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Online Aerospace Engineering courses

iLearn Engineering

iLearn Engineering is a UK based online engineering college with a range of accredited online aerospace engineering courses to suit most careers in engineering.

What Is Aerospace Engineering?

Aerospace engineering is a specific branch of engineering dedicated to the aerospace and space sectors.

The skills and knowledge you will learn will be tailored to the development of modern day aircraft. The aerospace sector is a highly skilled area, and aerospace engineers must be able to determine the forces, and thermal environment that the product, and its parts, will experience and must be able to design them for functionality, safety, and durability.

In our courses you will learn about engineering design, aircraft structures, forces and flight mechanics, CAD skills, aerodynamics, propulsion, and aircraft design and manufacturing. In addition you will cover the fundamental maths and science that underpin engineering as a whole.  

What Online Aerospace Engineering Courses do you offer?

We have a range of fully accredited Aerospace engineering courses:

Specialist Diplomas:

(40 credits)

Distance Learning



(+£144 one-off registration fee)

Delivered by iLearn Engineering


Level 4

Higher International Certificate in Aerospace Engineering

Distance Learning

Delivered by iLearn Engineering

Level 4



Payment plans available from £92.25/mo


Level 5

Higher International Diploma in Aerospace Engineering

Distance Learning

Delivered by iLearn Engineering

Level 5



Payment plans available 

Engineering is often said to be the application of science, and never was it truer than in today's modern economy where it plays a pivotal role in the development of new solutions to today's global problems.


Aerospace engineering is one of the largest growing engineering sectors, and employees over 80 million jobs worldwide, in areas from aircraft design, systems engineering, supply chain management, and increasingly in space programmes. Aerospace engineering is fundamental to the connected world in which we live ensuring safe and reliable travel for passengers and freight across the globe.

It is not surprising then that many students or keen to study aerospace engineering given the wide range of interesting careers that are on offer.

iLearn Engineering as a UK based online engineering college specialising in providing online engineering courses for the next generation of engineers on an international scale. Our courses have been developed from the ground up and are specifically created so they can be delivered online.

Why Choose iLearn Engineering?

Real Chartered Engineers

We are a team of Chartered Engineers and academics. We understand what engineers need to know and we also understand what engineering businesses expect from their engineers.

Enrol 356 days a year – start when you are ready

iLearn Engineering take a unique view to how their courses are made available to their learners. First, learning is asynchronous, meaning that learners can start their course anytime, 365 days a year.

No schedules, no classes, no deadlines, and no exams.

Instead unlike a traditional college, with iLearn Engineering the learner is in control over how long it takes them to complete their course. Students study the learning material at their own pace, fitting it in around their existing commitments, and therefore learners do not need to give up their job or other commitments to gain an engineering qualification.

Full UK Accreditation

The aerospace engineering courses that iLearn Engineering deliver have been accredited by a UK awarding body to be at levels 4 and 5 which makes them equivalent to studying the first and second years of a university course in aerospace engineering.  Therefore, you can be assured of the academic rigour and quality of courses on offer.

Easy to Follow Bite-sized Learning

Our carefully developed learning material has been designed to be accessible to almost any learner from any background comprising of short videos, worked examples and practice questions to prepare the learner for their written assignments.

Tutor Support

Full tutor support is always on hand to help students that need that little bit of extra help, so you are never completely alone.  Tutorials can be arranged with real engineers on a one to one basis.

Online Aerospace Course Content

Our online aerospace engineering courses consist of the core topics that you would expect in an aerospace engineering course, plus some contemporary topics to keep you at the forefront of technology.

You will start by studying the fundamental principles that under-pin all engineering:

Engineering Science to give students a grounding in the science that underpins the engineering they will study.

Engineering Maths so that students develop their mathematical skills that they will need to succeed with the rest of their course

Engineering Design to help students develop their engineering design skills.


Once these fundamental units have been completed, learners are then guided onto their specialist mechanical engineering units which comprise of:


Aerospace Structures where you will study engineering principles for the design, development and analysis of aerospace structures and systems.

Flight Mechanics which is concerned with the forces that act on aircraft and the prediction of their performance. This unit begins by introducing you to the nomenclature used for aircraft and then progresses to explore the physics of aircraft flight both from a quantitative and qualitative perspective.

Aircraft Design and Manufacture will examine the overall design process before you will undertake a design exercise to explore the variety of aircraft configurations. You will be guided through a simulated design process which will involve you selecting and calculating various design parameters to satisfy a given design brief.


Aerodynamics, Propulsion and Space  where you deep dive the principles of incompressible flow, drag, before moving onto the workings of gas turbine engines, and finally looking at high speed flows including transonic, supersonic and space flight.


Students also have access to a range of optional units so that they can study topics that interest them which may also lie outside the field of aerospace engineering such as electrical engineering,  mechanical or manufacturing engineering.


It is important that engineers have an appreciation of management and research skills and so you will also study:


Engineering Management for Professionals where you will learn the important tools and responsibilities of being in a management position within the engineering industry, such as Project Management and cost and risk analysis. But also, the wider social and economic impacts of engineering companies.

Research Skills and Project Management, this will be your opportunity to demonstrate the things you’ve learnt in a 60-credit research project. You will develop a project brief, and will lead the project using critical thinking and analysis, to result in an un-biased conclusion.

UK Accredited Aerospace Engineering Qualifications

Higher International Certificate in Aerospace Engineering (EduQual Level 4) [120 credits]

This online aerospace engineering course has a total of 120 credits meaning that it is benchmarked to be equivalent to a full year of undergraduate study. Moreover, being a Level 4 aerospace engineering course means that it is benchmarked to the first year of a university degree course in aerospace engineering.

Most students are eligible to enrol directly on to this course because we teach you all the maths and science that you need to be successful with the rest of the course.


Students that already have a level 4 qualification in engineering, or those that have completed our Higher International Certificate in Aerospace Engineering (EduQual Level 4) qualification, are eligible to enrol on to:


Higher International Diploma in Aerospace Engineering (EduQual Level 5) [240 credits]

This online course develops your knowledge in aerospace engineering at a deeper and more specialist level.


Students working on a part time basis can typically complete these courses in a time frame of between 1 and 3 years. However, you are in control of your own learning, and it is in principle possible to finish the course much sooner than this.

Most students are eligible to enrol directly on to this course because we teach you all the maths and science that you need to be successful with the rest of the course.

Diplomas in Engineering [40 credit]

We also offer a range of shorter online aerospace engineering courses leading to the accredited qualifications of:

Diploma in Aerospace Engineering

Diploma in Aerodynamics

Diploma in Aircraft Design

Diploma in Principles of Flight

Diploma in Aerospace Structures

Diploma in Aerodynamics, Propulsion and Space

These qualifications are ideal for learners that wish to study a specific topic of interest to them all who wish to complete the course in a shorter time frame then our full 120 credits courses above. These 40 credit qualifications can typically be completed in a time frame of between two and six months.

Fast Track Qualifications [20 credit]

For students who are looking to complete an online aerospace engineering course in the shortest time frame possible, we have the following accredited 20 credit qualification:


Certificate in Engineering (EduQual level 4/5)


Students can typically complete this fast-track engineering course online within one to three months.

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