TRNS5007 Translation Project

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit offers students the opportunity to complete a supervised translation from English into the target language and vice versa. It helps students to consolidate the practical translation skills/tactics acquired in the unit by translating an original text on one of the following topics—literary, official, commercial, legal, news, science and technology and other textual genres that may be covered by professional translation. The length of the original text used for translation is up to 2000 English words or equivalent in other languages. Apart from translation, students are required to submit an exegesis (up to 3000 words) which provides a review and self-assessment of the translation produced. The exegesis should articulate specific translation strategies used including choice of lexis and expression, grammatical variation, strategies used to overcome cross-cultural differences, register and style, and so on. Students are encouraged to explain specific strategies used in light of the translation theories covered in the unit.
Students are able to (1) consolidate the translation strategies and tactics by translating an original text and (2) raise awareness of the use of appropriate strategies to deal with specific translation issues, and enhance the quality of the translation produced.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a translation (up to 2000 words) and (2) an exegesis (up to 3000 words). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Prof. Helene Jaccomard
Unit rules
units to the value of 24 points in the Master of Translation Studies (12520)
Contact hours
2 hour per week (for 10 weeks)
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.