BA Translation with Business
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 BA Translation with Business

 Undergraduate Studies

Next Available Intake

 January 2019

Application Closing Date

30 September 2018


Tuition Fee

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Programme Overview

The Translation major programme provides students opportunities to develop their bilingual competences in Chinese and English. The wide range of practical courses enable students to hone their translation and interpreting skills. Its interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach provides a broad cultural background and essential interdisciplinary knowledge required by professional translators and interpreters.

The Business Minor prepares students to become competent managers. Through acquiring knowledge and skills in operations management, financial management, project management and human capital management, Translation major students will achieve a better understanding of business operations. With the specialised knowledge in business, they can better manage their language services or improve their career advancement opportunities.

In addition to the standard admission criteria for all Singapore University of Social Sciences​ undergraduate programmes, applicants need to meet the following requirements:​
  • A pass in GCE ‘A’ Level H2 Translation, or
  • A pass in GCE 'A' Level Higher Chinese or Chinese Language, or 
  • A pass in H2 Level Chinese Language, or
  • At least a Grade D in H1 Level Chinese Language, or  
  • At least a Grade B4 in GCE 'AO' Level Chinese Language, or
  • At least a Grade B4 in GCE 'O' Level Higher Chinese, or 
  • At least a Grade A2 in GCE 'O' Level Chinese (including CL2, and/or CL), or
  • A pass in Higher Level Chinese or at least a Grade 4 in Standard Level Chinese (for IB Diploma holders)

Applicants who do not meet the above Chinese Language Proficiency requirement may take the HSK test. The new HSK Level 6 may be considered as equivalent to above requirement.
Basic Programme
Students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units (cu) to graduate with a basic degree, inclusive of 10 cu of university core courses.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:
  • 20 cu of Language Cluster courses;
  • 30 cu of Translation & Interpretation Core courses;
  • 30 cu of Translation & Interpretation Electives courses;
  • 40 cu of Business courses;
  • 10 cu of University core courses.​​​
​Click here​ to view the programme curriculum and class schedule.​​​​​
​The Translation major-minor programmes appeal to students who wish to explore different fields of study to enhance their versatility and flexibility in addition to honing bilingual competence and translation skills. ​
​​The bilingual and interdisciplinary nature of the programme allows our graduates to have a wide range of options in professions such as teaching, technology, management, consultancy, corporate communication, diplomacy and creative industry.
There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance.
  • Cortina Watch Study Awards in Translation Studies​
    To encourage working adults and professionals to upgrade their skills and competence in Translation and Interpretation, Cortina Watch Pte Ltd is sponsoring 2 study awards each semester starting from July 2018 semester for deserving undergraduates in the Translation and Interpretation programmes.​
  • Translation Talent Development Scheme (TTDS)​
    TTDS is co-sponsorship grant that supports full-time Singaporean translation and interpretation practitioners (including freelancers) with at least three years of relevant professional experience to further their capabilities and attain mastery of their skills. TTDS is open for application once a year from 1 April to 31 May (both dates inclusive). Interested applicants may obtain more details and download the application form from the Ministry of Communications and Information's website​.
  • SUSS-SFCCA Sponsorship
Please click here​ for more details.