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Diploma in Principles of Flight

The Diploma in Principles of Flight offered by iLearn Engineering® is a highly specialised online program that provides in-depth knowledge of flight mechanics, aerodynamics, aircraft design, and performance.

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

Diploma in Principles of Flight (EduQual Level 4)

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 Maths (recommended*) this unit covers the fundamentals of mathematics required for successful completion of the specialised unit. You will be brought up to speed with algebras, trigonometry, statistics and basic calculus. If you already hold a mathematics qualification you may be eligible to choose an alternate unit.

Unit 2: Flight Mechanics (core) in this specialised aerospace engineering unit you will begin by examining the function of aircraft components together with an appreciation of the atmosphere as the medium in which aircraft operate within. You will then examine and evaluate aircraft performance for straight and level flight, landing, take-off an other manoeuvres. Finally, you will begin to understand the principles of aircraft stability and control.

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

Course Information

The Diploma in Principles of Flight, offered by iLearn Engineering®, is a highly specialised online course that focuses on the mechanics of flight. The program is designed for individuals who are interested in the aerospace industry, and in particular the principles of flight.

The course covers a wide range of topics, including the principles of flight, lift and drag, aircraft performance during various manoeuvres, stability and control and the effects of weather and the atmosphere on aircraft performance. Students will also learn about the various types of aircraft, their structures, and how they operate.


Wide Range of Aerospace Career Opportunities

The Diploma in Principles of Flight offered by iLearn Engineering® opens up a wide range of career options in the aerospace industry. Graduates of the course can pursue careers in aircraft design, manufacturing, testing, and maintenance, as well as in aviation operations, air traffic control, and airport management. They may also find opportunities in government agencies and research organisations, where their knowledge of flight mechanics and aerodynamics can be applied to a range of projects. In addition, the program provides a strong foundation for further study in aerospace engineering or related fields. The skills and knowledge gained through the Diploma in Principles of Flight are highly sought after by employers in the aerospace industry, making this an excellent qualification for anyone looking to launch or advance their career in this exciting and dynamic field.


Study Anywhere Any Time with No Deadlines and No Exams

One of the key advantages of this course is that it is delivered entirely online, which means that students can study at their own pace and in their own time. The online course is designed to be flexible and can be accessed from anywhere in the world, making it an ideal option for individuals who are unable to attend traditional classroom-based courses. There are no schedules, no deadlines and no exams; you as the student are in control over when and how you study. You submit your assignments when you are ready.

Overall, the Diploma in Principles of Flight offered by iLearn Engineering® is an excellent choice for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the aerospace industry. The course provides students with a solid foundation in the mechanics of flight and is delivered in a flexible, convenient format that is accessible to anyone with an internet connection.


Affordable Payment Plans

iLearn Engineering® offers affordable payment plans for the Diploma in Principles of Flight to make the program accessible to as many people as possible. The payment plans are designed to be flexible, allowing students to spread the cost of the diploma over several months, depending on their needs and budget. This makes it easier for individuals to pursue their educational and career goals without having to worry about the upfront cost of the program.


Furthermore, upon successful completion of this diploma you would have the option to transfer the credits into our flagship aerospace courses below:

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.

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 aerospace 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.

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About our Qualifications

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

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Fees and Payment Plans

Course fees including a range of affordable payment plans.

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Enrol now in the Diploma in Principles of Flight from iLearn Engineering® to gain specialized knowledge in flight mechanics and open up a world of exciting career opportunities in the aerospace industry.


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