About this Course
This course is designed to help students pass the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam. Engineers and surveyors need to pass this exam to become professionally licensed in the United States. The exam is developed, administered and scored by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).
The PE exam tests for a minimum level of competency in a particular engineering discipline. In this course, you’ll be exposed to both the breadth and depth sections of the PE, as well as get test preparation and problem-solving strategies modeled on past exam questions.
While this course is designed to help you prepare to take the PE exam, students who have successfully passed the PE exam typically report that they used a combination of resources.
Engineers preparing for the PE exam who have gained at least four years of work experience in their chosen engineering discipline.
what the COURSE covers
In addition to general topics, the course covers topics such as:
- Construction (breadth): Earthwork, project planning, scheduling
- Construction (depth): Engineering economics, productivity, regulations
- Environmental (combined): Sewage and wastewater treatment, potable water supply
- Geotechnical (breadth): Soils classification and properties, weight-volume relationships
- Geotechnical (depth): Consolidation, foundations and retaining walls
- Hydrology (combined): Precipitation, runoff, ponds, groundwater
- Hydraulics (combined): Pipes and pumps, open channel, fluid properties
- Structural (breadth): Statics and mechanics, reinforced concrete
- Structural (depth): Steel design and analysis
- Transportation (breadth): Traffic theory
- Transportation (depth): Highway geometric design
You’ll receive a notebook of course lecture notes in both hard copy and PDF form. If you register less than 10 days before the class begins, we can’t guarantee that you’ll receive the notebook by the first class due to shipping time.