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I was a part of a discussion about obtaining professional engineering licensing recently. I am a kinda-engineer -- my undergraduate degree and a masters are in physics, and I also have a masters in industrial engineering. I have been a practicing industrial engineer for most of my career, but have never needed the hardcore math and analytic techniques I learned in school.

Even so, the discussion of professional licensure got me curious about whether I could do it. I took a look at some of the prep material and from what I can tell, I need about a year of steady refresher classes at the rate of roughly 4 hours per week, with maybe ten hours of homework per week. That wold help with everything that I learned once and have forgotten. There are many subjects that I don't know at all -- college biology and chemistry, for example, controls, and various other things.

I graduated from college 24 years ago, finished my last graduate degree 18 years ago.

Anyone else gone back and gotten licensed so late in the game?

ThyPeace, And I haven't even looked at the Industrial engineering questions yet...
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