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Dr. Tom’s FAST TRACK Reviews for ME PE Exam

Next Exam:  April 2017   Registration:  Jan. 1, 2017 - March 30, 2017

Course Fee:  $750.00   SIGN UP IN NOW!

*** ALERT: 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. Dr. Tom and the DTC team are in the process of making the adjustments to the reviews that are needed to meet these new specifications. Much of the current material in the reviews will still be relevant, and the new materials will be added to the course as soon as they are ready. So you will still be able to begin your review as soon as you sign up and have all the materials you need for the new exam format in time for your review for the April 2017 Exam. If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  1. Course Details
  2. Course Schedules
  3. Course Topics
  4. From Dr. Tom
  5. Terms & Conditions

Based on his many years of experience preparing mechanical engineers for the ME PE Exam, Dr. Tom recommends his 20-Week Review Course as giving you the optimal review experience and your best preparation for passing the ME PE Exam, because it has been developed to provide you with the maximum exposure to the material needed to pass the exam in the most advantageous time frame to promote comprehension as you review and retention of the material on exam day.

BUT Dr. Tom understands that sometimes life makes taking that course impossible, so he wanted to have an option for folks who need to compress their review into a shorter period of time. Dr. Tom’s Fast Track Review Course a structured plan to prepare for the exam if you only in the 3 months before the exam. With all the strategies, study plans, problem reviews, and helpful materials that Dr. Tom has developed over years of helping ME’s become PE’s, the Fast Track Review gives you access to the same material found in the 20-Week course for up to 4 months, depending on when you start.

You will need to determine which PM Exam you will be taking before signing up for this course: Thermal/Fluids or Mechanical. Dr. Tom’s FREE Exam Strategy Course can help you make that decision.

Following a directed study plan, you watch pre-recorded lessons (an average of 3 lessons each course week) on exam topics plus work numerous, carefully chosen problems including Dr. Tom’s Weekly problems, which have recorded problem presentations to help you understand the solutions. You have access to a participant forum where you can ask Dr. Tom questions about any of the course content. You receive Dr. Tom’s Exam Day Companion and build your own Personalized Resource Notebooks. These resources will be your primary references to take into the exam.

 

INCLUDED
PRICING:  

$750

COURSE DELIVERY FORMAT
All course materials are available 24/7 online via your web browser.

Online

ONLINE ACCESS TO COURSE
You have access to the course from the minute you sign up until the day of the exam.

Up to 3 Months
Prior to Exam
(depending on when you start)

REVIEW PACING
You can work through the review at your pace and on your schedule.

Flexible

AVERAGE WEEKLY TIME COMMITMENT
To complete all review assignments, participants need to commit to spending a certain number of hours each week working on their review. Time commitment will vary depending on when you start.

30+ hours

INSTRUCTION

 

EXAM STRATEGY
Dr. Tom's exam selection and exam-taking strategies to give you the best chance of success.

Videos & Handout

DTC PARTICIPANT FORUM
Access to DTC Participant Forum to ask Dr. Tom questions about course materials and to see forum questions and Dr. Tom's answers

Online Forum

WEEKLY LESSONS
Dr. Tom gives 63 in-depth prerecorded lessons with handouts on topics for both the morning and afternoon exams (over 25 hours of lessons). Opportunity to view each lesson 3 times.

50+ Video Lessons

REVIEW ASSIGNMENTS
Dr. Tom assigns targeted review in the MERM and selected problems to work in the SMS Books and NCEES.

Reading & Problems

WEEKLY CHALLENGE PROBLEMS
Work weekly challenge problems, then view Dr. Tom’s prerecorded presentations of the solutions with handouts. Opportunity to view each presentation 3 times.

50+ Challenge Problems
SUPPLEMENTAL VIDEOS
Dr. Tom addresses specific topics in the MERM and NCEES Sample Exams that require additional clarification in additional videos with handouts.
30+ Videos
WEEKLY WRAP UP VIDEOS
1-hour recordings in which Dr. Tom addresses questions from review participants and reenforces important strategies for each week’s topics.
20 Videos
WEEKLY ASSESSMENTS
A short quiz each week with a few exam-type problems on the week’s topics to let you practice and assess your understanding to the material.
20 Quizzes
3 WEEKS - 1 WEEK BEFORE EXAM PROBLEMS
Additional Problems and Questions to refresh your memory and for exam practice right before the exam.
12 Problems
24 Questions
MATERIALS
 
WEEKLY STUDY PLANS
Day-by-day instructions for each week to keep your review on track.
Structured Study

LESSON & PROBLEM HANDOUTS
Handout downloads for lessons, challenge problems, supplemental videos, and weekly assessment problems.

LOTS of Handouts

DR. TOM'S EXAM DAY COMPANION
Dr. Tom's comprehensive set of the equations needed to solve problems for quick reference during the exam.

300-Page Reference

PERSONALIZED RESOURCE NOTEBOOK GUIDE
A guide to help you build your own resource notebooks for organized, quick access to the materials you need on exam day.

Organization

REQUIRED TEXTS
The following texts are needed for the course and need to be purchased separately:
• MERM
• Six Minute Solutions - Mechanical
• Six Minute Solutions - Thermal/Fluids
• NCEES Sample Exam - Mechanical
• NCEES Sample Exam Thermal/Fluids

Need to purchase separately

 

PLEASE NOTE: With Dr. Tom’s Classroom exam review courses, you are paying for access to a specific course for a set period of time. It is up to you to take advantage of the course materials during the timeframe allowed by your purchase. We unable to extend your access to any course beyond the purchased timeframe or switch you to another course, and we do not offer free retakes or refunds to participants who do not pass the exam. We do offer a Retake Discount of 40% to participants who are unable to finish the course or take the exam for any reason and a Failed Test Discount of 70% to participants who take the exam and do not pass. See Terms and Conditions for full details.

Dr. Tom offers his ME PE Exam Review in three timeframes: 20-Week Review, Extended Review and Fast Track Review. He highly recommends the 20-Week Review as your best preparation for the ME PE Exam. But he realizes that some people need more time for their review and others need to compress their review into a shorter time frame, so he offers an Extended Review and two Fast Track Reviews as well. The schedules for each option are below.

 

Dr. Tom's 20-WEEK Schedule for April 2017
DOWNLOAD PDF of Schedule

 


DOWNLOAD PDF of Schedule

 

For the first 12 weeks, the lessons the focus on the common AM Exam topics.

COMMON AM EXAM TOPICS (Weeks 1-12)

Week 1 - Introduction & Exam Strategy
Week 2 - Equilibrium, Friction, Trusses
Week 3 - F = ma, Work/Energy, Impact
Week 4 - Axial Loading, Torsion, & Bending
Week 5 - Properties & Bernoulli w/o friction
Week 6 - Bernoulli w/friction & equipment
Week 7 - Momentum Eqn & Affinity Laws
Week 8 - 1st Law Closed – Real & Ideal Gas
Week 9 - 1st Law Open – Real & Ideal Gas
Week 10 - Thermal Efficiency & COP’s
Week 11 - Refrigeration Cycle, p-h Diagram
Week 12 - Psychrometrics & ASHRAE Chart

In the last 8 weeks, there are two separate tracks of lessons on advanced topics: one for participants taking the Thermal/Fluids PM Exam and one for participants taking the Mechanical PM Exam.

THERMAL/FLUIDS PM EXAM TOPICS (Weeks 13-20)

Week 13 - Air-standard Cycles – Carnot, Conduction & Convection
Week 14 - 2nd Law – Closed & Open 
Week 15 - Turbine Output & Heat Flow Out
Week 16 - Combustion
Week 17 - Otto, Diesel & Brayton Cycles
Week 18 - Heating, Cooling, & Humidification
Week 19 - Evaporation, Mixing, & Towers
Week 20 - Radiation & Heat Exchangers

MECHANICAL PM EXAM TOPICS (Weeks 13-20)

Week 13 - Natural Frequency Vibration, Pulley Systems, Mohr’s Circle
Week 14 - Static Design & Fatigue
Week 15 - Welded & Bolted Connections
Week 16 - Helical Springs & Spur Gears
Week 17 - Rigid-Body Motion
Week 18 - Free Vibration
Week 19 - Forced Vibration I
Week 20 - Forced Vibration II

Welcome!

If you’re interested in a Fast Track Review, I’m guessing that you are starting your review too late to accomplish the 20-Week Review in 20 weeks. I strongly recommend my 20-Week Review Course as giving you the optimal review experience and your best preparation for passing the ME PE Exam. I based the 20-Week Review on my many years of experience preparing mechanical engineers for the ME PE Exam, and it was developed to provide you with the maximum exposure to the material needed to pass the exam in the most advantageous time frame to promote comprehension as you review and retention of the material on exam day.

But I also understand that sometimes life makes taking that course impossible, so I want to have an option for folks who need to compress their review into a shorter period of time. My Fast Track Review Course is a concentrated, organized way use the material from the 20-Week Review to prepare for the exam in as little as 10 weeks. But keep in mind, that to complete all the material in this time frame, you need to be able to devote 30 hours per week to your review,

What I want to do is to help you get back up to speed on the areas that you need to pass the exam in the nine subjects that you had in college. That's a daunting task, I realize. That’s fine. We're going to do them one at a time. Step by step. Just keep moving with Dr. Tom. You will get there.

I understand in the years you’re out of college, you’re going to loose your proficiency in these topics. Let me help you get it back. At least until you have passed the exam. This is not about recovering everything you learned. This is about passing the exam.

If you work hard in my class, you will do well, and you will be a success and feel good about it. It is not going to happen overnight, but I have a plan that can get you there.

I wish you the best on the exam. I appreciate you taking the time to let me tell you about my ME PE Exam Review. Hope to see you in class!

- Dr. Tom

PLEASE NOTE: With DR TOM’S CLASSROOM Review courses, participants are paying for access to the course for a set period of time. The participant is obligated by the following agreement to take advantage of the course materials during the timeframe they have purchased. DR TOM’S CLASSROOM incurs substantial costs for the production, storage, and delivery of the course and all other materials. There are certain fixed costs associated with delivering the course to each individual participant, and DR TOM’S CLASSROOM is unable to extend access to the course beyond the purchased timeframe. DR TOM’S CLASSROOM offers no free retake of the course. We realize, however, that it can be difficult for participants to pay full price a second time, so we offer a General Retake Discount of 25% on the full 20-Week Review to participants who are unable to finish the course or take the exam for any reason. We also offer a Failed Test Discount of 50% on the full 20-Week Review to participants who complete the full course, take the exam, do not pass and send us their exam diagnostic. (See section 6.3 of the TERMS AND CONDITIONS)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please read this document carefully.  This is a legal agreement between you and DR TOM’S CLASSROOM that governs your use of any DR TOM’S CLASSROOM online course and any associated software code, documentation or other materials made available by DR TOM’S CLASSROOM (collectively referred to in this Agreement as the "Online Course").

1. License.

1.1 You are granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited license to access and use the Online Course for the duration of time for which the applicable fees, if any, have been paid.

1.2 You are granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited license to print out materials from the Online Course solely for your own, individual use. You may not copy, distribute or otherwise share the materials you have printed out with others.

2. Restrictions. The Online Course is licensed to only you.  In no event may you share your login, password or use of the Online Course with another person, or transfer, rent, sell, or otherwise dispose of the Online Course on a temporary or permanent basis without the prior written consent of DR TOM’S CLASSROOM.

3. Ownership of Online Course. 

3.1 All content is copyright © DR TOM’S CLASSROOM unless otherwise stated. This includes, but is not limited to: all text, images, graphics, audio commentary, visual presentations and any course related files. Material cannot be copied, reproduced or distributed in any form without prior written consent. All material provided and presented during training is for the sole use of the individual. All rights, title, and interest (including all copyrights and other intellectual property rights) in the Online Course in both print and machine readable form belongs to DR TOM’S CLASSROOM or its licensors or suppliers. You acquire no proprietary interest in the Online Course or copies thereof. 

3.2 Except as specifically provided in Sections 1.1 and 1.2, you are prohibited from downloading, storing, reproducing, transmitting, displaying, publishing, copying, distributing or using the Online Course. You may not modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works of the Online Course except in accordance with this Agreement or with the prior written consent of DR TOM’S CLASSROOM. You may be held legally responsible for any infringement that is caused or encouraged by your failure to abide by the terms of this Agreement. 

3.3 You may not remove, redact or otherwise obscure the copyright, trademark or other notices contained in the Online Course.

4. Technical Support.  You may contact DR TOM’S CLASSROOM during regular business hours by email or telephone, if you experience difficulties connecting to or using technical features of the Online Course during the period of time for which you have paid the applicable Online Course fees.

5. Content Support.  DR TOM’S CLASSROOM provides support for questions related to the content of the Online Course via a website forum where you may post questions and receive answers. DR TOM’S CLASSROOM  encourages your content-related feedback, and will forward feedback and suggestions to the Online Course content developer.  

6. Limited Warranty.

6.1 DR TOM’S CLASSROOM represents and warrants that it has the right and authority to make the Online Course available to you.

6.2 While DR TOM’S CLASSROOM endeavors to make web access to the Online Course available to you 24 hours per day, 7 days per week except for regularly scheduled downtime periods, DR TOM’S CLASSROOM reserves the right to change its availability policy from time to time, and DR TOM’S CLASSROOM does not warrant that the Online Course will be uninterrupted, nor does it warrant any particular feature of the Online Course.  DR TOM’S CLASSROOM personnel are available to maintain and/or repair the Online Course only during regular business hours.

6.3 FAILURE – Should you be unsuccessful in your attempt to pass the Mechanical Professional Engineering Exam, after completing our courses, DR TOM’S CLASSROOM assumes no responsibility. Any statement of percentages of students passing the exam are historical and in no way constitute a warranty of any kind, express or implied. However, for participants who wish to purchase the course a second time, we offer the following:

General Retake Discount of 25% -  for participants who are unable to finish the course or take the exam for any reason, DTC offers a 25% discount on the full 20-Week Review.

Failed Test Discount of 50% - for participants who complete the full course, take the exam, do not pass and send us their exam diagnostic, DTC offers a 50% discount on the full 20-Week Review

6.4 EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SECTION 6.2, THE ONLINE COURSE AND ANY SERVICES PROVIDED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND DR TOM’S CLASSROOM AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE  AND MERCHANTABILITY. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY DR TOM’S CLASSROOM, ITS DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY, AND YOU MAY NOT RELY UPON SUCH INFORMATION OR ADVICE.

7. User Obligations.

7.1 You hereby represent and warrant that the information you have provided on the customer information or registration form is true and accurate.

7.2 You are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account, and you are responsible to oversee and protect against unauthorized or unlawful use of or access to the Online Course.  You shall notify DR TOM’S CLASSROOM immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. 

7.3 You are entirely responsible for taking the course during the period of time for which you have paid the applicable Online Course fees. DR TOM’S CLASSROOM offers no refund of applicable Online Course fees if you do not complete any or all of the Online Course during the period of time for which you have paid the applicable Online Course fees.

7.4 You will indemnify and hold harmless DR TOM’S CLASSROOM and its licensors or suppliers against any and all judgments, settlements, penalties, costs and expenses (including attorneys' fee) paid or incurred in connection with claims due to, resulting from or arising in connection with your actions or negligence, including but not limited to those attributable to any breach of this agreement or any infringement, misappropriation or violation of any copyrights, intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights of any third party.

8. Limitations of Liability.  TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER DR TOM’S CLASSROOM NOR ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED ON BEHALF OF DR TOM’S CLASSROOM IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION OR DELIVERY OF THE ONLINE COURSE OR ANY SERVICES PROVIDED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGE FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFIT, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF DATA, AND THE LIKE) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE ONLINE COURSE, EVEN IF DR TOM’S CLASSROOM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL DR TOM’S CLASSROOM OR ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIER'S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF FEES PAID BY YOU FOR THE ONLINE COURSE.

9. Miscellaneous.

9.1 Termination.  These General Terms and Conditions, including the Additional Terms, may be changed from time to time as described below or by written agreement. Charges and payment terms may be changed in accordance with your applicable price schedule or purchase agreement; all other provisions may be changed by DR TOM’S CLASSROOM immediately upon notice. All current subscribers to the Online Course will be notified by of any such changes by e-mail.  Continued use of the Online Course following any change constitutes acceptance of the change.

9.2 Choice of Law and Forum.  This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina without regard to that body of law known as conflicts of law, and excluding the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the Sale of Goods.  You agree that any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be brought solely and exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction located in the state of North Carolina, USA, and agree to submit to personal jurisdiction in the State of North Carolina for that purpose.

9.3 Transferability.  You may not assign your rights to access and use the Online Course without the prior written consent of DR TOM’S CLASSROOM.

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A plan that can get you there.

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Get back up to speed.

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