University of Technology Sydney

C20059v4 Diploma in Languages

Award(s): Diploma in Languages (DipLang)
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
Inherent requirements
Recognition of prior learning
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 or another Australian university or as further learning. It facilitates university students learning about language and culture and contemporary societies and broadens the opportunities associated with their professional degree or other studies.

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 research-inspired learning.

Career options

Career options are contingent on the concurrent coursework program taken in conjunction with the Diploma in Languages or previous studies. 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 Employ effective cultural strategies to operate within professional settings in Australia and internationally.
INT.2.1 Reflect on and use knowledge of contemporary societies to engage with diverse cultures.
INT.3.1 Inquire independently into contemporary societies and cultures.
INT.5.1 Develop capacity to engage with current issues and to act ethically in Australian and international settings.
INT.6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken form for everyday and/or professional purposes in at least one language other than English.

Admission requirements

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

The Diploma is available to domestic (undergraduate and postgraduate) students only.

Applicants for admission must satisfy one of the following criteria:

  1. For current school leavers concurrent enrolment in a UTS recognised bachelor's degree or above in any Australian institution and one of the following:
    • an ATAR of 80+; or
    • the student has studied the nominated language at HSC or IB level;
  2. For non-current school leavers completion of a UTS recognised bachelor's degree or above in an Australian institution (or equivalent), or concurrent enrolment in a bachelor level degree at an Australian institution and one of the following:
    • WAM (based on a minimum of 12 credit points) of 65; or
    • ATAR of 80+; or
    • previous study of the nominated language major at HSC or IB level

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 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course. For more information about inherent requirements and where prospective and current students can get assistance and advice regarding these, see the UTS Inherent requirements page.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Bachelor of International Studies Diploma in Languages Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Recognition of prior learning

Students who have completed relevant University level language studies may be eligible for up to 32 credit points of recognition of prior learning. Applicants must indicate their intention to apply for recognition of prior learning at the time of application and need to demonstrate linguistic proficiency equivalent to the learning being credited.

UTS students who have completed Language and Culture subjects as a sub-major or electives in their professional degrees can cross-credit up to 24 credit points to the Diploma in Languages.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a three-year, part-time basis. Students with no prior language knowledge must commence in Autumn session. Students may accelerate their studies to two-years by undertaking approved Summer and July session subjects.

Course structure

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

Course completion requirements

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

Course program

Curent students undertake the Diploma in Languages 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 UTS 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
97203 Japanese Language and Culture 3   8cp
Spring session
97204 Japanese Language and Culture 4   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97205 Japanese Language and Culture 5   8cp
Spring session
97206 Japanese Language and Culture 6   8cp
Summer session
977913 In-country Language and Culture Study   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp

Other information

Further information is available from:

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