The degree 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 tailored mentoring and an advanced academic study program designed to extend your knowledge and understanding of key disciplines within the Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation).
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Interpreting and Translation at Western
In any dialogue between speakers of different languages, interpreters and translators are the essential link for effective communication. They are the highly prized frontline of international business and tourism, international diplomacy, and crosscultural community, health and legal work.
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.
Western Sydney University can equip you for a career in Interpreting and Translation, straight from school. The University is the only university in Australia whose undergraduate program is fully endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), so you are well on your way to a professional career as an Interpreter or Translator.
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As a graduate of this program you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- International business
- Private practice
Translators convert written words from one language into another. Translators must develop fluency in at least two languages and understand cultural references, the writes intent, and cadence of text.
Interpreters transfer a spoken or signed language into another spoken or signed language, usually within a limited time frame in the presence of the participants requiring the translation.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.
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