Programme Structure, Curriculum and Courses

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Programme Structure

The MTI Programme, which is specifically designed to provide the most updated training and education in translation and interpretation, is not only for university graduates but also for working professionals. Accordingly, classes will be held on weekday evenings and weekends, allowing working adults to enrol in the MTI Programme.

The MTI Programme is a full-time programme with its curriculum particularly designed to suit both fresh graduates and working adults with a full-time job (e.g., the teaching is all scheduled in the evenings of workdays and on Saturdays). Students can choose to complete the programme within the minimum candidature of 1.5 years or the maximum candidature of 2.5 years. The minimum candidature starts from early January of a certain year and ends in mid-July one year after. The maximum of 2.5 academic years starts from early January of a certain year and ends in mid-July two years after. 

During the minimum of 1.5 academic years, students will have one AY Semester 1 (August - December), two AY Semester 2 (January - May), and two Special Terms (May - July) to complete all the required courses and a dissertation or a capstone project. During the maximum of 2.5 academic years, students will have two AY Semester 1 (August - December), three AY Semester 2 (January - May), and four Special Terms (May - July) to complete all the required courses and a dissertation or a capstone project. 


Within the candidature given, students must complete 5 core courses, 3 to 6 elective courses, 4 to 5 immersion courses, and a dissertation or a capstone project, as illustrated by the chart:

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The total Academic Units (AUs) students are required to accumulate from different types of courses or components are 40 and they should be distributed as follows:​

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