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An Introduction to Tropical Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical & Miscellaneous Systems

COURSE NO: A03-006
An Introduction to Tropical Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical & Miscellaneous Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an introduction to special considerations in design of plumbing, HVAC, electrical distribution and miscellaneous features and systems in tropical climates where high humidity, heat, heavy rain and seafront conditions are common.


This 3 PDH online course is intended for mechanical, electrical and architectural engineers and other design and construction professionals seeking an introduction to the special challenges present in building mechanical and electrical systems in facilities in tropical climates where heat, humidity and seafront conditions are important.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about the recommended materials for plumbing fixtures
  • Understanding the requirements for chilled water system piping and equipment
  • Learning how to control condensation in tropical facilities
  • Knowing the guidelines for HVAC ductwork insulation
  • Learning about air conditioning system sizing criteria
  • Knowing the guidelines for installation of electrical equipment, wiring and devices in the tropics
  • Learning how to avoid problems with miscellaneous construction materials in tropical climates
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Tropical Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical & Miscellaneous Systems".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
An Introduction to Tropical Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical & Miscellaneous Systems (760 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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