Advanced Diploma in Railway Engineering

Online Application Period: 24 May 2019 - 12 August 2019

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Programme Highlights

  • QF Level 4 accredited
  • Part-time 2-year programme
  • 4 main streams of study^ - Power Distribution, Signalling, Permanent Way, and Rolling Stock
  • Industrial attachment
  • Curriculum is designed and taught by railway experts

    ^MTR Academy reserves all rights of the stream offering.

Programme Description

This programme aims to equip students with technical knowledge and fundamental skills in railway engineering to ensure high quality and reliability of railway operation in today's technology-driven environment. The programme not only focuses on the fundamental concepts and theories of engineering principles, railway safety and systems, but also addresses the specialised knowledge and skills in the four main railway engineering disciplines, namely Power Distribution, Signalling, Permanent Way and Rolling Stock. Thus, the programme is a stepping stone for those who are interested in developing their career prospects in railway.

Graduates are eligible to apply for positions in the local railway industry and with railway related contractors.

Programme Duration

9 September 2019 – 31 August 2021

Teaching Mode

Part-time mode. Medium of instruction for this programme is English, supplemented with Cantonese during in-class instruction. Lecture notes, teaching materials and assessments are in English.

Class Schedule

Lectures are held on 2-3 weekday evenings (7pm - 10pm) and/or Saturday daytime (9:30am - 4:30pm) at Hung Hom Centre or other training centres. Industrial attachment is held on weekend day time and/or midnights at MTR Depots and/or railway lines.

Admission Requirements

Applicants shall have 1 year of working experience preferably in any engineering discipline AND

  1. have attained Level 2/ Grade E or above in five subjects including English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics in HKCEE, or equivalent; OR
  2. have attained Level 2 or above in five subjects including English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics in HKDSE, or equivalent; OR
  3. hold a relevant Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) qualification in Electrical & Mechanical Services Industry at QF Level 3 or above; OR
  4. hold a certificate/diploma at QF Level 3 or above from a recognised institution.

Applicants under conditions 3 & 4 above shall be required to pass a Mathematics and English test.

Applicants with other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience will be considered on individual merit.

Applicants may be invited to attend an interview.

Tuition Fee for Entire Programme


*Tuition fees are paid in 2 equal instalments, once at the beginning of each academic year. Applicants will be required to settle a non-refundable registration fee of HK$5,000 within 3 working days upon the issuance of offer letter. Registration fee will be deducted from the first payment of the tuition fee.

Financial Assistance

Students may apply for the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) administered by the Student Finance Office (SFO) of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA). For details, please visit or contact SFO at 2150 6223.


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