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IChemE

The global organisation for chemical, biochemical


and process engineering professionals
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Professional qualification

Knowledge &
understanding

Professional
experience

Required
level

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Required
level

How to Get Chartered


Chartered Chemical Engineer
What

Why

1. Knowledge & understanding


Required level

Assessment

2. Professional experience
Required level

Assessment

3. Application
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Assessment

Chartered Chemical Engineer MIChemE


What:
Benchmark against global gold standard
Independent peer-review

Why:
Recognition
Expectation
Career development and salary
Pride and commitment
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Discipline specific registrations


At time of
application:

Following
application:

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Chartered Engineer

(CEng)

Chartered Scientist

(CSci)

Registered Professional
Engineer Queensland

(RPEQ)

Chartered Environmentalist

(CEnv)

European Engineer

(EUR ING)

How to Get Chartered


Chartered Chemical Engineer
What

Why

1. Knowledge & understanding


Required level

Assessment

2. Professional experience
Required level

Assessment

3. Application
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Assessment

1. Knowledge & understanding:


required level
- underpinning maths and science
- core chemical engineering
- engineering practice
- design practice
- wider aspects eg sustainability, safety in design,
transferable skills, awareness of commercial implications

- major design and/or research work


- advanced depth and breadth
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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment
All applicants must demonstrate having
attained the minimum level of knowledge and
understanding required. This could be through
written evidence:
technical report (industry)
collection of papers (academia)
We may ask you for a specific focus,
or you may be fully exempt.
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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment

Technical report

Required
level

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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment
- underpinning maths and science
- core chemical engineering
- engineering practice
- design practice

- major design and/or research work


- advanced depth and breadth of chemical
engineering

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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment - process

Technical
report
review

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Technical
interview

1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment
You may have a degree which IChemE
accredited to the core (B) level
or
we may have other evidence of part of
your knowledge and understanding

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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment design
Core chemical engineering:
assessed or approved as ok (eg through FEANI)
Evidence required:
- major design and/or research work
- integration of demands of chemical engineering
with those of other disciplines

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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment design
Technical report
focused on design

Required
level
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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment - process
Technical report focused on design

Technical
report
review

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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment

Or...

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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment further learning
Core chemical engineering:
accredited or assessed as ok (eg IChemE Bachelor
level accreditation)
Evidence required:
- further learning of advanced depth and breadth of
chemical engineering
- broad based team work

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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment - further learning
Post graduate course(s)
further academic learning

Required
level
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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment - further learning
Technical report
focused on further learning

Required
level
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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment - process
Technical report focused on further learning
Synopsis
approval

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Technical
report
review

Technical
interview

1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment
You may hold a degree(s) which
IChemE accredited to the full (M) level
of knowledge and understanding
required for Chartered Member

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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment
Core chemical engineering:
accredited or assessed as ok

Further learning and design:


accredited or assessed as ok
Evidence required: degree certificates only
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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment

Accredited or assessed to

Required
level
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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment
IChemE accreditation
If you think your degree was accredited, check
the date and which level

European Federation of National


Engineering Associations (FEANI)
Check if you think your degree might be
approved via international agreement
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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment technical reports
Technical report focused on further learning

download guidance
register with IChemE
approx. 18 months work / 6 month project
submit synopsis of chosen project
obtain/await approval
follow specified report structure
get signed by supervisor or similar
submit as soon as ready before full application

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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment technical reports
All technical reports / academic papers
substantive chemical engineering work
highlight your role and contribution
underpinning chemical engineering principles
calculations, drawings, flowsheets, diagrams
Not an assessment of:
your professional training and experience
managerial or organisational competency
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1. Knowledge & understanding:


assessment technical reports
use the guidance on getchartered.org
log in to see successful past examples
remember your audience is an IChemE
assessor looking at your technical
knowledge and understanding
do not exceed word limit by more than 20%
write well, be careful with acronyms
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Professional qualification

Knowledge and
understanding

Required
level

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Professional
experience

Required
level

2. Professional experience
Professional
experience

Required
level

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2. Professional experience:
required level
Sufficient breadth and depth of
experience in the practical application of
your knowledge to prove competence
time
skills
level of responsibility

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2. Professional experience:
assessment

Competence and commitment


report

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2. Professional experience
depth
continual
improvement

breadth

competence
and
commitment
best practise

responsibility
process
safety

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2. Professional experience:
assessment - responsibility
Do others rely on your technical
competence and professional judgement in
the area of chemical engineering?
proactive
use initiative
take ownership
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2. Professional experience:
assessment - depth
Technical detail
C context
A actions
R results
But the focus is how you solve problems,
not outcome itself

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2. Professional experience:
assessment - breadth
Process plant operation

Legislation, regulation

Computer application

Development of products, services

Project management, administration

Teaching, managing, training

Instrumentation & control

Quality & assurance

Technical / economic evaluation

R&D

Economic accountancy, cost


estimation

Technical sales, marketing, contracts

Health, safety, risk aspects

Design of process, plant & equipment

Sustainability & environmental


aspects
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2. Professional experience:
assessment - breadth
Process plant operation

Legislation, regulation

Computer application

Development of products, services

Project management, administration

Teaching, managing, training

Instrumentation & control

Quality & assurance

Technical / economic evaluation

R&D

Economic accountancy, cost


estimation

Technical sales, marketing, contracts

Health, safety, risk aspects

Design of process, plant & equipment

Sustainability & environmental


aspects
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2. Professional experience:
assessment
Professional experience, post graduation:
practical aspects of PhD/EngD/Mres
one year industrial placement (think
responsibility level)
mature / long distance study

Refer to theory, but focus on practical:


formal training or work based learning
any location, any sector
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2. Professional experience:
assessment
Competence

A: Application to
practical situations
B: Wider implications
C: Interpersonal skills

D: Professional conduct
E: Continuous
Professional
Development

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Commitment

2. Professional experience:
assessment
Competence

A: Application to
practical situations
B: Wider implications
C: Interpersonal skills

D: Professional conduct
E: Continuous
Professional
Development

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Section A
with CEng registration
application of chemical engineering knowledge
and understanding to practical situations

with CSci registration


application of scientific knowledge to practical
situations within chemical engineering context
One: 1 x Section A, 1 x Section E
Both: 2 x Section A, 2 x Section E

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Application of knowledge

identifying problems, opportunities &


projects

Ii

combining ideas & contributions of


different people & disciplines

iii

developing new solutions & designs

iv

scientific / technical evaluation and


optimisation

planning & execution of projects

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Ai Identifying problems, opportunities


& projects
Explain how you applied your knowledge
to work through a situation:
identify the scenario
what fundamentals did you refer to?
define the parameters
describe the actions you took
what was the outcome (if realised)?
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Ai Identifying problems, opportunities


& projects
Example problems:
safety
product quality
production capacity
Example opportunities:
market growth, new product development
exploit new technology
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Aii Combining ideas & contributions


from different people & disciplines
Who youve worked with:

electrical engineers
control engineers
chemists / materials specialists
public authorities
financial, marketing or sales colleagues

How youve used their skills and knowledge


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Aiii Creativity and innovation:


developing your own ideas to produce
new solutions, designs or technological
approaches
confirm suitability of new design
show lateral thinking
use a new and different approach
draw from comparative situations
make processes easier / streamlined
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Aiv Scientific / technical evaluation


and optimisation
How do you:
interpret the requirements?
compare with the current situation?
approach the evaluation?
draw upon your chemical engineering
skills?
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Aiv Scientific / technical evaluation


and optimisation
Examples:
product quality measurement
plant material and energy balances
production trials for new operating
conditions / new product

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Av Planning & execution of projects


Consider:
key outputs and priorities
actions and timeline
budget and resources
control and correction measures

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B Wider implications

i health, hazard and safety aspects


ii sustainability aspects
iii commercial and economic aspects

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Bi Handling health, hazard and safety


aspects
risk & safety management / HAZOP study
writing documentation
reviewing hazardous areas
design of safety systems

compliance with legislation


safety inspections

day to day H&S, general good practice


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Bii Handling sustainability aspects


Limiting impact on environment / society
eg:

reducing waste / emissions / noise


impact assessments

sustainability analysis
adherence to legislation
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Biii Handling commercial and


economic aspects
economic evaluation of process/plant
cost estimating

tendering for bids


managing budgets

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C Interpersonal, leadership and


communication skills
i managing relationships
ii leadership in a professional role
Iii communicating ideas formally

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Ci

Managing relationships

managing challenges or conflict of opinion


cultural awareness
achieve objectives across teams
manage personalities to influence

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Cii Leadership
Evidence of taking ownership and using
your personal drive, commitment and
enthusiasm to achieve results.
with junior staff / graduates
with peers in different disciplines
in your own activity

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Ciii Communicating
How do you ensure that your
communication is effective?
technical report writing

oral presentations to groups

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2. Professional experience:
assessment
A: Application to
practical situations
B: Wider implications
C: Interpersonal skills

D: Professional conduct
E: Continuous
Professional
Development

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Commitment

Commitment to profession

Approx. 200 word narrative on what you


do to help advance the profession eg:
working to codes of conduct
best practice
supporting professional body
schools outreach

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E Continuing Professional
Development
Complete a table:
CEng or CSci: one section E
CSci and CEng: one table each

Apply gap analysis

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What is CPD?
Whatever is the best method to improve
or update your skills:
in-house / external courses
IChemE member or special interest group
technical events
on-the-job learning
secondments / shadowing
moving departments / sector
research / publishing
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2. Professional experience:
assessment

Competence and commitment


report

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2. Professional experience:
assessment confirmation section
As much as possible (80-100%)
electronic / paper
save and upload as one document

Verifier(s):

familiar with your work


in a position of responsibility
chartered
chemical engineer

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2. Professional experience:
assessment - tips
Keep a regular record with relevant details:
best examples from
own experience

reflection of your
competence

Your individual active contribution:


I did. I researched

I was part of a team


that

Be concise:
superfluous detail
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2,500 words

2. Professional experience:
assessment - tips
Confidentiality:
technical detail

sensitive detail

Equal weighting:
one example in depth

2/3 brief points for breadth

Ensure meaning is clear:


acronyms
use spell check
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glossary

2. Professional experience:
assessment - support
self diagnosis to check what to provide
for knowledge and understanding
C&C guidance sheets for sections A-E
log in to access past report examples

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How to Get Chartered


Chartered Chemical Engineer
What

Why

1. Knowledge & understanding


Required level

Assessment

2. Professional experience
Required level

Assessment

3. Application
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Assessment

3. Application
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personal and employment details
academic qualifications + evidence
experience past and present

Supporting documents:
CV, photo ID
competence and commitment report
technical report (where required)
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3. Application: assessment

Report
review(s)

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References

Report
interview
(s)

3. Application: assessment
References
two Chartered Chemical Engineers:
Member or Fellow
ask permission
similar to job reference
contacted by email

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3. Application: assessment
Interview(s):
in confidence with two Chartered Members or

Fellows
you organise date with interviewers
45 min - 1 hour
re-read your report
prepare any additional evidence

take / do diagrams etc if useful


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3. Application: assessment
process can take approx. 3-4 months

confirmation sent at each stage


decision fed back at end of process

support mechanisms where required:


o constructive guidance on how to amend report
o second interview
o application open for two years if further work
required
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Get Chartered!
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competence and experience!


Every one is individually assessed

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