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Diploma in Material Science (EduQual Level 5)

Welcome to our online Diploma in Material Science program, this course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the field of material engineering. This 40-credit Level 5 course is split into two units, Engineering Science and Engineering Materials and their Properties.

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

Diploma in Material Science (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*) – This unit covers a broad range of topics which are fundamental to all engineering disciplines; including forces and mechanics,  fluid dynamics, energy and heat, material science, and electronics.

Unit 2: Engineering Materials and their Properties (core) – In this unit, you will learn about the properties and behaviour of various engineering materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. You will explore topics such as material selection, processing techniques, and material testing. You will also gain an understanding of the factors that affect material performance, including temperature, stress, and environment. By the end of this unit, you will have a solid understanding of the relationship between material properties and engineering applications.

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

Course Information

Our program is designed to offer flexibility, allowing you to learn at your own pace and study from anywhere in the world. You will have access to high-quality materials and resources, including exert written workbooks, videos, online assessments, and personalized support from our experienced tutors when required. Plus, our affordable payment plans make it easy for you to invest in your future without breaking the bank.

What can I do with this qualification?

Upon completion of the Diploma in Material Science, you will have gained a deep understanding of engineering principles and materials science. This knowledge can be applied to a range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, and construction. Graduates of our program have gone on to work in various roles, such as materials engineer, quality control specialist, and product development manager.

Further more, you can transfer these units into our flagship qualifications, such as:

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

Higher International Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (EduQual Level 5)

Start today!

Whether you are looking to advance in your current career or pursue a new path, the Diploma in Material Science is an excellent choice. Our program is designed by experts with industry and academic experience, providing you with a solid foundation for further study or career progression. So why wait? Enrol today and take the first step towards a brighter future in engineering.

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 (EduQual Level 4)

Higher International Diploma (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

Find out answers to our most frequently asked questions

Fees and Payment Plans

Course fees including a range of affordable payment plans.

Get started today

Invest in your future today and enrol in our online Diploma in Material Science program to take the first step towards a successful career in engineering.


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