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

The Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) Dean's Scholars provides opportunities for exceptional students who have achieved outstanding results in relevant HSC subjects. If that's you, then this degree will provide you with appropriate training and theoretical background to equip you to work as a professional interpreter or translator.

Domestic

COURSE SNAPSHOT 

Local
Delivery Mode On campus
Location Bankstown
Duration  3F / 6P
Intake Information Semester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Apply Direct Code 1692.5
UAC Code 720106 [Bankstown]
Entrance Rank 90.00 [Bankstown]
Fee Information

Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

International

This course is not open to student visa holders. Current and prospective student visa holders should visit the Western Sydney University International site for courses available to them.

Overseas students on other visas permitting onshore study can apply directly though International Admissions.

Details

The Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) Dean's Scholars provides opportunities for exceptional students who have achieved outstanding results in relevant HSC (High School Certificate) subjects. It 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, with other areas of study including language, linguistics and culture. You will be provided with a tailored mentoring and advanced academic study program designed to extend your knowledge and understanding of key disciplines within the Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation).

You will also be invited to participate in the academic and research life, including attending and presenting at symposia and academic seminars. You will meet with senior leadership at regular intervals to discuss your studies and to explore opportunities for further advancement.

Students must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of five or above to remain in the course (i.e. a credit average or better must be maintained). Those who do not maintain this average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation).

The languages offered at Western Sydney University are: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Spanish. You can also complete minor studies in advanced language, cultural studies and linguistics.

Additional Selection Criteria

This course is made available to high-achieving students only. To be eligible for admission to the B Arts (Interpreting and Translation) Dean's Scholars, a student must attain a minimum ATAR of 90.

Students must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of five or above to remain in the course (i.e. a credit average or better must be maintained). Those who do not maintain this average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation).

Practical Experience

During the Interpreting and Translation course, you will benefit from a period of professional practical experience.

Professional Recognition

The Western Sydney University Interpreting and Translation degree is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). You will be entitled to accreditation at the professional level (formerly Level 3) upon successful completion of the degree and at least one of three specialisations (Translation into English, Translation from English, Interpreting).

Units

Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

Review the Course Admission and Subject Information

Career Opportunities for the Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) Dean's Scholars

Australian employers are advised to recruit accredited interpreters and translators. As this course is approved by Australia's national accreditation body, the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), graduates will be qualified to work as interpreters and/or translators in: law, health, welfare, business, tourism and international affairs, diplomacy, foreign affairs and trade.

Interpreters and translators may choose to work for a particular employer or to have the freedom and flexibility of working freelance.

How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.