ESD’s Engineering FE, PE Exam Review Courses Start Feb. 2

SOUTHFIELD — The Engineering Society of Detroit will again offer its proven Fundamentals of Engineering (FE, Part I) and Principles & Practice of Engineering (PE, Part II) Exam Review Courses this winter.

And this winter, current holders of the Professional Engineer designation in Michigan can take courses à la carte to meet their continuing education requirements.

For the FE course, classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at ESD Headquarters, 20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450, in Southfield. The classes begin Tuesday, Feb. 2 and conclude Thursday, April 7.

The fee is $719 is for ESD members and $879 for nonmembers.

Register online at, or contact Fran Mahoney at (248) 353-0735, ext. 116 or

For the PE course, classes run Saturdays from Feb. 13 through March 19.

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

The next date for the state PE exam is April 15.

The PE course cost is $650 for ESD members and $850 for nonmembers. Or, pay $749 by joining ESD at the $99 professional rate and paying the $650 course fee — a savings of more than $100.

Register online at or contact Fran Mahoney at (248) 353-0735, ext. 116, or

Take these review courses if you are preparing for or planning to take the NCEES exam for PE licensure in the State of Michigan. The review courses presume that you have been exposed to the fundamental principles of engineering relevant to your discipline but need a “refresher” review of core topics.

Engineers who have their PE license enjoy higher salaries and faster career advancement, and become qualified to work independently as a consultant. And engineers can increase their chances of passing the PE exam by signing up for ESD’s review courses. Since 1941, ESD has successfully prepared thousands of candidates for the PE licensing exam in a variety of disciplines. Participants learn in a small classroom setting from instructors who have first-hand knowledge of the course material.

The PE exam is an open-book test. For that reason, ESD strongly encourages participants 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 materials, visit

Also, current PEs can take ESD’s review course classes on an à la carte basis to satisfy state continuing education requirements. More than 20 different courses are available to choose from. The instructor-led, half-day courses are taught by academic and industry professionals.

Courses available include civil, electrical power, environmental and mechanical engineering, with a wide variety of subspecialties within those disciplines.

For a complete list of courses and dates, visit

The cost of the à la carte courses is $100 per half-day Saturday course for members and $125 for non-members. The cost of the three-hour weeknight courses is $75 for members, $100 for non-members.

To register or for more information, contact Fran Mahoney at or (248) 353-0735, ext. 116 or Elana Shelef at or (248) 353-0735, ext. 119.

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 within two years for free, except for a small, $50 materials fee. 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.

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