SE and the benefits of having such a licensecareer
Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:50 PM
For me, it's been several reasons:
1. To be respected among my peers that I am capable of the task.
2. To promote my own credentials in this down economy.
3. On the west coast where I reside, it actually is a requirement for facilities of a certain size, shape, and/or importance.
4. Great preparation for career-related problems. In the end, the study and effort makes us better engineers.
For some, it might be financial, the next step towards career-fulfillment, etc. I'd be interested to hear your story...
Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:52 PM
Studying for the SE is also a great way for me to expand into private work since I only do bridge design.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:40 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:21 PM
Since it's a general agreement among my colleagues and me that structural engineers (lower case) shouldn't be taking the Civil/structural depth 8-hr for licensure if all we do is structural work, even if our states still technically allow it.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:41 PM
Personally, I took the Civil/ Structural depth as until recently, Alaska didn't recognize the SE designation. Now that it does, I have to get my SE to be "legal" for some of the projects my office pursues. This is particularly true with the CORPS, as they require a Structural Engineer for almost all of their RFP's.
I can continue practice as a Civil and design structures within the state, but going for my SE will be a better qualification when proposing on a new project or for future relocation possibilities.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:07 PM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:26 PM
1. Im a licensed SE in a foreign country in SE Asia and esigned and built hig rise structures there, and wanted to be in the same status in USA.
2. To be the best SE as I can be as I have design structures all over the world. R
3.Recently I designed 3 bldgs in NYC and CA states and our company needs an SE instead they job it out since I dont have an SE yet.
Im preparing for it and hope to write it in the future.
Good luck everyone, but I know very few will pass and only the best SE can do it, if this is not for you, its not for you.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:40 PM
good luck with that...that many licenses will have lots of reneweal fees and PDH requirements.
IL requires SE licensure for all structural projects, so that is the main reason. I am also in the process of going for full structural licensure in all States of the US.
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