Bachelor of Arts (Language and Culture) (Mandarin Chinese)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 24 units
- 3 years or part-time equivalent
Enhance communication skills
Language and culture offers you tuition in Mandarin Chinese, using the experience of language learning as a gateway to the broader study of history, politics, culture, traditions, customs and national identities. You will gain competency in both language and cultural knowledge and will be encouraged to acquire a cross-cultural awareness preparing you for the possibility of life or study abroad.
Consider Language and Culture (Mandarin Chinese) studies as a major or add it to your studies in another degree as a minor or elective. Even just one or two semesters of language and cultural studies can provide you with basic communication skills. A language can help you with your chosen career path whether you're studying arts, business, sciences, engineering or education.
The study of language and culture will equip you for a variety of careers, including international business, trade and diplomatic services, journalism, arts and the creative professions and teaching abroad. It is also the ideal preparation for overseas professional placements or exchanges in fields such as business, engineering, sciences and information technology.
Other majors for the Bachelor of Arts are: Anthropology, Archaeology, Anthropology and Archaeology Extended, Contemporary International Studies Extended, Contemporary Media Studies, Creative and Critical Writing, English Literature, English Literature Extended, History, History Extended, Indigenous Studies, International Relations, Journalism Studies, Journalism Extended, Language and Culture (German), Legal Studies, Public Relations Studies and Social Justice Studies.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 6344|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 18560|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Monday 3 July, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with Semester 3 commencing on 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with Semester 1 commencing on 26 February 2018.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.