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Undergraduate Double Degree Major
- Chinese Double Degree Major (BSc/BA)
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
Chinese is the world’s most spoken first language. Classes cater for beginners through to native speakers.
Humanities courses teach transferable skills for international careers.
This course can be taken as part of a double degree.
You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
This double degree major will equip you with the linguistic skills and cultural competence to work in China-related areas and in China.
Spoken by 1.3 billion people, Chinese is the world’s most spoken first language. China also has one of the world’s most vibrant economies, and is a major trade partner of Australia - so the skills gained from this double degree major can provide valuable career opportunities across the globe.
With Asia’s continuing social and economic growth, an understanding of Chinese language and culture is increasingly important in global engagement.
This major will provide you with the knowledge and skills required for a diverse international career.
You will gain a high level of literacy in Chinese – listening, speaking, reading and writing – and a deep understanding of Chinese culture and society.
This major is suitable for all students: previous study of Chinese is not required; advanced classes are provided for students who have studied Chinese previously and specific units are offered for native speakers of the language.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
How to apply
Applicants have the choice of which double degree combination they would like to study.
To apply for this course, you will apply for the most preferred double degree. In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.
Applying as an undergraduate student is easy. For information tailored to your situation, visit our easy to follow instructions to get your application started.
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- 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.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
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What you'll learn
- apply knowledge of applied linguistics and intercultural communication
- critically analyse various issues in the context of cultural and linguistic differences
- locate and extract information from various sources and synthesise information using a target language
- communicate both orally and in writing effectively in a target language with cultural understanding
- use electronic sources in a target language to effectively collect information and communicate
- demonstrate an ability in self-directed learning
- evaluate and analyse issues arising in the region with in-depth knowledge of a target language and culture
- demonstrate an understanding of cultural practices and differences in different languages
- apply an ethical approach in professional practices; work independently and in teams with an intercultural understanding
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Please view the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts degree for indicative fees.
How to apply
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- Curtin course code: MDDU-CHNSS
- Last updated on: 17/08/2022