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Online Engineering courses

iLearn Engineering

iLearn Engineering is a UK based online engineering college with a range of accredited online engineering courses to suit most careers in engineering.

What Is Engineering?

Engineering plays a critical role in many industries including aerospace, manufacturing, medicine, renewable energy and automotive. In fact, there is little in the world around us that isn't produced from engineering innovations.

Our core engineering courses give the the all round skills and knowledge that covers all aspects of engineering, whether that be mechanical, electrical, aerospace, or manufacturing engineering. They are ideal for people who want to follow an engineering career or further study, without the constraint of having to specialise in any area of engineering.


in fact, the structure of our courses mean you get the flexibility to pick the relevant areas from each type of engineering, to create a unique course to suit your skills or interests. 

In our courses you will first cover the core areas of engineering, including engineering design, structural mechanics and dynamics, CAD skills, and engineering specific maths and science. After that, you have the freedom to pick the units and areas that interest you. 

What Online General Engineering Courses do you offer?

We have a range of fully accredited core engineering courses:

Core engineering diplomas:

(40 credits)

Distance Learning



(+£144 one-off registration fee)

Delivered by iLearn Engineering


Level 4

Higher International Certificate in Engineering

Distance Learning

Delivered by iLearn Engineering

Level 4



Payment plans available from £92.25/mo


Level 5

Higher International Diploma in Engineering

Distance Learning

Delivered by iLearn Engineering

Level 5



Payment plans available

Engineering is often said to be the application of science, and never was it truer than in today's modern economy where it plays a pivotal role in the development of new solutions to today's global problems.


Engineering is often defined as the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures. Never has this been more important in the increasingly technological world in which we live. From the increasing demand of electrical vehicles, to the development of efficient energy systems, or the expanding field of virtual reality and AI - engineering is at the heart of bringing theoretical ideas to life.

It is not surprising then that many students or keen to study engineering given the wide range of interesting careers that are on offer.

iLearn Engineering as a UK based online engineering college specialising in providing online engineering courses for the next generation of engineers on an international scale. Our courses have been developed from the ground up and are specifically created so they can be delivered online.

Why Choose iLearn Engineering?

Real Chartered Engineers

We are a team of Chartered Engineers and academics. We understand what engineers need to know and we also understand what engineering businesses expect from their engineers.

Enrol 356 days a year – start when you are ready

iLearn Engineering take a unique view to how their courses are made available to their learners. First, learning is asynchronous, meaning that learners can start their course anytime, 365 days a year.

No schedules, no classes, no deadlines, and no exams.

Instead unlike a traditional college, with iLearn Engineering the learner is in control over how long it takes them to complete their course. Students study the learning material at their own pace, fitting it in around their existing commitments, and therefore learners do not need to give up their job or other commitments to gain an engineering qualification.

Full UK Accreditation

All of the engineering courses that iLearn Engineering deliver have been accredited by a UK awarding body to be at levels 4 and 5 which makes them equivalent to studying the first and second years of a university course in engineering.  Therefore, you can be assured of the academic rigour and quality of courses on offer.

Easy to Follow Bite-sized Learning

Our carefully developed learning material has been designed to be accessible to almost any learner from any background comprising of short videos, worked examples and practice questions to prepare the learner for their written assignments.

Tutor Support

Full tutor support is always on hand to help students that need that little bit of extra help, so you are never completely alone.  Tutorials can be arranged with real engineers on a one to one basis.

Online Engineering Course Content

Our online engineering (general) courses consist of the core topics that you would expect in any engineering course, followed by a suite of units for you to pick from.

You will start by studying the fundamental principles that under-pin all engineering subjects:

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

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

Engineering Design to help you develop your engineering design skills, and introduce you to CAD skills.

You will then study a core engineering unit in:

Structural Mechanics & Dynamics where you will study topics such as forces, stress, statics dynamics and machine theory and practise.


Once these fundamental units have been completed, you will then have a choice of units to pick from. The full list of units can be found here. They consist of subjects from core engineering, mechanical, electrical, aerospace or manufacturing engineering.


It is important that engineers have an appreciation of management and research skills and so you will also study:


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

Research Skills and Project Management, this will be your opportunity to demonstrate the things you’ve learnt in a 60-credit research project. You will develop a project brief, and will lead the project using critical thinking and analysis, to result in an un-biased conclusion.

UK Accredited (general) Engineering Qualifications

Higher International Certificate in Engineering (EduQual Level 4) [120 credits]

This online general engineering course has a total of 120 credits meaning that it is benchmarked to be equivalent to a full year of undergraduate study. Moreover, being a Level 4 engineering course means that it is benchmarked to the first year of a university degree course in engineering.

Most students are eligible to enrol directly on to this course because we teach you all the maths and science that you need to be successful with the rest of the course.


Higher International Diploma in Engineering (EduQual Level 5) [240 credits]

This online course develops your knowledge in core engineering at a deeper and more specialist level and once completed you will potentially become eligible to apply to universities to top-up your qualification to degree level.


Students working on a part time basis can typically complete these courses in a time frame of between 2 and 3 years. However, you are in control of your own learning, and it is in principle possible to finish the course much sooner than this.

Most students are eligible to enrol directly on to this course because we teach you all the maths and science that you need to be successful with the rest of the course.

Diplomas in Engineering [40 credit]

We also offer a range of shorter online core engineering courses leading to the accredited qualifications of:

Diploma in Engineering

Diploma in Engineering Design

Diploma in Engineering Science

Diploma in Engineering Management

These qualifications are ideal for learners that wish to study a specific topic of interest to them all who wish to complete the course in a shorter time frame then our full 120 credits courses above. These 40 credit qualifications can typically be completed in a time frame of between two and six months.

Fast Track Qualifications [20 credit]

For students who are looking to complete an online engineering course in the shortest time frame possible, we have the following accredited 20 credit qualification:


Certificate in Engineering (EduQual level 4/5)


Students can typically complete this fast-track engineering course online within one to three months.

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