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    Florida License Numbers

    It could be worse. You guys could still be waiting for the test results. That's the way it used to work.
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    PE Exam Prep vs. Grad School

    I'm NEVER doing the PE again. Nope, not gonna happen, no way, nuh uh, nein, nyet, lo, non, nr, dim, avai, leai, 'a'ole, ne, nem, le, ochi, geen, ixnay on the yes part, not just no but HELL no, f#$$ that noise! Maybe it varies based on engineering discipline or school? But I'd take a group project over any other option. So much easier and less time consuming. Yeah I've had people not pull their weight, but it's always been manageable and still easier than an individual activity. As for studying, I've only had one class in all of grad school that required more than an average of three hours/week of outside classroom studying. Most of my grad coursework was nuclear engineering. I'm excluding thesis and dissertation hours. The one exception was ME: Advanced Mechanics of Solids. It was a co-offered undergrad/grad class, and generally considered an easy class. Except the semester I took it there was a new professor. Instead of following the previous syllabi, he taught it as a Math: 600 level tensor calculus with elements of engineering continuum mechanics. It required about 50-60 hr/week of outside study. It wasn't just me, everyone other student has to devote as much or more time to it. We all started calling it Continuum Mechanics or Tensor Calc instead of advanced materials. I spent more time studying for that class than I had for every graduate level course combined.
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    PE Exam Prep vs. Grad School

    I don't know where you are in your career,or what academia will be like in 20+ years so I can only comment on how things are now. Most community colleges generally only require their professors to have a masters. PhDs are becoming more common though. Tenure is *usually* just for 4-year colleges and universities, typically for PhDs and there's usually a research requirement there too. PhD is usually for research. D.Eng. is more practical. A MS doing end-of-carreer/post-retirement part time teaching at a small school is pretty common. Could change in 10 years, but it seems like a solid plan right now. Yep. And it targets different kinds of jobs too. Lots of engineering jobs may require a PhD to start. I also know of some engineering career tracks and employers where having a PhD is viewed as a negative and would keep you from getting hired.
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    PE Exam Prep vs. Grad School

    You can sort of think about it more like the relationship between work and power. The PE requires less work than a masters but it's done over a much shorter period of time so it requires more power. Its a personal decision as to which you'd prefer. The PPE engineering problems are much easier to solve, but they must be solved correctly the first time with little time to get it right. The engineering problems in grad school are much more difficult but there's much more time to solve them and there's partial credit. The PE is 200-400 hrs of studying and prep work over a 2-4 month period. Grad school is 500-1000 hr over 1-5 yrs. You lose your social life for a much shorter period of time studying for the PPE... Pick your poison. I disagree that a masters/PhD isn't worth the time and effort. It depends entirely on your field and what you do and want to do in that field. The same can be said of obtaining a PE, it's practically mandatory in some disciplines and almost useless in others. I've frequently read that for engineers an MBA will do more for advancement in the private sector than and MSE, PhD, PE, or PMP.
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    Lyric battle!

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    What Stamp Type Will You Buy?

    Yes. Some states will only allow crimping, some will only allow ink stamps. Some states allow either. Some require both. I know of at least one state the requires you to purchase something physical to stamp or crimp. Some states don't allow electronic stamps. Some states require a second legal disclaimer statement stamp* in addition to the normal stamp. It feels like there are 55 different sets of rules. *This may be handwritten in at least one jurisdiction.
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