Jump to content
Engineer Boards

​ ​ ​


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

11 Good

About AlliChEME

  • Rank

Previous Fields

  • Engineering Field
  • License
  • Discipline

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. AlliChEME

    October 2018 - Mechanical PE Results & Survey

    I filled it out. I passed TFS so I don't know my score. 42/80 seems low to be the highest failing score based on all the discussions about cut scores before results were released. Do you normally see failing scores higher than that? It seems to indicate that either there were a lot of problems with errors in them that got thrown out, or the level of difficulty for this test was high.
  2. AlliChEME

    How I Passed the Thermal / Fluid PE exam

    I will add my experience as well. I hesitated to take the exam for years because my degree doesn't like up exactly with my work experience, so I didn't feel confident I would be able to be successful in either subject. I have a Chemical Engineering degree but my job has always been mechanical engineer. Fast forward 14 years and I'm now a wife and mom to elementary aged kids. When I decided to bite the bullet and sign up for the exam, I knew I had to use my time effectively. I also refused to sequester myself away from my family. So I studied amid all of the noise and distraction. I think this actually helped me tune everything and everyone else out on exam day and keep my focus. I started studying in April. I bought a copy of MERM, 13th edition. I didn't spend any time simply reading through. I knew I wouldn't really absorb the information that way. I bought the NCEES Practice Exam and started working my way through the problems without looking at the solutions unless I was completely stumped. The first time through took me a long time (a month or more), and I was discouraged, but I kept going. After I made it all the way through the NCEES practice exam, I started on the Slay the PE practice exam. I did purchase the solutions, which were well explained. The Slay the PE exam was more difficult than the NCEES practice exam, and I am glad I did it second (otherwise I may have given up). I did the same thing with this one - I took my time working the problems. After I finished Slay the PE, I worked through NCEES again and it went much more quickly the second time. Then Slay the PE again. After that, I bought the Engineering Pro Guides practice exam. The difficulty of it was in line with the NCEES practice exam, and it was a confidence booster for me. By the time I finished EngProGuides, I was about 4 weeks out from the exam. At this point, I started over and worked through NCEES again (in pen) and EngProGuides again (also in pen). I didn't have time to work through Slay the PE again, so I photocopied my previous work on those. Through all of this, I used MERM as my only reference. I tabbed every relevant chapter and wrote the chapter number and title on the tabs, both front and back so I could flip to it easily no matter the page to which I had the book already open. Each section got a different color. I also tabbed the appendices I found myself using frequently. I bought alphabet tabs and tabbed the index at the start of each section. I used this book so much that I had to reinforce the spine with clear packing tape to keep it from falling apart. I now know it backwards and forwards. During the exam, this and the Engineering Unit Conversion book were the only two that I used. If I had to do it over again, I would have purchased more practice problems instead of repeating the same ones over and over again. The more you work problems stated in different ways, the faster you will be able to recognize the method you need to use during the exam. I'm also very glad that I studied using the calculator that I used on exam day. I have used a TI-89 since high school and of course it is not allowed during the PE exam. The TI-30x that I used had a very different feel to the keys and I couldn't type on it the way I do my regular calculator. I made a lot of errors in the beginning of my studying simply because I had to get used to the differences. It would have been a major issue if I hadn't gotten that worked out before exam day. The references I took with me were: MERM 13th edition Engineering Unit Conversions Crane Technical Paper 410 Cameron Hydraulic Data Steam Generation and Use NCEES Practice Exam Slay the PE Practice Exam Engineering Pro Guides Practice Exam 11x17 psychrometric charts
  3. AlliChEME

    NCEES Review for Work Experience

    I submitted all of my work experience entries on Thursday. Yesterday evening I got feedback on two of them (out of 5) asking for revisions. The rest still said they were under review by NCEES. The two I got feedback on are not in chronological order, so I'm not sure how they decide what order to review them in. I resubmitted today so I'm hoping they will review the rest early next week.
  4. AlliChEME

    When You Should Add PE After Your Name

    Yes. In some states, you are allowed to sit for the exam without having to meet the experience requirements. I'm in NC and I know of two people in my office who have taken the exam before they had four years of qualified experience.
  5. AlliChEME

    October 2018 15k SPAM Thread

    I submitted my work experience to NCEES today. I have everything else processed and ready to go. Any idea how long it takes NCEES to review and send to your supervisor(s) for verification? Now that I know I passed, I wish I had already done this part too. But I was afraid to tempt fate.
  6. AlliChEME

    October 2018 15k SPAM Thread

    It's for real, I passed, but I'm not sure I believe it yet.
  7. AlliChEME

    North Carolina results

    NC is out, I passed
  8. AlliChEME

    October 2018 Results Map

    NC is out, 2:19 pm
  9. AlliChEME

    Oct. 2018 PE Exam Results will come out ------

    Me too. Passed the FE in 2004, had to get my results dug out of the dust and put into the ncees records to be able to take the PE. All FE exams are available if I felt the urge to take it again
  10. AlliChEME

    Oct. 2018 PE Exam Results will come out ------

    Why wouldn't you be allowed to register for a different PE exam? Unless you're trying to tell us you have taken and passed the PE in all disciplines.
  11. AlliChEME

    Registering for PE Exam before results are released

    Why would you? You don't have to be registered to study if you feel sure you didn't pass.
  12. AlliChEME

    October 2018 15k SPAM Thread

    No joke, I somehow got accidentally put into our annual review program as the functional manager for my entire department. HR is not exactly jumping over themselves to fix this issue. I have no interest in performing reviews for 27 people, 2 of whom are my project leads.
  13. AlliChEME

    October 2018 15k SPAM Thread

    Happy hump day
  14. AlliChEME

    October 2018 15k SPAM Thread

    Lol I'm not sure about that, but my kids say I'm the best mom in the world so I guess I'm doing something right. Also, I forgot to mention pick up the dry cleaning. Lest it sound like I do everything, my husband has already cleaned the kitchen today and is currently outside mowing/picking up leaves as it gets dark.
  15. AlliChEME

    October 2018 15k SPAM Thread

    I jinxed myself. I didn't leave until 20 mins later.