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Flexible online engineering courses and qualifications

Higher International Certificate in Engineering (EduQual Level 4)

iLearn Engineering® are excited to now offer a comprehensive Higher International Certificate in Engineering course benchmarked at Level 4 of the UK Higher Education Framework. This online course in engineering is 120 credits and designed to provide a strong foundation in general engineering principles and practices, allowing students to explore the field and discover their interests before choosing a specialist path.

Being 120 credits, it is benchmarked to the first year of a UK university engineering programme, and enables a seamless progression onto our higher level 5 diplomas in engineering. You can gain this qualification anywhere in the world with this flexible distance learning course.

A General Engineering Course with a Range of Optional Units

Our General engineering course covers all aspects of engineering, including mathematics, engineering science, materials science, mechanics, dynamics and even gives you several optional units to choose from so that you can study anything from electrical and electronic engineering and computer science to manufacturing or even aerospace engineering. This provides a well-rounded education that prepares graduates for a range of engineering careers.

We understand that choosing a career path can be daunting, which is why our course is tailored to provide a broad understanding of engineering, allowing students to discover which areas interest them most. With this foundation, students can make informed decisions about their future studies and careers.

Experienced Faculty

Our course is taught entirely online, providing students with the flexibility to learn at their own pace and around their existing commitments. We have a team of experienced and qualified instructors who are dedicated to providing high-quality education, ensuring that our students receive a top-notch learning experience.

Affordable Payment Plans

We also offer affordable payment plans, making our course accessible to all who are passionate about pursuing a career in engineering. We believe that cost should not be a barrier to education, and we are committed to providing opportunities for students from all backgrounds.

Career Possibilities

Upon completion of our Higher International Certificate in Engineering course, graduates will have a solid foundation in engineering principles and practices, preparing them for a range of career opportunities. This General Engineering online course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the field of engineering and contribute to the advancement of society.

Enrol now in our Higher International Certificate in Engineering course and take the first step towards a rewarding career in engineering!

What will I study?

This course is tailored for those who aim to get a well-rounded view of engineering to support in their career choice, or further education.

The course is split into 6 units. Three of these units are core engineering and are common across each level 4 course. Then there is a general engineering unit on Structural Mechanics and Dynamics.

There are then 2 optional units which you will get to choose from a list of options.

During your study you will start by studying the fundamental principles that under-pin all engineering:

Core Units

Engineering Design and Ethics – to help you to develop your mechanical engineering design skills.

Engineering Maths – so that you develop your mathematical skills that you will need to succeed with the rest of your course

Engineering Science – to give you a grounding in the science that underpins the engineering that you will study.


Specialist Units

Structural Mechanics & Dynamics– in this unit you will study fundamental engineering topics such as forces, stress, statics dynamics and machine theory and practice.

+2 Optional Units – You will have access to a range of optional units, so that you can study topics that interest you. These can be taken from a range of subjects such as mechanical, electrical, manufacturing, or aerospace engineering. A full list of available units can be found here.

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

Are there any entry requirements?

Our level 4 Higher International Certificate courses are all designed to be open access courses, meaning there are no pre-requisite entry requirements.

We have specifically designed our maths and science units so that they start with the very basics and develop your skills up to the required level needed to complete the course.

All our courses are delivered in English language, so you must be competent in learning technical information in English.

How long will it take to complete?

Typically, most learners take between 1 and 2 years when studying on a part time basis.

However, as these are distance learning engineering courses, you are in control of your own learning schedule and so you have the freedom to complete the course in your own timescale. Therefore our online engineering courses can be completed more quickly depending on your existing commitments and/or your existing knowledge.

How am I assessed?

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

Tutor Support

Throughout the course, you will be given tutor support to help you with any questions or problems you may have on your course. All our tutors are experts in engineering, with many years teaching experience.

Is this course 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).

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

Find out answers to our most frequently asked questions

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 General 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