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Higher International Diploma in Civil Engineering (EduQual Level 5)

Looking to advance your career in the field of civil engineering?

The Higher International Diploma in Civil Engineering provides comprehensive online training that will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

Our course is designed and delivered by industry and academic experts who have years of experience in the civil engineering field. You can be assured that you will be learning from the best in the business.

Through a series of easy-to-follow online modules, you will gain a deep understanding of the key principles of civil engineering, including construction materials and methods, structural analysis and project management. You will also have the opportunity to apply your knowledge through a research project  and real-world case studies.

Our course is fully online, which means you can study at your own pace and on your own schedule. You will have access to a range of resources, including video lectures, worked examples and practice questions to enhance your knowledge and understanding.

At the end of this online engineering course, you will receive a Higher International Diploma in Civil Engineering, which will demonstrate to potential employers that you have the skills and knowledge required to succeed in this challenging and rewarding field.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to advance your career in civil engineering. Enrol in our online diploma course today and take the first step towards a brighter future.

find out more about this online engineering course below:

What Will I Study?

This Level 5 online civil engineering course is tailored for those looking to specialise in civil engineering, either for a career, or for further study at university level.

The course is made up of 240 credits. The first 120 credits follow the syllabus of the Higher International Certificate in Civil Engineering (EduQual level 4).

The remaining 120 credits are at level 5, and are split into 4 units. Two of these units are specialist units in civil engineering. The third is a core topic in Engineering Management.

The fourth unit is worth 60 credits, and is a substantial engineering research project on a civil engineering topic.

​Find out more about the units you will study below:

Level 4

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.


Level 5

Core Units

Research Skills and Project Management [60 credits] – This is a significant engineering project that you will undertake. We will firstly give you the tools and knowledge on how projects are managed. You will then deliver a project brief, and progress to lead a complex, independent, and engineering related research project.  In doing this, you will develop your ability to apply critical thinking skills to analyse engineering scenarios.

Engineering Management for Professionals – here you will learn the important tools and responsibilities of being in a management position within the engineering industry. You will learn skills such as Project Management and cost and risk analysis, But also the wider social and economic impacts of engineering companies.


Specialist Units

Civil Engineering Infrastructure – You will examine the design, construction and maintenance of the built environment including bridges, tunnels, roads, railways and airports as well as the services such as sewage, water, communication and electric systems that provide the ability to easily transport goods and people.

Renewable Energy – This introduces you to the fundamental principles of renewable energy in civil engineering projects and as well as looking at the technical aspects also considers the  environmental and economical implications.

To be awarded a Higher International Diploma in Civil Engineering (EduQual Level 5), you must successfully complete the above 240 credits.

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?

As this qualification starts with the level 4 Higher International Certificate, there are no formal entry requirements. We will teach you the required maths and science skills necessary to be successful on the rest of the qualification.

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 2 and 4 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

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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“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

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Ian, Higher International Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering