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Higher International Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (EduQual Level 4)

This online engineering course is a Higher International Certificate in Mechanical Engineering benchmarked to level 4 of the UK Higher Education Framework. This online course is designed for students who are looking to gain a solid foundation in mechanical engineering and advance their career prospects in this exciting and dynamic field.

All our courses are fully online, allowing you to study at your own pace and on your own schedule.


What is a Higher International Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (EduQual Level 4)?

The Higher International Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (EduQual level 4) is a higher level, fully accredited, 120 credit online qualification in mechanical engineering.

Our qualifications in engineering are designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at Levels 4 and 5, thereby providing students with a clear line of sight to employment or to progression to a university degree.

The Higher International Certificate in Mechanical Engineering curriculum covers a range of fundamental topics, including engineering design, mechanics and dynamics, forces, machines and systems, and engineering materials. You’ll also cover the essential maths and science that underpin engineering as a whole.

Our experienced faculty members are experts in the field of mechanical engineering and are committed to providing you with the best education possible. They bring real-world experience and cutting-edge research to the course, giving you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in today’s competitive job market.


Upon completion of this online engineering course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to pursue entry- to mid-level positions in Mechanical Engineering, such as an advanced engineering technician or project manager. You’ll also have a solid foundation to continue your education at level 5 with our Higher International Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and pursue advanced degrees.

Affordable Payment Plans

We understand that pursuing a Higher International Certificate in Mechanical Engineering is a significant investment of your time and resources. That’s why we offer affordable tuition fees and flexible payment plans to help make your education more accessible. We also provide career services and job placement assistance to help you achieve your career goals.

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What will I study?

This online mechanical engineering course is tailored for those looking to specialise in mechanical 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 Mechanical 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

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 topics such as forces, stress, statics dynamics and machine theory and practice.

Machines and Systems – here, you will begin to understand the many different types of mechanisms, components and systems that go together to create engineering machines.

+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 mechanical engineering such as electrical, aerospace or manufacturing engineering.

To be awarded a Higher International Certificate in Mechanical 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?

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.

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

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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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Fuad, Higher International Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Simon, Higher International Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

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