Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation Studies) (exit only)

  • Effective from: 2017
  • Approved Abbreviation: BA(I&TStud)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1813
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 099654K

This program applies to students who commenced in 2017 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

Commencement Year Spring 2015 to 2016 - 1813.1 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation Studies) (exit only)

This program is designed to provide students with appropriate training and theoretical background to equip them to work as professional interpreters and/or translators. The program 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.

  • Director of Academic Program - Assoc Prof Robert Mailhammer

Study Mode

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

Program Advice

Dr Kenny Wang

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time Internal See above

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Program Structure

Qualification for the award of 1813 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation Studies) requires successful complete of 240 credit points including the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

  • 70 credit points of core subjects
  • 70 credit points of Interpreting and Translation subjects (excluding subject LANG 3003 Accreditation Studies (UG))
  • 30 credit points of Linguistics subjects
  • 60 credit points of Level 3 Language and English Consolidation Pool subjects
  • 10 credit point elective (from the Language or Linguistics pools or an open Arts elective)

BA Core Subjects (40 credit points)

Subject Title Credit Points
HUMN 1052Australian Politics and Active Citizenship10
LANG 1030Thinking Critically About Texts and Society10
HUMN 1053Diversity, Language and Culture10
LANG 1029Foundations of Academic English10
Total Credit Points40

Equivalent Core Subjects

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

HUMN 1002 Analytical Reading and Writing, replaced by LANG 1029 Foundations of Academic English 

HUMN 1009 Contemporary Society, replaced by HUMN 1053 Diversity, Language and Culture

LANG 1026 Texts and Traditions, replaced by LANG 1030 Thinking Critically About Texts and Society

HUMN 1005 Australia and the World, replaced by HUMN 1052 Australian Politics and Active Citizenship

Interpreting and Translation Pool

Students must complete 70 credit points from the Interpreting and Translation pool

Subject Title Credit Points
LANG 2014Community Translation (UG)10
LANG 2023Interpreting Skills10
LANG 3060Legal Interpreting (UG)10
LANG 3065Medical Interpreting (UG)10
LANG 3083Specialised Translation (UG)10
LANG 3084Text Analysis for Translation (UG)10
LANG 2047Translation Technologies10
Total Credit Points70

Linguistics Pool

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

Languages and English Consolidation Pool

Students must complete 60 credit points from this pool (any combination of Level 3 language subjects and English subjects listed below)

English Consolidation

Subject Title Credit Points
TEAC 1012English as an International Language10
TEAC 2025English Language Analysis10
LANG 2055English Text10
COMM 2050Multiliteracies10

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

LANG 2048 Working Grammar, replaced by TEAC 2025 English Language Analysis

The subject listed below counts towards completion of the 60 credit points from this pool for students who passed this subject in 2020 or earlier.

TEAC 3008 English Language Linguistics, replaced by LANG 2055 English Text

Arabic

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

Chinese

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

Japanese

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

Spanish

Some subjects below need to be completed cross-institutionally as they are no longer available at Western Sydney University

Subject Title Credit Points
LANG 3074Spanish 30110
LANG 3075Spanish 30210
LANG 3076Spanish 303: Advanced Writing Skills10
LANG 3077Spanish 304: Advanced Speaking Skills10
LANG 3078Spanish 305: Contemporary Literature10
LANG 3079Spanish 306: Contemporary History10
LANG 3080Spanish 307: Classical Literature10
LANG 3081Spanish 308: Spanish Sociolinguistics10
LANG 3045Intercultural Communication10
LANG 3082Special Study in Languages and Linguistics10
LANG 3072Short Fiction in the Americas10

Recommended Sequence

Full-time intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
LANG 1017 Introduction to Translation 10
LANG 1014 Introduction to Linguistics 10
LANG 1029 Foundations of Academic English 10
One subject from the Language and English Consolidation pool (Language subjects must be Level 3) 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
LANG 1013 Introduction to Interpreting 10
HUMN 1052 Australian Politics and Active Citizenship 10
LANG 1030 Thinking Critically About Texts and Society 10
One subject from the Language and English Consolidation pool (Language subjects must be Level 3) 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
HUMN 1053 Diversity, Language and Culture 10
Two Interpreting and Translation pool subjects 20
One subject from the Language and English Consolidation pool (Language subjects must be Level 3) 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
Two Interpreting and Translation pool subjects 20
One Linguistics pool subject 10
One subject from the Language and English Consolidation pool (Language subjects must be Level 3) 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
One Interpreting and Translation pool subject 10
Two Linguistics pool subjects 20
One subject from the Language and English Consolidation pool (Language subjects must be Level 3) 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
LANG 3049 Interpreting and Translation Professional Practicum (UG) 10
One Interpeting and Translation pool subject 10
One subject from the Language and English Consolidation pool (Language subjects must be Level 3) 10
One 10 credit point subject from the pool subjects or any subject in the Bachelor of Arts 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240