Thermal and Fluids Systems 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


Thermal and Fluids Systems 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

Thermal and Fluid Systems Course Info

The DTC Thermal and Fluid Systems 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 Thermal and Fluid Systems 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.

Thermal and Fluids Systems Course Syllabus

Study WeekTopicsLessons
Course IntroductionCourse Overview, NCEES Information, The Dr. Tom Method, PRN, Exam Day Plan
1Fluid MechanicsProperties & Bernoulli w/o friction
2Fluid MechanicsBernoulli w/friction & Pump/Turbine
3Fluid MechanicsMomentum Equation & Affinity Laws
4Thermodynamics I1st Law Closed – Real & Ideal Gas
5Thermodynamics I1st Law Open – Real & Ideal Gas, NCEES Videos
6Thermodynamics IThermal Efficiency & COP’s
7Thermodynamics II2nd Law – Closed & Open Systems
8Thermodynamics IIIsentropic Processes & Adiabatic Efficiencies
9Thermodynamics IIRankine Cycle
10Thermodynamics IICombustion
11Thermodynamics IIAir-standard Carnot, Otto, Diesel & Brayton Cycles, NCEES Videos
12Thermodynamics IICombined Cycles
13RefrigerationRefrigeration Cycle, p-h Diagram
14HVACPsychrometrics & ASHRAE Chart
15HVACHeating, Cooling, & Humidification
16HVACEvaporation, Air Mixing, & Cooling Towers
17Heat TransferConduction & Convection
18Heat TransferRadiation & Heat Exchangers
19Heat TransferLMTD Correction & e-NTU Method
20Fluid Mechanics Compressible Flow