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Master of Arts in Translation (Computer-Aided Translation) (MA-TCAT)

Programme Objectives
The Master of Arts in Translation (Computer-aided Translation) programme aims to provide academic and professional training for potential language professionals to help them become competent in computer-aided translation (CAT) in the era of artificial intelligence and big data.

Students can acquire professional translation skills and get hands-on experience with translation technology, and they will be in a better position to provide quality language services (e.g., translation, localisation, and bilingual writing and editing) with the assistance of start-of-the-art language technology.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Apply highly specialised technical know-how and conceptual skills to formulate solutions to professional language services with translation technology;
  • Conduct research on complex issues relating to translation technology and professional language services;
  • Reflect critically on the multifaceted issues and practice relating to translation technology and professional language services;
  • Utilise and extend a wide spectrum of skills and knowledge of translation technology to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of professional language services; and
  • Communicate effectively in English and Chinese in a broad range of professional activities and for research and study purposes.

Employment Pathways

Graduates of the Programme will have a wide range of career options:

  • Professional translators
  • Professional language service providers
  • Project managers
  • Terminologists
  • Translation application developers
  • Technical writers
  • Public relations officers
  • Communication officers
  • Language trainers
  • Language teachers

Entrance Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or equivalent; and
  • Fulfilment of one of the following English language proficiency requirements if the applicant’s bachelor degree was not obtained from a university where English is the medium of instruction: TOEFL ≥ 550 (paper-based), ≥ 79 (internet-based); IELTS ≥ 6.5; CET 6 ≥ 430; TEM-4 ≥ 70.

Year of Study

Application Deadline
Local applicants: 15 Aug 2021
Non-local applicants: Closed

Mode of Study
Full-time and part-time

Minimum of Credits Required

Normal Study Period
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years

Maximum Study Period
5 years

Mode of Processing
Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.

Programme Website 

Tuition Fee (for 2021 intake)
Local students: HK$4,605 per credit
Non-local students: HK$5,760 per credit

Programme Director
Dr. Sai Cheong Siu
School of Translation and Foreign Languages

General Enquiries
MA-TCAT Office
 (+852) 3963 5347