|Type of study programme||Professional bachelor degree|
|Degree||Professional Bachelor Degree in Technical Translation and the Qualification of Technical Translator - Desk Officer|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 31-Dec-2023|
|Duration||Full-time studies – 4 years (8 terms)|
|Credit points||160 (ECTS: 240)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||During studies international students join groups of local students that follow the study program in English. International students are offered a Latvian language course (4,5 ECTS) in the framework of the study program.|
|Fees||1600 EUR (EU) or 2760 EUR (non-EU), or 2100 EUR (CIS) per year (2020/21)|
|Study programme description||The Bachelor Study Programme “Technical Translation” educates and trains translators in such fields as engineering economics, management, civil engineering, architecture, information technologies and telecommunications. It differs from similar study programmes in the Humanities as it has an additional emphasis on mastering scientific and technical terminology, researching latest trends in applied linguistics and acquiring profound knowledge in the field of translation.
Studies are organised in the form of lectures, seminars, project works and discussion groups. The study programme is unique as not only linguists, but also specialists in the corresponding fields of science and technology, business and law participate in the implementation of the study programme. Knowledge of at least two languages besides from English, Russian, and German is required.
The value of this programme is defined by a great demand for specialists with the specified profile in the European labour market. Translators are needed in translation bureaus, enterprises (joint ventures in particular), international projects, state and municipal establishments and other institutions where the knowledge of foreign languages,
basics of engineering, creative approach to work, presentation and translation skills are necessary.
|Study programme link||fsd.rtu.lv/riga-technical-university-rtu/bachelors-studies/technical-translation-bachelors/
|Requirements||• Secondary (High) School Graduation Certificate with good results, particularly in mathematics and/or physics
• Entrance examination in Mathematics
• Proficiency in the English language
• Skype interview
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Riga Technical University (RTU) is the oldest university in Latvia, and it has long-standing traditions dating back to 1862. It is an accredited, fully state owned, internationally recognized European level university. According to the requirements of the European Space for Higher Education, RTU offers academic and professional study programmes at three levels – bachelor, master and doctoral studies. RTU is the only engineering university providing engineering programmes and business studies in Latvia. At present it is one of the largest technical universities in the Baltic Sea region and gathers nearly 16 000 students at eight faculties in various study programmes.
RTU has a leading role in number of research projects financed by the EU. Among university alumni there are presidents, prime-ministers and ministers of several European countries, key figures in Latvia’s business and industry. All European countries according to the Lisbon Convention recognize the diplomas issued by the Riga Technical University, on Recognition of Qualification Concerning Higher Education in the European Region, signed in April 1997. RTU degrees are also recognized in the United States, Canada, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria, Nepal, Cameroon, Nigeria and other countries. In 2002 several of RTU engineering programs were approved by United States, Department of Veteran Affairs as eligible for «G. I. Bill» financial benefits.
Population in the city of Riga: 632 614
Total number of students: 14 383 (2019/20)
Number of International students: 1888 (2019/20)
Number of academic staff: 930 (2019/20)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: RTU residences
• From 69,50 EUR per person in shared room per month (3 persons).
• From 124,50 EUR per person in shared room per month (2 persons).
• From 295.50 EUR a month in a single room.