The following is a breakdown of the 9 topics covered in the Other PM portion of the Engineer in Training Exam.

The percentage next to the subject is approximately how much of the total content of the PM session that particular subject makes up. This breakdown is as outlined by NCEES on their website.

I. Advanced Engineering Mathematics (10%)

A. Differential equations

B. Partial differential calculus

C. Numerical solutions (e.g., differential equations, algebraic equations)

D. Linear algebra

E. Vector analysis

II. Engineering Probability and Statistics (9%)

A. Sample distributions and sizes

B. Design of experiments

C. Hypothesis testing

D. Goodness of fit (coefficient of correlation, chi square)

E. Estimation (e.g., point, confidence intervals) for two means

III. Biology (5%)

A. Cellular biology (e.g., structure, growth, cell organization)

B. Toxicology (e.g., human, environmental)

C. Industrial hygiene [e.g., personnel protection equipment (PPE), carcinogens]

D. Bioprocessing (e.g., fermentation, waste treatment, digestion)

IV. Engineering Economics (10%)

A. Cost estimating

B. Project selection

C. Lease/buy/make

D. Replacement analysis (e.g., optimal economic life)

V. Application of Engineering Mechanics (13%)

A. Stability analysis of beams, trusses, and frames

B. Deflection analysis

C. Failure theory (e.g., static and dynamic)

D. Failure analysis (e.g., creep, fatigue, fracture, buckling)

VI. Engineering of Materials (11%)

A. Material properties of:

1. metals

2. plastics

3. composites

4. concrete

VII. Fluids (15%)

A. Basic hydraulics (e.g., Manning equation, Bernoulli theorem, open-channel

flow, pipe flow)

B. Laminar and turbulent flow

C. Friction losses (e.g., pipes, valves, fittings)

D. Flow measurement

E. Dimensionless numbers (e.g., Reynolds number)

F. Fluid transport systems (e.g., pipes, ducts, series/parallel operations)

G. Pumps, turbines, and compressors

H. Lift/drag

VIII. Electricity and Magnetism (12%)

A. Equivalent circuits (Norton, Thevenin)

B. AC circuits (frequency domain)

C. Network analysis (Kirchhoff laws)

D. RLC circuits

E. Sensors and instrumentation

F. Electrical machines

IX. Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (15%)

A. Thermodynamic properties (e.g., entropy, enthalpy, heat capacity)

B. Thermodynamic processes (e.g., isothermal, adiabatic, reversible, irreversible)

C. Equations of state (ideal and real gases)

D. Conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer

E. Mass and energy balances

F. Property and phase diagrams (e.g., T-s, h-P)

G. Tables of thermodynamic properties

H. Cyclic processes and efficiency (e.g., refrigeration, power)

I. Phase equilibrium and phase change

J. Thermodynamic equilibrium

K. Combustion and combustion products (e.g., CO, CO2, NOX, ash, particulates)

L. Psychrometrics (e.g., humidity)

Source NCEES