PE Exam Pass Rates 2020/2021
April 25, 2021
|Exam||First-Time Takers (%)||Repeat Takers (%)|
|Agricultural and Biological||69%||100%|
|Chemical (Jan 2021)||67%||29%|
|Civil: Water Resources and Environmental||71%||46%|
|Electrical and Computer: Computer Eng.||71%||29%|
|Electronics, Controls, and Communications||62%||22%|
|Electrical and Computer: Power (Jan 2021)||71%||N/A|
|Environmental (Jan 2021)||71%||50%|
|Fire Protection (Jan 2021)||88%||N/A|
|Industrial and Systems (Jan 2021)||63%||N/A|
|Mechanical: HVAC and Refrigeration (Jan 2021)||75%||58%|
|Mechanical: Machine Design and Materials (Jan 2021)||68%||36%|
|Mechanical: Thermal and Fluids Systems (Jan 2021)||69%||47%|
|Metallurgical and Materials||69%||27%|
|Mining and Mineral Processing||65%||14%|
|Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering||68%||61%|
|Nuclear (Jan 2021)||58%||40%|
|Petroleum (Jan 2021)||63%||37%|
|PE Structural - Lateral Forces Bridges||38%||33%|
|PE Structural - Lateral Forces Buildings||33%||29%|
|PE Structural - Vertical Forces Bridges||51%||50%|
|PE Structural - Vertical Forces Buildings||45%||32%|
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