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.
Sign up on the FE Test Takers list to receive periodic updates about these 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
- September 17th, 2013
Surveying
- September 19th, 2013
Statics/Dynamics
- September 25th, 2013
Soil Mechanics and Foundations
- September 26th, 2013 (also practice the force calculation)
Fluid Mechanics
- October 1st, 2013
- September 17th, 2014
Structural Design
- October 10th, 2013
October 1st, 2014 w/ Exercises & Reference Manual 
Structural Analysis
- October 22rd, 2013
Transportation Engineering
- October 23rd, 2013
Environmental Engineering
- October 24th, 2013

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, 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 Playlisthttps://www.youtube.com/user/NCEESMedia
NCEES Webinarhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYzvUHMXvZU
Issac Waithttps://www.youtube.com/user/goomoofoo42/search?query=FE
Reinforced Concretehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG3kYEXIgTs
Thermodynamicshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqkY-M7nX0k
Transportationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7Kq4_byrEA
Materialshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUx5rapcO8c
Soil Mechanicshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3r87tgO7fM
Bagley College of E-Learninghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC35tcB3I8gYiCT-lmlWWW-w/feed
Materialshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlAIeDzMkk8
Hydraulics and Hydrologyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysUqO_1hvFg
Environmentalhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgyMKw80E08
Transportationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw7Fxz0hCtc
Soil Mechanics, Foundationshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDCMX2H__so
EngineerInTrainingTVhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUM-MRYR2IHnUWEhz-oNh1Q
Engineering Economicshttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRW1FgIW06IpkWmpIl_1qrXIPPzZdc7-V
Mathematicshttps://www.youtube.com/user/EngineerInTrainingTV/videos?sort=dd&view=46&tag_id=UCUM-MRYR2IHnUWEhz-oNh1Q.3.mathematics-playlist&shelf_id=2
Statistics and Probabilityhttps://www.youtube.com/user/EngineerInTrainingTV/videos?view=46&tag_id=UCUM-MRYR2IHnUWEhz-oNh1Q.3.probability-and-statistics-playlist&shelf_id=3&sort=dd
Linear Algebrahttps://www.youtube.com/user/EngineerInTrainingTV/videos?flow=grid&tag_id=UCUM-MRYR2IHnUWEhz-oNh1Q.3.linear-algebra-playlist&view=46
Analytic Geometryhttps://www.youtube.com/user/EngineerInTrainingTV/videos?view=46&sort=dd&tag_id=UCUM-MRYR2IHnUWEhz-oNh1Q.3.analytical-geometry-playlist&shelf_id=7
Differential Equationshttps://www.youtube.com/user/EngineerInTrainingTV/videos?view=46&sort=dd&tag_id=UCUM-MRYR2IHnUWEhz-oNh1Q.3.differential-equations-playlist&shelf_id=6
Calculushttps://www.youtube.com/user/EngineerInTrainingTV/videos?view=46&sort=dd&tag_id=UCUM-MRYR2IHnUWEhz-oNh1Q.3.calculus-playlist&shelf_id=5
Joshua Fiske
FE Review 4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z_MuemEADk&list=PLEBBC7A6404E78DA2
Compilation by Samhttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSUNKeVS46r32UPFKd-02bNgicP9JgcN9

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