PE Application Experience Requirements

PE Application Experience Requirements

My Mistake So if you downloaded the study plan that I used, you would have seen the schedule of events that took place when I was getting my Professional Engineering license. One of those events was getting my application rejected! This, in addition to the board misplacing my application, caused me to postpone my exam date by 6 months. My mistake was not carefully examining the PE application experience requirements. What exactly did I do wrong? I didn’t take the…

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Should I Get an MBA?

Should I Get an MBA?

Why Do Engineers Want MBAs? Now that results are out for the April Professional Engineer (PE) exams, many newly minted PEs are asking themselves “what’s next?” With some extra free time on their hands and a successful study routine established, many desire to keep improving themselves. Some do this out of love of learning whereas others think this will make them more attractive to employers. If you’re asking “Should I Get an MBA” so that you can get ahead in…

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What is the CBT Like for the PE Exam?

What is the CBT Like for the PE Exam?

What is the CBT? If you’ve recently started looking into taking your Professional Engineering (PE) Exam, you may have seen something about the Computer-Based Testing (CBT). Currently, NCEES is transitioning from the paper-based exam that most PEs are familiar with. And they are moving over to the CBT that has been used for several years now for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam. So with this transition, you may wonder “What is the CBT Like for the PE Exam?” Whether…

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Geotechnical Depth References

Geotechnical Depth References

Why Collect Geotechnical Depth References? One of the intents of this website is to gather the information that I wish that I had when I was preparing for my PE Exam. While browsing Reddit, I found that an Engineer in Training (EIT) was looking to find Geotechnical Depth References. If this EIT is looking for help in selected references, then there may be more people with the same question. I did a search of my own for applicable references and…

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PE Exam Study Plan

PE Exam Study Plan

So you’ve decided to take the Professional Engineering Exam, but you need a study plan? Well, there are many ways to go about this. First, You could attend a class in person where a professor will outline it. Second, you might sign up for an online course that will have a study plan. Third, you could buy a PE Exam study plan outright for about $50. Lastly, you can make your own. When I bought my copy of the Mechanical…

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Why You Should Take the PE Exam This Year

Why You Should Take the PE Exam This Year

Wondering when you should take the Professional Engineering Exam? Now it’s more important than ever to decide when you should take the Professional Engineering (PE) exam. Why? Because NCEES, the exam authority, is in the process of transitioning to computer-based testing. This is a move away from the pencil and paper exam. So in this article, we’ll review the significant differences between these exams. This will help you determine if you should take the PE sooner or later. What is…

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Should I Take the FE Exam?

Should I Take the FE Exam?

Why Should I Take the FE Exam?​ I’ll admit it, the FE exam can seem pretty daunting.  Last week, I discussed how difficult it can be to start anything!  But who wants to take a 6-hour exam?  It’s not like this is a routine operation.  In college, anything more than an hour seems to be more than sufficient to test our knowledge.  And even then, preparing for an hour of testing is challenging enough, in itself.  Who has the time to study for something this…

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What is Island Start?

What is Island Start?

Welcome to the Island Start first post Let’s go! What will this content consist of?  To start, I will write what I know about.  I take some things for granted and sometimes assume that there is no more value to add.  However, each of us has our own unique perspective on things.  That perspective doesn’t have to help every  person on the planet, it need only help you! As I was preparing this, a supervisor asked me to provide some…

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