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UK Accredited Online Engineering College

Flexible online engineering courses and qualifications

Engineering Diplomas

Credits: 40 | Level 4/5

We offer a suite of ‘short course’ qualifications which have been developed in a wide range of general and specialist engineering and technology areas. If you are short on time, or are simply looking to try out some courses before committing to our 120/240 qualifications, these 40 credit Engineering Diplomas are ideal.

Ideal for CPD 

The 40 credit Engineering Diplomas from iLearn Engineering® are also suitable for continuing professional development (CPD) for technicians and engineers working in a wide range of engineering disciplines.


A large suite of short 40 credit Diplomas in Engineering are available from iLearn Engineering® in all the major engineering disciplines such as Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Civil, Computer or as a non-specific General Engineering qualification.

Progression and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The 40 credit Engineering Diplomas can be transferred as recognised prior learning (RPL) against the units in either a Higher International Certificate or Higher International Diploma . Therefore, they provide an ideal opportunity to try out a smaller qualification before starting a longer qualification.

Accredited Diplomas in Engineering to Improve Employability

As a stand alone qualification these accredited Engineering Diplomas will demonstrate your knowledge in a specific area of engineering and technology. Like all our engineering and technology qualifications they are fully accredited by a UK awarding body, and as such can enhance your CV and employability.

You can see a full listing of all our 40 credit diplomas on our website here.


Learners typically take 2-6 months to complete these courses, although you are in control over how long it takes.


The 40 credit Engineering Diplomas delivered by iLearn Engineering® are specifically developed for online learning and to provide accredited qualification evidence of continued professional development and/or of advanced knowledge and skills in a specific area of engineering and technology. They can be used as a stand-alone qualification or as a stepping stone to the 120/240 credit qualifications above.


Courses are 100% online distance learning delivered via bite-sized learning plans including short videos, worked examples, e-workbooks and practice questions.


Assessment is via written assignments.
There are no exams, no timetables and no deadlines to adhere to. Students learn at their own pace in their own time.


Full tutor support is available via email, message, voice and video-call.
iLearn Engineering® Faculty staff consist of a blend of academic lecturers, practising professional engineers and scientists.

Entry Requirements:

All of the accredited 40 credit short Diplomas in Engineering are ‘open access’, meaning that anyone can enrol. We teach you all of the fundamental engineering mathematics, design and scientific principles that you need to succeed with the specialist aspects of the qualification.


Diplomas in Engineering qualifications are accredited by a UK Awarding Body.