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Old 09-22-2012, 03:27 PM   #121
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That's the dumbest thing I've read all day. If anything you get a raise for getting your P. Eng. especially in oil.

Source: The 40+ people I know working for Exxon.
dunno what to tell you, she got canned in Houston for it. They told her not to do it, she did.

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Old 09-23-2012, 01:07 AM   #122
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:57 AM   #123
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I agree. There are even people without engineering degrees who call themselves engineers, even if they are still in school. Can you believe those clowns? Get the papers first, then make the claim.
How's the weather up on that high horse?

There's no degree for the kind of engineering I do. 10 years now, still love it.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:25 PM   #124
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what do you guys think of Electrical Engineering & Communications Technology at ITT
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:28 PM   #125
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what do you guys think of Electrical Engineering & Communications Technology at ITT
I Continually underwhelmed by ITT Tech and Devry grads. Engineering is one of the hardest majors you can take, earn it the old fashion way IMO
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Bringing back this thread.

Anyone on here have any experience with FEA modeling for polymer extrusions? Any suggested software? My guess is that I could just use any fluid modeling software to do this but having a dedicated extrusion program sure wouldn't hurt.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:23 PM   #127
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Bringing back this thread.

Anyone on here have any experience with FEA modeling for polymer extrusions? Any suggested software? My guess is that I could just use any fluid modeling software to do this but having a dedicated extrusion program sure wouldn't hurt.
Unigraphics?
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:11 AM   #128
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Unigraphics?
Unigraphics is just like Solidworks, I'm looking for something more dedicated to specifically extrusion modeling where specific characteristics of extrusion parameters can be entered and calculated.

I can use Solidworks, ANSYS, etc to get the same-ish results but it would take me a lot longer to make it happen.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:05 AM   #129
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well in the CS industry there aren't PE licenses for that category, but that will change i just checked ncees and there is a new software PE category for april 2013, fascinating.
Is this going to be a required license in the near future? I wonder if I should take it while I am still in school and the material is still fresh in my mind. Or would it better benefit someone who has experience?
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:17 AM   #130
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doesn't COSMOS do it?

edit: no it doesn't, i'm a dumbass

but i am checking with a customer who does tube extrusions, i'll let you know.
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said they had someone doing that for them in sweden. i don't think there is necessarily a program that will do it for you, i think it takes an expert in the field to take an FEA program and set it up to do what you want.
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Is this going to be a required license in the near future? I wonder if I should take it while I am still in school and the material is still fresh in my mind. Or would it better benefit someone who has experience?
If you plan on doing the PE, make sure you take the FE right now while you're in school. Otherwise it'll be much worse.

Make sure you check the requirements and pre-requisites for getting your PE in your state or the state you plan on working in. There are some states that require apprenticeship and all kinds of other stuff. You will also need a certain amount of work experience to be eligible to sit for the PE exam.

With all that said, unless you work in a public field it's really not worth the effort.

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said they had someone doing that for them in sweden. i don't think there is necessarily a program that will do it for you, i think it takes an expert in the field to take an FEA program and set it up to do what you want.
Agreed. And I do FEA for the company right now but extruding complex shapes that require iterative work in terms of extruder set up, it gets time consuming to do each combination. The point isn't that I can't do it, it's that I'd like to do it faster.

There are specific programs for this out there, I was just seeing if anyone had recommendations.
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If you plan on doing the PE, make sure you take the FE right now while you're in school. Otherwise it'll be much worse.

Make sure you check the requirements and pre-requisites for getting your PE in your state or the state you plan on working in. There are some states that require apprenticeship and all kinds of other stuff. You will also need a certain amount of work experience to be eligible to sit for the PE exam.

With all that said, unless you work in a public field it's really not worth the effort.
Is there an FE exam for software engineers? I didn't see anything when I did a quick Google search. What are these licenses for and would it benefit someone in my position?

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Now I see why you mentioned that I should take it (I didn't mention what field I am in). I guess I will just have to wait to take the PE if I find it beneficial and I get enough experience in the industry.

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Old 01-09-2013, 04:09 PM   #134
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:42 PM   #135
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Is there an FE exam for software engineers? I didn't see anything when I did a quick Google search. What are these licenses for and would it benefit someone in my position?

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Now I see why you mentioned that I should take it (I didn't mention what field I am in). I guess I will just have to wait to take the PE if I find it beneficial and I get enough experience in the industry.
No, I don't think there are any specific FE exams for software engineers. There is a "general engineering" portion that you might be able to get into but it deals a lot with the basic physical engineering topics that you may or may not have been through (statics, dynamics, physics, chemistry, etc).

The only engineering fields that it makes total sense to have a PE are in civil and archetectural engineering. Both of those professions deal directly with public projects and therefore require a PE sign off on everything. If you plan on working for a private (as in non-government) organization for your career, don't even bother doing either the FE or the PE as it's not worth your time or effort.

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As others have said, if you can, take the FE while in school or immediately after you graduate. I'm preparing for the October PE now after a little more than 5 years of working and it's proving to be quite difficult. Considering going back for my masters as well, but trying to just focus on one thing at a time for right now.

Did any of you guys take a PE review course? Worth the money? UNC-Charlotte offers a PE exam review course for about $850, pretty sure I'll be enrolling but curious as to what others have to say.
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As others have said, if you can, take the FE while in school or immediately after you graduate. I'm preparing for the October PE now after a little more than 5 years of working and it's proving to be quite difficult. Considering going back for my masters as well, but trying to just focus on one thing at a time for right now.

Did any of you guys take a PE review course? Worth the money? UNC-Charlotte offers a PE exam review course for about $850, pretty sure I'll be enrolling but curious as to what others have to say.
if your college does not require you to take the FE, you should transfer to a better engineering school. period.
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Thinking of going back to school for EE..this thread is pretty helpful and interesting. I like the work I'm doing now for BAE in the test dept, but have an urge to want to understand by knowing rather than by doing (electronics test tech.) Talked to my dad about it, (serves as engineering fellow/chief engineer at lockheed) learning through application and then going back to school to take the core classes, it's backwards but it's gotten me interested to where I genuinely will want to learn.
I am in the exact same boat as you. I got a job with a Telcom firm dealing mostly with Verizon & AT&T networks before I even got my associates degree. I went for electrical technology and graduated from NEIT. Now I want to take it further and get my BSE it network engineering or something. I really like the work I am doing now, it's challenging, keeps my busy and it's fun. Good luck brother!
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I am in the exact same boat as you. I got a job with a Telcom firm dealing mostly with Verizon & AT&T networks before I even got my associates degree. I went for electrical technology and graduated from NEIT. Now I want to take it further and get my BSE it network engineering or something. I really like the work I am doing now, it's challenging, keeps my busy and it's fun. Good luck brother!
Same story, thats what moved me to ATL was the chance to run an Engineering team at the HQ of a huge company. Still in school for my BSEE
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Same story, thats what moved me to ATL was the chance to run an Engineering team at the HQ of a huge company. Still in school for my BSEE
Congrats, good for you that's awesome man. How do the older guys treat you knowing that you are still in school? (not knowing your age, idk). I'd jump at the chance to get relocated anywhere from where I am right now. There's nothing going on in Rhode Island, I had to get a MA job and now I am driving about 90+ miles per day in the zhp.
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