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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 students study Chinese alongside courses in business, education, tourism, engineering, information technology, politics, or various other fields.

Highlights

1 in Australia for social sciences and humanities

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019

1 in Queensland for modern languages

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:

  • Business development manager
  • Community specialist
  • Purchasing officer
  • Sales representative
  • International business consultant
  • Chinese translator/interpreter

This major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended major

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