Advanced Diploma in Railway Engineering

Online Application Period: May 2020 -  August 2020


Please click HERE to register for programme information sessions.

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.

Articulation Pathway

Graduates of Advanced Diploma in Railway Engineering are eligible to apply for admission to the following honours degree programmes offered by the School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU):

- BEng (Hon) in Mechanical Engineering (Full-time)

- BEng (Hon) in Mechanical Engineering (Part-time)

- BEng (Hon) in Electrical Engineering (Full-time)

- BEng (Hon) in Electrical Engineering (Part-time)

Note: There are different award requirements for students from different background.  Students may refer to respective programme webpages for details. 

Admission Requirements

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

  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 Yin 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

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 day time 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$48,960* (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.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Applicants can submit their application through the Academy's website (www.mtracademy.com). Please refer to the website for application procedures and deadline.

Applications by mail and in-person will not be considered.

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

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 http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/enls/overview.htm or contact SFO at 2150 6223.

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Maintenance of Railway Tracks

PERMANENT WAY

PERMANENT WAY

Maintenance of Railway Power Supply Systems

POWER DISTRIBUTION

POWER DISTRIBUTION

Maintenance of Trains

ROLLING STOCK

ROLLING STOCK

Maintenance of Railway S&C Systems

SIGNALLING

SIGNALLING