Translation and Interpretation
Translation and Interpretation
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpretation
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Mode of Study

Aims of Major

This major aims to provide students with a professional education in translation studies, preparing them for career development as well as for academic study.  It offers a variety of courses designed to broaden their intellectual horizons and to enhance their language ability, sharpen their linguistic and cultural awareness, and equip them with skills and knowledge for cross-cultural communication to meet the needs and challenges of globalization. 

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Major, students should be able to:

  1. Explore how language works to facilitate cross-linguistic and cross-cultural communication;
  2. Explore the multifaceted problems inherent in translation and interpretation;
  3. Function as qualified, competent, and efficient translators/interpreters with professionalism, updated knowledge of translation studies, and a global perspective of the profession;
  4. Perform as proficient, effective, and versatile communicators capable of a wide range of language-related tasks in a competitive and multilingual workplace;
  5. Be efficient problem solvers, able to think analytically, critically, and creatively;
  6. Demonstrate awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity, and confidence in working in international and culturally diverse workplace; 
  7. Uphold professional ethics without fear and discharge professional duties to the best of their knowledge and skill; and
  8. Demonstrate keenness to enrich their lives both as a professional and life-long learners.

Degree Requirements

Requirements Normative 4-year
Advanced Standing I1 Advanced Standing II2
Gateway Education requirement 30 credit units 21 credit units 12 credit units
College requirement 6 credit units 6 credit units 0 credit unit
Major requirement

63 credit units

57 credit units 54 credit units
Free electives / Minor (if applicable) 21 credit units 6 credit units 0 credit unit
Minimum Graduation Requirement: 120 credit units 90 credit units 66 credit units
Maximum Credit Units Permitted: 144 credit units 114 credit units 84 credit units
Note 1: For students with recognised Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent qualifications.
Note 2: For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates admitted as senior-year intake students.