The Diploma in Languages provides students with the opportunity to gain a Diploma in Chinese Studies while completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne.
Chinese language subjects are organised in a progressive sequence (of units) from Chinese 1 through to Chinese 10. Entry and exit points are determined by the student’s background in the language, placement testing, prerequisites, or at the discretion of the Chinese Studies program. Students normally progress through the subjects in consecutive order. Mid-year entry is also possible into subjects with even numbers, subject to appropriate prior experience and approval from the head of the Chinese Studies program.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete this diploma will:
- Gain an in-depth knowledge of Chinese language, culture and society, relative to their entry level
- Develop a capacity to combine knowledge of the Chinese language with other disciplines
- Gain knowledge of the social and cultural diversity of China and develop the skills to work with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds
- Gain the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities and work effectively both independently and in groups
A major in Chinese Studies entry point 1 constitutes 125 points. Students in the Diploma can only complete 100 points and may be able to take the further 25 points in their degree program, pending on capacity and course requirements.