UWA Handbook 2017

Course details

Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies

This course provides students with a sound understanding of traditional and contemporary translation theory and practice, and exposes students to advanced translation methodologies such as computer-aided translation localisation. It also equips students with an essential understanding and working knowledge of the ethical standards expected of translation professionals.

Course overview

Course overview

Course titleGraduate Diploma in Translation Studies
Award abbreviationGradDipTransSt
Course code12320
Course typepostgraduate diploma
Statuscurrent / 2017
Administered byFaculty of Arts
CRICOS code089966K
COURSE DETAILS
  
Intake periodsBeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration1 year
Time limit4 years
Delivery modemulti-mode
Locations offeredUWA (Perth)
Domestic fee typePostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Professor Hélène Jaccomard
ENQUIRIES AND COURSE ADVICE
  
Course adviceArts Student Office
6488 2091 / 6488 2853
postgrad-arts@uwa.edu.au

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (24 points):

S1TRNS5001Introduction to Translation Studies
S2TRNS5002Interdisciplinary Translation Studies
S2TRNS5004Translation Localisation
S1TRNS5011The Ethics of Translation

Chinese specialisation

Take all units (24 points):

S1TRNS5106Advanced Language Study (Chinese) 1
S2TRNS5107Advanced Language Study (Chinese) 2
S1TRNS5108Specialised Translation
S2TRNS5109General Translation

French specialisation

Take all units (24 points):

S1, S2FREN4103Advanced French Cultural Studies
S2FREN4104Advanced Writing Skills
S1TRNS5508Specialised Translation 1: French
S2TRNS5509Specialised Translation 2: French

German specialisation

Take all units (24 points):

S1, S2GRMN4103Advanced German Cultural Studies
S1, S2GRMN4104Advanced Writing Skills
S1TRNS5708Specialised Translation 1: German
S2TRNS5709Specialised Translation 2: German

Italian specialisation

Take all units (24 points):

S1, S2ITAL4102National and Local in Italian Language and Culture
S2ITAL4104Advanced Writing Skills
S1TRNS5608Specialised Translation 1: Italian
S2TRNS5609Specialised Translation 2: Italian

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a relevant major.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 12220 Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies (24 points)
  • 12320 Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies (48 points)
  • 12520 Master of Translation Studies (96 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points which must include course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations:

  • SP-CHNSE Chinese
  • SP-FRNCH French
  • SP-GRMAN German
  • SP-ITALN Italian

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 after being enrolled at the University for one or two semesters only are assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' by the Faculty.

(2) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 and who have been enrolled at the University for more than two semesters are assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty.

(3) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, students who have previously been allocated a progress status of 'Suspended' and fail again to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.