An Introduction to Sustainability

Topic Sustainability

CPD Hours 2*

Price IChemE Member: FREE, Non-member: £150 + VAT


It is important that chemical engineers have a basic understanding of sustainability and their role in it. This course will provide you with an introduction to the key issues and help you to achieve your sustainability goals.

The course includes pre-recorded and interactive content, recommended further learning and an end of course assessment. You will receive an automated end-of-course certificate, subject to successful completion of the assessment.

As part of the launch of the new Sustainability Hub, IChemE members currently get free access to this course by inputting a discount code. See below for more details.

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Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will:

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

Who will benefit

Chemical engineers at all levels, across all sectors, seeking to develop a better understanding of sustainability.

Course outline

  • Module 1: What is sustainability
  • Module 2: Sustainability awareness
  • Module 3: Sustainability pillars
  • Module 4: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Module 5: Sustainable development
  • Module 6: Industrial ecology
  • Module 7: Sustainable chemical engineering
  • Module 8: Measuring sustainability


This on-demand course is delivered via IChemE’s Virtual Learning Zone (registration required). You will be able to access the training course via your web browser and complete the course at your own pace. You will have access to the course for six months and will be required to complete the course within this time frame.


Free access to IChemE Members

As part of the launch of the new Sustainability Hub, IChemE Members can currently obtain free access to this course by inputting a discount code. The code has been shared with Members via:

  • Member News
  • Direct email campaigns
  • The article on the Sustainability Hub in TCE issue 969

If you cannot find the discount code, please contact us confirming your IChemE Membership number.

Multiple users

If purchasing for multiple users, the following discounts are available:

  • 2-5 users – 25% discount
  • 6-10 users – 35% discount
  • 11-50 users – 50% discount

How to purchase

Buying for yourself – purchase here

Buying on behalf of someone else or for multiple users – purchase here

Train your team

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements, and this could be a cost-effective option if you have several people requiring the training. To find out more and request a quotation, visit our in-company training page.

* 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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