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Learning Chinese opens a window to understanding China's culture, way of life and how the nation now plays an increasingly active role in world affairs.

There are separate majors for native speakers of Mandarin and other Chinese dialects.

Many of students study Chinese alongside courses in business, education, tourism, engineering, information technology or politics, leading to careers in various fields.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for modern languages

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for politics and international studies

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Travel consultant
  • Student recruitment officer
  • Marketing manager
  • Sales consultant
  • International business consultant
  • Chinese translator/interpreter

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Spoken Chinese
  • Written Chinese
  • Communicating Across Cultures: Theory and Practice
  • Language in the Digital World