Introduction to Sustainable Process Engineering

Topic Sustainability

Online | Face-to-face


This course will help you to develop a broad understanding of sustainability and its application to the chemical and process industries.

Centred around the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the course covers how they relate to the industries that chemical and process engineers work in. This includes what the issues are, the responsibility of businesses and organisations to take a sustainability-first approach, and how chemical engineers can use their skills to help their business achieve their own goals that will, in turn, contribute to achieving the UN SDGs. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will: 

  • understand the contributions that chemical and process engineers can make to the delivery of sustainability
  • understand how chemical and process engineering principles can contribute to sustainability
  • be aware of the sustainability issues, obligations, and responsibilities of chemical and process engineers
  • have a better understanding of ‘sustainability thinking’.

Who will benefit

  • Chemical and process engineers at any stage of their career seeking to broaden their sustainability knowledge, and its application in the chemical and process industries
  • Others whose activities impact the sustainability performance of their organisation

Course outline

  • What is sustainability?
  • Sustainability awareness
  • Sustainability pillars
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Sustainable development
  • Industrial ecology
  • Sustainable chemical engineering
  • Measuring sustainability
  • End of course assessment

Your trainer

Kit Oung is a principal consultant, trainer, and author whose interests includes energy and net zero, occupational health and safety (OH&S) management, and environment, social, and governance (ESG).

He consults extensively with businesses, both commercial and industrial companies across five continents, and when training and coaching, he works through the British Standard Institute (BSI). Notable engagements include designing energy and climate change regulations in the UK; providing mandatory health and safety awareness in Sharjah, UAE; providing waste regulation guidance in Singapore; drafting guidebooks on integrated management systems (ISO), energy efficiency (UNEP), and ISO 50001 (ISO/UNIDO) and promoting good governance in energy, environment, and health safety in India, Zambia, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Nigeria, Uganda, Namibia, USA, Canada, Mexico, and Ethiopia.

With over 25 years' experience, Kit is skilled at understanding technical and managerial challenges, working with different stakeholders, managing multi-disciplinary projects, identifying opportunities for improvements, troubleshooting performance deficits, and reporting and communicating complex and technical subjects in a clear, meaningful and simple-to-understand business case.

He is a Chartered Chemical Engineer, a Member of the Energy Institute and a Fellow of the Energy Managers' Association. He has a BEng (Hons) in Chemical Process Engineering and Fuel Technology an MSc in Environmental and Energy Engineering from the University of Sheffield.

Upcoming courses

This course will be launched in 2024. It will be delivered face-to-face in the UK and online.

Register your interest now. 

In-company training

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. This could be a cost-effective option if you have several people requiring the training. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements. Request a quotation.

Attendance certificate & CPD hours

Attendees will be invited to participate in an end of course assessment. If completed successfully, you will receive an IChemE Introduction to Sustainability for Chemical and Process Engineers pass certificate. This will also confirm CPD hours logged. Please note that you must attend all modules to receive the certificate. 

CPD hours should be used as an approximate guide and will vary depending on the preferred approach of the delegate and to what extent additional learning is completed.

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