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Details below are relevant for the spring 2017 course. Course details and registration information for the fall 2017 course will be available in early July.

To receive information on our fall courses once it becomes available, contact MnSPE.

Spring 2017 Mechanical PE Exam Prep Course



  • Online, live webinar only
  • M/W evenings 6-9 Central Time Feb. 13 - April 12
  • Depth Q&A webinars for afternoon exam disciplines included
  • $700/members; $900/non-members
  • Registration deadline Feb. 10
  • Free retake GUARANTEED if you don't pass your PE exam
  • Purchase additional timed access to webinars and course materials
  • Access webinar recordings upon registration
  • Participate in online discussion group with your classmates
  • 15% MnSPE discount on PPI books
  • Refunds
  • Register and pay online
  • Download a registration form



  • $700 – MnSPE and/or NSPE dues-paying members (this rate does not apply to six month free members)
  • $900 – Non-members
  • $800 – New MnSPE six month free members (You MUST be located in MN - Join MnSPE now to take advantage of this rate)
  • NEW - Purchase additional timed access to webinar recordings and handouts from this course for $100/mo. or $500/six months (through the date of the October 2017 PE exam) - Learn More
  • Group webinars are available – contact MnSPE
  • Books not included in the above rates


Pass Rates

FALL 2016: (Only partial results known) Pass 58%  |  Fail 0%  |   Unknown 42%

SPRING 2016: Pass 58%  |  Fail 3%  |  Did Not Take Exam 3%  |  Unknown 37%

FALL 2015: Pass 70%  |  Fail 4%  |  Did Not Take Exam 4%  |  Unknown 22%

SPRING 2015: Pass 60%  |  Fail 8%  |  Unknown 32%

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 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm Central Time
 Mon. Feb. 13         
About the PE exam and this class
 Wed. Feb. 15
Statics, Mechanics of Materials
 Mon. Feb. 20
 Wed. Feb. 22
 Mon. Feb. 27
Power Cycles
 Wed. March 1
 Mon. March 6
No Class
 Wed. March 8
Heat Transfer
 Mon. March 13
Fluids & Hydraulic Machines I
 Wed. March 15
Fluids & Hydraulic Machines II
 Mon. March 20
Mechanics of Materials/Failure Theory
 Wed. March 22
Fans, Ducts / Compressible Flow
 Mon. March 27
Machine Design I
 Wed. March 29
Machine Design II
 Mon. April 3
Depth Q&A: HVAC
 Wed. April 5
Depth Q&A: Machine Design & Materials
 Mon. April 10
Depth Q&A: Thermal & Fluids Systems
 Wed. April 12
Combustion / Engineering Economics
 Fri. April 21
PE Exam



Access Webinar Recordings Upon Registration

  • Confirmed registrants will receive a link to all webinars recorded for the fall 2016 course as an additional study tool
  • Spring 2017 course webinars will be recorded as they occur and available for student review
  • All webinar recordings can be streamed by current students through April 24, 2017 (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 April 2017 PE exam after registering and paying for this course, contact MnSPE to discuss your options.


Order your books through PPI using a special promo code and get 15% off with the MnSPE partner discount unless otherwise noted. View all PPI materials at ppi2pass.com; the prices initially shown do not reflect the 15% discount and do not include shipping and handling. Promo code discount is valid on individual book purchases only; packages are already discounted. Register for this course and receive the promo code upon registration.

Required Books

  • Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam (MERM13), 13th Edition by Michael R. Lindeburg, PE
  • Practice Problems for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam (MEPP13), 13th edition by Michael R. Lindeburg, PE
  • Your choice of one of the three Six Minute Solutions for the Mechanical PE Exam:
    • Six Minute Solutions for Mechanical PE Exam Mechanical Systems & Materials Problems (SXMM2), 2nd Edition by Harriett G. Cooke, PE
    • Six Minute Solutions for Mechanical PE Exam HVAC & Refrigeration Problems (SXMH2), 2nd Edition by Keith E. Elder, PE
    • Six Minute Solutions for Mechanical PE Exam Thermal and Fluids Systems Problems (SXMT2), 2nd Edition by Daniel C. Deckler, PhD, PE
  • Your choice of one of the three NCEES PE Mechanical Engineering Practice Exams (based on your depth exam choice) - THIS IS YOUR MOCK EXAM REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE (No discount available on this publication)
    • Mechanical Systems and Materials Problems (Product #NCPEMM)
    • HVAC and Refrigeration Problems (Product #NCPEMH)
    • Thermal and Fluids Systems Problems (Product #NCPEMT)


Recommended but not required (available via the PPI Partner link above):

  • Mechanical PE Practice Examination (MEPE3), 3rd Edition by Michael R. Lindeburg, PE
  • Quick Reference for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam (PEQR5), 5th Edition by Michael R. Lindeburg, PE
  • NCEES Reference Handbook (9.2 Version for Computer-Based Testing) - Available via free download (This FE exam resource has good information for PE exam candidates as well)


If you don't pass the April 2017 PE exam, you can enroll in a future PE exam prep course FREE within one year/two exam cycles. See the MnSPE Review Course Policies for details.




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