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New 2017 Mechanical PE Exam Specifications

On October 31, 2016, NCEES released new specifications for all three Mechanical PE Exams. These new specs will result in major changes to the format of and topics covered on each exam in April 2017 and beyond.

New 2017 Mechanical PE Exam Format

The new specifications indicate that the ME PE Exams for April 2017 will be follow a very different format from past exams. There is no longer an AM Breadth Exam and a PM Depth Exam. When you register with NCEES, you will choose one of three separate exams that cover the old PM Exam areas:

• Machine Design and Materials
• Thermal and Fluids Systems
• HVAC and Refrigeration

The new specifications for each exam are divided into “Principles” and “Applications” for each area, basically 50/50 of a total of 80 questions. However, it does appear, after reviewing the new 2016 NCEES Practice Exams, that the nature of the problems on the exam will not be changing, just which problems will appear on which exams.
As a result, there are no longer any Statics, Dynamics, or Solids on the new Thermal/Fluids or HVAC/Refrigeration Exams, and there are no Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Refrigeration, or HVAC on the new Machine Design and Materials Exam.

Dr. Tom's Overview & Recommendations

In this short video, Dr. Tom reviews the impact of the new NCEES specifications for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam for April 2017, and he goes over the changes in the exam format and his recommendations of which exam to choose.

Mechanical PE Exam Strategy - Part I

Dr. Tom shares his overview of the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam and his recommendations on which PM Exam to choose.

Mechanical PE Exam Strategy - Part II 

Dr. Tom shares his recommendations for organizing your review for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam and his exam day problem-solving strategy.

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