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CPCE signed MOU with MTR Academy on Railway Engineering education

Site visits enhance learning experience of students
Teaching model demonstrates signalling of Railway Traffic  Operation System at MTRA

Site visits enhance learning experience of students

Teaching model demonstrates signalling of Railway Traffic Operation System at MTRA

PolyU CPCE and MTR Academy Sign MoU on Development of Railway Engineering Expertise

 

In order to nurture students who aspire to embark on a career in railway engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)-affiliated College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) and the MTR Academy (MTRA) of MTR Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MOU sets out the framework to facilitate further discussions between the two parties to conduct collaborative education and training programmes and/or projects for the development of railway engineering expertise.

 

The MoU was signed by Mr David Leung Yiu-fai, Dean of MTRA, and Professor Peter P. Yuen, Dean of CPCE.

 

“The signing of the MoU between CPCE and the MTRA, a highly regarded global training institute for railway management and operation, enables both parties to explore together possible collaborative initiatives conducive to nurturing railway-related professionals in Hong Kong, Chinese mainland and overseas countries,” said Professor Yuen.

 

Effective from 1st March 2020 for a period of three years, the MoU facilitates ongoing discussions between the School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED), an educational unit of CPCE, and the MTRA on the following potential areas of collaboration:
 

Articulation Pathway

 
  • Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Railway Engineering offered by the MTRA will be accepted to apply for either the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering (EE) or the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (ME) offered in both full-time and part-time modes of study by SPEED.

Education

 
  • The two institutions may deliver joint seminars, workshops and lectures for SPEED’s ME and EE programmes. The MTRA shall support its staff to take part in these learning activities as guest speakers, final-year-project co-supervisors or visiting lecturers for the two SPEED programmes.
  • Both parties will also explore ways to support the industrial training needs of the students of the two SPEED programmes, such as arranging site visits and internships.

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