(a) To form flexible courses that are responsive to dynamic and rapid changing in Railway Industry and related fields.

(b) To provide reberant competencies that satisfy Railway Industry operational needs and Railway professionals.

(C) To cope with the NACTE regulations who is the regulator of the Institute.

(d) To engage into research, operational and organizational problems and training needs.


The Institute core functions are:

(a) To Conduct Training in Railway Specialities i.e.

(i)Rail Transportation

(ii)Locomotive Engineering (in Diesel Mechanical and Diesel Electrical)

(iii)Track Technology

(iv)Locomotive Driving Techniques.

(v)Signals and Telecommunications Engineering.

(vi) Personnel Course.

(vii) Carriage and Wagon Technology.

(b)To Carry out Research and Consultancy in Railway field.


-The Institute has strategic plan to implement Diploma course for those courses listed above.

-The two Diploma curricular for Locomotive Engineering and Rail transportation Courses have been submitted to NACTE for approval.

Also,the institute intends to conduct specialized courses such as:

(i) Pneumatics and Hydraulics .

(ii) Non- Destructive Tests.

(iii) Electrical Installation..

(iv) Motor Rewinding.

(v) ICT with basic computer applications.

(vi) Maintenance and Repairs of Diesel Locomotives.

(vii) Welding and Metal Fabrication.

(viii) Metal Machining..

(ix) Radio and television maintenance and repairs..

(x) Domestic home appliance maintenance and repairs.

(xi) Foundation/ access course.

In addition, the Institute has to clarify that the competences offered at Tanzania Institute of Rail Technology is in form of CBET system (i.e. competence/ Outcome Based Training and Education)apart from the academic studies..

The Mission of the Tanzania Institute of Rail Technology is not only imparting high quality Training and Education, but also gives more importance to discipline of the students. In disciplinary activities, the Institutional planning and decision are guided by the vision and Mission statements. This is not only applicable for students but also for the Institute staff members.