Control Systems Engineering (CSE) PE Exam Review Course (EN00)
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Length: 3 days
CEU Credits: 2.1
Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
“A good general overview of what to expect on [CSEPE] exam. Good info on how to go about taking test (strategy). Pointed out to me what areas I needed to work on.” —Brian Keene, Plant Engineer
This course reviews the knowledge and skills areas that are included on the Control Systems Engineer (CSE) Professional Engineer (PE) examination produced by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and administered by US state professional license boards each October. The intent of the class is to prepare an engineer with four or more years of experience to take the exam by providing instruction in the broad range of technical areas that will be tested. . The content is based on the CSE Exam Specification that went into effect in October 2011.
You will be able to:
Follow the guidelines for taking the CSE exam
Identify the breadth of the knowledge and skills areas covered
Apply recognized standards for symbols and documents
Recognize the basic calculation techniques for measurement devices
Apply process variable measurements and sensor selection
Compare the various final control elements/valves
Explain basic process control loops: their configuration, operation, and performance
Follow discrete logic in motor and interlock control
Describe various signal conversion and wiring arrangements
Compare various installation methods and techniques
Determine material requirements from physical parameters
Use safety instrumented basics
Interpret system scope statements and apply to design needs
You will cover:
Sensors Technologies Applicable to Various Measurements (Process Variables): Sensor Types | Calibration Ranges | Lineraity | Hysterisis | Repeatability | Elevated and Suppressed Zero Ranges
Calculations Involved In Process Measurements: Flow | Pressure | Level | Temperature
Final Control Elements: Valve Types and Styles | Flow Characteristics | Applications | Sizing | Safety Relief Valves
Fluid Properties: Specific Gravity | Pressure and Temperature Conversion | Reynolds Number
Signal Types and Transmission Methods: Electronic | Pneumatic | Signal Circuit DesignType, Grounding, Shielding, Installation | Signal Circuit Design (type, grounding, shielding and installation)
Control Systems: Loop Tuning Methods | Distributed Control Systems | Ergonomics | Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Graphics | Programming (Ladder Logic, Sequential, Function Block)
Safety Systems: Reliability of Devices | Risk Reduction Factors | Probability of Failure on Demand
Codes, Standards, and Regulations: Applications and Use | Intrinsic Safety | Hazardous Area Classification
Practice taking CSE exam-related questions
- Basic experience and background in control systems engineering
- Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
Includes ISA Text: Control Systems Engineering Study Guide, 5th Edition.
If you wish to register offline, download the Training Registration Form, complete, and return to ISA with your payment.
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Control Systems Engineering PE Exam Review Course (EN00) - NC
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