One pattern does not fit

Further to your report on Sartor developments (19 June): the IChemE anticipates chemical engineering remaining, in substantial majority, a chartered profession for reasons of international equivalence in global industries. Chemical engineers played a constructive role in the development of the document, constantly in the vanguard of the push for higher standards. The difficulty is to […]

Further to your report on Sartor developments (19 June): the IChemE anticipates chemical engineering remaining, in substantial majority, a chartered profession for reasons of international equivalence in global industries.

Chemical engineers played a constructive role in the development of the document, constantly in the vanguard of the push for higher standards.

The difficulty is to achieve changes across the whole breadth of engineering. In chemical engineering we do not seek to say what the balance of IEng to CEng may be in civil engineering or manufacturing industry generally.

The concept of a single qualification pattern for engineers has been over-played and has been one of the difficulties for the Engineering Council. For chemical engineering, we have developed our own Sartor-type document which we believe will stand scrutiny and meet all conceivable future CEng requirements.

{{T J Evanschief executive & secretary,IChemE}}