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IChemE

The global organisation for chemical, biochemical and


process engineering professionals
Professional qualification

Profession
Knowledge & al
understanding experience

Required Required
level level
Chartered Chemical Engineer
Optional registrations at time of application:

 Chartered Engineer CEng

 Chartered Scientist CSci

Further application for:

 Chartered Environmentalist CEnv

 European Engineer Eur Ing


1. Knowledge & understanding:
required level
- Underpinning maths & science
- Core chemical engineering
- Engineering practice
- Design practice
- Wider aspects e.g. sustainability, safety in design,
transferable skills, awareness of commercial implications

- Major design and/or research work


- Advanced depth and breadth of chemical
engineering
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment
All applicants must demonstrate the
minimum level of knowledge and
understanding required for Chartered
status. You can do this through a piece of
written work;
 Industry: Technical report
 Academia: Collection of papers
We may ask you for a particular focus,
or you may be fully exempt.
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment

Technical report

Required
level
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment - process

Technical
Technical
report
interview
review
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment

If your degree is accredited,


or you are assessed as meeting the
minimum required level part way:
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment – design
Core chemical engineering
Assessed or approved: ok (e.g. through FEANI)

Design capability:
- Major design and/or research work
- Integration of demands of chemical engineering
with those of other disciplines
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment – design

Technical report
• design

Required
level
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment - process

Technical
report
review
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment

Or...
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment – further learning

Core chemical engineering


Accredited or assessed: ok

Further learning:
- Advanced depth and breadth of chemical
engineering
- Broad based team work
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment - further learning

Post graduate course(s)


• further academic learning

Required
level
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment - further learning

Technical report
• further learning in industry

Required
level
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment - process

Synopsis Technical
Technical
report
approval interview
review
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment

If your degree is accredited or


you are assessed as fully meeting
the minimum required level:
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment
Core chemical engineering
Accredited or assessed: ok

Further learning & design:


Accredited or assessed: ok
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment

Accredited or assessed
to

Required
level
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment
IChemE accreditation:
 If you think your degree was accredited,
check the date and level with online
search

FEANI:
 Check online if you think your degree
might be approved via international
agreement.
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment – Technical reports
Standard or design focused
 Guidance document + word count
 If post graduate study or work in industry
- must meet requirements
 Optional feedback on summary
 Complete a cover sheet
 Submit with full application
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment – Technical reports
On further learning in industry
 Register with IChemE + obtain guidance
 Approx. 18 months work / 6 month project
 Submit synopsis of chosen project
 Approval required
 Specified report structure (5,000 word limit)
 Attestation: signed by supervisor or similar
 Submit as soon as ready – before full
application
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment – Technical reports
Not an assessment of
 your career
 professional responsibilities
 training, employment and experience
 managerial or organisational competency
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment – Technical reports
Needs to be focused on:
Substantive chemical engineering work
of your choice
Your role and contribution
Chemical engineering principles
underpinning your work
Calculations, drawings, flowsheets,
diagrams
1. Knowledge & understanding:
assessment – Technical reports
 Remember your audience:
IChemE assessor looking for technical
knowledge & understanding
 Follow the guidance and ensure report
meets requirements
 Do not exceed word limit by more than 20%
 Use examples on web
 Careful with acronyms, write well
Professional qualification

Profession
Knowledge & al
understanding experience

Required Required
level level
2. Professional experience

Professional
experience

Required
level
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
2. Professional experience:
assessment

Competence & Commitment


report
2. Professional experience

Depth

Continual
Breadth
improvement

Competence &
Commitment
Best practise Responsibility

Process
safety
2. Professional experience:
assessment
Competence A: Application to
practical situations
B: Wider implications

C: Interpersonal skills
D: Professional conduct
E: Continuous
Professional
Development

Commitment
2. Professional experience:
assessment
Competence A: Application to
practical situations
B: Wider implications

C: Interpersonal skills
D: Professional conduct
E: Continuous
Professional
Development
2. Professional experience:
assessment - responsibility
Do others rely on your technical
competence & professional judgement
in the area of chemical engineering?
 Proactive
 Use initiative
 Take ownership
2. Professional experience:
assessment - responsibility
 Professional = post-graduate
 Practical aspects of PhD/EngD/MRes
 1 year industrial placement (think
responsibility level)
 Mature / long distance study
2. Professional experience:
assessment - depth
 Technical detail
C – context
A – actions
R – results

 Confidential/sensitive detail not


necessary
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


Technical sales, marketing, contracts
estimation
Design of process, plant &
Health, safety, risk aspects
equipment
Sustainability & environmental
aspects
2. Professional experience:
assessment - tips
Personal role:
 Examples from your own experience
 Best reflect your chemical engineering
 Individual contribution
Your active contribution:
 I did3 I researched3 I calculated3
 I was part of a team that...
2. Professional experience:
assessment - tips
 Equal weighting: breadth and depth
 1 example in technical detail for depth:
I optimized a process9 How?
Who did you enrol to help?
What did you modify?
 2/3 bullet points for breadth examples
 Refer to same project more than once
Chartered Chemical Engineer
+ CEng registration
 Section A:
Application of chemical engineering
knowledge and understanding to practical
situations
Chartered Chemical Engineer
+ Chartered Scientist registration
(CSci)
 Section A:
Application of scientific knowledge to
practical situations within chemical
engineering context

CSci: 1 x Section A, 1 x Section E


CSci & CEng: 2 x Section A, 2 x Section
E
A Application of knowledge
i Identifying problems, opportunities &
projects
ii Combining ideas & contributions of
different people & disciplines
iii Developing new solutions & designs
iv Scientific / technical evaluation and
optimisation
v Planning & execution of projects
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)?
Ai Identifying problems, opportunities
& projects
Example problems:
 Safety
 Product quality
 Production capacity
Example opportunities:
 Market growth, new product
development
 Exploit new technology
Aii Combining ideas & contributions
from different people & disciplines
• Who you’ve worked with :
- Electrical engineers
- Control engineers
- Chemists / materials specialists
- Public authorities
- Financial, marketing or sales colleagues
How you’ve used their skills and knowledge
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
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?
Aiv Scientific / technical evaluation
and optimisation

Examples:
 Product quality measurement
 Plant material and energy balances
 Production trials for new operating
conditions / new product
Av Planning & execution of projects

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

i Health, hazard and safety aspects


ii Sustainability aspects
iii Commercial and economic
aspects
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
Bii Handling sustainability aspects

Limiting impact on environmental /society


eg.
 Reducing waste / emissions / noise
 Impact assessments
 Sustainability analysis
 Adherence to legislation
Biii Handling commercial and
economic aspects

 Economic evaluation of process/plant

 Cost estimating

 Tendering for bids

 Managing budgets
C Interpersonal,
leadership and
communication skills
i Managing relationships
ii Leadership in a professional role
iii Communicating ideas formally
Ci Managing relationships

 Managing challenges or conflict of opinion

 Cultural awareness

 Achieve objectives across teams

 Manage personalities to influence


Cii Leadership in a professional role

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
Ciii Communicating ideas formally

 Technical report writing

 Oral presentations to groups

How did you ensure that your


communication was effective?
2. Professional experience:
assessment
A: Application to
practical situations
B: Wider implications

C: Interpersonal skills
D: Professional conduct
E: Continuous
Professional
Development

Commitment
D Commitment to profession

Provide a 200 word (approx.) narrative,


consider:
 Codes of conduct
 Best practice
 Supporting professional body;
school outreach ie whynotchemeng,
STEM
E Continuing Professional
Development
Complete a table:
 CSci: 1 Section E
 CEng: 1 Section E
 CSci & CEng: 2 x Section E
E Continuing Professional
Development
 Recent development
- past 1 to 3 years
 Future plans
- next 12 months and beyond
Apply gap analysis to your own CPD
 Internal appraisal/PDR records can
help
What is CPD?
 In-house / external courses
 IChemE Member or Subject Group
technical events
 On-the-job learning
 Secondments / shadowing
 Moving departments / sector
 Research / publishing
2. Professional experience:
assessment

Competence & Commitment


report
2. Professional experience:
assessment – confirmation section
Verifier:
 More than one person 
 Familiar with your work 
 In a position of responsibility 
 Chartered 
 Chemical engineer 
As much as possible (80-100%)
 Electronic / paper
2. Professional experience:
assessment - support

 Frequently asked questions


 Report examples
 Mentor

www.getchartered.org
How to Get Chartered
Chartered Chemical Engineer
What Why

1. Knowledge & understanding


Required level Assessment

2. Professional experience
Required level Assessment

3. Application
Process Assessment
3. Application

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3. Application
 Personal and employment details
 Academic qualifications + evidence
 Experience – past and present
 Referees
Supporting documents:
 CV, photo ID
 Competence & Commitment report &
 Technical report (if relevant)
3. Application: assessment

Report Reference Report


review s interview
3. Application: assessment

 Report review
 Technical report (if relevant)
 Competence & Commitment report
 Assessed in confidence by one
Member (per report)
 Feedback given if amplification
needed
3. Application: assessment

 Report review
 References
 Two Chartered Chemical
Engineers: Member or Fellow
 Ask permission
 Similar to job reference
 Contacted by email
3. Application: assessment

 Report review
 References
 Interview(s)
 Technical report (if relevant)
 Competence & Commitment report
 If both: same day, same interviewers
3. Application: assessment
Interview(s):
 In confidence
 2 Chartered Chemical Engineers
(Member or Fellow)
 You organise date with interviewers
 45 min - 1 hour
3. Application: assessment
Interview(s):
 Based on your report – prepare
 Provide additional evidence
 Recent experience eg. promotions, research
 Take / do diagrams etc if useful
 How you solve problems, not outcome of work
3. Application: assessment

Support mechanisms:
 Amendments to report can be made
 Further interview may be conducted
 Application open for 2 years
 Constructive guidance given
3. Application: assessment

IChemE review of:


 Report assessment(s)
 References
 Interview assessment(s)

Review panel is currently held every 2


months
Decision fed back within few days
Professional qualification

Profession
Knowledge & al
understanding experience

Required Required
level level
Get Chartered!

Every one is individually assessed.


If you have got the experience and
competence - get the professional
status and recognition to go with it!
If you haven’t got a Mentor and want one
to help review your report(s),
contact your local Members Group
Contact us:

Web: www.getchartered.org
Tel: +44 (0)1788 578 214
Email: members@icheme.org