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Owism

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  1. Just use a conventional electric oven
  2. Lets add columns for Vacation days per year Max vacation day banking Personal days Sick days Health insurance contribution Retirement plan Personal/Company contribution I think Income doesn't show much anymore. Home prices also govern the differences based on locality.
  3. Thanks! What do the folks who took the course think of it? I appreciate any feedback. Starts in two weeks
  4. I appreciate your feedback but Have you read the course description? I have my PE and a few hands on experience with solar powered projects and basic electrical designs in a Civil Engineering setting. My job has mostly project management aspects to it rather than actual engineering but I figure with this class I can learn the actual engineering Here are the course descriptions, please let me know your thoughts afterwards: First course: Study electrical principles and their application to electrical equipment, circuits, and systems used in commercial and residential buildings. Topics include elements of DC and AC circuits and calculations, power, power factor, instruments, and three-phase systems. Second course: Building upon Electrical Systems Design I, this course analyzes the various design elements that make up electrical systems. Topics include wire calculations, raceway sizing, branch circuits, motor circuits, fuses, circuit breakers, short circuit protection, feeder design, voltage drop calculations, transformers, commercial calculations, and the National Electric Code as it relates to the above topics. Third course: A continuation of Electrical Systems Design II, this course focuses on additional design elements of greater complexity. Topics include service entrance layouts, switchboard configurations and spacing requirements, grounding, ground-fault protection, panel board arrangements and distribution methods, emergency generators, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptible power systems, lighting layouts, lighting calculations, and the National Electric Code as it relates to the above topics. Fourth last course: The elements of electrical design discussed in Electrical Systems Design I, II,and III are applied to a high-rise office building setting in this final course of the series. Work in a design team to create a final set of working drawings, with particular attention to the development of the service entrance, single line, and light and power riser diagrams.
  5. For all you Building Electrical Systems Engineers: Would you/your company hire a PE electrical engineer who has minimal building electrical systems design with the following certificate: https://www.sps.nyu.edu/professional-pathways/topics/building-design/electrical-systems-design.html Would you expect a higher salary for this employee? How many years of experience would such a certificate equate to compared to a PE who gets experience on the job? Thanks!
  6. Wildi is good but along the same lines, if you dont understand a topic or the theory, Google it until you reach full understanding. Watch any youtube videos available that explain that theory. Master the subject. Print it all out and put it in a binder and tab it in case you need it for the exam. Goodluck
  7. You got it covered but the last week before the exam you want to sit down and practice the exam as if you were doing 4 hours then 4 hours except don't just sit idle if you finish 40 questions, take your break then begin with the next 40. This is like prepping for a 5k, your mind needs that conditioning. Atleast mine did. Its exhausting sitting and doing this for 8 hours, beyond knowing your stuff and hwere to reference, you'll be in the flow to do all this with ease. Best wishes.
  8. Exam practice book and drill book. PM me with an offer
  9. I graduated with 2.6GPA in Electrical but I also graduated during the 2007 recession. Easy enough for me to blame the recession more than my GPA but I got a temp position as a software engineer for 6 months. After which I taught math/sci at a private school for 2 years until I could find an engineering job as a sales/tech support engineer until the government started hiring again which was 6 years after my graduation then I joined the government as an engineer. I passed the FE exam 1 year after joining the gov. I got my PE license in my third year at the government and finally got a position that pays PE wages so don't let that number hurt your confidence. You know your passion as an engineer. Sometimes it helps to take less courses per semester and dive deeper into the topics with your extra time and graduate a little later. Engineering should be treated like a Medical Doctor education, it should be given more time to study as well as solid rotational on the job experience which in our lives is called Co-Op or Internship. I like colleges that make the CoOp part of the semester credits such as Rochester Institute of Technology. Goodluck
  10. You love mechanical engineering. Don't hate something you don't understand. Keep pushing until you understand it. Some topics are easier to grasp and some require a good instructor to explain it. You wont need to know the details of everything for real life engineering but as an engineer in any field its to your advantage to grasp the fundamentals of how everything in the universe works so you can design your aspect of the project with those things in mind. If someone doesnt understand how electricity heats up metal, they will design poor HVAC for the use case. Keep learning from the cradle to grave. "Seek knowledge even if you have to travel to China" - Mohammad
  11. 1-4 Exams plus the Code drill book. Please send me your best offer.
  12. I still have complex Imaginary 1-4 and code drill book and for sale if anyone wants it. $150 including shipping within US.
  13. I still have complex Imaginary 1-4 and code drill book and for sale if anyone wants it. $150 including shipping within US.
  14. Spinup is good but it doesnt represent the difficulty level of the exam. Its great for solidifying the fundamentals of Power calculations though.
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