Advanced Diploma in Railway Engineering

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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.
    *Industrial attachment is a core subject of the Advanced Diploma. Led by the teachers of MTR Academy, students are required to attach to the maintenance departments of MTR to observe their daily work.

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.

Admission Requirements

Applicants shall fulfil the following admission requirements:

  1. have attained Level 2 or above in five subjects including English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics in HKDSE, or equivalent; OR
  2. have attained Level 2/ Grade E or above in five subjects including English Language (Syllabus B), Chinese Language and Mathematics in HKCEE, 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., e.g. Diploma Yi Jin.

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.

Programme Duration

2 years (Part-time mode. 3 semesters per year)

Medium of Instruction

The language of instruction will be English supplemented with Cantonese . Course materials and assessments are in English.

Class Schedule / Venue

Part-time 2-year Mode: Lectures are normally held on evenings and/or Saturday daytime at Hung Hom Centre or other training centres. Industrial attachment is normally held on weekend daytime and/or midnights at MTR Depots and/or railway lines.

Programme Award

Graduates of this programme will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Railway Engineering.

Tuition Fee for Entire Programme

HK$56,400* (Tuition fees are subject to change without prior notice)

* Tuition fee is paid at the beginning of the academic year. New students are required to pay an initial registration fee of HK$5,000 to confirm their offer. This registration fee will be deducted from the tuition fee payment. All fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Academy Prizes

The “Academy Prizes” will be awarded to the top three graduates of each Accredited Programme. Graduates will receive cash awards in recognition of outstanding academic performance.

Articulation Pathway

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How to Apply

Apply Online 

Applicants can submit their application through the Academy's website ( Applications by mail and in-person will not be considered. Please refer to the website for application procedures and deadline.

Non-refundable application fee is HK$200. (Pay by VISA/MasterCard at the Online Payment Gateway*)

*The Online Payment Gateway accepts only VISA and MasterCard. You may visit our Academy at Hung Hom MTR Building, our reception accepts a wide range of payment methods, including Alipay and UnionPay. If non-local applicants encounter any payment issues, please contact us via Whatsapp or WeChat at +852 98689596.

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.

Advanced Diploma in Railway Engineering
QF Level: 4
QR Registration No.: 19/000064/L4
Validity Period: 01/01/2019 to 31/8/2025

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