Geotechnical PE Exam Review

“With DTC’s help I passed the Civil PE exam after several attempts! The organization of the course material helped me out tremendously.” – PE, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Geotechnical Review Options

Geothermal Course Offering (Individual Course Pages)

  • Extended Review – $1150 – Sign up October 1 through February 28 – SIGN UP
  • 20-Week Review – $950 – Sign up March 1 through June 30 – SIGN UP
  • Fast Track Review – $750 – Sign up July 1 through September 15 – SIGN UP
  • Extended Review – $1150 – Sign up April 1 through August 31 – SIGN UP
  • 20-Week Review – $950 – Sign up September 1 through December 31 – SIGN UP
  • Fast Track Review – $750 – Sign up January 1 through March 15 – SIGN UP

Geotechnical Course Info

The DTC Geotechnical 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 Geotechnical 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: Geotechnical 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 Geotechnical Exam as your PM Exam, we 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.

Geotechnical Course Syllabus

Study WeekExam SectionTopics
1AMStructural Week 1: Solid Mechanics
2AMStructural Week 2: Advanced Design and Materials
3AMStructural Week 3: Applications to Structures
4AMConstruction Week 1: Cost Estimating and Project Scheduling
5AMConstruction Week 2: Construction Methods, Loading & Temporary Structures
6AMConstruction Week 3: Surveying, Earthwork and Safety
7AMWater Resources/Environmental Week 1: Fluid Mechanics
8AMWater Resources/Environmental Week 2: Rainfall Runoff Prediction
9AMWater Resources/Environmental Week 3: Stormwater Collection
10AMTransportation Week 1: Horizontal Alignment
11AMTransportation Week 2: Vertical Alignment
12AMTransportation Week 3: Traffic Volume
13AMGeotechnical Week 1: Soil Mechanics and Soil Properties
14AMGeotechnical Week 2: Soil Mechanics
15AMGeotechnical Week 3: Materials
16PMGeotechnical Week 4: Site Characterization, Soil Mechanics and Testing
17PMGeotechnical Week 5: Seismic, Groundwater, and Earth Structures
18PMGeotechnical Week 6: Earth Structures
19PMGeotechnical Week 7: Earth Retaining Structures
20PMGeotechnical Week 8: Shallow Foundations & Deep Foundations