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The following I got from ASME at http://www.asme.org/pro_dev/PEinformation.html . This is the New Exam format ....

Principles & Practices of Mechanical Engineering Exam New information

1) New Format: all multiple choice, no essay 2) 80 questions, 40 in the AM and 40 in the PM 3) Morning topic is engineering fundamentals 4) Afternoon topic is choice of one from: HVAC and Refrigeration, Machine Design, or Thermal and Fluid Systems

Breadth Module (AM) Approximate Percentage of Examination

1. General Knowledge, Codes & Standards 30%

A. Engineering Principles 15% Heat Transfer Mass Transfer Fluid Mechanics Materials Properties

B. Fundamental Engineering Practice 11% Relevant Engineering Terminology Economic Analyses Project Management Ethics Regulations and Laws Industry and Company Design Standards Interpretation of Technical Drawings Electrical Principles

C. Interpretation of Codes and Standards 4% ASTM ANSI ASME

2. Machine Design & Materials Knowledges 17%

A. Principles 11% Strength of Materials Fatigue Theory Statics and Dynamics

B. Applications 6% Welding Pressure Vessels Vibration Analysis Materials Selection Corrosion Economics

3. Hydraulics & Fluids 17%

A. Principles 9% Compressible Flow Incompressible Flow Stress Analysis

B. Applications 8% Hydraulic Pumps Pressure Loss Efficiency

4. Energy Conversion / Power Systems Knowledge 18%

A. Principles 10% Thermodynamic Cycles Thermodynamic Properties

B. Analysis of Systems and Components 8% Energy Balances Pumps/Compressors

5. HVAC and Refrigeration Knowledge 18%

A. Principles Psychrometrics Thermodynamics Cooling/heating cycles

NOTES:

The knowledge areas specified as A, B, C, ... etc., are examples of kinds of knowledge, but they are not exclusive or exhaustive categories.

HVAC and Refrigeration Depth Module (PM) Approximate Percentage of Examination

1. Fundamentals 34%

A. Psychrometrics 15% Cooling/heating Cycles Humidification/Dehumidification

B. Principles 19% Thermodynamics Fluid Mechanics Heat Transfer Principles Mass Transfer Principles Compression Processes Compressible Flow Thermodynamic Cycles Thermodynamic Properties Energy Balances

2. Equipment and Materials 37% Cooling Towers Boilers & Furnaces Condensers Pumps/compressors/fans Evaporators/chillers Cooling/heating coils Control Systems Components Refrigerants Refrigeration Components

3. Applications 29%

A. Systems Applications 21% Codes and Standards (FM, NFPA, ASHRAE, BOCA, UBC, SBCC, etc.) Air Distribution Systems Water Distribution Systems Refrigeration Systems Air Quality Requirement Energy Recovery

B. Supportive Knowledges 8% Vibration Control Acoustics Economic Analyses

NOTES:

The knowledge areas specified as A, B, C, ... etc., are examples of kinds of knowledge, but they are not exclusive or exhaustive categories.

Each depth (PM) exam contains 40 multiple-choice questions. Examinee chooses one depth exam and works all questions in the depth exam chosen.

Machine Design Depth Module (PM) Approximate Percentage of Examination

1. Engineering Principles 43% Materials Properties & Selection Strength of Materials Fatigue Theory Vibration Analysis Statics and Dynamics Stress Analysis Kinematics

2. Components 36% Bearings Gears Springs Shafts Fasteners

3. Applications 21%

A. Systems Applications 13% Economic Analyses Pressure Vessels Structural Analysis Mechanism Analysis Codes and Standards (ASTM, ANSI, ASME)

B. Supportive Knowledges 8% Fluid Mechanics Heat and Mass Transfer Principles Thermodynamics Properties Cycles Energy Balances Project Management Welding Fits & Tolerances Manufacturing Processes Quality Control

NOTES:

The knowledge areas specified as A, B, C, ... etc., are examples of kinds of knowledge, but they are not exclusive or exhaustive categories.

Each depth (PM) exam contains 40 multiple-choice questions. Examinee chooses one depth exam and works all questions in the depth exam chosen.

Thermal and Fluids Systems Depth Module (PM) Approximate Percentage of Examination

1. Fundamentals 33%

A. Engineering Principles 22% Materials Properties Fluid Mechanics Heat Transfer Principles Mass Transfer Principles Economic Analyses Project Management Compressible Flow Incompressible Flow Thermodynamics Thermodynamic Cycles Thermodynamic Properties Energy Balances

B. Supportive Knowledges 11% Strength of Materials Fatigue Theory Statics and Dynamics Welding Pressure Vessels Stress Analysis Psychrometrics

2. Components 34%

A. Hydraulic System Components 14% Hydraulic Pumps Hydraulic and Pneumatic Lines, Fittings, and Control Components

B. Power Plant Components 20% Turbines Pumps/compressors Heat Exchangers Feedwater Heaters Cooling Towers Steam Generators Condensers

3. Applications 33%

A. Systems Applications 25% Cooling/heating Cycles Water Distribution Systems Energy Recovery Compressor Processes Combustion Processes Power Systems Steam Gas Combined Cycles Internal Combustion

B. Application Supportive Knowledge 8% Standards and Codes ASTM ANSI ASME

NOTES:

The knowledge areas specified as A, B, C, ... etc., are examples of kinds of knowledge, but they are not exclusive or exhaustive categories.

Each depth (PM) exam contains 40 multiple-choice questions. Examinee chooses one depth exam and works all questions in the depth exam chosen.