the structure of the
ENSYS EIT FE PE
users work in a
guided, interactive, hands-on STRUCTURED problem
The training program is delivered synchronously and asynchronously
Live multipoint users worldwide are connected online in realtime in the
multipoint audio/video/data conference.
Live in-house users in the Orlando area attend the conference at the
Orlando training center.
Streaming-media users log in asynchronously at their convenience in the
streaming media network.
MediaPlayer users receive the sessions with integrated
whiteboard and audio.
receive the sessions with integrated
whiteboard and text
which is read to the user by the computer.
PART 1 - The Teaching Part: Course Modules
- PART 1 IS THE TEACHING PART OF THE PROGRAM
In this part, all the course-modules
are taught and problems are worked and discussed.
are trained in hand-solving problems, implementing calculator
routines in problem-solutions, referencing formulas in the
NCEES formula book and working with the PPI study-guides.
A course module consists
of subjects, each subject is broken down into topics and subtopics.
The problems in a subject are arranged in a problem-sequence, click
here to see a sample problem-sequence.
Each topic is first explained as a step-by-step
procedure followed by problems worked by users and instructor.
problem is discussed in detail.
The formulas used to solve the problem are
highlighted in the formula book.
In part 1, users consult the notes when working problems.
module ends with a summary of the module material, followed by a module
final which is graded.
At the end of each module final, problems are discussed and the material
is further summarized, reviewed and reinforced.
Users record their individual scores and the instructor records the
average class score for that module and the overall class-score for part
2 - The review part: Module Final EXAMS
- PART 2 IS THE CONSOLIDATION PART OF THE PROGRAM
Part 2 serves to consolidate, refresh and reinforce the material from part 1 to get the user ready
for the practice exams in part 3.
All the material from part 1 is reviewed and consolidated to maximize
the user's performance in the practice exams.
Since part 1 takes up 4
months, it is important to refresh the material which was covered over the
entire 4-month period.
First the material of a course module is
summarized followed by each user taking the same module final of part 1.
When working the module final, users should first consult the formula-book
and if more reference is needed, they can consult the class-notes.
users are working the module final, the solutions are simultaneously
presented on the computer screen by the instructor.
At the end of the module final, each problem is
discussed in detail.
Each module final is graded. the user recorded his
individual score and the instructor records the class-score for the module
and the overall class-score for part 2.
3 - The practice exam part: Practice Exams
- PART 3 IS THE PRACTICE PART OF THE PROGRAM
In part 3, users work as many as 10 practice
exams, 5 AM exams and 5 PM exams.
Users first work the AM exam, while the solutions are simultaneously
presented on the computer.
Each problem is discussed in detail.
Users are only allowed to reference the formula book, practicing both
working the problems and gaining skill in looking up and applying formulas
from the formula book.
At the end of each exam, problems are discussed and the material is
further summarized and reviewed.
The AM exam is followed by the PM section exam.
Users try to achieve a raw score of 70 %.
The practice exams give users feedback on any weaknesses and gaps which
users can rectify before the next practice exam.
Each exam is graded. the user recorded his individual score and the
instructor records the class-score for the exam and the overall
class-score for part 3.
ENSYS EIT Training Program is the engineering degree program, compressed
into a 6 to 12 month program
which uses a hands-on problem-solving
teaching format called R-I-M-S
RIMS is an alternative method to learn engineering science, pioneered and
developed by ENSYS
RIMS has been succesfully implemented by ENSYS for over 60,000 hours to
train thousands of engineering students and professionals.
RIMS has shown dramatic improvements in the acquisition, comprehension and
retention of engineering knowledge.
In the RIMS-method, MORE is learned in LESS time
One hour of RIMS
session time equals 5 to 10 hours of self-study by the users
At 1000 hours of RIMS session time, the user completes 5000 to 10,000
hours of self-study time.
RIMS is implemented as a time-management tool in engineering
coursework with dramatically improved understanding, comprehension and
The objective of RIMS is to facilitate faster learning with greater
understanding, comprehension and retention.
In this format, users meet for regularly scheduled sessions by attending the
Orlando Conference room, or via MultiPoint Conferencing, login from anywhere
RIMS integrates problem-solving, feedback and interaction
Into a highly structured time-management program.
All topics are first presented as a step-by-step procedure
Followed by problems which are solved simultaneously by users and by the
The user receives his tasks in the form of an array of problems, sequenced
in increasing difficulty-levels.
Technical information is strategically presented and constantly displayed on
Predetermined time periods are then given to work on problems
Users hand-solve all problems during the session
thus retaining control of
their skill-development, which now proceeds in a managed interactive
While users hand-solve the problems, the solution is simultaneously
presented live, in real-time on the computer screen.
As the user solves the problem
His work is monitored and feedback on algebraic errors, conceptual
errors, solution-procedures and problem-solving methodology is
Users can get instant feedback while solving problems by discussing
solution strategies with the instructor or with other conference members.
Now when the user encounters
difficulties, he has available to him a hierarchy of help-levels.
The user can select the level and number of help-levels depending on the
severity of his difficulties: technical information screens, the solution
screen and communication channels with the instructor and other users are
The user obtains instant clarification of concepts, equations, procedures
Problem-solving is followed by
A detailed discussion of solution strategies.
After the preset time-period
has expired, the problem is carefully analyzed in a group discussion where
additional clarification is given.
The cycle then repeats in the next problem.
In the RIMS format, users hand solve between 5000 and 10,000 problems
Users gain confidence, practice and skill and are provided with feedback,
reinforcement, repetition and discussion in every phase of the Training
Users are organized
With a comprehensive course kit, with color-coded sheets for quick access to
Read More About The RIMS
Problem-Solving Training Method
- To ensure meeting
the standards of the exam, users practice referencing and working with the
NCEES formula book
and practice with the PPI study guides.