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Chinese Translation and Interpreting

Diploma in Languages

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.

Please note that this major is designed for students who are native Chinese speakers.


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:

  • Chinese translator/interpreter
  • Client services director
  • Project administrator
  • Chinese language assistant
  • International business consultant
  • Language analyst

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:

  • Fundamentals in English > Chinese Translation
  • Chinese > English Translation: An Introductory Course
  • The Secret Life of Language: Words and Sentences
  • Chinese for Native Speakers: Essentials of Chinese Language

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