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What Dr. Tom Can Do for You

Dr. Tom brings together his years of experience helping engineers pass the ME PE Exam in his step-by-step Exam Strategy and Review Courses. Watch this short video to learn more about how he can help you.


Meet Dr. Tom

You’re getting ready to prepare for an important exam that will have a big impact on your career. So you’re asking yourself, “Who is this Dr. Tom guy? Why should I take a course from him?” Watch this short video to find out what makes Dr. Tom different or read more about Dr. Tom below.



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Dr. Tom’s NEW FREE ME PE Exam Strategy

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.

Discover how Dr. Tom’s FREE Exam Strategy can help you pass your ME PE Exam


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This is about passing the exam.

show “I understand in the years you’re out of college, you’re going to loose your proficiency. 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.” Dr. Tom

A plan that can get you there.

show “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.”  Dr. Tom

Get back up to speed.

show “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”  Dr. Tom

I want to help.

show “The more I've worked with mechanical engineers, the more I want to help them obtain their PE. That really is what I enjoy doing. When folks who have been in the Dr. Tom PE Review Course take the exam and tell me, “Dr. Tom, I passed,” I nearly jump up and down. It's so very, very rewarding!”  Dr. Tom