SOUTHFIELD — Michigan is home to 10,538 registered professional engineers. New continuing education rules require them to take 30 hours of continuing education every two years to keep the PE designation. And The Engineering Society of Detroit is here to help them meet that requirement.
ESD offers nearly 50 different courses in various engineering disciplines. The instructor-led, three-hour and half-day courses are taught by indsutry professionals. Courses are held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and in the morning and afternoon, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m., on Saturdays.
All classes are held at ESD Headquarters in Southfield.
The cost is $75 per three-hour course and $100 per half-day course for ESD members, and $100 per three-hour course and $125 per half-day course for nonmembers.
Each course earns three or four hours of continuing education. A Continuing Professional Development Activity Certificate of Completion will be provided along with a description of the program.
The principles and practice of engineering course schedule is as follows:
* Saturday, Feb. 13: Morning, construction; afternoon, circuit analysis, dynamics and vibrations, and industrial hygiene.
* Saturday, Feb. 20: Morning, geotechnical and soil; afternoon, power electronics, thermodynamics, and site assessment and remediation.
* Saturday, Feb. 27: Morning, structures; afternoon, electromatnetic devices and rotating machines, HVAC, and landfills and solid waste.
* Saturday, March 5: Morning, drainage, floods and hydrology; afternoon, electric power transmission and distribution, and heat transfer.
* Saturday, March 12: Morning, transportation; afternoon, safety, machine design and air quality.
* Saturday, March 19: Morning, wastewater collection and treatment; afternoon, fluid mechanics, pumps and fans.
The fundamentals of engineering class schedule is as follows:
* Tuesday, Feb. 2: Statics; electric circuits.
* Thursday, Feb. 4: Statics; signals and systems.
* Tuesday, Feb. 9: Structure of matter; electric circuits.
* Thursday, Feb. 11: Structure of matter; signals and systems.
* Tuesday, Feb. 16: Ethics and professinoal practice.
* Wednesday, Feb. 17: Probability and statics.
* Tuesday, Feb. 23: Dynamics.
* Thursday, Feb. 25: Dynamics.
* Tuesday, March 1: Thermodynamics; digital systems.
* Thursday, March 3: Thermodynamics; digital systems.
* Tuesday, March 8: Mechanics of materials.
* Thursday, March 10: Mechanics of materials.
* Tuesday, March 15: Mathematics.
* Thursday, March 17: Mathematics.
* Tuesday, March 22: Mathematics.
* Thursday, March 24: Fluid mechanics.
* Tuesday, March 29: Fluid mechanics.
* Thursday, March 31: Engineering economics.
* Tuesday, April 5: Electric circuits.
* Thursday, April 7: Computational tools.
For more information on the Michigan PE continuing education requirements, visit this state link.