PER101 Professional Engineer (PE) Breadth Exam Review for Civil Engineering


Program Description/Overview

The purpose of the UNC Charlotte PE Review for Civil Engineering is to help prepare engineers for the Engineering Principles and Practice Examination. Classroom lectures are designed to supplement and guide home study. Each session emphasizes step-by-step solutions to problems similar to those on the exam. Therefore, terms, formulas and concepts are explained relative to solving exam problems.

Benefits of this Review Course

The PE Civil Review Course provides guidance and direction not available during independent study. You’ll have the opportunity to network with others in the program who may wish to form study groups. The course also helps set a pace that focuses your studying efforts to insure that all areas will be reviewed before the exam.

PE Civil Exam Review Topics:

UNC Charlotte’s PE Civil Exam Review will focus on the “Breadth” section (a.m. session) of the exam.


  • Soils and Soil Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Mechanics and Materials
  • Construction Analysis
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Fluids / Hydraulics
  • Sanitary Engineering

Please note that most, but not all, exam topics will be reviewed during regularly-scheduled class time. Additional self-study will be necessary to fully prepare for the exam.

About the Instructors

Your instructors have been selected for their areas of expertise as well as their teaching abilities. They are a combination of faculty members from the William States Lee College of Engineering and professional engineers from the industry. These instructors are enthusiastic about their subjects and are dedicated to helping you pass the PE Exam.


The UNC Charlotte PE Exam Review course provided the jump start I needed to “remember my roots” of engineering study. I would recommend this course to anyone who has been away from the academic part of engineering for an extended period.

-- Scott Motsinger, P.E.

As someone who considered the online equivalent of this review course, I would say that I'm glad I chose to take the course at UNC Charlotte because the instant feedback from experienced professionals was invaluable. I also think that being in a classroom setting with peers who were attempting to work the same problems allowed me to gauge how I was performing on questions that were likely to appear on the exam.

-- Michael Barefoot, P.E.

[The PE Exam Review] provided a very good guide to study from with relevant problems to work. Hearing it explained was very helpful instead of trying to remember everything from college six years ago.

--Spring 2010 Participant


For Program and Registration Questions:
Please call the Registration Center at 704-687-8900 or 1-877-741-0134 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or email

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About the Examination:

You will need to apply directly to the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Land Surveyors in order to take the examination in North Carolina. Contact the North Carolina Board at 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 310, Raleigh, NC 27609, (919) 791-2000. Online at

You will need to apply directly to the South Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors in order to take the examination in South Carolina. Contact the South Carolina State Board at P.O. Box 11597, Columbia, SC 29211-1597, (803) 896-4422. Online at

Note about materials allowed into the exam: Please visit for full details about what materials you are allowed to take into the examination.

Registration/Refund/Cancellation Policies

For best availability, students are encouraged to register at least two weeks prior to the start date of the course section.

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