Machine Design and Materials PE Exam Review

“Dr. Tom’s course was essential to my success. With his help, I passed on my first attempt. I would recommend for this course, especially to those that enjoy the virtual classroom-type of instruction. 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


Machine Design and Materials PE Exam Review Options

  • 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
  • 12-Month Access - Extended Review - $1150 - Sign up begins on October 1, 2019 – SIGN UP
  • 6-Month Access - 20-Week Review - $950 – Sign up begins on October 1, 2019 – SIGN UP

Machine Design and Materials Course Info

The DTC Machine Design & Materials 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.

NOTE: Before you choose the Machine Design & Materials Exam as your PM Exam, we recommend that you watch Dr. Tom’s Mechanical Exam Strategy – Part 1 Video to see Dr. Tom’s recommendations on Mechanical 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 MERM 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 Mechanical Review courses work, CLICK HERE.

Machine Design and Materials Course Syllabus

Study WeekTopicsLessons
Course IntroductionCourse Overview, NCEES Information, The Dr. Tom Method, PRN, Exam Day Plan
1StaticsEquilibrium, Friction, Trusses
2DynamicsF = ma, Work/Energy Impact
3Solid MechanicsAxial Loading, Torsion, Bending
4Solid MechanicsBuckling of Columns
5Solid MechanicsStress Due to Pressure
6Solid MechanicsCombined Loading
7Material PropertiesEngineering Material Properties
8Machine DesignPulley Systems, Mohr’s Circle
9Machine DesignStatic Design, Fatigue
10Machine DesignWelded Connections
11Machine DesignBolted Connections
12Machine DesignHelical Springs
13Machine DesignSpur Gears
14Machine DesignBearings & Lubrication
15Machine DesignPower Transfer Components
16Machine DynamicsRigid-Body Motion MERM Videos
17Machine DynamicsMachine Energy Storage
18Machine DynamicsFree Vibration
19Machine DynamicsForced Vibration I
20Machine DynamicsForced Vibration II