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Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Second Edition

Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Second Edition

Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Second Edition
By Indranil Goswami

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Book Description

"All-in-One is All You Need."

The most complete, up-to-date civil engineering PE exam guide

Ace the civil engineering PE exam on the first try! Fully revised for compliance with the new PE Civil syllabus, new specifications, and the latest design standards, Civil Engineering PE All-in- One Exam Guide, Second Edition, covers all the material included on the Principles and Practice of Civil Engineering (PE Civil) exam, given by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Featuring more than 200 pages of new material, this edition includes a new chapter on highway pavement design.

This authoritative volume is presented in the Breadth and Depth format of the actual exam and contains equations, diagrams, exam preparation strategies, and more than 150 end-of-chapter practice questions with solutions. Designed to help you pass the exam with ease, this detailed, comprehensive resource also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.


  • Structural: loadings, analysis, mechanics of materials, materials, member design
  • Geotechnical: subsurface exploration and sampling, engineering properties of soils and materials, soil mechanics analysis, earth structures, foundations, retaining structures
  • Water resources and environmental: hydraulics, hydrology, water treatment, wastewater treatment
  • Transportation: traffic analysis, geometric design, transportation planning, traffic safety
  • Construction: earthwork construction and layout, estimating quantities and costs, scheduling, material quality control and production, temporary structures

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #778685 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • Published on: 2012-08-14
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.40" h x 1.90" w x 7.50" l, 3.95 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 1152 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Indranil Goswami has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. During the past 14 years, he has taught and conducted research at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Dr. Goswami is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland and he has served as the president of the Baltimore Chapter of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers. Dr. Goswami taught PE (CIVIL) Review and FE Review courses in Baltimore from 2001 – 2006. In 1998, he was nominated for the Bliss Medal for Academic Excellence by the Society of American Military Engineers and in 2003, received the Educator of the Year Award from the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
2Didn't work with my learning style.
By Edward M. G.
At least for me, this book was not especially helpful for the PE exam/ The formatting of the information and sample questions was dissimilar from the setup of the exam and sample exams from NCEES that it left me frustrated. I spent more time notating the book to "translate" the relevant sections into the exam breakdown that I actually used it as a reference. The information was good, but I really needed something more in line with the actual exam. I took it to the exam, but I don't think I ever even opened it.
I recommend sticking to sample exams and other information offered directly from NCEES since the formatting will match the actual exam, saving you time and effort on exam day where you will already be stressed enough.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5All I needed
By Gaby
This book was well worth it and so much cheaper than the alternative. I used it from the beginning of my studies. I had a CERM borrowed from work and realized that was way too much and too confusing when I started studying. Granted I did put in a lot of studying hours mostly doing problems from Goswami's problem sets (which are much harder than the test), but I can say that this book is all I needed for the morning and afternoon geotech.
I recommended this book to a few people and they all agree that's what they should have used the first time.
Keep in mind though, that for Geotech, a lot of it is theory, concept and experience. So, if you're relying on this book to teach you that, you might be in trouble. You need to go back to your school notes, labs, field work etc... for a refresher on that.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5Excellent review for the Civil PE exam
By Amazon Customer
Excellent review for the Civil PE exam. I used it to prepare for the breadth and depth portions of the civil PE exam. Would recommend purchasing "Civil Engineering PE Practice Exams: Breadth and Depth" by Goswami as well.

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