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justin-hawaii

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About justin-hawaii

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    Justin PE
  • Birthday 12/16/1984

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    HVAC, Electrical and Fire Protection
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  1. @daydreambeliever The October 2019 PE was the first time we provided an online version of our Power PE class. Please see the raw survey results below. We keep our feedback anonymous and ask for ways to improve. Some of the feedback was difficult to hear, but we definitely are incorporating the feedback into this next upcoming class. Some of the feedback was good too! Engineering Pro Guides Power PE Products Survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Y3QCBhonti2TueDxw12-OWIEVYa4kNG7PBmpkoi48_g/viewanalytics Engineering Pro Guides Power PE Course Survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14z6M119We7lZMBWRDJU5b64YB5fKUaGPqG8JtyqXbyE/viewanalytics Pass rate was 12 out of 16. I upgraded our drawing tablet and am pre-recording videos on key concepts and skills to hopefully alleviate the time pressures of the class.
  2. As long as I have been taking the PE exam, I've noticed that Hawaii engineers would sometimes get their notification in the mail first. Do you know if that is the case this time around?

  3. NCEES just released their pass rates for the October 2019 exam. https://ncees.org/engineering/pe/pass-rates/ For context, I have the last pass rates. Feel free to check my math, but it seems like this test was harder than previous tests. October 2019 - Overall pass rate - (1106 x 50% + 726 x 26%) / (1106 + 726) = 40.4% April 2019 - Overall pass rate - 50% October 2018 - Overall pass rate - 43% April 2018 - Overall pass rate - 49% https://www.engproguides.com/power-pe-survey.html
  4. NCEES updated their pass rates. https://ncees.org/engineering/pe/pass-rates/
  5. This is the latest that I have from my survey. I'll post the link once I finish my analysis of the results. I ask people to put their score in terms of number of correct as opposed to percentage. In my opinion, the 55 is probably a percentage, as opposed to 55 out of 80.
  6. Sorry for the delayed response. I use the final exam in the last four weeks of my class. We do a simulated exam broken up into 4, two hour sessions. The problems are different from the full exam. The full exam is used during the first 8 weeks of the class.
  7. That is probably another area where you can get some easy points.
  8. @Mechanical Ryan You can do it! You were so close. Do you work with the ASHRAE Handbooks at your job?
  9. I concur. I definitely rushed to make that webpage. I'll go back later on and translate the information to a table.
  10. My feeling on the cut score is that it is much lower than what was shared. Without a diagnostic report to confirm, it is hard to tell. But I'm just posting the results of the survey and everyone can make their own conclusions. I have been helping people study who did not pass and I have looked at their diagnostic. The highest fail score of the 5 I've seen is 49 out of 80.
  11. I am overly fearful of posting any information that could be construed as sharing actual exam content.
  12. @Mechanical Ryan A 51 out of 80 is a good score and I am rooting for you to pass in October. One suggestion that I typically recommend is to go back to the NCEES HVAC practice problems and try to decipher why the other 3 solutions are incorrect. If you felt like you understood the concepts, then you could possibly be falling for one of the "trick" answers. For example, one trick that I like, is to give both sensible heat and total heat and ask you to find temperature. If you use total heat, then you will get the wrong answer. In my opinion, a lot of the difficulty with the HVAC problems is due to the extra information. I often hear from those that have passed, that the exam seemed super easy. But they were worried because they didn't use all the information in the problems.
  13. Please see the links below for the results of the April 2019 HVAC, Machine & Thermal PE Exam Surveys. https://www.engproguides.com/hvac-pe-exam-survey.html https://www.engproguides.com/machine-pe-results-survey.html https://www.engproguides.com/thermalsurvey.html
  14. Please see the link below on the results of the April 2019 Power PE Survey. https://www.engproguides.com/power-pe-survey.html My biggest takeaways. 1. This exam has a higher cut score than the October 2018. 58 as opposed to 51. 2. This exam was geared towards electrical engineers with more experience. 3. The number of study hours is increasing. More people passed with less study hours in October 2018. In this exam, more people passed with more study hours.
  15. Hawaii just released their results. Yay we are not last, I think.
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