Chartered Member

Knowledge and understanding

All candidates applying for Chartered Member (MIChemE) need to meet IChemE’s minimum requirements for knowledge and understanding:

  1. an advanced breadth and depth of chemical engineering knowledge and its applications, and
  2. the ability to apply learning to complex open-ended projects (such as design or research work) in a non-structured way.

The main criteria used to assess an individual for Chartered Member is the same as when assessing a university degree for accreditation to master’s level. We're looking for a defined set of learning outcomes which include:

  • underpinning maths and science
  • core chemical engineering
  • engineering practice
  • design practice
  • wider aspects such as sustainability, process safety, transferable skills, awareness of commercial implications
  • major design and/or research work
  • advanced depth and breadth of chemical engineering.

We do not publish a precise list of the knowledge and understanding required for Chartered Member due to differing degree programme content (and/or an individual engineer’s learning experience). However, you can find more detailed information about the required learning outcomes of IChemE accredited degrees in Appendix A of our accreditation guide.

Providing evidence

First - check the accreditation status of your course with Engineering Council.

You can prove you meet the knowledge and understanding requirements for Chartered Member in one of two ways:

1. If your degree programme(s) is accredited by IChemE as satisfying the Engineering Council's requirements for CEng, you meet the knowledge and understanding requirements and can upload a copy of your degree certificate or course transcripts as evidence.

2. If your degree is accredited by IChemE as satisfying the Engineering Council's requirements for IEng, approved by FEANI or the Washington Accord, or non-accredited we will be implementing an Individual Case Procedure which will allow us to recognise qualifications that are not covered by IChemE's accreditation framework, or for experience as a practising chemical engineer. This new process will begin in April 2021.

Once you've determined how to satisfy the knowledge and understanding requirements you can move on to completing your C&C Report*.

Additional information

*You’ll need to submit all evidence at the time of application, so it doesn’t matter in which order you complete the reports.