Associate Diploma

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

2 Years (Evening) English, Chinese, Portuguese Ilha Verde Campus


This programme provides a basic, practical training in Portuguese-Chinese translation.

The Associate Diploma in Portuguese-Chinese Translation is aimed at those who wish to develop competence in Portuguese-Chinese translation in the professional context. Students develop their skills in Portuguese and fine-tune their competence in written Chinese while being introduced to translation practice. On completing the two-year programme, students have the option of undertaking a further two years of study to complete the Bachelor of Portuguese-Chinese Translation Studies.

The programme coordinator is Tânia Ribeiro Marques.

During the two years of course work, Associate Diploma in Portuguese-Chinese Translation students hold full-time student status.

Student Experience

  • Students gain competence in Portuguese-Chinese translation at a professional level
  • Students learn among experienced native-speaking and bilingual faculty

Career Opportunities

  • Translation and interpretation
  • Civil service

Typical Applicants

  • Have a beginner’s knowledge of Portuguese
  • Have an advanced knowledge of Cantonese or Mandarin
  • Have strong interest in translation skills

Admissions Information >

Study plan & description of modules

For the programme’s government approval [in Chinese and Portuguese] click here.

Please click on any specific module below to see its description.



Year 1
6.00 credits
3.00 credits
Year 2
3.00 credits
8.00 credits
3.00 credits
3.00 credits
3.00 credits