Undergraduate

Chinese

More than one billion people globally speak Chinese (Mandarin), making it the most widely-spoken language in the world. Study Chinese and open up doors to an exciting international career.
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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

Country callers

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

There is a growing demand for graduates with knowledge of Chinese and China. Graduates find career opportunities in state and federal government departments, including Defence and Foreign Affairs and Trade and in commercial enterprises with a China focus such as in resources, finance and tourism. Opportunities may also be pursued at a global level with institutions such as the World Bank and United Nations. The teaching of Chinese as a second language can also be considered.
There is a growing demand for graduates with knowledge of Chinese and China. Graduates find career opportunities in state and federal government departments, including Defence and Foreign Affairs and Trade and in commercial enterprises with a China focus such as in resources, finance and tourism. Opportunities may also be pursued at a global level with institutions such as the World Bank and United Nations. The teaching of Chinese as a second language can also be considered.
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Further Study

This major lays the foundation for further study options at honours and postgraduate level.
This major lays the foundation for further study options at honours and postgraduate level.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2017
$6,911.50
Typical Fee Range - 2017
$6,349.00 - $9,534.00
Average Annual Fee - 2016
$7,092.50
Typical Fee Range - 2016
$6,152.00 - $7,460.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2017
$30,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$90,000.00
Annual Fee - 2016
$28,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$85,500.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

The rise of China as a global powerhouse is shaping the twenty-first century and there is great demand for graduates with knowledge of Chinese language and China itself.

About The Course

The Chinese major, catering for all language levels from complete beginner to native speaker, develops language skills, cultural literacy and knowledge of modern China.
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Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 3-4 hours per unit
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-CHNSB
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
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Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 3-4 hours per unit
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-CHNSB
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWART
  • UWBPH
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Arts

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

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