Portuguese-Chinese Translation

Associate Diploma

Faculty of Arts and Humanities


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


Professionals with the ability to translate between Chinese and Portuguese are in demand in both the public and private sectors in Macao and China. This two-year programme is designed both for beginners in Portuguese and for those who have a basic knowledge of Portuguese. It is aimed especially at students who are already employed and who wish to develop competence in Portuguese-Chinese translation. 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.

Course Duration
2 years full-time (evening) programme

Teaching Medium
English, Chinese, Portuguese

Total Number of Credits for Graduation

Ilha Verde Campus

Programme’s Government Approval (in Chinese and Portuguese only) (Click here)

September to May

Weekly Schedule
Approximately 20 hours each week
Mondays to Fridays 19:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays 09:00 to 12:00

Key Features

  • The programme provides a comprehensive basic training in Chinese-Portuguese translation for students with minimal or no initial knowledge of Portuguese
  • It is designed for students who are already employed and who wish to develop competence in Chinese-Portuguese translation
  • It is designed primarily for Macao residents, but is open to students from further afield
  • It is taught by a strong team of native and bilingual speakers of Cantonese, Putonghua and Portuguese

Typical Career Options

  • Translator in private or public sectors
  • Civil servant

Study plan & description of modules

Please click on any specific module 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

Last Updated: August 6, 2020 at 10:12 am