Civil Engineering Geotechnical PE Crunch Time

A 30-Day Plan to Prepare for the
Civil Engineering Geotechnical PE Exam

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Checklist:

  1. Graduated from an ABET accredited engineering program … check
  2. Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam … check
  3. Worked under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer for at least 4 years … check
  4. Applied for and received approval from your state’s engineering board to sit for the examination … check
  5. Registered with NCEES to take the Civil Engineering PE Exam … check
  6. Studied and prepared diligently for the past 2 to 3 months … oops!

Items 1 thru 5 were relatively easy.
You went to college, got your engineering degree, and passed the FE Exam in your senior year.
You then took an engineer-in-training position and put in your 4 years learning to be a practicing engineer.
Your supervisors and co-workers began encouraging you to pursue professional licensing.
So you filled out the paperwork, contacted to your local board, and got approved for the exam.
You applied to NCEES, paid the fees, and have a reserved spot on exam day.
But then something happened.

Life. Work. Stuff.

No matter how hard you tried; no matter how dedicated you meant to be; you just haven’t been able to prepare.
And the exam is in little over a month.

Panic.

But there’s still time if you’re willing to put in the effort and commit to giving it your best effort.

  • This plan is aggressive.
  • You won’t have much of a life outside of work for the next month but that’s a small price to pay to prepare for the exam.
  • You will have to work hard.

If this is your situation and you’re ready to make this happen, let’s get started …


Each day is listed below with specific topic(s) to study.

Each topic will require:

Some of the topics are hot-links to:

  • useful information (i.e. Research and Resource gathering)
  • sample or practice problems (i.e. Problem solving)

I highly encourage you to print what you find (information, examples, charts, sample problems, etc.) and organize into binders for easy retrieval on exam-day.

It’s Civil Engineering Geotechnical PE Crunch Time


PROJECT PLANNING

Day 1


MEANS AND METHODS

Day 2


SOIL MECHANICS

Day 3

Day 4


STRUCTURAL MECHANICS

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7


HYDRAULICS AND HYDROLOGY

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10


GEOMETRICS

Day 11


MATERIALS

Day 12

Day 13


SITE DEVELOPMENT

Day 14

Day 15


SITE CHARACTERIZATION

Day 16

Day 17


SOIL MECHANICS, LABORATORY TESTING, AND ANALYSIS

Day 18

Day 19


FIELD MATERIALS TESTING, METHODS, AND SAFETY

Day 20


EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING AND DYNAMIC LOADS

Day 21


EARTH STRUCTURES

Day 22

Day 23


GROUNDWATER AND SEEPAGE

Day 24


PROBLEMATIC SOIL AND ROCK CONDITIONS

Day 25


EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES (ASD OR LRFD)

Day 26

Day 27


SHALLOW FOUNDATIONS (ASD OR LRFD)

Day 28


DEEP FOUNDATIONS (ASD OR LRFD)

Day 29

Day 30

 

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Civil Engineering Geotechnical PE Crunch Time

Civil Engineering Geotechnical PE Crunch Time

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