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    Structural, Mechanical, Nuclear
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  1. I had the CERM, SDRM, SERM, AISC, ACI 318, NDS, and the masonry code. I reviewed problems out of these when I only did self-studying the first time I took the test. The second time I took the EET Depth Course. The course helped to eliminate a lot of the unnecessary information that you won't need to know come test day. I followed the course and tabbed the EET binder as well as the codes as I went along through the class. I took my time and made sure to note code sections on review problems for help later if I had a questions on them. The biggest thing I wanted to avoid the second time ta
  2. I took the EET structural depth on demand course in preparation for the October 16 exam. I did self study only the first time I took the exam and failed with a 52/80. EET's course are highly regarded as being well worth the money. Do the extra problems at the back of each section and know how to navigate the binder and you should do well on the exam. Good luck!
  3. How good are the binder that EET provides for the SE courses? I took their Civil-Structural Depth On-Demand and the binder was my main resource for the afternoon.
  4. Code-based structural design courses can be a bit difficult. In particular my two concrete classes were probably the most difficult at the time. These were reinforced concrete design and prestressed/masonry concrete design. The reinforced class was taught well and I learned the material through lecture and a lot of self study. Homework design problems would typically take hours to get through (new to the material at the time). Three-hour final exam was only three problems long . Prestressed/masonry class was much more difficult. I had a young professor and English was not his fi
  5. Six minute solutions is a good resource for making sure you understand concepts. However, the problems are way more in depth than what you will see on the exam. I'd recommend the NCEES practice exam for a more realistic view on what problems on the exam will look like.
  6. For the afternoon depth you have the choice of: construction, geotechnical, structural, transportation, water resources and environmental. The morning breadth will cover aspects of all of these and more. Reference: http://ncees.org/engineering/pe/. I to have used the Exam Café from PPI. While it was a good resource for studying conceptual problems, a lot of the time the analytical problems were nothing like you would see on the exam. Some were overly easy and some were beyond the scope of the exam.
  7. I ended up taking the exam twice before passing. The first go around the company I work for paid for the ASCE Civil/Structural PE Exam Review Course. It did a great job of reviewing the morning portion but only provided one 2-hour session on reviewing for the afternoon. I felt confident about my structural skills and performed only about 30-40 practice problems and the NCEES practice exam for my afternoon studying. My first attempt was 30/40 morning and 20/40 afternoon. I was very frustrated and disappointed with my first attempt at the exam. I felt I was readily prepared for the mor
  8. Not sure if anyone has done it, but what advantage would one have by having their PE licenses in both mechanical and civil? I have a civil/structural BS and a mechanical MS. I have worked as a test engineer, structural analyst, fabrication engineer, project engineer, etc. I recently passed the civil/structural pe this October. The problem is that I work as a government contractor which doesn't require licensure. Am I just a glutton for punishment for wanting to go after another license?
  9. Government contractor here. No raise associated with getting my PE since it is not required to perform work. Company paid for exam fees, book, and review course. I got licensed for prestige and resume booster. Also I didn't want to take it later in life if/when I need it.
  10. I have a BSCE and MSME. I just passed the Civil PE, Structural Depth. Not quite sure what to do next. I work at a DOE complex for a government contractor that doesn't require you have your PE. I took the exam because I am still young and wanted to get it done before starting to have kids. I've also looked into getting AWS CWI certified as well. What are your opinions of MBA programs or getting my PE in mechanical? Is there value added or would these be simply a waste of time? Obviously there will be some value but realistically how much would they benefit me by having them also?
  11. Got an email from NCEES at 7:33am PST. Passed Civil-Structural, Washington State.
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