Higher International Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (EduQual Level 4)
Course ID HICMECH4
Total learning: 120 credits
What is a Higher International Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (EduQual level 4)?
Our Higher International Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (EduQual level 4) is a fully accredited 120 credit online qualification in mechanical engineering.
We specialise in online mechanical engineering courses. 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.
Being 120 credits, it is benchmarked to the first year of a UK university engineering programme, and enables a seamless progression onto our higher level 5 diplomas in mechanical engineering. You can gain this qualification anywhere in the world with this flexible distance learning course.
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:
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.
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 courses, meaning there are no pre-request 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.
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.
Already have a level 4 qualification?
Then check out our level 5 Higher International Diploma in Mechanical Engineering:
Short on time?
See our selection of shorter 40 credit diplomas in mechanical engineering below: