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  1. Steel Professional, If you have any questions about the exam or need review material, please contact me at www.kars-academy.com, kars.academy@gmail.com.
  2. Steel Professional, If you have any questions about the exam or need review material, please contact me at www.kars-academy.com, kars.academy@gmail.com.
  3. Kglover, Because of your work experience as a quality engineer you should have no trouble qualifying to take the Metallurgy/Materials exam. Many people who take the exam have a background in mechanical engineering (myself included) but work in the materials field. The CWI will definitely help as well. You will need to apply to the board with your references to take the PE exam.
  4. It depends on your type of work, and if you want to continue to do quality department work. I'm assuming you are doing QC as related to materials, if this is the case then a PE in Metallurgy / Materials Engineering would be a good fit. However, if you see yourself getting into aspects of mechanical engineering in the future which include mechanical design, heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid flow, HVAC systems design, control and feedback then you may want to consider taking the PE in Mechanical. I do believe the PE in Mechanical covers a lot of topics and in my opinion was the more difficult exam.
  5. Honestly the best books for review are the basic intro to materials science book by callister and metallurgy for the non-metallurgist. Yes, information published by TMS was useful in preparation.
  6. That's unfortunate. In this day and age to stay competitive in the market you need to have advanced degrees (M.S., Ph.D.) plus experience and licensing. I hope you are finding some part of your part time work interesting.
  7. I have to respectfully disagree. The reason for the reduction in metallurgical engineering programs is because Universities are focused on developing curriculum that encompasses the breadth and depth of the material science and engineering field that cover metals, alloys, polymers, composites, ceramics etc. The goal of the course curriculum at the University level is to provide students with a "tool belt" that allows them to think and solve problems. I would like to think that the best teacher in life is experience, but you also need to have qualified and experience teachers to guide emerging professionals in the field. In terms of being a dying profession, I don't believe this is true at all. There's always a need for metallurgical and materials engineers! Things are failing all the time - insurance companies, attorneys, manufacturers all rely on consulting engineers to give them the facts. They need to know why a product failed, how it failed and who is the liable party especially when it comes to personal injury cases, automotive accidents, and medical malpractice cases. The market for Metallurgical and Materials Engineers is there, you just need to sell yourself as the expert with knowledge is specific fields. Your lack of enthusiasm for the discipline is disheartening, I would encourage you dig a little deeper. I don't know you, but if you are having doubts about your profession you may want to consider thinking about the statement "You can't teach a fish to fly," in the sense that maybe your lack of success as an engineer is because you weren't meant to be one. I would be happy to discuss with you further.
  8. Hello! Calling all Materials engineers who are interested in taking, or have taken the Metallurgy / Materials PE Exam. I wanted to introduce myself and my team. My name is Nikhil Kar and I am a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer and Registered Professional Metallurgical / Materials Engineer. I noticed that their wasn't any forum for discussion on this specific exam, nor any general review material. I took the Metallurgy / Materials exam in October of 2015. If you have any questions about the exam or need review material, please check out the new courses we are offering at www.kars-academy.com Thank you, Nikhil Kar, Ph.D. P.E. Kars' Academy
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