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The FE maybe, but not the PE. Is that your plan?

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The FE maybe, but not the PE. Is that your plan?

I passed the SEII by simply tabbing up my references. Half the exam is just knowing where to find the information.

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I'm pretty sure I would have done equally well on the PE had I not studied.

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I think a girl here didn't study much and she passed. But she's currently in a PhD program. I think it helps if you are in school or do techinical work on a daily basis.

I wouldn't recommend it, and unless somebody has actually tried it they can't know for sure.

My experience was that the studying (and by this I mean problem working) was probably overkill for the AM, but insufficient for the harder PM. But I think the fact that I worked all those problems helped the AM seem really easy to me, and probably got me a couple in the PM.

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Hi

Has anyone ever heard of anyone passing the exam with no studying?

just curious

Are you taking the April exam for Architectural?

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not that i know off, theres lot to learn and besides, PE Exams are generally done after years of engineering school.

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Had I been able to take the PE immediately after my senior year, then a big MAYBE.

other than that, once out of school for many years, better crack the books

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There are 2 guys in my office that passed the April 2010 exam, and both said they studied 10 hours or less. One guy took the Construction exam, and had been a PM for a GC since school, until coming to work here (a geotech/materials testing firm) a year ago. The other guy got his Mech Eng degree some 10 years ago, but took the Enviro test cause he's only done that work since school. Both were surprised that they passed.

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My fiancee took the Mining exam last October and studied the day before with 2 books and that was all the studying and all the books he brought with him. He knew walking out that he had all of the Underground questions correct and it was just a matter of how much Mineral processing he remembered from school. He passed. =)

On a related note he made it through college without studying and so this was typical for him.

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Hi

Has anyone ever heard of anyone passing the exam with no studying?

just curious

There was a guy in Florida who apparently passed without studying and got 80/80, but we do not speak his name here.

He's even smart enough to model stormwater, if you can believe that!

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Hi

Has anyone ever heard of anyone passing the exam with no studying?

just curious

There was a guy in Florida who apparently passed without studying and got 80/80, but we do not speak his name here.

He's even smart enough to model stormwater, if you can believe that!

Sounds like this guy needs a girlfriend!

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There was a guy in Florida who apparently passed without studying and got 80/80, but we do not speak his name here.

Voltemort?

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Hi

Has anyone ever heard of anyone passing the exam with no studying?

just curious

There was a guy in Florida who apparently passed without studying and got 80/80, but we do not speak his name here.

He's even smart enough to model stormwater, if you can believe that!

I don't believe it.

a person of that caliber would not lower themselves to post on this board... a person like that would have their own, much awesomer website.

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And it would be all black, because black just reeks of P.E.

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^Yes, posters who appreciate prfoessionalism and don't rely on vulgarity, pornography, and scat.

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good luck

...yeah.... I think we need it on this board!

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If this is any help, I took the test without studying...

and failed!!!!!!!!!

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I agree that if it could be taken directly out of school, when a lot of the book learned calculation is fresh in your head, it may be doable.

For chemical engineering at least I dont think its too out of the realm of possibility that one person could have enough exposure to all aspects of the profession to pass it. Within a chemical plant you could get lots of fluids, thermo, kinetics, environmental etc etc experience and probably do pretty well on the PE without studying.

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I took the Chemical PE cold in October 2010. Waiting for results.

I was planning on studying, but with about a month to go, I cracked a study guide for the first time and it stated that the average passing PE studies 300-400 hours for the exam. This discouraged me greatly, and I never opened the book again until in the exam room.

I was expecting that taking the test would be my first effort towards studying for April 2011, but I walked out of the room feeling much better than I did when I took the FE 5 years ago - which I also took cold and passed.

I will pleasantly suprised if I passed, but not shocked.

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I took the FE exam a year after school and passed after studying for just one day. I did not have the same hubris for the PE. I gave myself 2 months of studying to prepare. I am fairly certain I passed, we shall see.

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I say try it and report back your results. We're always looking for the next greatest hydraulic engineer in the world to join the group.

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