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Chinese Translation and Interpreting

Bachelors of Information Technology / Arts

Understand how Chinese culture influences the meaning of written and spoken texts, and how to take culture into consideration when translating or interpreting.

You'll also learn about key issues in translation and interpreting ethics.

Gain the foundations to build a future career as an interpreter or a translator in diplomacy, law, education, business, politics, health, education and academia.

This major is designed for students who are native Chinese speakers.


1 in Queensland for modern languages

QS World University Rankings 2021

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:

  • Chinese translator/interpreter
  • Client services director
  • Project administrator
  • Chinese language assistant
  • Business development adviser
  • International business consultant

How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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:

  • Chinese > English Translation: An Introductory Course
  • Fundamentals in English > Chinese Translation
  • Writing for International Students
  • Communicating Across Cultures: Theory and Practice

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