Slay the PE Thermal & Fluids Systems Course
We have built a course for the Thermal and Fluid Systems Exam centered on our Study Guide, Practice Exam, and Online Diagnostic Exams. These online exams are realistic, timed, Computer Based Testing (CBT) exams covering all knowledge areas of the test.
You are a busy professional balancing your work life with life at home with family and friends. Most people can skip hours of lectures a week. We have found that most engineers only need a quick review of the theory and equations and then jump into solving problems. Our videos present a brief discussion of the concepts and relevant equations, laser-focused on what's essential for the test. Then we solve numerous examples not available anywhere else. We leave out the fluff and boring lectures, emphasizing complete comprehension of the fundamentals while being pragmatic and exam-oriented. In the videos, we solve easy problems at first to build confidence and to recall long-forgotten concepts and techniques, followed by a gradual progression toward exam-level questions.
We offer two variations of the course: "On-Demand" and "On-Demand with Pass Guarantee." If you choose the On-Demand with Pass Guarantee, we will develop a schedule tailored to your personal and professional lives. Following the plan, you will have many problems to work on at your own pace each week. In addition, we will email you about twice a week with a reminder of the due dates for the assignments so you develop a sense of accountability and submit your work electronically to our cloud storage. This approach ensures you are making progress and assimilating the fundamentals.
Both "On-Demand" and "On-Demand with Pass Guarantee" customers have access to our CBT Online Diagnostic Exam "A," which is a realistic, timed exam consisting of 21 questions in all the major topics of the PE Exam.
Customers in the "On-Demand with Pass Guarantee" course also receive access to five more CBT exams, in addition to Exam "A": Our Thermodynamics Review and Fluid Mechanics Review Exams as well as Diagnostic Exams "B," "C," and "D." These five CBT exams combine for a total of 65 questions not available anywhere else.
Customers in the "On-Demand with Pass Guarantee" course also receive access to a video dissecting the NCEES Practice Exam. In this video, we examine and discuss the many flaws in some of their questions and clarify the more troubling ones.
How it works:
Q: Do I need internet access to view the materials? I fly a lot for my job and can get work done while flying.
A: All our documents can be locally stored in up to two devices (computer, tablet, phone, etc.) and are accessible offline. These documents are encrypted PDFs only viewable with the free Javelin reader, available for download from Drumlin Security or the App Store or Play Store for mobile devices. The videos are not downloadable and do require internet access.
Q: I will use my work computer for the course, but they do not let me install any software. Your files require this Javelin PDF reader. Can I get the files in regular, non-encrypted PDF?
A: Restricting software in company machines is quite common (it's the rule rather than the exception), and most of our customers go through this. However, your company's IT people typically install anything you need in your machine if you make a case for it when you submit a ticket. Please tell them you need this software for professional development and send them the Javelin download link: https://www.drumlinsecurity.com/javelindownloads.php. Very rarely, they deny such requests, and if your employer is encouraging you to get a PE license and reimbursing your costs to prep, you have an even stronger case.
Q: I had previously bought access to your Study Guide (or the solutions to the Practice Exam, or both). Do I still have to pay the full course fee?
A: Certainly not! We have upgrade options that allow you to pay the course fee minus whatever you paid for any of our products, no matter how long ago it was. Let us know when you're ready to upgrade, and we will send you the appropriate link.
Q: If I start the On-Demand course, could I upgrade to On-Demand with Pass Guarantee?
A: Yes! Only pay the difference, and you can upgrade at any time. However, remember that we require submitting homework assignments for the Pass Guarantee. Upgrading will be seamless if you have kept all your handwritten work up to the upgrading time. Then you can take pictures of (or scan to PDF) that work and upload them to our cloud storage.
Q: How do I get help if I become stuck and need help understanding the solution to a problem?
A: Email us any questions or post your question in the private Slay the PE community forum, and you will get an answer in less than 24 hours.
Requirements for the Guarantee:
If after completing the course and meeting these requirements you do not pass the test, we will renew your access to all materials for free, until you pass the exam. In order to qualify for the guarantee, you must:
If you meet the requirements above, we guarantee that you will pass the Mechanical PE Thermal and Fluid Systems exam. If you don't pass the exam after meeting the conditions above, you can perpetually renew access to all the course materials completely free of charge. You will have to email us the diagnostic report from NCEES.