The launch of the Master of Arts in Translation and Interpretation (MTI) Programme is the result of more than a decade’s continuous efforts and success of NTU’s team of experts in their pioneering work in developing translation programmes, such as the Minor in Translation Programme launched in 2004, and the Graduate Diploma in Translation and Interpretation Programme (GDTI) launched in 2005.
Benchmarked against the best translation Programmes in the world, NTU’s MTI programme is structured with a strong academic emphasis capitalising on Singapore’s acknowledged expertise in bilingual teaching and research. It seeks to build upon and further strengthen NTU’s existing translation, bilingualism, and bicultural research capacity and teaching expertise. At the same time, it endeavours to incorporate the latest cutting-edge technology in the areas of computational linguistics, machine translation, and corpus linguistics.
Pedagogically, the MTI Programme features an interdisciplinary curriculum that offers translation-focused, industry-relevant, and academically stimulating professional training that builds upon teaching and research excellence. Its specialised courses integrate the training of translation and interpretation skills with the knowledge of subject areas of expertise for which the University is well-known. These include translation studies, linguistics, literature, public policy, mass communication, business, medicine, and computer engineering. The curriculum will also include a 6-week immersion programme at Beijing Foreign Studies University, a leading institution in the teaching of interpretation and translation and research of foreign languages as well.