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Higher International Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering (EduQual Level 5)



Total learning: 240 credits

EduQual level: 5

What is a Higher International Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering (EduQual level 5)?

Our Higher International Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering (EduQual level 5) is a higher level, fully accredited, 240 credit online qualification in manufacturing engineering.

The first 120 credits of this qualification are equivalent to the Level 4 Higher International Certificate in Manufacturing 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.

We specialise in online manufacturing 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 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.

What will I study?

This online manufacturing engineering course is tailored for those looking to specialise in manufacturing 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 Manufacturing 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 manufacturing 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 manufacturing engineering topic.

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

Manufacturing Engineering Principles - This unit will introduce you to the basics of manufacturing technologies and processes. Within this unit you will also cover key mechanical engineering principles that underpin manufacturing technologies, such as statics and dynamics.

Manufacturing Systems and Lean Manufacturing - Here you will find out what is meant by a manufacturing system and how modern day manufacturing companies operate. You will also learn about the origins of lean manufacturing systems, and how these have evolved into modern day practises, including an introduction to the ‘toolbox’ of process improvement tools.

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

Quality, Process Capability, and Process Improvement - Quality underpins how a manufacturing company operates. In this unit you will discover what is meant by quality and how a company can define, measure, monitor, and improve the quality of its production systems. Including key topics such as statistical process control and six sigma.

To be awarded a Higher International Diploma in Manufacturing 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.

Looking for a level 4 qualification?

Then check out our level 4 Higher International Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering:

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