
100858Culture and Globalisation
101006Social Semiotics
100992Communication: Power and Practice
100897Everyday Life
100641Approaches to Text
101408Critical Discourse Analysis
101442Asia in the World

Available Language (LOTE sequence) 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
101454Intercultural Pragmatics
101269Languages 303: Grammatical Concepts across Languages

Note

Students in 1519 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) who have failed unit 100190 Accreditation Studies may qualify for an alternative exit degree in 1604 Bachelor of Arts with a Key Program in Languages by completing one of the following Bachelor of Arts core units:

100960Contemporary Society

or

100958Australia and the World

Note that students may not exit with two awards. This is an alternative exit provision.



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