The Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering exam is computer-based, and the PE Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Reference Handbook is the only resource material you may use during the exam. Reviewing it before exam day will help you become familiar with the charts, formulas, tables, and other reference information provided. You will not be allowed to bring your personal copy of the PE Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Reference Handbook into the exam room. Instead, the computer-based exam will include a PDF version of the handbook for your use. No printed copies of the handbook will be allowed in the exam room.
The PDF version of the PE Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Reference Handbook that you use on exam day will be very similar to this one. However, pages not needed to solve exam questions—such as the cover and introductory material—will not be included in the exam version. In addition, SNAME will periodically revise and update the handbook, and each PE NAME exam will be administered using the version of the handbook in effect on the date the exam is given.
The PE Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Reference Handbook does not contain all the information required to answer every question on the exam. Theories, conversions, formulas, and definitions that examinees are expected to know have not been included. The handbook is intended solely for use on the NCEES PE Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering exam.
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