PE Structural SE Exam

About PE Structural Changes to (SE) Exam

School of PE has been offering review courses for engineer certification exams since 2004. We are currently offering review courses for FE/EIT, PE/FE Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, Chemical and the NEW SE Vertical/Lateral exam. The SE exam replaces the old PE Structural exam. Our structural engineer certification classes are held around the country as well as online. See why our courses in PE FE/EIT, SE engineering exam online review classes are the best in the country.

SE Exam Changes to PE Structural Exam

The new exam will be offered in two components on successive days. The 8-hour Vertical Forces (Gravity/Other) and Incidental Lateral component will be offered on Friday and the 8-hour Lateral Forces (Wind/Earthquake) component will be offered on Saturday. The morning sessions will consist of multiple-choice questions covering a comprehensive range of structural engineering topics. The afternoon sessions will have an essay format and focus more closely on a single area of practice in structural engineering. Examinees will have to choose either buildings or bridges and work the same topic area both days. The 4-hour module on Friday morning will be 40 multiple-choice questions covering the following

subjects:

  • 1. Analysis of Structures 30%
  • 2. Design and Details of Structures 65%
  • 3. Construction Administration 5%

The 4-hour module on Friday afternoon will be more in-depth, covering the following subjects:

Buildings:

  • Steel structure (1-hour question)
  • Concrete structure (1-hour question)
  • Wood structure (1-hour question)
  • Masonry structure (1-hour question)

At least one problem will include a multistory building and at least one problem will include a foundation.

Bridges:

  • Steel superstructure (2-hour question)
  • Concrete superstructure (1-hour question)
  • Other elements of bridges (e.g. culverts, abutments, retaining walls) (1-hour question)

The 4-hour module on Saturday morning will be 40 multiple-choice questions covering the following

subjects:

  • 1. Analysis of Structures 37%
  • 2. Design and Details of Structures 60%
  • 3. Construction Administration 3%

The 4-hour module on Saturday afternoon will be more in-depth, covering the following subjects:

Buildings:

  • Steel structure (1-hour question)
  • Concrete structure (1-hour question)
  • Wood/Masonry structure (1-hour question)
  • At least two problems include seismic content, at Seismic Design Category D and above.
  • At least one problem includes wind content, with a Basis Wind Speed of at least 110 mph.
  • Problems may include a multistory building.
  • Problems may include a foundation.

Bridges:

  • Columns (1-hour question)
  • Footings (1-hour question)
  • General Analysis (e.g., existing structures, secondary structures, nonbuilding structures, and/or computer verification) (1-hour question)
  • General analysis (e.g., seismic and/or wind) (2-hour question) Score results from the morning sessions are combined with the afternoon sessions for a final score on the component. Since the exams are broken into two different 8-hour components, the exams may be taken and passed in different exam administrations. However, to pass the complete exam, the examinee must pass both components.

*Source= http://www.ncsea.com/downloads/groups/licensing/2010_16-Hour_Strl_Exam_article.pdf

Structural Engineer - Exam Prep

Structual Engineering prep courses. Study online with school of pe and earn your structural engineer exam certification. Our exam classes prepare you for the PE Structural/SE Exam. Besides preparing you for this exam, School of PE offers Prep for the FE Exam, PE Civil, PE Electrical, PE Environmental, PE Mechanical, SE Exam and PE Chemical Exam. Were also providing review courses for the CA Seismic/Survey Exam. All of our online engineering programs are approx. 60 hours with the FE/EIT review being approx. 70 hours with an additional 27 hours of Review provided for each of Afternoon FE Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Depth exams.

Testimonials