Machine Design & Materials PE Technical Study Guide

by Justin Kauwale, P.E.

Are you worried that you are focusing on the wrong material? Then learn the key skills and concepts for each of the topics covered in the PE exam through our detailed diagrams and explanations.
Do you need more exam practice? Practice each skill with over 40 practice problems, with step by step solutions.

Gain confidence in all the Machine Design PE Exam topics

  • Basic Engineering Practice (9 of 80 problems)
  • Engineering Science & Mechanics (10 of 80 problems)
  • Material Properties (8 of 80 problems)
  • Strength of Materials (10 of 80 problems)
  • Vibration (3 of 80 problems)
  • Mechanical Components (18 of 80 problems)
  • Joints & Fasteners (12 of 80 problems)
  • Supportive Knowledge (10 of 80 problems)


  • Series: How to Pass the Machine Design & Materials PE Exam
  • Title: Machine Design & Materials Technical Study Guide
  • Author: Justin Kauwale, P.E.
  • Language: English
  • Format: PDF
  • Publisher: Engineering Pro Guides
  • Pages: 431+
  • Practice Problems: 40+
  • Last Updated: See latest errata.


Justin Kauwale PE, LEED AP is a professional engineer that is registered in both Mechanical and Fire Protection Engineering. He has over 10 years of experience in practicing and teaching engineering to practicing engineers. He wrote this book based on the input of several Mechanical Engineers. He is the owner of this website and the writer of these books. If you have any questions, please contact him at

Machine Design & Materials PE Technical Study Guide

Buy the Machine Design & Materials PE Technical Study Guide

  • Introduction

    Includes how to use the book and recommended references. Followed by the comprehensive study guide for the Machine Design & Materials PE Exam.
  • Topics

    Teaches all the Machine Design & Materials PE topics including Basic Engineering Practice, Engineering Science & Mechanics, Material Properties, Strength of Materials, Vibration, Mechanical Components, Joints & Fasteners and Supportive Knowledge.
  • Practice Problems

    Test your understanding of the concepts and skills through practice problems. Please note that these problems are not of exam level, these problems are only to test a single concept or skill at a time. Most actual exam problems test multiple concepts or skills at the same time.
  • Key Equations - Cheat Sheets

    Summary equations are provided for the various topics on a series of cheat sheets.
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