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Diploma in Aircraft Design

iLearn Engineering® is proud to be one the only Online College where students can now gain an accredited qualification in Aircraft Design. 

The iLearn Engineering® Diploma in Aircraft Design is a 40 credit course leading to the qualification of:

Diploma in Aircraft Design (EduQual Level 5)

The course is delivered as an online engineering course, consisting of two 20 credit units. The first unit is a recommended unit which is designed to deliver some fundamental learning required to progress onto the second, specific core unit.

Unit 1: Engineering Science (recommended*) – the aim of this unit is to develop your skills in scientific principles and theories that underpin the broader engineering curriculum. You will be introduced to scientific methods and techniques to analyse and solve problems within an engineering context including the analysis of heat, fluids and materials.

Unit 2: Aircraft Design and Manufacture (core) – in this highly specialised unit, you will examine the overall aircraft design process before undertaking a design exercise where you will be encouraged to explore the variety of aircraft configurations. You will then select an appropriate configuration to satisfy a given design brief. You will then be guided through a simulated design synthesis process which will involve you selecting and calculating various design parameters to satisfy a given design brief. Your design activities will focus on the propulsion and wing design. Finally, you will examine the principles of manufacturing that are specific to the aerospace industry.

* The recommended unit can be replaced by a different unit of your choice depending on your personal preference, or previous learning experience.

Sample Learning Material

You can review a sample video of iLearn Engineering®‘s learning material form this online course below:

Aircraft Design Tutorial 1 – How to use Wing and Thrust Loading in your designs

Aircraft Design Tutorial 2 – Aerofoil and Wing Design for Preliminary Aircraft Design

Course Information

An online Diploma in Aircraft Design from a UK accredited institution is an excellent choice for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the thriving global aviation industry. This highly specialised online course is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge and skills needed for designing and developing various types of aircraft. The course covers topics such as aerodynamics, aircraft structures, avionics, and systems, which enable graduates to pursue careers as aircraft designers, engineers, and technicians.

Career Opportunities in the Aerospace Industry

Upon graduation, students can explore a range of career opportunities in the aviation industry, such as working for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, research and development companies, and defense contractors. These industries offer a wide range of job roles, including aircraft design, engineering, maintenance, and testing. With the aviation industry experiencing rapid growth, there is a high demand for skilled professionals in the field of aircraft design, making it an ideal career choice for individuals with a passion for aviation.

Affordable Payment Plans

One of the significant advantages of this online Diploma in Aircraft Design is that it offers affordable payment plans to students. This makes the course accessible to individuals who may not have the financial resources to pay for the course upfront.

Study Anywhere Any Time: no schedules and no exams

The course also provides flexible study mode options that allow students to complete their studies at their own pace, making it easier for individuals with busy schedules or other commitments to balance their studies with other aspects of their lives.



Furthermore, upon successful completion you would have the option to transfer these credits into our flagship:

Higher International Certificate in Aerospace Engineering (EduQual Level 4) or,

Higher International Diploma in Aerospace Engineering (EduQual Level 5)


So enrol today! We look forward to welcoming you to iLearn Engineering® and supporting you as you pursue your academic and career goals in the aircraft engineering industry.

How am I assessed?

Like all our courses, assessment is done by 100% coursework assignments that you can complete and submit at a time and place to suit you, there are no exams.

Can I transfer in to other courses?

This course can be used as a stand alone qualification, or transferred as credit towards our main qualifications:

Higher International Certificate in Aerospace Engineering (EduQual Level 4) or,

Higher International Diploma in Aerospace Engineering (EduQual Level 5)

What are the benefits?

All of our usual benefits are still present:

  • improve your career prospects

  • 100% distance learning

  • no classes, no exams, no deadlines

  • submit assignments when you are ready

  • work at your own pace

  • request one to one tutor support when needed

  • Full UK accreditation

Tutor Support

Just like our all our qualifications; you will receive dedicated tutor support to any issues you may face during the course. You can access our dedicated engineering tutors by email, phone, or video call as needed.

Why study with us?

UK Accredited Level 4 and 5 university benchmarked qualifications

100% Online Study from Home Anywhere in the World

No Exams, No Deadlines, No Classes Assessment is by written assignment

Open Courses Anyone can enrol – we teach you everything you need to succeed

Find out more about our courses and qualifications

With our convenient online platform, you can study at your own pace, on your own schedule, and from anywhere in the world. Plus, our interactive learning tools and resources ensure that you’ll stay engaged and motivated throughout the course.

Find out more below.

About our Qualifications

UK Accredited Qualifications at levels 4 and 5. Benchmarked to the first and second years at a UK university.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Fees and Payment Plans

Course fees including a range of affordable payment plans.

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Design your future in the aviation industry with an accredited online Diploma in Aircraft Design from a UK institution – Enrol now!


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