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How This Course Will Help You Pass?

LIVE AND ON DEMAND OPTIONS

You get the choice of having live or on-demand lectures so you can be confident that you are getting the help you need whenever you want it. With over 73+ hours of instruction following the latest NCEES specifications you’re getting the best instruction that’s out there (price varies between the two options).

 

PPI BOOKS AND REVIEW MATERIAL INCLUDED

As part of joining the course you’ll have the option to bundle PPI’s material and receive the Structural Engineering Reference Manual, 16-Hour Structural Engineering Practice Exam for Buildings, Six-Minute Solutions for Structural Engineering, Bridge Problems for the Structural Engineering Exam, Structural Engineering Solved Problems, NCEES Structural Engineering Practice Exam, and a Casio FX-115 ES calculator with book tabs for all your awesome material!! Everything you need to start learning and practicing including bonus reference cheat sheets and tools!

 

SUPPORT AND STRUCTURE

Your instructor is there to support you 100% of the time. Ask question in the forum, live in the course (if that’s the option you choose), or through email. We won’t leave you hanging. You’ll also get a structured syllabus and course homework to keep you on target and moving.

 

PPI BOOKS AND REVIEW MATERIAL INCLUDED

PPI has proven pass rates for the course. The average NCEES SE test taker passes 40% of the time, while those that take the SE course pass at a rate of 90%

 

Passing Score Guarantee!

We’re confident that you’ll pass your exam after completing this course. If you don’t pass, you can come back at any time and take the 90-Day OnDemand prep course for free. Both the Live Online and OnDemand courses qualify for the guarantee.

About the Instructors

 

Brian McSweeney, PE, SE

Brian McSweeney, PE, SE is a licensed professional engineer currently practicing at a multidisciplinary firm, TLC Engineering, in the Orlando, Florida area and is an active member of ASCE. The first eleven years of his career were spent in the Washington, DC area at structural-focused consulting engineering firms. There, he spent his time designing structures ranging from single-family homes to churches, shopping centers, offices, and mid-rise post-tensioned concrete buildings, and also spent significant quantities of time working on historic renovation and adaptive reuse projects. Since moving to Florida, he has been actively engaged in the complexities of projects such as the design of entertainment and amusement structures and condominium buildings that reach 37 stories.

 

Brian attended school at the University of Virginia for his undergraduate degree and the Pennsylvania State University for his Masters of Science degree. As part of his MS, he focused his research in the area of fiber-reinforced polymer strengthening for concrete construction. In a series of internships during both degrees, he learned the value of skilled drafting and the basics of structural engineering.

He took the NCEES 16-hour SE exam in October of 2017 after being challenged by his supervisor to do so. The process of studying and taking the exam was a rewarding experience that greatly enhanced his knowledge of codes and material specifications, and provided additional confidence in day-to-day engineering. Having worked in areas where structures need to contend with high seismic and high wind forces, and having worked with all major structural materials in the course of his career to date (wood, masonry, concrete, and steel) as well as both conventional and deep foundations for buildings, Brian is passionate about training the next generation of engineers and, in this case, is excited for the opportunity to assist others in taking on the challenge of the SE Examination.

 

Robin Closs, PE, SE

Robin Closs, PE, SE has 15 years of experience as a structural engineer in designing and analyzing anything from pipes to multistory buildings in fields such as commercial, power, government, institutional, nuclear, industrial, and residential. She traveled to Long Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as part of a Code Enforcement Disaster Assistance Response Team. Her engineering knowledge in timber, concrete, steel, masonry, aluminum, and light gauge metal has helped her design new buildings, complete renovations and additions, demolish existing structures, produce mechanical platforms, and design appropriate repairs to roofs, walls, floors, and spillways.

 

Ms. Closs is the president of The Engineering Society of Buffalo and currently creates, writes, and edits their monthly newsletter. She also regularly spends time tutoring and greatly enjoys assisting young minds to see the benefits of engineering. She has also acted as the principal coordinator for 80 person volunteer teams, judged inventions, and mentored winners of engineering city competitions. Ms. Closs graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a BS degree in Architectural Engineering with a Structural Specialty. She is a licensed professional engineering in multiple states, is a licensed structural engineer in Illinois, and is certified as a NCEES Model Law Structural Engineer. 

LIVE COURSE DEMO

Check out a live demo so you can get the feel of the course and layout! You'll notice helpful links, who's in the room, the ability to chat live with the instructor and the lecture video. On-demand courses are pre-recorded, live is, well, live.

What People Are Saying

  • I just wanted to say thank you for going over and beyond to help us out in the class. You teaching the material and your explanations actually made the exam EASY! Without saying too much about the exam, let’s just say your seismic concrete design handouts were very beneficial. But not only did taking your class help with the exam, it made me a better structural engineer. So regardless if I pass or not, thank you!

    Michael H.

    PPI Student

Is This Course Right For You?

who is this for

  • Those that need the structure of a syllabus and instructor to help guide them through the SE exam.

  • You enjoy the help of an instructor to guide you when you get stuck.

  • You’ve failed the SE before or have wanted to take it but haven’t found the motivation.

  • You’re too busy to attend a physical class but want a course to help.

who is this not for

  • Those that don’t meet the requirements for registering and taking the SE exam.

  • Those looking for a college course of study on the topic of structural engineering.

  • Those that aren’t will to work with a schedule to do homework to prepare for this exam.

  • Anyone that feels that by simply taking a course they’ll pass. You have to put in the work.

Passing Score Guarantee!

We’re confident that you’ll pass your exam after completing this course. If you don’t pass, you can come back at any time and take the 90-Day OnDemand prep course for free. Both the Live Online and OnDemand courses qualify for the guarantee.

Additional Perks, Check it out!

These additional perks to the course will help you get going immediately!

Buy the complete bundle and Save 15% on your order!

If you buy the bundle you’ll save 15% off the material as opposed to piecing it all together. You’ll also get 15% any additional books you’d like to purchase thru PPI (sweet!). If you have books still have the option of piecing it all together but you won’t save as much.

Office Hours = anytime you need

Access to our instructors can be done live in the chat room, through email, or in the class forum. We will be there to answer all your questions.

Free Bonus Class

Maximize your time on exam day by knowing how to use your Casio FX-115 ES Plus Calculator. These 12 easy-to-follow video lessons will provide you with the training, tips, and shortcuts necessary for exam success. Receive 90 days of access from date of purchase for free!

Two Great Ways to Learn
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On Demand

  • Those that need the structure of a syllabus and instructor to help guide them through the SE exam.

  • You enjoy the help of an instructor to guide you when you get stuck.

  • You’ve failed the SE before or have wanted to take it but haven’t found the motivation.

  • You’re too busy to attend a physical class but want a course to help.

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Live

  • Live lessons with a live instructor. Scheduled 2 days a week for about 4 weeks. See PPI for actual schedule (linked below).

  • Everything you get with the on-demand option.

  • Live office hours.

  • Live forum for student access.

  • Recordings of each lecture are accessible should you miss a class.

  • Passing guarantee.

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