FE Exam Information

WHAT IS THE "FE" EXAM AND WHY SHOULD I TAKE IT?

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam, also known as the Engineer in Training (EIT) Exam, is your first step towards becoming licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE).  

If you plan on becoming licensed, which is required in all states, you will need to take this test.  Much like how Doctors are required to do residency to gain experience before becoming licensed, Civil Engineers too must complete a certain amount of hours before becoming eligible to become a PE.  Upon graduating from an ABET accredited school, such as BYU, you will be able to begin gaining experience toward becoming a PE.  You do not need to take the FE to graduate but it is to your advantage to take it before you graduate.  After gaining your experience (state dependent, usually around 4 years), you are eligible to take the PE Exam, after which you will be a Professionally Licensed Engineer.

WHEN IS IT OFFERED AND HOW DO I REGISTER?

Beginning in January 2014, the FE and FS exams are offered year-round as computer-based exams at Pearson VUE testing centers. The test if offered two of three months every quarter of the year. Registration is open now.
FAQ about the new procedure at http://ncees.org/exams/exam-day-policies/.

The cost is $225, which is non-refundable. Rescheduling for the Computer Based Testing is available if you have a conflict with your originally scheduled appointment. Additional information available at http://ncees.org/exams/fe-exam/.

HOW SHOULD I STUDY FOR IT?


Study material is available online at the NCEES website. The Reference Manual is available for free online and can be purchased as desired. All test takers should be familiar with using the PDF version of this manual before taking the test.

Thanks to the BYU CE En Faculty, FE Review review videos are available, in addition to other videos the Internet.


Review Sessions

Due to the frequency of the exam, there will not be "regularly scheduled" review sessions.
However, with enough interest, subject-specific review sessions will be held, in addition to sample question reviews.

There are a few links below which we have found that provide review material in video and PDF form.


Also, check out this YouTube Channel of FE Exam Review Videos:
FE Exam Preparation (31 hours of review videos!)

Computers
- http://youtu.be/kG5Hct608_M
Surveying
- http://youtu.be/bxDGjEygNNU
Statics/Dynamics
- http://youtu.be/7tX6xUI8eSw
Soil Mechanics and Foundations
- http://youtu.be/Iaa3_xv9Afw (also practice the force calculation)
Fluid Mechanics
- http://youtu.be/L9__kdCE98M
- http://youtu.be/0QyKriQ-rsE
Structural Design
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkVuAP6QMT0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4o6kNQwOBY w/ Exercises & Reference Manual 
Structural Analysis
- http://youtu.be/YGd4U1ONg40
Transportation Engineering
- http://youtu.be/i0IuQuO0DAU
Environmental Engineering
- http://youtu.be/DqV3kCM1UVE

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

The Fundamentals of Engineering Examination is an 110 question, Computer Based Exam. It is 6 hours long, including a tutorial, scheduled break, and post survey.
Remember to identify yourself as a student from Brigham Young University.
You are supplied with a Reference Manual, which will be given in PDF format on the screen with your electronic exam.
You will be permitted to bring a calculator. Materials will be provided to work out the problems.

When you register, indicate which exam you would like to take (Civil CBT Exam).

For information about what to expect on the exam, information regarding exam day policies, finding out which calculators are permitted, and the availability to take the test, CLICK HERE


Additional suggestions found on this Powerpoint Slide

Additional Videos found below
If you find other videos that are helpful, please let BYU ASCE know to improve the website.

NCEES PlaylistVideo 1
NCEES WebinarVideo 2
Issac WaitVideo 3
Reinforced ConcreteVideo 4
ThermodynamicsVideo 5
TransportationVideo 5
MaterialsVideo 6
Soil MechanicsVideo 7
Bagley College of E-LearningVideo 8
MaterialsVideo 9
Hydraulics and HydrologyVideo 10
EnvironmentalVideo 11
TransportationVideo 12
Soil Mechanics, FoundationsVideo 13
EngineerInTrainingTVVideo 14
Engineering EconomicsVideo 15
MathematicsVideo 16
Statistics and ProbabilityVideo 17
Linear AlgebraVideo 18
Analytic GeometryVideo 19
Differential EquationsVideo 20
CalculusVideo 21
Joshua Fiske
FE Review 4Video 22
Compilation by SamVideo 23

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