PE Exam Review
Updated April 22, 2013
Prepare for the PE Exam
Registration for distance-formatted review courses is accepted at any time. Distance format courses are self-study and do not have a registration deadline.
Below are dates for on-campus PE review classes to prepare for the October 25, 2013 PE exams. The review courses for the civil engineering exam and also for the environmental engineering exam will be recorded as they are taught this time (and the url for the recorded lectures will be made available within ~24 hours after they are recorded). The chemical, electrical, and mechanical distance courses use previously recorded lectures provided on DVD upon receipt of your application and payment.
PE review courses are offered twice a year, corresponding to the spring and fall exams. These review courses (19 sessions each; 20 sessions for the Civil Engineering Review) are designed to help the engineer prepare for the Principles and Practices of Engineering Examination, to provide a general refresher in a given field, and to present an introduction to other engineering fields. Taught by University of Delaware engineering faculty and engineers from industry, the review courses are offered in chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering. (The electrical engineering review course provides the power systems focus.)
"John Richards [instructor for the chemical engineering PE review course] has an extraordinary depth of knowledge in every aspect of chemical engineering. He is also very approachable and explains the material extremely well."
"I passed the P.E. and wanted to thank [the civil engineering instructors]. ... It [the review course] was definitely helpful ... "
"I passed the PE [civil engineering] Exam back in April. I liked having the DVDs so I could watch them as it fit my schedule and focus on the areas I needed."
"I just wanted to let you know that because of your Environmental Engineering PE Review CD-Rom course, I passed my Environmental PE exam. Many questions were exactly like the ones Ravi and Paul went over on the CDs and assigned. I really do believe that the PE Review Course is the only reason I passed and the CDs were great!! ... Ravi and Paul, they did a great job!!"
"Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I passed my PE test. I took the review class taught by Don Skomsky and I really think that is what put me over the hump. The class was thorough and relevant to the questions on the exam."
|Registration Fee - same for live or distance format||$975|
|Required Notebook of Materials for Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical Review Courses (by instructor)**||$195|
|Required notes for both the civil and environmental engineering review courses will be made available for all registrants to download (free). Alternately, the required notes can be shipped to you for a separate fee to cover the cost of printing, assembly and shipping. Notebook of Materials for Civil and Environmental Review Courses (by instructor)**||$135|
**The only "textbook" for the PE review courses in chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering consists of a (very large!!) notebook of instructor-prepared materials. For the civil and environmental engineering PE review courses, the respective notebook of instructor-prepared materials is essential along with the respective Lindeburg textbook (see below). Therefore, those registering for any of these review courses should include the respective notebook fee (see above) in their registration costs.
The textbook for the civil engineering PE review course is the13th edition of Lindeburg's Civil Engineering Reference Manual that can be purchased at a 15% discount on-line at http://www.ppipartner.com/DT685.
Other recommended Environmental Engineering PE Review resources:
- Environmental Engineering Reference Manual by Michael Lindeburg (Professional Publications Code ENVRM)
- Practice Problems for the Environmental Engineering PE Exam: A Companion
to the Environmental Engineering Reference Manual, by Michael Lindeburg (Professional
Publications Code ENVPP)
These publications can be purchased on-line at www.ppi2pass.com. (Pricing may vary)
Copyright requires that all DVDs be returned to Engineering Outreach two weeks after the exam. The web site for each of the newly recorded courses (civil and environmental engineering) will be available through the end of October for all those registered for the course.
The PE exams in all states are scheduled for October 25, 2013. In Delaware, the closing date for exam application is June 1, 2013. Students must call the office of the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers (302-323-4588) or the licensing organization in their state to request an application for the exam. Note that there are some variations from state to state, but the date of the exam and the exam itself are the same nationally. Be sure to verify with your state licensing organization who is managing the exam proctoring what all the criteria are for (1) approval to take the exam and (2) what materials you can bring into the exam room (e.g., hand-written notes - do they need to be in ink or can they be in pencil?) We have learned that, in Delaware, handwritten notations on materials brought into the testing room may not be in pencil. (From the NCEES web site: "All exams are open book. PE Civil, PE Structural I, PE Structural II examinees must bring their own copies of the applicable design standards. Rules may vary for each jurisdiction. Please contact your licensing board for more details.")
PE Review Orientation will be done within each review class.
Registration for the on-campus "live" classes is due by May 4, 2013. Later registrations will be accepted pending availability of seats.
On-campus PE Review Dates to prepare for the October 26, 2012 exam are listed below. If there are not sufficient registrations to hold the respective on-campus classes, you will be notified and may choose to take the distance-formatted review.
|Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering||DISTANCE ONLY (Note that this course will be re-recorded for the Spring'14 exam. Current DVD-formatted course is still valid for use.)|
Tuesdays, May 14-October 8, 2013, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Note that class url will also be provided as the classes are recorded.)
DISTANCE ONLY - DVD format
|Environmental Engineering||Wednesdays, May 22-October 9, 2013, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Note that class url will also be provided as the classes are recorded.)|
|Mechanical Engineering||DISTANCE ONLY - DVD format|
For more information, contact EO Director Kathleen Werrell at (302) 831-4863 or by e-mail.