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Higher International Diploma in Computer Engineering (EduQual Level 5)

Are you interested in Computer Engineering and want to take your skills to the next level? Our Higher International Diploma in Computer Engineering at Level 5 is the perfect program for you. This program is designed for individuals who want to advance their knowledge and skills in computer engineering and technology.

The Higher International Diploma in Computer Engineering at Level 5 covers a range of topics, including computer programming, software engineering, database management, computer networking, and cybersecurity. With this diploma, you will have the knowledge and skills to design, develop and implement computer-based systems that can be used in a variety of settings, including business, healthcare, education, and government.

Study From Home in Your Own Time

One of the biggest advantages of our Higher International Diploma in Computer Engineering is the flexibility it offers. This is an online engineering course, meaning that you can complete it from the comfort of your own home, at a pace that suits you. You don’t have to worry about relocating or commuting to a physical campus, as all course materials are available online. This flexibility allows you to balance your studies with your work or personal commitments, making it easier for you to pursue your career goals while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Furthermore, there are no classes, schedules or deadlines. You work through the learning material in your own time; don’t worry as there are lots of worked examples, case studies and practise questions and help at hand from one of our expert tutors. When you are ready you submit your assignments for feedback.

Affordable Payment Plans

Another advantage of our online engineering course in computer engineering is the affordability of the course fees. We offer affordable payment plans that can help you spread the cost of your education over several months, making it easier for you to manage your finances. This means that you can pursue your educational goals without worrying about the financial burden.

Improve your Employability

Our Higher International Diploma in Computer Engineering is also highly recognised by employers  around the world being benchmarked to Level 5 of the UK Higher Education Framework and accredited by a UK awarding body.  This recognition will enhance your employability and academic prospects, making it easier for you to advance your career or continue your education to a higher level.

Enrol today and take the next step towards an exciting career in Computer Engineering.

What will I study?

This online computer engineering course is designed for those looking to specialise in computer engineering at level 5, either for a career in this specialised field, or for further study at university.

The first 120 credits match those in the Higher International Certificate in Computer Engineering (EduQual Level 4) and this is then supplemented with a further 120 credits at level 5.

The course is split into ten units; six at level 4 and four at level 5.

Level 4

Core Units

Introduction to Programming 

Students are introduced to simple programming constructs and their application to the different programming paradigms: procedural, functional, event-driven and object oriented. You will learn to understand the building blocks of computer programs and use these to create programs in Javascript, with an appreciation of quality assurance.

Engineering Maths

Students learn the fundamental mathematical skills necessary to succeed with the rest of the course such as algebra, statistics and calculus.

Computer Science

This unit introduces students to computer architecture, further mathematics relevant to computer science and the process of engineering software, so that you can develop full stack web applications making informed decisions about the platforms and tools used. You will learn about database systems and software engineering.


Specialist Units

Electrical & Electronic Engineering Principles

This unit will introduce you to the basics of electrical and electronic engineering. The Electrical section of this unit introduces you to properties and characteristics of electrical supplies and semiconductors. The Electronic section focuses on Analogue and Digital signals, amplifiers and logic gates.

Robots & Control

This unit introduces students to range of common industrial robots, including their construction and applications of transformers, motors and generators so that you can make informed decisions within an engineering context.


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


Level 5

Core Units

Research Skills and Project Management

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

Digital Engineering and Electronic Circuits

In this unit you will focus on the number systems used in logic gates, characteristics and mechanisms of amplifiers and oscillators, testing methods and computer simulations.

Machine Learning and AI

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to understand the fundamental principles of machine learning and artificial intelligence, the safety issues surrounding it and the ethical considerations relevant to industry and society.


To be awarded a Higher International Diploma in Computer Engineering (EduQual Level 5), you must successfully complete 120 credits at level 4 and 120  credits at level 5.

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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Fees and Payment Plans

Course fees including a range of affordable payment plans.

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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

“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