Jump to content
Engineer Boards

​ ​ ​
BridgeGT

April 2018 SE Exam Results

Recommended Posts

8 minutes ago, MICHIGAN_SE said:

@ AMS6158, You will definitely make it next time!

 

Thanks :) hopefully I'll be done this fall haha

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, AMS6158 said:

Yeah this is rough.  I got 23 on the multiple choice and all Acceptable on the afternoon 😕

Wow. I think you’ve got the folks in the 24/40; 3A 1IR club beat. I don’t think you can challenge the competency of an engineer who can get 4 acceptable responses in the afternoon. It’s definitely tough knowing you were so close to passing.  If I had just flunked it then maybe I wouldn’t care so much. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have been following this thread for what seems like forever now and it’s been a great support group. Still waiting for the IL results to be officially posted and I hope they will before the end of the day today. Otherwise, it is going to be one long weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I passed gravity! Passed the lateral last October. I'm just extremely glad to have this behind me.

I failed the lateral the first time. Took the EET courses after that and got passing results for anyone looking at what to do next.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, MathsWell said:

I passed gravity! Passed the lateral last October. I'm just extremely glad to have this behind me.

I failed the lateral the first time. Took the EET courses after that and got passing results for anyone looking at what to do next.

Congrats. I am still waiting on Nevada to release. I pray to get good news. Go celebrate it is a good day for you, congrats again 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
53 minutes ago, AMS6158 said:

Yeah this is rough.  I got 23 on the multiple choice and all Acceptable on the afternoon 😕

Holy crap on a cracker.  That sucks, seems like you did great...I've got a lot of improving to do...

Edited by thedaywa1ker

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I passed 2015 (on 3rd trial). Failed 2 time 23/40, 3 A & 22/40, 3A. It is horrible feeling to fail with 3 A in evening. I am in Bridge

Edited by sellahilan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would like to share good free reference for SE Bridge - Both lateral and vertical.

Bridge Questions - AM Part

Book - All Example Based

Simplified LRFD Bridge Design Hardcover – April 8, 2013

by Jai B. Kim (Editor), Robert H. Kim (Editor), Jonathan Eberle (Editor)

Vertical -PM- Q1

Above books is more than enough.

Vertical -PM-Q2

Abutment

http://azdot.gov/docs/default-source/bridge-group/appendix_a_example_2_1.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Retaining wall:

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/bridge/pdf/lrfdmanual/section11.pdf

Vertical- Q-3 (Example below is more than enough to get 50% weight evening question)

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/techpubs/manual/bridgemanuals/bridge-design-practice/pdf/bdp_9.pdf

Lateral-Q-1

Lateral Q-3 example and NCEES Sample Exam Question

Lateral Q-2

Lateral Q-3 examples and NCEES Sample Exam Question

Lateral Q-3 (This will be more than enough to answer Q3 -50% of your PM)

http://www.idot.illinois.gov/assets/uploads/files/doing-business/memorandums-&-letters/highways/bridges/bm-design-guides/bm%203.15%20seismic%20design.pdf

If you want more reference:

PCA Bridge Design Examples - For Concrete Bridge Question

FHWA- Steel Bridge Handbook -For Steel Bridge Question

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Illinois is such a piece of sh!t state full of do nothing bureaucrats.  Release results already.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder what could be taking so long for IL... At this point, should we start expecting results to be posted on Monday? 😩

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, mstructural said:

I wonder what could be taking so long for IL... At this point, should we start expecting results to be posted on Monday? 😩

 

I'm sick of seeing Justin Stine's stupid face every time i refresh the NCEES website.  Fook you Justin Stine!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, mstructural said:

I wonder what could be taking so long for IL... At this point, should we start expecting results to be posted on Monday? 😩

 

From my experience with the board (I had a few issues getting approved to sit for the exam), there's one guy who handles all the clerical stuff for the SE and PE boards and things can get backed up pretty quickly.  It took them almost a week to get my FE verification from the PE board to the SE board. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone in Minnesota get results yet? Because I have not, but there were only 11 of us. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, NUCats said:

From my experience with the board (I had a few issues getting approved to sit for the exam), there's one guy who handles all the clerical stuff for the SE and PE boards and things can get backed up pretty quickly.  It took them almost a week to get my FE verification from the PE board to the SE board. 

That’s just too bad... and yet it looks like they’re posting license info on the IDFPR site. Shouldn’t it be the other way arround? ! So confusing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First time post but have been a lurker on this site for years since I’ve taken the lateral several times.  Failed again but trying to keep my head up and convince myself I’m close to passing. 29/40. Timber A, concrete IR, general UA, steel A.  

I too have a family and not looking forward to putting myself and them through it. But I hope to encourage others like me to stick with it. Study more, continue to get better.  Hopefully with a little luck and hard work we will pass. Good luck on the next one will see you guys at the next one. Congrats to those who passed. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, mstructural said:

That’s just too bad... and yet it looks like they’re posting license info on the IDFPR site. Shouldn’t it be the other way arround? ! So confusing!

I think there's some board rule that requires the them to license everyone that passed immediately.  I'm betting that's where they're focusing resources. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, NUCats said:

I think there's some board rule that requires the them to license everyone that passed immediately.  I'm betting that's where they're focusing resources. 

Well I really hope you are right. I saw my name there ealier with license number and all which was a huge relief. I still would like to see the official results posted on NCEES site to have that complete peace of mind. But getting that info definitely made my day feel better. Thanks for sharing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, kl/r_robots said:

Nothing in MN yet for me. Gonna be a long weekend! 

Illinois makes sense, they do everything backwards, but Idk what Minnesota's excuse is. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, SEStress said:

No, he was being a jerk. What was said was basically the equivalent of saying "Hey everyone, the ASCE 7-10 is required for the exam." NCEES basically even posts the material that was discussed.

I'm sure you're not in the best of moods right now, and I can certainly understand that, but I wouldn't agree he is being a jerk.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't watched this speech since college , but this is what I needed to hear after failing for the second time. For those who passed, congrats and enjoy...for those who failed, time to get back on our horses! We'll get it!

https://youtu.be/6vuetQSwFW8

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To those that passed - congratulations!  You can now move on with your life.

To those who did not pass, just remember this is THE MOST DIFFICULT exam that is given by NCEES. Hang in there, you can do it. And if need be, if you can wait until next April to retake that will give you some more time to study. It is a year long process for sure.  Although you will probably get caught by a code change.... 

Finally, I nailed the over/under date!  Should have taken some bets.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, David Connor, SE said:

To those that passed - congratulations!  You can now move on with your life.

To those who did not pass, just remember this is THE MOST DIFFICULT exam that is given by NCEES. Hang in there, you can do it. And if need be, if you can wait until next April to retake that will give you some more time to study. It is a year long process for sure.  Although you will probably get caught by a code change.... 

Finally, I nailed the over/under date!  Should have taken some bets.   

Since they just changed the codes...would they really do it again so soon?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Glengineer said:

Since they just changed the codes...would they really do it again so soon?

Yeah that's what I was thinking...I just spent several hundred on codes for this past cycle because I was confident they wouldn't change again in the immediate future...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×