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Undergraduate

Chinese

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) - BA(Curtin) - MJRU-CHNSE Humanities
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

China is one of the world’s most vibrant economies and is an important trade partner for Australia.

Asian Languages and Culture will help you find the perfect fit for your interests, whether it is for a major or an elective. 

Our Asian language courses are designed to teach both language and cultural/communicative studies. With much of the world’s social and economic growth occurring in Asia, undertaking a degree in this area will provide you with the required skills and knowledge for employment opportunities in Australia and Asia.

This major is designed to provide you with a high level of literacy in the Chinese language (listening, speaking, reading and writing) as well as an understanding of Chinese culture and society. 

No previous study of the language is required. If you have previously studied Chinese, you will take more advanced classes. There are also units specifically designed for native speakers of Chinese.

Asia is diverse, rapidly changing and full of opportunities. These majors will ensure you are prepared for your future career. 

Chinese is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.

You can also study this major as part of a Science and Arts double degree.  

See the Courses Handbook for the structure of this part of the double degree.

You can study this as part of a double major:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

70

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

TAFE requirements

A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency or a TAFE diploma.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2016 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$6,300*

Fees are indicative first year only.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Hotel or Motel Manager
  • Research Officer
  • Foreign Affairs and Trade Officer
  • Teacher - English as a Second Language
  • Welfare Worker
  • Interpreter
  • Translator
  • Flight Attendant
  • Trade Measurement Officer
  • Tourist Information Officer
  • Tour Guide

You may also find work in:

  • international trade
  • business/marketing/strategic consulting
  • banking and finance
  • diplomacy or civil service
  • tourism
  • media
  • education.

Possible careers

Business/Marketing/Strategy Consultant

If you wish to pursue this career path, the following electives are highly recommended:

  • Exploring China 331*
  • Exploring China 332*
  • Business Chinese 341
  • Translating and Interpreting 342*
  • Communicating with Asia
  • Electives from Commerce majors.

* Specially designed for both native and non-native speakers.

Translator and Interpreter

If you wish to pursue this career path, the following electives are highly recommended:

  • Exploring China 331
  • Exploring China 332
  • Business Chinese 341
  • Translating and Interpreting 342
  • Communicating with Asia
  • Electives from the Japanese major.

Diplomat/Civil Servant

If you wish to pursue this career path, the following electives are highly recommended:

  • Exploring China 331
  • Exploring China 332
  • Business Chinese 341
  • Translating and Interpreting 342
  • Communicating with Asia
  • Electives from the Japanese major.

Why Chinese?

  • China is one of the world's most vibrant economies and is an important trade partner for Australia.
  • The Chinese language has a long history with rich cultural heritage.
  • A working knowledge of the Chinese language will open up many career opportunities in Australia and abroad.
  • We combine enjoyable classroom learning with online Chinese language resources to help you build the knowledge, skills and understanding crucial for effective intercultural communications.