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Course Outline
Daily Schedule:
8:00 am - Registration first day only
8:30 am - Session begins
6:00 pm - Adjournment   Full day study starting 8 am –6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays for three weekends.   This program is an intensive revision for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam afternoon session (Mechanical Engineering Discipline). Preparation over three weeks of duration, each session is composed of full day teaching classes every Saturday and Sunday.  You will be given assignments to solve and a final exam to measure your success percentage.      You will receive the course calendar by email after your registration.   Description:
This program is designed for exam candidates who want to pass the fundamentals of engineering exam offered by APEGGA, APEGBC and NCEES. Conditions and regulations of the exam could be found on these associations web sites.

The FE exam is 8 hours in length: a four hour morning session and a four hour afternoon session.  This workshop has been designed to train on how to answer the afternoon in the following stream: Mechanical Engineering. The morning session consists of general questions that all candidates answer. The afternoon session is discipline specific where the candidate is allowed to pick the discipline to complete (including a general category).   Objectives:
This course system is designed to follow both the content and format of NCEES for each exam. By utilizing the live class room sessions for your study, you increase comprehension and get a more flexible and focused review.   Who should attend:
APEGGA and APEGBC exam candidates, NCEES FE exam candidates and any one who wish to refresh his/her engineering background in any of the offered modules. This workshop is been designed for  people who are out of school many years, who are not proficient with the material, who did not take all exam-subjects in school, who are not engineering majors and for who have forgotten " Everything”.   Classroom Course Format:
Class room course format is composed of day lectures accompanied by assignments which will be an indicator of your success. At the end of all sessions an in-class or take home exam will be marked and returned to you to help you evaluate your passing chance in the real exam.   Special Features:
The live class room and distance teaching sessions are offered by professional engineers who have intensive teaching experience in the  adult learning environment.  Each subject will be reviewed fundamentally and by practice questions that simulate the real exam questions to let you live the exam mode at all stages.  
Program Outline (according to NCEES FE exam regulations)   Afternoon Session Preparation (Mechanical Engineering):

I. Mechanical Design and Analysis
• Stress analysis (e.g., combined stresses, torsion, normal, shear)
• Failure theories (e.g., static, dynamic, buckling)
• Failure analysis (e.g., creep, fatigue, fracture, buckling)
• Deformation and stiffness
• Components (e.g., springs, pressure vessels, beams, piping, bearings, columns, power screws)
• Power transmission (e.g., belts, chains, clutches, gears, shafts, brakes, axles)
• Joining (e.g., threaded fasteners, rivets, welds, adhesives)
• Manufacturability (e.g., fits, tolerances, process capability)
• Quality and reliability
• Mechanical systems (e.g., hydraulic, pneumatic, electro-hybrid)

II. Kinematics, Dynamics, and Vibrations
• Kinematics of mechanisms
• Dynamics of mechanisms
• Rigid body dynamics
• Natural frequency and resonance
• Balancing of rotating and reciprocating equipment
• Forced vibrations (e.g., isolation, force transmission, support motion)

III. Materials and Processing
• Mechanical and thermal properties (e.g., stress/strain relationships, ductility, endurance, conductivity, thermal expansion)
• Manufacturing processes (e.g., forming, machining, bending, casting, joining, heat treating)
• Thermal processing (e.g., phase transformations, equilibria)
• Materials selection (e.g., metals, composites, ceramics, plastics, bio-materials)
• Surface conditions (e.g., corrosion, degradation, coatings, finishes)
• Testing (e.g., tensile, compression, hardness)

IV. Measurements, Instrumentation, and Controls
• Mathematical fundamentals (e.g., Laplace transforms, differential equations)
• System descriptions (e.g., block diagrams, ladder logic, transfer functions)
• Sensors and signal conditioning (e.g., strain, pressure, flow, force, velocity, displacement, temperature)
• Data collection and processing (e.g., sampling theory, uncertainty, digital/analog, data transmission rates)
• Dynamic responses (e.g., overshoot/time constant, poles and zeros, stability)

V. Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion Processes
• Ideal and real gases
• Reversibility/irreversibility
• Thermodynamic equilibrium
• Psychrometrics
• Performance of components
• Cycles and processes (e.g., Otto, Diesel, Brayton, Rankine)
• Combustion and combustion products
• Energy storage
• Cogeneration and regeneration/reheat

VI. Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machinery
• Fluid statics
• Incompressible flow
• Fluid transport systems (e.g., pipes, ducts, series/parallel operations)
• Fluid machines: incompressible (e.g., turbines, pumps, hydraulic motors)
• Compressible flow
• Fluid machines: compressible (e.g., turbines, compressors, fans)
• Operating characteristics (e.g., fan laws, performance curves, efficiencies, work/power equations)
• Lift/drag
• Impulse/momentum

VII. Heat Transfer
• Conduction
• Convection
• Radiation
• Composite walls and insulation
• Transient and periodic processes
• Heat exchangers
• Boiling and condensation heat transfer

VIII. Refrigeration and HVAC
• Cycles
• Heating and cooling loads (e.g., degree day data, sensible heat, latent heat)
• Psychrometric charts
• Coefficient of performance
• Components (e.g., compressors, condensers, evaporators, expansion valve)                  
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If you wish to withdraw from a course, you must advise us, in writing, including the official receipt. Our policies regarding refund are:

More than fifteen business days in advance: a full refund minus $50.00 administration charge.

Fifteen or less business days in advance: a transfer to another course or a credit, valid for one year, to another GIC course can be considered. Credits are transferable within your organization.

If the course has been running for more than 2 weeks, or after the course has started, an 80% credit towards another GIC course may be considered, if notice is received before the start date of the second session. After this time, no refunds or credits will be issued. If a speaker is not available due to unforeseen circumstances, another speaker of equal ability will be substituted.

GIC reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. GIC's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. GIC is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations.

Refund Policy: Allow up to 30 days for refunds to be processed.

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