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Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) Dean's Scholars

Approved Abbreviation: BA(I&T)DeansSchol


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1692.7

AQF Level: 7

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing 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 2018 or later.

Commencement Year 2018 - 1692.6 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) Dean's Scholars

Commencement Year 2017 - 1692.5 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) Dean's Scholars

Commencement Year Spring 2015 to 2016 - 1692.4 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) Dean's Scholars

Commencement Year 2013 - Autumn 2015 - 1692.3 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) Dean's Scholars

Commencement Year 2012 - 1692.2 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) Dean's Scholars

Commencement Year 2011 - 1692.1 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) Dean's Scholars

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.

This course is designed to provide exceptional 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 or Translation and a major in language. Students complete a period of professional practical experience and sit for capstone examinations which qualify them to seek Certification by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters [NAATI].

  • Director of Academic Program - David McInnes

Students in 1692 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) Dean's Scholars may qualify for the alternate exit course 1813 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation Studies).

1813 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation Studies)

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

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdviceenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
This course is an Endorsed Qualification for the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the Certified Interpreter and Translator level (formerly Level 3). Students who wish to sit for NAATI Certification must pass the unit 102550 Preparation for NAATI Certification (UG). Students who are unable to pass this unit will be able to graduate with the Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation Studies) as an alternative exit, provided they pass an alternative unit of 10 credit points.

Admission

  • 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.
  • A minimum ATAR of 90.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local 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/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

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

Course Structure

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

  • 90 credit points of core units including 40 credit points of the Bachelor of Arts core units
  • 60 credit points of Interpreting and Translation units
  • 40 credit points of Level 3 Language and English Consolidation Pool units
  • 30 credit points of Linguistics units
  • 20 credit points of Dean’s Scholars Pool units

Note: Students in 1692 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) Dean’s Scholars who do not complete unit 102550 Preparation for NAATI Certification (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.

B Arts Core units (40 credit points)

102738Australian Politics and Active Citizenship
102737Thinking Critically About Texts and Society
102736Diversity, Language and Culture
102735Foundations of Academic English

Equivalent Core Units

The core units listed below count towards completion of this course for students who passed these units in 2019 or earlier.

100846 - Analytical Reading and Writing

100960 - Contemporary Society

100968 - Texts and Traditions

100958 - Australia and the World

Interpreting and Translation Pool

Students must complete 60 credit points from the Interpreting and Translation pool

100191Community Translation (UG)
100193Interpreting Skills
100196Legal Interpreting (UG)
100197Medical Interpreting (UG)
100198Specialised Translation (UG)
102523Text Analysis for Translation (UG)
101302Translation Technologies

Linguistics Pool

Students must complete 30 credit points of Linguistics pool units from the Bachelor of Arts

M1119Linguistics

Dean’s Scholars Pool Units

Students in the Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) Dean’s Scholars not undertaking the Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking (BALCT) must complete at least 20 credit points from the following Dean’s Scholars pool units

102211Creativity, Innovation and Design Thinking
102250Ethical Leadership
301072Innovation Lab
102193International Special Study
101173Internship
102212Internship and Community Engagement
301071Introduction to Critical Thinking
200855Leadership in a Complex World
301070Logic, Rhetoric and Argumentation
301069Research Stories

Students in the Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) Dean’s Scholars also undertaking the Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking (BALCT) must complete 20 credit points from the following pool:

100961Humanities Internship
102193International Special Study
101173Internship
102742Study Tours

The unit listed below is equivalent to 102742 Study Tours for students who passed this unit in 2019 or earlier.

102522 - International Study Tours

Languages and English Consolidation Pool

Students must complete 40 credit points from this pool (any combination of Level 3 language units and English units listed below)

Language unit must be completed at Level 3 – Arabic, Chinese, Japanese or Spanish.

English Consolidation

102438English as an International Language
102439English Language Analysis
102476English Language Linguistics
102739Multiliteracies

Please note:

The unit listed below counts towards completion of the 60 credit points from this pool for students who passed this unit in 2019 or earlier.

102414 - Working Grammar

Arabic

Click the link below to refer to the Level 3 Arabic language pool from the Bachelor of Arts

M1059Arabic

Chinese

Click the link below to refer to the Level 3 Chinese language pool from the Bachelor of Arts

M1060Chinese

Japanese

Click the link below to refer to the Level 3 Japanese language pool from the Bachelor of Arts

M1062Japanese

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
101791Short Fiction in the Americas

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn Session

100195Introduction to Translation
101945Introduction to Linguistics
102735Foundations of Academic English

One unit from the Language and English Consolidation pool (Language units must be Level 3)

Spring session

100194Introduction to Interpreting
102737Thinking Critically About Texts and Society
102738Australian Politics and Active Citizenship

One unit from the Language and English Consolidation pool (Language units must be Level 3)

Year 2

Autumn session

102736Diversity, Language and Culture

Two Interpreting and Translation pool units

One Dean’s Scholars Pool unit

Spring session

Two Interpreting and Translation pool units

One Linguistics pool unit

One Dean’s Scholars Pool unit

Year 3

Autumn session

One Interpreting and Translation pool unit

Two Linguistics pool units

One unit from the Language and English Consolidation pool (Language units must be Level 3)

Spring session

102550Preparation for NAATI Certification (UG)
101944Interpreting and Translation Professional Practicum (UG)

One Interpreting and Translation pool unit

One unit from the Language and English Consolidation pool (Language units must be Level 3)



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