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  1. 1. Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual (MERM), 13th Ed by Lindberg: $115 shipped Practically new with very limited/no marking. Cover has some frays but very very clean inside. Asking for $115, including USPS media mail shipping. Ship from San Diego, CA 2. Practice Problems for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam, 13th Ed by Lindberg: $65 shipped Like new with no marking whatsoever. Never used. If you buy both, I will give $15 discount.
  2. Yes, I have. 1. Find your transcript and dust off. List all courses there to a table using Excel etc. I included year, semester, course name, number of credits, description for columns 2. Add description for each course with best of your knowledge. I often Goolgled to find syllabi of same or similar courses 3. Talk to someone in your foreign institute to find out who could verify your course listing. It could be your department and/or registrar. In my case, it was registrar office 4. Ask them to - check your course listing and confirm - fill out the form NCEES provides - include a copy of sealed official English transcript - and then send all together to NCEES 5. Pay fee and/or provide envelop for them to send oversea In my case, it took about a month with multiple calls and email communications. You will have to push them because they rarely care (if at all) because it is not their priority. Good luck.
  3. Undergrad degree verification by NCEES is necessary. If your foreign institute has ABEEK approved curriculum, then just get an officially sealed English transcript and you are done. If not, you will have to go through real "verification" process, which involves providing a list of courses you took and what are those. The course list must be in English and approved by your institute. So you will have to find someone in your school registrar office on that.
  4. MEPEPHD

    CALIFORNIA

    Passed: ME TFS at CA
  5. Updated: Passed first try (ME TFS in CA) ME TFS here: I spent about ~30 hours and this might be less time than most of other exam takers. This is because 1. I had a chance to go over undergrad stuff about 10 years ago when I was in a grad school. I had to study for phd prelim exam, which covers wide range of topics in thermo, fluid, heat transfer, and others. Compared to what I studied for the prelim, PE exam questions were much easier. 2. I also did teaching assistant for undergrad thermodynamics courses at least for 2 years, which is a core subject of ME PE exam. In fact, I brought my own thermo summary that I made for undergrad kids for PE exam and it was really helpful. So it was not because I am smart but because I already spent a lot more time than most of others on the topics even though it was long time ago. I just solved NCEES practice exam questions and few problems from MERM to refresh my memory. For me, MERM is overkill. It has lots of details that often beyond level of difficulties that I saw during exam. NCEES practice exam was very reasonable simulation of real exam in terms of difficulty and topics of questions
  6. Hello folks I am working on MyNCEES Records while waiting for Apr 2019 PE Exam result. Like many of you, I keep my finger crossed. I wish good news for all. Going back to the original topic, one of items under MyNCEES Records is Professional References, for which NCEES requires 5 references from PE licensed engineers. It says 'references must be engineers who are currently licensed in US' (see below). Problem is it is not that easy for me to find 5 licensed engineers in my field of work (ME TFS) and wondering if it is absolutely necessary to have PE references. How strict this rule is? Is there any way to get waiver? IMHO, I think this is unnecessary restriction especially when many State Boards do not require recommendors be licensed PE because they understand situation like mine, which is quite common. Reference requirements A total of 5 references are required. Can reflect the character and diversity of your experience Is personally acquainted with your professional reputation Is not related to you by blood, marriage, or adoption For engineering applicants, references must be engineers who are currently licensed in the United States. For surveying applicants, references must be surveyors who are currently licensed in the United States. The 5 most current (by date) references that are showing in your account are the references that are sent to a state board. Transmittal requirements At least 3 of the 5 references must be current to transmit your MyNCEES Record. Professional references are current for 12 months from the date received from the reference.
  7. 1. NCEES ref handbook, which I found most helpful. I strongly believe ALL info you need to solve test questions are available here 2. NCEES sample test book and my own solution. 3. my own printout for thermodynamics, which I made when I was doing teaching assistant for undergrad thermo classes 4. MERM 13th ed. I rarely used this during test 5. ppi practice book. I didn't use this book at all
  8. Update: I passed in first try (Apr 2019, CA) I am a first taker (ME TFS) and had fun (?) to study first time since I took course works during phd degree program, which was over 10 years ago. I probably didn't study as hard as other test takers due to my full time job. Fortunately, many exam questions were from what I had studied for my phd prelim exam, only PE exam questions were much easier. Still I had to refresh my memory because it was over 10 years ago. Also I did teaching assistant (TA) for undergrad thermodynamics and that helped A LOT. I had my own presentation that I made for undergrad kids and I used it for PE exam. It was very helpful for power cycles (brayton, otto, diesel, rankine, refrigeration), 1st and 2nd laws, psychrometrics problems. What I brought to the exam site were NCEES ME reference handbook (printed and bound), MERM 13th Ed, NCEES sample exam book, PPI Practice Exam book, my own thermodynamics printout from my TA, among which I only used NCEES ME ref handbook and my own thermo printout for 99% of time. I occasionally used MERM but it was less than 5 times during entire exam. Basically, I believe ALL info needed to solve PE exam questions, including tables, are available in NCEES ref handbook. I personally thin MERM is not necessary for this exam. It has lots of good stuff but it is definitely overkill in that it deals with way more details than level of difficulty you will see in actual tests. So get yourself familiar with NCEES handbook if you are to prepare to take the exam. Overall, I felt exam was easier than I expected most likely because I already spent good amount of time on exam subjects previously even though it was LONG time ago. I strongly believe that you will need only 1-2 equations to solve a problem correctly + finding right data from tables. If you have more than 5 lines for equations, it is very likely you are doing something wrong. I think degree of difficulty was on par with NCEES sample test questions and I cautiously expect to pass. However, I could have fallen into their tricks, which is possibility that I am afraid of. I finished AM about ~45min earlier and had enough time to double check. I made good guess for 3-4 problems and blind guess for ~2 problems. I am expecting ~35/40 for AM PM was more difficult due to fatigue. Last 2 hrs were pretty tough and I was able to feel my energy level getting lower quickly. I didn't have luxury of remaining time like AM but was able to finish them. I made good guess for ~5 problems, and blind guess for ~3 problems and expecting ~32-34/40. But again, I could have made stupid mistakes here and there and who knows. I keep my fingers crossed and hope good luck to all of you guys.
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