Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Review Courses At ESD

SOUTHFIELD — Attention engineers! Boost your professional possibilities by passing the state Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) examination with the help of The Engineering Society of Detroit.

Since 1941, ESD has successfully prepared thousands of candidates for the State licensing exam in a variety of disciplines ranging from civil and environmental to mechanical and electrical engineering. You’ll learn in a small classroom-like setting from instructors who have first-hand knowledge of the course material.

The PE Review Course focuses on problem-solving techniques for candidates planning to take the Professional Engineer Exam. Let ESD’s 70-plus years of experience help prepare you to pass the exam on your first try.

Civil, Environmental and Mechanical engineering courses are taught Saturdays starting Aug. 27, running through Oct. 8. The courses run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for civil engineering and 1 to 5 p.m. for mechanical. There is no class on Sept. 3 due to Labor Day weekend.

The PE designation leads to faster career advancement and the ability to stamp and seal designs and bid for government contracts. The PE also qualifies persons to work as consultants and be the principal of an engineering firm.

Engineers should 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 taken and passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam relevant to your discipline but need a “refresher” review of core topics.

In these courses, engineers will learn from instructors who have first-hand knowledge of the course material; be provided with comprehensive binder of course notes to aid you during your exam;  learn from and meet your peers who are also studying for the State Exam; and will receive a certificate of completion from ESD.

Discounts are provided to ESD Members. To receive the discount, a person must become an ESD member prior to or at the time of course registration.

The PE review course is $650 for members and $850 for non-members. Textbook costs are not included. Save money by becoming an ESD Professional Member and attend the course for one low price of $749.

Students who register will receive a binder and the course materials will be provided by the instructors. Textbooks are mandatory for this course. Students receive a 15 percent discount on materials specific to ESD’s courses by ordering direct from Professional Publications. Please contact ESD for a promo code, or visit

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.

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.

Visit to get information on the dates for the new PE exam and how to register. Registering for the ESD Review Course does not register you for the PE Exam.

For more information, contact Fran Mahoney at (248) 353-0735, ext. 116.

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