ESD Sets Fall PE Exam Prep Class

SOUTHFIELD — Engineers who have their PE license enjoy higher salaries and faster career advancement, and become qualified to work independently as a consultant.

Increase your chances of passing the PE exam by signing up for The Engineering Society of Detroit’s review course. Since 1941, ESD has successfully prepared thousands of candidates for the PE licensing exam in a variety of disciplines.

The PE exam prep class begins Saturday, Aug. 29 and resumes after labor day weekend on Saturday, Sept. 12, and continues on successive Saturdays until Oct. 17.

Courses taught include civil, electrical power, environmental and mechanical engineering, along with a wide variety of subspecialties within those disciplines. Participants learn in a small classroom setting from instructors who have first-hand knowledge of the course material.

Civil engineering classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mechanical, environmental and electrical power classse run from 1 to 5 p.m.

The Principles & Practice of Engineering (PE) Part II Review Course consists of 28 hours of instruction, on seven half-day Saturday sessions, focusing on problem solving techniques needed for the Professional Engineers (Part II) Exam. The review courses presume that you have taken and passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE Part 1) Exam relevant to your discipline but need a “refresher” review of core topics for the PE Part II Exam. Participants will be provided with a comprehensive binder of instructor handouts for the course and to aid them during their exam.

The course costs $650 for ESD members and $850 for nonmembers. Nonmembers may pay $749 by joining ESD at the $99 professional rate and receiving the member rate for the review course — a savings of over $100. There’s also a $25 discount if you register by Aug. 7. Textbooks are not included in the course fees.

Study Materials

The PE exam is an open-book test. For that reason, we strongly encourage you to purchase the Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam in your discipline for the course. There are Reference Manuals for Civil Engineering, Electrical-Power, Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

There are also additional study materials for specific sub-disciplines. Included in Civil Engineering are construction, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources and environmental control systems. Included in Mechanical Engineering are HVAC and refrigeration, mechanical systems and materials, and thermal and fluids systems.

For a complete list of the above mentioned materials, visit this link.

To receive a 15 percent discount on these materials, visit Professional Publications Inc. by visiting this link.  You must access the website by this link in order to receive the discount.

Class Cancellation Policy

If inclement weather or another reason beyond our control causes the cancellation of a class, we will make our best effort to inform students, via e-mail and by phone, and the class will be rescheduled to a later date.

Special Accommodations

In compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, these courses are Equal Opportunity Programs. If you have special needs, let us know when registering for the class — or no later than two weeks before the scheduled course start date — and we will make reasonable efforts to provide accommodations.

ESD Guarantee of Success

We’re so confident in our classes that if you do not pass the state exam after taking our review course, you may attend the review course a second time for free, except for a small, $50 materials fee, within two years. This offer is contingent on available space in the class, so register early. These courses are designed as an aid to help you prepare for the exam, and are not meant to be a substitute for studying on your own. Significant personal effort is required.

To Register

Register online by visiting this link, or contact Fran Mahoney at or 248-353-0735, ext. 116.

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