AIChE Academy Instrumentation & Control Curriculum

The AIChE Academy Instrumentation & Control Curriculum is being developed by a team of experts (below) to serve as a training guide for Chemical Engineers. It will provide the chemical engineering community with practical knowledge and tools to control and optimize unit operations. It employs the AIChE Body of Knowledge Personas (slightly adapted) to help users determine what courses or other resources to take advantage of.

AIChE Academy Process Safety Curriculum Team

​How to Use this Tool

Instrumentation & Control Curriculum (PDF)

The Curriculum document is physically arranged by Topic/Title on the left and AIChE Body of Knowledge Personas across the top.

How to determine which persona to use to guide your learning: there are eight personas in the Curriculum, read below to find out which persona includes your job title or role.

Manufacturing Manager:

  • Technical Staff Manager
    • Site Manager
    • Operations Manager
    • Technical Manager
    • Maintenance Manager
    • HSE Manager
    • Engineering Manager
  • Technical Task Manager
    • Operations Superintendent
    • Technical Superintendent
    • Maintenance Superintendent
    • Safety Superintendent
    • Environmental Superintendent

Manufacturing Engineer:

  • Production Process Engineer
    • Operations Engineer
    • Process Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Safety Engineer
    • Safety Engineer
    • Process Safety Engineer

Project Manager:

  • Project Manager
  • Project Engineer

Process Design Engineer

Process Control Engineer:

  • Process Control Engineer
  • Safety Systems Engineer

Operating Personnel:

  • Operator/Technician
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Auditor
  • Planner in Production

Industrial Researcher:

  • Industrial Researcher
  • Scientist
  • R&D Manager


  • Consultant
  • Standard Setter

Other Engineers:

  • Consultant
  • Discipline Engineer
  • Checker
  • Standard Setter

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