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Ethical Decision-Making for Chemical Engineers

Ethical Decision-Making for Chemical Engineers


£265.00 price excludes VAT


Ethical decision-making is a vital part of a chemical engineer’s responsibility. By using their technical knowledge and professional standing to support ethical decision-making, chemical engineers can help to positively lead an organisation towards more sustainable business practices and processes.

This course will equip you with the basic knowledge you need to understand and make ethical decisions.

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 can obtain free access to this course by inputting a discount code. See below for more details.

Already purchased this course? Log back into the IChemE Virtual Learning Zone to continue your learning.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will:

  • understand the need for, and purpose of, ethical decision-making
  • have developed an awareness of a chemical engineer’s issues, obligations, and responsibilities with regard to ethics
  • understand how ethical decision-making needs to be integrated into all aspects of your role
  • be able to apply critical thinking to scenarios that may present ethical dilemmas
  • know how to support the development of ‘sustainability thinking’

Who will benefit

Chemical engineers working at all levels in any industry.

Course outline

Module 1: What chemical engineering ethics means to you

Module 2: Leadership, organisational culture and ethical standards

Module 3: An ethical decision-making framework

Module 4: Ethical decision-making case studies

Module 5: Ethical decision-making case studies part 2

Module 6:  Supplementary material: a focus on chemical engineers


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.


Free access to IChemE Members

As part of the launch of the new Sustainability Hub, IChemE members can obtain free access to this course by inputting a discount code. The code was/will be shared with Members via:

  • the 'Member News' email on 1 February 2022
  • an email to all Members on 4 February 2022
  • an article on the Sustainability Hub in TCE issue 969 (published at the end of February 2022)

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

Purchasing on behalf of someone else or for multiple users?

DO NOT purchase on behalf of someone else from this page - instead use our multiple-user option where upon purchase, IChemE will set up your learner(s) within our Virtual Learning Zone. 

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.

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