In these difficult times, we hope our special prices and payment options will be helpful to those of you who are looking for a way to begin your review for the PE Exam.
In April, we invite you to take advantage of the $700 Pay Up Front and Pay-As-You-Go options for both Civil and Mechanical Reviews. Plus, with the Pay-As-You-Go option, you will be able to begin your review for only $25, and purchase new modules when it works for you for up to a year.
We are all in this together, and we want to do our part to help civil and mechanical engineers get started on their journey to becoming Professional Engineers by making it easier and more affordable to begin their exam preparation with DTC.
We realize that buying a PE Exam Review is a major purchase that can be challenging to manage. That’s why we’ve worked to keep our prices as low as possible, and why we introduced our Pay-As-You-Go option. You can spread out the cost by purchasing each module of the course when you need it. Or you can save money by choosing our Pay Up Front option and buying the full course at once.
But don’t let our lower prices fool you. DTC has the best PE Exam review courses out there. And with all our courses, you get up to 12 months’ access, making it possible for you to take the time you need to complete your review.
We want you to become a PE, and we are committed to make our courses, not only the best out there, but the most affordable and accessible. You don’t have to take our word for it, though. Listen to our many successful participants.
“With better than competitive prices, effective teaching ability, and proven results, Dr. Tom’s Classroom is undeniably the best value in PE exam preparation, thanks Dr. Tom!” – Andrew Lipetzky, PE, Duke Energy, New Hill, NC
“Why choose Dr. Tom over the other courses available? 1. Easy to understand instructors. 2. Concise study plan. 3. Cost. Compare it to other courses out there like I did. I think you will be glad you saved several hundred dollars and got a better review course.” – Evan Tinker, PE, Argus Consulting Inc., Overland Park, KS
“The cost of the program is well worth it. Dr. Tom’s plan is extensive, intensive, and organized. The online lectures are perfect for the professional that must do his/her best to put the hours in during their “free time.” – Motes, PE, Blythewood, SC
“Dr Tom’s course content alone is worth the price, but the real value for me came from having a rock solid structure that I know is absolutely tailored for the PE exam.” – Tommy S. PE, Las Vegas, NV
“DTC gave me a plan, helped me prioritize the key areas of study, not get bogged down into too much subject-matter detail, and spend my time effectively. It’s priced right, and has great content.” – Lance Way, PE, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Texas
“DTC’s step by step course really did make all the difference! The course is one of the most reasonably priced courses I could find and discovering that it was also so amazing was really a pleasant surprise.” – Erica Kerr, PE, North Las Vegas, NV
One of the most important skills you need to be successful on the PE Exam is “problem recognition.” When you see a problem on the exam, you want to identify it immediately as belonging to a certain class of problems, maybe even a specific problem you’ve seen before: “This is a Statics equilibrium problem.” or “This is a Fluids Bernoulli with friction problem.” or “This is just like that Rankine Cycle problem that was on the practice exam.”
That familiarity needs to be linked with a knowledge of where and how to find the right equation to solve that problem type – either in the RHC or from memory.
As you encounter problems during your preparation for the exam, start grouping similar problems together so that you will start to see the patterns that make problems easier to recognize. Our DTC PE PE Exam Reviews are designed with this idea in mind. That is why we have grouped the equations by lesson – to help you associate certain equations with certain problem types.
If the equations are organized that way in your mind, then during the exam, you will be able to quickly bring to bear all the information associated with that class of problems. – Dr. Tom
Concerned about the safety medical workers, graduate students at North Carolina State University’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering machine shop are now creating protective shields for medical personnel working with Covid-19 patients in hospitals and clinics.
These specialized masks have positive pressure systems to create a seal around the doctor’s face and prevent any aerosols from coming in. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to make each mask, and right now they’re making about 80 per day. With more requests coming in and other facilities volunteering to assist, that number could go up.
More wonderful work by engineers to meet the challenge of this crisis and protect our frontline medical professionals. – Dr. Tom
As all Americans work to protect ourselves and each other during this pandemic, we are so grateful to the many frontline workers and behind-the-scenes researchers who are working overtime to stem the tide of this pandemic.
At DTC we realize that the uncertainty of these times and the resulting economic impact will make embarking on preparation for the PE Exam even more daunting than usual. We want to do our part to help civil and mechanical engineers get started on their journey to becoming Professional Engineers by making it easier and more affordable to begin their exam preparation with DTC.
That’s why we are extending the lower-priced $700 Introductory Mechanical Review options through April, and lowering the price of the Civil Review options to $700 in April as well. Plus, with our Pay-As-You-Go option, you will be able to begin your review for only $25, and purchase new modules when it works for you.
By making our Pay-As-You-Go options only $25 to get started, it’s possible for you to begin your review without committing a large amount of money up front and gives you the ability to purchase additional modules, as needed and affordable, for up to a year.
If you’re looking for a way to begin your review for the PE Exam, we invite you to take advantage of these special prices in April. We hope these options will be helpful to you in these difficult times.
We are small company that is laser focused on one objective – to make our courses the best preparation possible for the Civil and Mechanical PE Exams. It really is all we do.
Dr. Tom and his team worked diligently for many years to develop and refine the highly effective Dr. Tom Method of preparing for the pencil-and-paper Mechanical PE Exam. In 2016, with the help of five amazing instructors, we applied that method to the Civil PE Exam.
Over the past two years, we’ve been focused on developing a whole new Method for the Mechanical CBT Exam. Brand new courses using this new method are being rolled out right now. Dr. Tom is working tirelessly to make sure the method and every lesson is effective for this challenging exam format.
We also listen to the participants in our courses, and often make improvements based on their suggestions. Whatever it takes to make sure we’re offering you the best exam review we can. When you’re only doing one thing, it’s important to do it well. Everyday, we strive to be the best out there to help you achieve the extraordinary.
“Dr. Tom, armed with the method you taught and the organizational tools from your course, I passed on my second try. I attribute the success to calming myself with the discipline and time management learned in your course. THE DOCTOR TOM METHOD WORKS!! I just needed to apply it and keep a cool head. I just wanted to say thank you. Your course was the best. I am extremely grateful. Your course was the reason I passed.” – A. Hill, PE, Arkansas
“I took the PE exam for my first time and passed. I took the DTC course and thought it was well worth it. I walked out of the exam confident that I had passed. DTC was virtually my only resource for preparing for the exam. I found that the organization and schedule of the course to be important in my success. The course kept me on track and provided the structure needed to identify and solve the types of problems that are likely to be on the exam. The Dr. Tom method works for success on the PE exam!” – Thomas Ross, Skytrac, Salt Lake City, Utah
Thinking about signing up for a DTC PE Exam Review? Then you should definitely check out our Sample Video Lessons from both our Civil and Mechanical PE Exam Reviews. These videos allow you to see what you’ll be getting when you take our courses – what a typical lesson looks like and how each of our instructors teach.
“Many of the prep course options seemed a little impersonal to me and offered very few samples of the course content that they offer. I noticed Dr. Tom was much more generous with his content and explained himself very clearly. I was pretty much sold after I saw his videos on exam strategy.
Dr. Tom’s course had a solid plan. By the time exam day came around, I was very prepared and felt I had a realistic chance of passing this exam. I took the exam using Dr. Tom’s strategy and was able to finish with enough time to check my work in both the AM and PM portions of the exam. I would recommend this course to any mechanical engineer who is serious about giving themselves the best chance possible to pass the P.E. exam.” – Brian, PE, Taylor Machine Works, Starkville, Mississippi
National Science Foundation (NSF) has called for immediate proposals that have potential to address the spread of COVID-19. Last week, Northwestern University’s Jiaxing Huang received a rapid response research (RAPID) grant from NSF to develop a new self-sanitizing medical face mask that deactivates viruses on contact. The Northwestern project is the first physical sciences and engineering proposal to receive support under the NSF RAPID call.
Current masks only provide a physical barrier to reduce the number of respiratory droplets that can escape. For the past week, Huang’s laboratory team has been working around the clock to develop a safe, drop-in, anti-viral solution that will work with current masks to deactivate viruses on contact. The mask would help reduce the level of viruses in the droplets exhaled by infected wearers and better protect the healthcare workers or others around them.
Wonderful to see engineers doing their part to meet the challenge of this unprecedented crisis and to potentially save many lives. That’s what I call achieving the extraordinary. – Dr. Tom
Maximum flexibility is built in to DTC PE Exam Review courses in multiple ways because we understand that you are a very busy person, and that finding time to prepare for the PE Exam is a big challenge. We give you the structure, you choose the schedule.
First, our courses are available 24/7 online and 100% self-paced, so you can study when and where it works best for you. And you can move at your own pace, working quickly through the topics that you know well and taking more time on those you need to review more carefully.
We’ve also broken our lessons down into short videos that focus on a single topic, followed by assigned practice problems that immerse you in a topic in manageable chunks that promote understanding and make it easier for you to fit them into your busy schedule: before work, on a lunch break, after dinner, whatever works for you. You can keep moving through your review without having to block out hours of time at once.
And we give you lots of time for your review. Dr. Tom recommends that you take 20 weeks to prepare for the PE Exam, and he is especially wary of “crash courses.” That’s why all our courses are based on a 20-week schedule. But you have access to the courses for up to a year, allowing you the flexibility to take longer if you need to.
We’ve even introduced flexible payment options – Pay Up Front and save money or Pay-As-You-Go and spread your payments out over time.
Flexibility is one reason DTC’s courses are so effective for so many people, and we’re committed to doing everything we can to make our courses the most effective PE Exam reviews out there.
“I’m a father with two young children and a demanding job. I wasn’t going to be able to commit hours mid-day or on the weekend to studying. This was the right program for me. The structure and organization provided by the course, your frank commentary on what or what not to study, your logic for taking the thermal/fluids pm concentration, and your comforting demeanor in the videos were all critical in my success. I can’t comment on any other study programs out there, but I can say with complete certainty that the Dr. Tom program ensured my ability to pass the exam. I can’t thank you enough!” – Aaron John Tippie, PE, Westwood Professional Services, Inc., San Antonio, Texas
“If you have been out of school for so long, with Dr. Tom’s review course you can’t go wrong. I’ve been out of school for 24 years and I got a pass in the PE Mechanical Thermal & Fluids System exam!!!!! I worked hard for almost year to get up to speed on the math and solving the correct problems needed to pass the exam and it finally paid off. I’m a happier person today, thanks to Dr. Tom and his team, this was a lifetime goal I have just achieved.” – Jose A Rodriguez, PE, Johnson and Johnson, Raynham, Massachusetts
“I’m 10 years out of school with 3 kids under 3 and a full time job in project management. I liked the flexibility of video on demand. Most of my studying was done late at night.
DTC also gave me a plan, helped me prioritize the key areas of study, not get bogged down into too much subject-matter detail, and spend my time effectively. Dr Tom’s approach and his ability to explain things very clear and concise was a huuuuge help! I would absolutely recommend Dr. Tom’s 20-Week Review to others preparing for the PE Exam. It’s priced right, and has great content.” – Lance Way, PE, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Texas
Dr. Tom, as he is affectionately known, teaches the course overview lessons for Civil Engineering, outlining the Dr. Tom Method and Exam Strategy on which all DTC Reviews are based. Tom originally developed the 20-Week review format for the Mechanical PE Exams, and then, with the DTC Civil Instructors, he created the Civil PE Exam Review.
Hello, I’m Tom Brown, and I based my online 20-Week Mechanical Engineering PE Exam Review on my many years of experience preparing mechanical engineers for the PE Exam. With the help of my DTC team, I developed the tried and true structure and method that we offer online today. Our Civil and Mechanical courses will provide you will a step by step path to being successful on the exam. It requires a tremendous time commitment and effort on your part, but if you follow the plan that we have laid out for you, you will have everything you need to succeed.” – Tom Tom received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1970. He earned a Masters Degree in Engineering Mechanics from Georgia Tech in 1973. Dr. Tom holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, earned at NC State. Today, Dr. Tom is the founder and driving force behind Dr. Tom’s Classroom where he pursues his passion of teaching engineers how to prepare for and pass the PE exam.