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C20059v3 Diploma in Languages

Award(s): Diploma in Languages (DipLang)
CRICOS code: 086360J
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Notes

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Diploma in Languages is designed to be taken concurrently with an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program at UTS. It facilitates university students learning about language and culture and thereby broadens the opportunities associated with their professional degree.

This course allows students to gain exposure to international perspectives and consolidate their linguistic capabilities in a language other than English. Language options include: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Language and culture subjects taken throughout the diploma draw on the UTS Model of Learning, which combines international and intercultural engagement with blended and research-inspired learning.

Career options

Career options are contingent on the concurrent coursework program taken in conjunction with the Diploma in Languages. These options are broadened through the development of capacity to interact and thrive in a global, or globally focused, workplace.

Course intended learning outcomes

INT.1.1 Graduates will have the capacity to operate appropriately in intercultural professional contexts
INT.1.2 Graduates will demonstrate the application of international knowledge as adaptable, flexible and resourceful practitioners
INT.1.3 Graduates will have a broad and coherent understanding of the historical, political, cultural, social and economic situations of other countries and societies where their language of study is spoken
INT.2.1 Graduates will be able to creatively design and conduct independent, engaged and ethical research in and about other cultural contexts and societies
INT.2.2 Graduates will possess critical problem-solving and research-led analytical skills in international and intercultural change
INT.3.1 Graduates will be able to personally reflect upon the relationship between diverse cultures in Australia while confidently engaging successfully with cultures overseas, particularly in this region
INT.4.1 Graduates will have the capacity to reflect upon and contextualise Indigenous peoples' experiences and circumstances and integrate the knowledge of Indigenous Australians to professional situations as and when appropriate
INT.5.1 As informed and engaged international citizens, graduates will demonstrate cosmopolitan openness, with an awareness of, and commitment to, ethical practices
INT.6.1 Graduates will possess a high level of oral and written communication skills in English and, where relevant, a developed level of oral and written communication skills in at least one language other than English

Admission requirements

Applicants for admission must satisfy the selection criteria as specified by the faculty.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a three-year, part-time basis and must be taken concurrently with an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program at UTS. Students with no prior language knowledge must commence in Autumn session.

Course structure

Students must complete 48 credit points made up of six subjects drawn from a language option.

Course completion requirements

CBK91856 Choice (Language and Culture) 48cp
Total 48cp

Course program

The Diploma in Languages can only be studied concurrently with another undergraduate or postgraduate degree. Students choose from one of six language options offered in the CBK91066 Choice (Language). Below is a sample course program for a full-time student commencing in Autumn session and concurrently enrolled in the Diploma in Languages and the Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media) (C10371).

Year 1
Autumn session
54000 Citizenship and Communication   8cp
54060 Understanding Digital Audiences   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91131 Stream choices 16cp  
Spring session
54001 Digital Literacies   8cp
54061 Digital Media: Marketing, Metrics and Data   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91131 Stream choices 16cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
54002 Communicating Difference   8cp
54062 Digital Experience Design   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91132 Second major 48cp  
CBK91119 Electives 32cp  
Spring session
54063 Code as Literacy, Commodity, Infrastructure   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91115 Cross-disciplinary electives 24cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91132 Second major 48cp  
CBK91119 Electives 32cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
54064 Digital Publishing for Apps   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91115 Cross-disciplinary electives 24cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91132 Second major 48cp  
CBK91119 Electives 32cp  
Spring session
54065 Digital Futures   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91115 Cross-disciplinary electives 24cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91132 Second major 48cp  
CBK91119 Electives 32cp  

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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