Taught course

Master of Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting (MACTI)

University of Queensland · Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4.5; or GCACTI or GDipACTI with a GPA of 4.5; or Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 4.5 with 2 years relevant work experience including 6 months as a translator or interpreter. Same discipline is defined as a degree in Chinese translation and/or interpreting or equivalent. Additional application requirements: Candidates may be required to sit an aptitude test. International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International. English proficiency: IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy. How to apply? Applications must be lodged through UQ International. Closing date: To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement. To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year. This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing. Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Months of entry

July, February

Course content

Why study the Master of Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting?

Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting is a suite of programs including a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters and Masters (Advanced) qualification, designed to develop students' practical techniques and skills of translation between English and Chinese and interpreting between English and Mandarin. It seeks to help them obtain an understanding of theories and professional aspects of translation and interpreting and to apply them in translation and interpreting practice. Emphasis will be placed on professional translation and interpreting.

Students who proceed to complete the Masters program will be qualified up to the first professional level specified by NAATI (formerly known as level 3). They will be trained in different areas including society, business and trade, law, science and technology, politics and international relations, and will be expected to satisfactorily perform as professionals in related translation and interpreting situations.

There are limited places available each semester and entry into the program is very competitive. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Information for international students

http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/english-language-requirements http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/student-visas http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/application-instructions http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/svp http://www.immi.gov.au/Study/Pages/student-visa-assessment-levels.aspx

Fees and funding

International students
AU $26160
Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 26160

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

(To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.)

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

UQ International
+61 3 8676 7004