English / Chinese Translation And Interpretation

Course Detail

Higher Diploma in English / Chinese Translation and Interpretation

(Note: Programmes are structured for working adults and offered in part-time mode)

Structure and Content

The Higher Diploma programme consists of 19 modules and can be completed in 36 months.

♦ Foundation English (Level 1,2)
♦ Practical English (Level 1, 2)
♦ Extended English (Level 1, 2)
♦ Creative Speaking and Writing
♦ Principles of Translation
♦ Basic Translation Practices
♦ Principles of Interpretation
♦ Basic Interpretation in Practice
♦ Advanced Reading, literature and Comprehension
♦ Information Technology in Translation and Interpretation
♦ Cross Cultural Media Studies
♦ Advanced Translation in Practice
♦ Presentation Skills
♦ Technical Writing
♦ Elective Programme-work place
♦ Advanced Interpretation in Practice
♦ Specialisation in Translation or Interpretation
♦ Cross-cultural Communications
♦ Industry Project-Translation/Interpretation

Entry Requirement

  • 'A' Levels in at least 2 passing subjects or equivalent; or,
  • 12th grades graduates; or,
  • High school senior graduates (equivalent to 'A' level); or,
  • IB diploma graduates
  • Candidates who do not meet the stated entry requirements will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

Candidates with the following may be considered for exemptions:

  • FYIT diploma or equivalent; or,
  • Other's PEI's diploma; or,
  • Local poly diploma

Delivery Method

Each module of this part-time programme will be delivered over a 6-week / 8-week cycle. Classes are one 3-hour session held every Tuesday and Thursday, 7pm - 10pm.

Assessment Methods

There are eight modules that have no examinations, students will be assessed by written assignments (Group or Individual);

For the rest modules, assessments are by a combination of written assignments and examinations. Assessment Weightage may vary according to individual module requirements.

Graduation and Certificate

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with the FY Institute of Technology (Singapore) Higher Diploma in English / Chinese Translation and Interpretation. 

Programme Fees

Total Course Fees Payable $14,389.20
No of Instalments 18
Fees per Instalment (2 months) $799.40
Application Fee (one time) $53.50


  1. Fees cited above are inclusive of GST;
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Commencement Date

22 August 2017

For Details

Call: 6222 5185 or email: marketing@sit.edu.sg