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Higher International Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (EduQual Level 5)

The Higher International Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Level 5 is a comprehensive online program designed to equip you with advanced knowledge and skills in the field of mechanical engineering. This course covers a range of key topics including mechanics, thermodynamics, materials science, and more, allowing you to gain a deep understanding of the fundamental principles and practices that underpin this exciting and diverse field.

The Higher International Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (EduQual level 5) is a UK accredited higher education 240 credit online qualification in mechanical engineering. The first 120 credits of this qualification are equivalent to the Level 4 Higher International Certificate in Mechanical Engineering, before progressing onto the more advanced level 5 units. These qualifications are relevant to those looking to enter management positions or continue their learning to degree level.

Being 240 credits, it is benchmarked to the first two years of a UK university engineering programme. You can gain this qualification anywhere in the world with this flexible distance learning course.


“you will be exposed to a variety of practical applications, case studies, and real-world examples”

Throughout the course, you will be exposed to a variety of practical applications, case studies, and real-world examples, providing you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a range of settings. You will also have the opportunity to work on a research project of your choice, which will allow you to develop your problem-solving skills and build your confidence as a mechanical engineer.


Flexible Learning

One of the key benefits of this online program is its flexibility. With no fixed start dates and the ability to study from anywhere in the world, you can fit your learning around your existing commitments, allowing you to balance your education with your work and personal life.

Career Progression

Upon successful completion of the Higher International Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Level 5, you will have the knowledge and skills required to excel in a range of professional engineering roles within the mechanical engineering field. Whether you are looking to advance your career or start a new one, this online course provides an excellent foundation for success.


Enrol now and take the first step towards a brighter future in mechanical engineering!

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 made up of 240 credits. The first 120 credits follow the syllabus of the Higher International Certificate in Mechanical 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 mechanical engineering. The third is a core topic in Engineering Management.

The fourth unit is worth 60 credits, and is a substantial engineering project on a mechanical engineering topic of your choice.

Find out more about the units you will study below:

Level 4

Core Units

Engineering Design and Ethics – to help you to develop your 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.

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

Engineering Materials and their Properties – You will deep dive more specific engineering applications of different materials, covering metallics (ferrous and non-ferrous), polymers, composites, and ceramics.

Fluid Mechanics – This introduces you to the fundamental principles of how fluids operate in applications such as hydraulic devices, turbines and flight mechanics.

To be awarded a Higher International Diploma in Mechanical 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