Course

Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Approved Abbreviation: BA(Interp&Trans)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1519.6

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 041109C


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


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 Spring 2015 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2013 to Autumn 2015 - 1519.5 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Commencement Year 2012 - 1519.4 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Commencement Year 2010 to 2011 - 1519.3 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Commencement Year 2007 to 2009 - 1519.2 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

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 and/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 also complete a period of professional practical experience.

Students in 1519 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) may qualify for the alternate exit course 1813 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation Studies).

1813 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation Studies)

  • Director of Academic Program - David McInnes

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

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Kenny WangenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above

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%. Students exiting with course 1813 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation Studies) are not eligible for professional accreditation as they do not successfully complete unit 101943 Accreditation Studies (UG) (prior to 2018) or unit 102550 Preparation for NAATI Certification (UG) (from 2018).

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent Requirements

Admission

Applications from Australian citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

International applications should be made directly to the University. Further information on courses is available on the International Admissions section of the University's website or contact the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

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.

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
101945Introduction to Linguistics
100846Analytical Reading and Writing

And one Level 3 Language unit from the pool below.

Spring session

100194Introduction to Interpreting
100960Contemporary Society
100968Texts and Traditions

And one Level 3 Language unit from the pool below.

Year 2

Autumn session

100958Australia and the World
100191Community Translation (UG)
101302Translation Technologies

And one Level 3 Language unit from the pool below.

Spring session

100193Interpreting Skills
100197Medical Interpreting (UG)

One unit from the Linguistics pool below.

And one Level 3 Language unit from the pool below.

Year 3

Autumn session

100196Legal Interpreting (UG)

Two units from the Linguistics pool below.

And one Level 3 Language unit from the pool below.

Spring session

101943Accreditation Studies (UG)
101944Interpreting and Translation Professional Practicum (UG)
100198Specialised Translation (UG)

And one Level 3 Language unit from the pool below.

Note: Students in 1519 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) who do not complete unit 101943 Accreditation Studies UG may qualify for the alternate exit course 1813 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation Studies) by completing any additional 10cp unit from the Linguistics or Language pool units or from any unit in 1706 Bachelor of Arts

Linguistics Pool units

101449Bilingualism and Biculturalism
101946Discourse Analysis
101947Pragmatics
101451Second Language Acquisition
101450Sociolinguistics
101948Structure of Language

Language Pool Units

Arabic

101949Arabic 301
100048Arabic 302 - Arabic Advanced Language and Grammar
100049Arabic 303: Advanced Writing Skills
100050Arabic 304: Arabic Advanced Speaking
100052Arabic 306: Arabic Novel and Short Story
100054Arabic 308: Language Past and Present
101950Intercultural Communication
100201Special Study in Languages and Linguistics

Chinese

101951Chinese 301
100063Chinese 302
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
101950Intercultural Communication
100201Special Study in Languages and Linguistics

Japanese

101952Japanese 301
100092Japanese 302
100093Japanese 303: Contemporary Culture and Society
101970Japanese 304: Discourse in Japanese
101971Japanese 305: Advanced Reading and Writing
102219Japanese 306: Japanese Popular Culture
101950Intercultural Communication
100201Special Study in Languages and Linguistics

Spanish (some units below need to be completed cross-institutionally as they are no longer available at Western Sydney University)

101953Spanish 301
101954Spanish 302
100153Spanish 303: Advanced Writing Skills
100154Spanish 304: Advanced Speaking Skills
100155Spanish 305: Contemporary Literature
100156Spanish 306: Contemporary History
100157Spanish 307: Classical Literature
100158Spanish 308: Spanish Sociolinguistics
101950Intercultural Communication
100201Special Study in Languages and Linguistics


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