Institution of Chemical Engineers

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is the global professional membership organisation for chemical engineering professionals and anyone involved with the process industries, including the emerging bioprocess sector. With over 44,000 members in over 120 countries, IChemE is the only organisation that awards the internationally-recognised qualifications of Chartered Chemical Engineer and Professional Process Safety Engineer.

We set the standards for chemical and process safety engineering professionals.

We support our members and the wider chemical engineering community through a team of professional staff based in AustraliaMalaysiaNew ZealandSingapore and the UK.

IChemE exists because chemical engineering matters.

Our mission

IChemE's four key aims are:

  1. to build and sustain an active international professional community, united by a commitment to qualifications and standards that foster excellence and the delivery of benefits to society
  2. to engage with others to promote the development, understanding of chemical engineering and an appreciation of its importance
  3. to provide support and services to individuals, employers and others who contribute to improving the practice and application of chemical engineering
  4. to enable chemical engineers to communicate effectively with each other and with other disciplines

To support these aims, we operate as an effective, efficient and responsive organisation, providing leadership and demonstrating good practice as well as complying with our obligations as a charitable organisation.