All PE exams are managed by NCEES. They have announced that the normal October exam will not be given for chemical engineers. Beginning in January 2018, the ChE PE exam will be computer-based and it will be available, by appointment, year-around. My course is fully computer-based also, including quizzes and a final exam.
No personal reference materials allowed
The most significant change is that you will not be allowed to bring any references or notes into the test room. Instead, a pdf file of the NCEES chemical reference manual will be on the test computer. You will search it for data, equations, and other information. This change meant that I couldn't provide shortcut formulas unless they could be easily memorized. Therefore, I have modified the lectures accordingly.
The manual is primarily for reference, not as a replacement for a review course. It doesn't provide example problems, so you would not get the practice you need by just reading the manual. As an example, my first module is about heat and material balances. The NCEES manual provides diagrams of a few of the typical problems that appear on the exam for this subject, but it does not provide solution methodology. Also, the manual, at this time has many errors. In the course, I have pointed out the errors that I have found. Many of the errors are due to undefined variables. Without knowing the variables, equations and plots become useless.
According to NCEES, the subject material for the exam remains the same as it has been since 2011. However, in many cases, the reference manual doesn't discuss problems that have appeared on exams in that period. One possible explanation is that the material can be readily derived, so formulas do not need to be provided. I have provided lecture material and example problems that better represent the typical exams.
My course also integrates with the NCEES manual by providing search terms for finding key information. Granted, you won't have a list with you in the exam, but you may be able to remember many of them, thereby saving some time.
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