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  • Birthday 10/09/1981

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  1. Perhaps Minnesota could work as well. I don't know how far you're willing to travel but if I'm reading the state's regulations correctly, there seems to be a stipulation that FE requirements are waived if you have 20 years of experience along with being over 40 years old. Some additional things you're going to need to consider-since you received your degree out of the country you're going to need to fill out additional paperwork from NCEES and pay about $400 to have your degree evaluated. Also, you said you're moving back to China, I'm assuming you've worked here for a decent amount of time already? You're going to need some letters of recommendation from other PE's. Also, some states will require you to be a resident before you sit for the exam. I've tried to make a "quick reference" table on the different state requirements to take the exam here-http://www.peprepme.com/Mechanical-PE-Exam-Requirements-by-State.html Please read each state's most up to date regulations though...they may have updated their rules without me knowing. Good luck in your search!
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  3. Typically the boards don't have issue with the length of experience (provided you have enough-and it seems as though you do in this case), but rather the type of experience. As long as you give enough detail about your work responsibilities and functions you should be ok.
  4. This is really good advice. Another gauge you can use for these practice tests is how much time you spent hunting for the correct information/equations in your reference books. Your score after grading the practice test is only part of the story. If you spent a lot of time hunting for information, a little more organization might help you more than drilling through more practice problems.
  5. When I took the MD depth, I referenced my Machinery's Handbook a couple of times. If I remember correctly it was to lookup some sheet metal thickness, a beam cross section, and some other type of component dimensions.
  6. That's great! Finding some PE's to work under can be difficult at times. For anyone else who is having the same difficulty, don't forget any consulting firms that might be working with your business. It would have to be a longterm project you're working on with the consulting firm, but if that firm had any PE's you worked with they might be a good source of recommendations. As long as the PE's have worked with you and are aware of the quality of your work and ethics, they should be willing to write you a recommendation letter.
  7. Machinery's Handbook has some great conversion charts. The charts contain simple lists of conversion factors along with some "quick reference" tables where specific conversions are given for discrete steps (meters to feet conversion table for 100, 200, 300...meters). Last I checked there were about 40 pages of conversion factors in there. The type is somewhat small though, so it might not fit your "easy to read" requirement. In that case, check out the large print version of the book. Hope this helps!
  8. GregH

    whch one i select

    Samer, Your choice for the afternoon session won't effect your marketability in the job market. When/after you pass the exam you'll be recognized as a "professional engineer", not a "fluids professional engineer" or "hvac professional engineer". You should choose the afternoon session according to your own personal preferences based upon which area you have the most experience with and therefore are most likely to do well on. Now, when you go out into the job market as a PE you're ethically and legally bound to only practice engineering in the discipline/area that you're competent in. So if you're a HVAC guru, the logical thing to do would be to choose the HVAC afternoon session and then seek a job in that area. I guess my long answer to your short question could be summed up as your own skills and expertise will help you meet the market's needs, not the afternoon session you choose for the PE exam.
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