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Structural Review Options
Extended Review – $1150 – Sign up April 1 through September 30– SIGN UP
- 20-Week Review – $950 – Sign up October 1 through December 31 – SIGN UP
- Fast Track Review – $750 – Sign up January 1 through March 15 –
Structural Course Info
The DTC Structural PE Exam Review is an online course featuring Dr. Tom’s successful, exam-focused 20-Week approach. This comprehensive and targeted review uses his tried and true method for organizing your exam resource materials and a problem-solving strategy for maximizing your ability to solve problems quickly during the exam. The course is easy to access online and can be done at your pace and on your schedule.
The Review covers both the AM Breadth Exam and the PM Structural Exam.
- Part 1: Civil AM Exam (Breadth) – For the first 15 weeks, you will review the common Civil AM Exam topics in each of the five Civil Engineering areas. Each area is covered in three weeks and will have a different expert instructor.
- Part 2: Structural PM Exam (Depth) – For the last 5 weeks, you will review PM Exam topics for your area, familiarizing you with solutions for the type of problems you will see on the exam.
NOTE: Before you choose the Structural Exam as your PM Exam, we strongly recommend that you watch Dr. Tom’s Civil Exam Strategy – Part 1 Video to see Dr. Tom’s recommendations on PM Exam choice.
In the Review, you follow detailed, day-by-day assignments in your study plan in which you:
- go online to watch pre-recorded video lessons (over 50),
- read selected assignments in the CERM and other reference books,
- learn the most efficient ways to solve problems,
- work numerous, carefully chosen problems including:
- assigned NCEES practice exam problems,
- weekly Challenge Problems with solution videos in the course (over 50),
- weekly Assessment Problems in the course,
- access a Participant Forum to ask your instructors questions about the course content,
- download handouts for every lesson and problem presented,
- use these handouts and your notes to build your own Personalized Resource Notebooks,
- download and use the Civil Exam Day Companion reference.
It’s a lot of material and a lot of work, but if you follow the plan, you will be prepared for the exam.
To learn more details about how the DTC Civil Review courses work, CLICK HERE.
Structural Course Syllabus
|Study Week||Exam Section||Topics|
|1||AM||Geotechnical Week 1: Soil Mechanics and Soil Properties|
|2||AM||Geotechnical Week 2: Soil Mechanics|
|3||AM||Geotechnical Week 3: Materials|
|4||AM||Construction Week 1: Cost Estimating and Project Scheduling|
|5||AM||Construction Week 2: Construction Methods, Loading & Temporary Structures|
|6||AM||Construction Week 3: Surveying, Earthwork and Safety|
|7||AM||Water Resources/Environmental Week 1: Fluid Mechanics|
|8||AM||Water Resources/Environmental Week 2: Rainfall Runoff Prediction|
|9||AM||Water Resources/Environmental Week 3: Stormwater Collection|
|10||AM||Transportation Week 1: Horizontal Alignment|
|11||AM||Transportation Week 2: Vertical Alignment|
|12||AM||Transportation Week 3: Traffic Volume|
|13||AM||Structural Week 1: Solid Mechanics|
|14||AM||Structural Week 2: Advanced Design and Materials|
|15||AM||Structural Week 3: Applications to Structures|
|16||PM||Structural Week 4: Types of Loads|
|17||PM||Structural Week 5: Timber and Masonry Design|
|18||PM||Structural Week 6: Concrete Design|
|19||PM||Structural Week 7: Steel Design|
|20||PM||Structural Week 8: Concrete Formwork, Scaffolding & Safety|
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