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TMS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Professional Engineer (PE) Licensing Exam Review

July 30, August 1, and 6–8, 2024

Online Course

Live Online Instruction • Various Times

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Discount Registration Deadline: June 28, 2024

Professional engineer (PE) licensure is the preferred credential in the United States for engineers to bid on government contracts, be a principal of a firm, perform consulting services, and protect public health, safety, and welfare. It can also give you a competitive edge over non-licensed job candidates and a greater earning potential.

Let TMS help you achieve PE licensing designation with the TMS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Professional Engineer (PE) Licensing Exam Review Course—the only review course focused specifically on the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering PE Licensing Exam.

About This Course

This course and instructors will not provide specific exam questions, but rather cover a review of exam knowledge areas. As well as provide, practice and group work on sample problems based on the TMS PE Review Course Study Guide (sample questions). The program will help potential exam-takers identify which areas are strengths and which areas to focus their studying, saving time in the months leading up to the exam. The PE Review course instructors may utilize materials covered in the Reference Handbook provided by NCEES to illustrate example problems but will not cover the entirety of the Reference Handbook. In 2023, 68% of first-time takers passed the PE Metallurgical and Materials exam. The average pass rate for first-time takers of all PE exams in 2023 was 66%. Learn more about exam pass rates from NCEES.

I can proudly say I have passed the Materials and Metallurgy PE exam!..[This course] contained extremely relevant topics and effectively prepared me for the exam. —2023 Participant
This was an excellent course and I appreciate the instructors level of dedication to the topics and genuine interest in the attendees' performance. —2022 Participant
The live classes were such a great help! I really appreciated how the instructors explained all the course material and continuously brought in examples remembered from their experience with the PE. —2021 Participant
"I was notified the other day that I had passed the PE exam! I wanted to send my sincerest thanks to you, all of the instructors, and others that made this review course available and effective, despite overcoming the challenges caused by the pandemic. I cannot express enough how valuable the TMS course was in my preparation for the exam." —2020 Participant 

What You Will Learn

The TMS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering PE Licensing Exam Review Course will address a variety of approaches and methodologies, including design, analysis, application, and operations. Course instructors will review exam specification and knowledge areas, and will provide a refresher training on the following topical areas:

  • Ferrous materials, specifically encompassing stainless steel, cast iron, carbon steel, and alloyed steel
  • Light and nonferrous materials, specifically encompassing titanium and titanium alloys, aluminum and aluminum alloys, copper and copper alloys, intermetallic alloys, precious metals, refractory alloys, superalloys, and other nonferrous metals
  • Ceramics, polymers, composites, and electronic materials, including glasses, functional ceramics, engineering ceramics, elastomers, thermoset, thermoplastic, composites, silicon, and other semiconductor materials

The course will be structured according to the NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination Metallurgical and Materials Exam Specifications, which were effective beginning with the October 2015 examination. For additional information on the exam, please visit the NCEES website.

Who Will Benefit

The course is designed for individuals planning to take the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Professional Engineer (PE) Licensing Exam. Examination requirements vary by state. Potential exam takers should consult their state licensing board for specific requirements or visit the NCEES website for more information.

This course is also open to individuals not planning on taking the PE exam, but who wish to refresh their knowledge in the technical areas covered by this course.


Charles V. White, P.E., Professor Emeritus, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Kettering University, USA
Erik Mueller, P.E., Materials Engineer, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Steven Sopher, JSP/Mitsubishi Gas Chemical, USA
Eric Weishaupt, P.E., ESi, USA
Ellen Wright, P.E., ESi, USA 

Learn more about the background and technical expertise of the course instructors here.

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