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Department of Translation and Interpretation
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Established in late 2007, the Department of Translation and Interpretation has developed in a very robust way, now with programs for both undergraduates and postgraduates. In this way, Beihang University is one of the 15 leading universities in China offering BTI (Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpretation), MA (Master of Arts in Translation Studies), MTI (Master of Translation and Interpretation) and DTI (Doctor of Translation and Interpretation Studies) programs. A salient and distinctive feature of the 4 degree programs is the application of computer technology in both practice and theoretical research in this field.

Faculty

The Department of Translation and Interpretation is composed of 8 staff members, with 2 full professors, 4 associate professors and 2 instructors. Among them, 4 are PhD degree holders.

Professors: Yanglong LI, Wenzhong WU (Deputy Head of Department)

Associate Professors: Min DONG, Duoxiu QIAN (Head of Department), Xiaojie WANG, Li XING

Instructors: Sha HE, Pei WANG

Labs

2 Simultaneous Interpreting Labs (50 seats and 4 booths); 1 Translation Technology Lab (10 computers, 1 server)

Bachelor of Arts Program in Translation and Interpretation

This program aims at providing students with a wide range of basic training in English, Chinese, translation and interpretation. Upon graduation, students are supposed to be able to deal with translation and interpretation of different text types of medium difficulty level. They are also expected to pass TEM 4 (Band 4, Test for English Majors) and CATTI 3 (Band 3, China Accreditation Test of Translators and Interpreters) before graduation.

Required course module

English

Intensive Reading (level 1— level 4)

Extensive Reading (level 1— level 3)

Listening Comprehension (level 1— level 3)

Oral English (level 1—level 3)

Pronunciation and Intonation

Introduction to English-speaking Countries

Translation

Introduction to Translation

Translation (English-Chinese)

Translation (Chinese-English)

Computer-aided Translation

Translation of Science and Technical Texts

Interpretation

Introduction to Interpretation (level 1—level 2)

Alternating Interpreting (General)

Alternating Interpretation (Science and Technical)

Chinese

Classic Chinese

Contemporary Chinese Reading and Writing

Elective course module

Advanced English Reading

Aeronautical and Astronautical Translation

American Literature

British Literature

Business Translation

Comparative Studies of Chinese and Other Languages

Cross-cultural Communication

Interpreting English Grammar

Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation

Literary Translation

Science and Technical Translation

Master of Arts Program in Translation Studies

This is a traditional 2-year MA program in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. The focus is on the integration of theory of practice and the study of translation process and product. The students are required to read extensively in theory, think critically, come up with new ideas and finish a research paper of around 20,000 English words before graduation.

Required course module

General Linguistics

Introduction to Translation Studies

Introduction to Literary Studies

Translation Theory and Practice

Second Foreign Language

Elective course module

Cross Cultural Communication: Theory and Practice

Comparative Studies of Languages

Computer-aided Translation

History of Translation

Translation Criticism

Literary Translation Theories

Selected Readings in Translation Theory

Master of Translation and Interpretation Program

This is a socially tailored, industry-oriented, and practice-intensive 2-year program. It aims at providing students with professional training in science and technology translation. A student is supervised by two professors (one for translation and the other for science and technology). Graduation requirements include 38 course credits, a translation workload of around 150,000 Chinese characters, and a research report on the translation process (or a thesis on specific translation problem). They are also expected to pass CATTI 2 (Band 2, China Accreditation Test of Translators and Interpreters) before graduation.

Upon graduation, students are supposed to be able to do translation in highly specialized areas in science and technology, which accounts for more than 50 percent of today’s translation service industry.

Required course module

Alternating Interpretation

Chinese Language and Culture

Introduction to Translation

Practicum

Reading and Translating Science and Civilization in China

Translation Theory and Practice

Workshop in Science and Technology Translation (English-Chinese)

Workshop in Science and Technology Translation (Chinese-English)

Elective course module

Brief History of Translation

Comparative Studies of Chinese and Other Languages

Computer-aided Translation

English Writing for Scientific Purposes

Introduction to Aeronautics and Astronautics

Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation

Literary Translation

Translation and Editing of Texts

Seminars on Specific Topics

Translation Criticism

Translation of Political and Business Texts

Translation of Science and Technical Texts (English-Chinese)

Translation of Science and Technical Texts (Chinese-English)

PhD Program in Translation and Interpretation Studies

The orientation of this program stresses the application of cross-disciplinary research methods to conduct systematic theoretical analysis of translation phenomena. Research fields include translation theories, translation criticism, corpus-based translation studies, translation history, translation teaching, etc. The emphasis is on the analysis of the final translated texts and the factors involved in the production and transmission of them.

This program aims to explore frontier issues in translation studies and pays special attention to developing students' ability in studying varied translation data with proper research methods.

Major courses include Translation Theories and Corpus-based Translation Studies

Contact: qianduoxiu@buaa.edu.cn

Authored by Duoxiu QIAN

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