PE exam questions are defined in two ways: By discipline By morning or afternoon There are five disciplines of the PE exam: Construction Geotechnics Structures Water and Environmental Engineering Transportation The examiner, NCEES, broadly defines each discipline. However, there are overlaps. Unlike in College, where courses identified disciplines, the PE exam is a little loose. […]
Do you cover both breadth and depth? Many potential subscribers ask: “Do you cover Construction in both breadth and depth?” Sometime I get “Why are your Practice Exams not separated into breath and depth?” So here is an attempt that explains the PeReview.net approach to the breadth or depth question. As we all know, NCEES […]
As we all know, NCEES structures the PE into two exams: AM and PM which it identifies as “breadth” and “depth” respectively. Each exam has 40 questions. Each lasts 4 hours. The only difference is that the AM exam has 5 disciplines and the PM exam has one. This means that both breadth and depth […]
For anyone over 40, taking the PE Exam may seem like a younger persons endeavor. Not so… Here’s a recent comment we received from Carla, responding to this post, The Holiday Spirit and that looming PE Exam: I really like the article Holiday Spirit and that Looming PE Exam. However, I do not consider myself a “young engineer”. I’m 50 years old and even though I graduated […]
This article shows how early preparation characterized as “little and often” is so much better than last minute cramming.
A Civil Engineering PE Review is more critical to Civil Engineers than any other branch of engineering. This article explains why Civil Engineers have to put their professional opinion on the line.
This article offers a transition from school to work by explaining how the experience of a tough 4-year degree in Civil Engineering with all the exams, fails to prepare us for that PE Exam. The article shows how the examiners change the emphases and methods of examining from those we learned from our professors.
The PE Exam is so broad, so random, and so unpredictable that it needs a different approach. Instead of wading through many big fat books, this article shows how preparation should be comprehensive but focused. It stresses the importance of practice.
This article explains why the PE Review courses are so important for most of us. It shows how undergraduate education can be variable, even when all programs are accredited.
This article shows why the PE Examiners compile the PE Exam in its current format and how the exam strives to serve as a filter for those aspiring to enter the Civil Engineering profession.