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Bachelor in Translation and Interpreting (BTI) (Honours)

Offered by: Management and Science University (MSU)
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Exam BodyManagement and Science University
Course Duration3 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FacultySchool of Education and Social Sciences (SESS)
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyLanguages (National language & other languages)
Credit Hours120
Course Description

The MSU Bachelor in Translation and Interpreting programme focuses on the area of translation and interpreting, aiming to produce professional translators or interpreters. The curriculum is designed to expose students to the fundamentals in translation and interpreting skills whilst balancing it with theoretical aspects. This programme comprises of translation and interpreting courses such as Translation Practice, Subtitle Translation, Consecutive Interpreting, Discourse Analysis, Malay Language, Mandarin Language, Professional English and many more. Courses such as Media Literacy, Screen and TV production, American Literature and Turkish language are offered as elective subjects. With the portability of the knowledge and skills gained, the graduates will be able to work all over the world.

  • Introduction to Translation Studies
  • Translation Strategies
  • History of Interpreting
  • Specialized Translator
  • Translation Assessment
  • Translation Project
  • Editing and Abstracting
  • Linguistics for Translators
  • Note taking for interpreter
  • Malay Language 1 
  • Malay Language 2
  • Malay Language 3
  • Mandarin Language 1
  • Mandarin Language 2
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Professional English
  • English for Occupational Purposes
Entry Requirements

i. A pass in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.00) in any two (2) subjects or its equivalent; OR

ii. A pass in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum grade of Jayyid; OR

iii. A Diploma (Level 4, MQF) with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 or its equivalent; OR

iv. Matriculation/Foundation with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 or its equivalent. AND

v. A credit in the relevant language at SPM level or its equivalent for those who intend to major in Bahasa Melayu, Arabic, Chinese or Tamil, for example, those who intend to do Tamil must have a credit in Tamil language.

For language programmes other than Bahasa Melayu, Arabic, Chinese or Tamil, the minimum credit in English at SPM or its equivalent is required. These are programmes that cater for students from introductory level.

International students are required to achieve a minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS OR Band 3 of MUET OR its equivalent.

Career Prospects
  • Freelance Translator/Interpreter
  • In House Translator/ Interpreter
  • Editor
  • Proofreader
  • Subtitler

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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