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Flexible online engineering courses and qualifications

Higher International Certificate in Civil Engineering (EduQual Level 4)

Looking to take your career in civil engineering to the next level?

Led by a team of experienced industry professionals, this online course in civil engineering will provide you with the in-depth knowledge and practical skills necessary to succeed in today’s fast-paced world of civil engineering.

From designing structures and managing construction projects to ensuring compliance with local regulations and standards, our course covers all the essential elements of civil engineering. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or gain new skills and knowledge, this online Higher International Diploma in Civil Engineering course is the perfect choice for you.

At iLearn Engineering®, we offer specialised online engineering courses, including our Higher International Certificate in Civil Engineering (EduQual level 4), which is a fully accredited online qualification in civil engineering, worth 120 credits. Our engineering qualifications are tailored to address the growing demand for high-quality professional and technical education pathways at Levels 4 and 5, providing students with a clear path to employment or progression to a Bachelor’s degree.

Our Higher International Certificate in Civil Engineering is a Level 4 Higher Education qualification, equivalent to the first year of a UK university engineering program. This certification enables seamless progression to our Higher International Diploma in Civil Engineering. Our flexible distance learning program allows students to earn this certification from anywhere in the world.

What will I study?

This online civil engineering course is tailored for those looking to specialise in civl engineering, either for a career, or for further university study.

The course is split into 6 units. Three of these units are core engineering and are common across each level 4 course.

There are then 2 specialist Civil Engineering units, plus one final optional unit of your choice (a list will be available during enrolment).

During your study you will cover the six units outlined below. You will start by studying the fundamental principles that under-pin all engineering:

Core Units

​Introduction to Civil Engineering Projects – to help you to develop your understanding of civil engineering projects

Engineering Maths – to help you develop your mathematical skills to enable you to succeed with the rest of your course

Engineering Science – to give you a thorough grounding in the under-pinning scientific principles of civil engineering

Specialist Units

Civil Structural Analysis – in this unit you will study forces in members, stress in beams, buckling of struts, deflection of beams and the vibration of structures.

Construction Methods & Materials – here, you will begin to understand the many different types of materials used in civil engineering and their properties. Furthermore, you will begin to gain an understanding of the various construction methods in use covering traditional as well as contemporary methods.

+1 Optional Unit – You will have access to a range of optional units, so that you can study topics that interest you. These may even lie outside the field of civil engineering such as mechanical or electrical engineering.

To be awarded a Higher International Certificate in Civil Engineering (EduQual Level 4), you must successfully complete 120 credits at level 4. Each of the 6 units are equally worth 20 credits each.

Is it fully accredited?

Yes. All our courses are fully accredited by a UK awarding body, EduQual.

EduQual is a regulated awarding body, approved by SQA-Accreditation, and a globally-recognised national qualifications regulator in the UK. They are a full member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB).

Are there any entry requirements?

All of our level 4 Higher International Certificate courses are open access courses, which means that there are no prerequisite entry requirements.


We have tailored our maths and science units to begin with foundational concepts and gradually build upon them to equip you with the necessary skills to successfully complete the course. It’s important to note that all courses are taught in English, so proficiency in understanding technical information in English is essential.

How long will it take to complete?

Typically, when learners study these engineering courses on a part-time basis, it takes them anywhere between 1 to 2 years to complete the program. However, since these courses are designed for distance learning, you have the autonomy to set your own pace and complete the coursework on your own timetable. Hence, the duration of our online engineering courses can be expedited depending on your current commitments and prior knowledge.

How am I assessed?

All of our units are assessed by 100% written assignments. There are no exams.

Tutor Support

During the duration of the course, you will receive guidance and assistance from our qualified tutors to address any concerns or issues that you may encounter. Our tutors are accomplished professionals in the field of engineering and have also amassed many years of experience in teaching.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Fees and Payment Plans

Course fees including a range of affordable payment plans.

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We on-board students 365 days a year, so why wait? Enrol today and take the next step to an exciting new career in civil engineering.


“I successfully graduated my Higher International Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The studies was good, tutor provide much support. I recommend iLearn Engineering for distance learning Engineering studies.”

Fuad, Higher International Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

“So far, in two weeks study I have understood more content with these guys than in one year at part time university. Really good content especially in maths and makes learning a nice smooth progressive path rather than being rushed and pressured. Top notch service 👍”  

Simon, Higher International Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

“This program is providing me with the opportunity to finally finish my engineering degree at the most reasonable cost I’ve seen in the market to date…I highly recommend iLearn Engineering for anyone who wants to get into the field or pickup where they left off.”

Ian, Higher International Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering