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Fall 2019 Machine Design & Materials
Mechanical PE Exam Prep Course



October 2019 is your last opportunity to take the mechanical PE exam in paper and pencil format. After this date, the mechanical PE exam will transition to year-round computer-based testing.

Learn more at https://ncees.org/exams/cbt/.


To receive information on our next Machine Design & Materials course once it becomes available, contact MnSPE.



  • Online, live webinar only
  • M/W evenings Aug. 12 - Oct. 14; classes start at 6pm Central Time
  • Register by Aug. 5 to avoid a $50 late registration fee
  • NEW: Free lifetime retake GUARANTEED if you don't pass your PE exam - Retake this course until you pass
  • Access webinar recordings upon registration
  • Use promo code "MNSPE" on print books, ebooks and digital products and receive a 15% discount on your purchase at www.ppi2pass.com

  • Refunds
  • Taught by MnSPE instructors and offered in partnership with PPI    







Pass Rates

SPRING 2018: 100% (of known test takers)
FALL 2017: 100% (of known test takers)
SPRING 2017: 80% (of known test takers)
FALL 2016: 100% (of known exam takers)

SPRING 2016: 96% (of known exam takers)

FALL 2015: 94% (of known exam takers)

SPRING 2015: 88% (of known exam takers)


Webinar Schedule and Details

  • Specific webinar dates and subjects are noted below but are subject to change. A final schedule will be sent to all confirmed registrants.
  • Webinar classes will meet live starting at 6:00 pm Central Time and will end no later than 9:00 pm Central Time. Webinars include time for Q&A; the number of questions asked will help determine the length of each webinar.
 Mon. Aug. 12      
About the PE exam and this class
 Wed. Aug. 14
Statics & Material Properties
 Mon. Aug. 19
No Class
 Wed. Aug. 21
No Class
 Mon. Aug. 26
No Class
 Wed. Aug. 28
Dynamics & Vibrations
 Mon. Sept. 2
No Class - Labor Day
 Wed. Sept. 4
Hydraulic Machines
 Mon. Sept. 9
Engineering Economics
 Wed. Sept. 11
Supportive Knowledge/Plant Engineering
 Mon. Sept. 16
No Class
 Wed.Sept. 18 Machine Design & Mechanisms
 Mon. Sept. 23 No Class
 Wed. Sept. 25 Strength of Materials
 Mon. Sept. 30 No Class
 Wed. Oct. 2 Failure Theory
 Mon. Oct. 7 No Class
 Wed. Oct. 9 No Class
 Mon. Oct. 14 Control Systems & Instrumentation
 Fri. Oct. 25
PE Exam



Access Webinar Recordings Upon Registration

  • Confirmed registrants will receive a link to all webinars recorded for the spring 2019 course as an additional study tool
  • Fall 2019 course webinars will be recorded as they occur and available for student review
  • All webinar recordings can be streamed by current students through October 25, 2019 (downloads not available)


Refunds will be issued through the fourth scheduled class session. The amount refunded will be prorated minus the number of class sessions already held regardless of whether or not you attended those classes. After the fourth class is held, no refund will be issued.

Waiting for confirmation you’re approved to sit for the exam? If you receive notification you are not eligible to sit for the October 2019 PE exam after registering and paying for this course, contact MnSPE to discuss your options.


Books and Materials

BUY ONLINE AND SAVE 15%: Order your books through PPI/Kaplan at www.ppi2pass.com and get a 15% discount using promo code "MNSPE". Discount can be applied to individual print books and digital products; it is not applicable to bundles.


IN-STOCK INVENTORY SALE: MnSPE has a limited number of textbooks remaining in our inventory. We are no longer selling textbooks, so are offering these books at a discount on a first-come, first-served basis. See what's still available and initiate your purchase here.




  • Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 13th Ed
  • Practice Problems for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam, 13th Ed

  • Machine Design & Materials Six Minute Problems

  • NCEES PE Mechanical Engineering: Machine Design & Materials Practice Exam


  • Quick Reference for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam
  • PE Mechanical Machine Design & Materials Practice Exam
  • 101 Solved Mechanical Engineering Problems
  • Shingley's Mechanical Engineering Design and/or Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers


NEW LIFETIME GUARANTEE: If you don't pass the October 2019 PE exam after taking this course, you can take this course as many times as you like until you pass your exam. See the MnSPE Review Course Policies for details.






MnSPE's PE and FE exam prep courses are offered in partnership with PPI


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