FE (Fundamentals of Engineering Examination)
The following individuals are eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination:
A qualified non-student individual is defined as someone who has a Bachelor of Science or post-graduate degree in engineering or a related science field that has been approved by the Board (prior to the submission of the scheduling form). Such degree programs must include, as a minimum, the courses listed in a) and b) of this subparagraph, or these courses must be taken in addition to the Bachelor or Graduate degree program:
a) 8 semester hours of
mathematics beyond trigonometry, including differential and integral calculus;
b) 20 semester hours of engineering science which include subjects such as mechanics, thermodynamics, electrical and electronic circuits, and others selected from material science, transport phenomena, computer science and comparable subjects depend on the discipline or branch of engineering. Course work should incorporate hands-on laboratory work and contain sufficient design curricula to provide minimal competency in the use of engineering algorithms and procedures.
Candidates must have a
four-year Baccalaureate Degree as follows:
a) An engineering degree approved by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology, Inc. (EAC/ABET).
b) An engineering technology degree of four years or more that is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology, Inc. (TAC/ABET).
c) Other degree programs of four years or more in an engineering or related science curriculum which fulfill the minimum educational requirements defined in Board Rule 133.31.
An undergraduate student who is within two full-time semesters (not including summer sessions) of graduating and who is enrolled in an EAC/ABET-accredited engineering program, a TAC/ABET-accredited four year baccalaureate technical program or an engineering-related science program of four years or more that has been approved by the Board.
A graduate student enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D. engineering program may take the FE exam.
Exam for Record Purposes - Individuals who are licensed to practice professional engineering in Texas may take the examination for record purposes.
The exam is administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Examinees may register for the exam online.
EXAMINATION DATES AND FEE:
The examination is scheduled throughout the year by NCEES. The exam is offered during the months of January, February, April, May, July, August, October, and November. The exams will be conducted at Pearson VUE testing centers. NCEES policy allows examinees to take the FE exam once during any two-month testing window, and no more than three times in a twelve-month period.
Your online registration and fee must be received on or before the examination date. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS made.
The fee for the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination is set by NCEES.
FE EXAMINATION INFORMATION
The board does not endorse any particular study courses or study materials for the FE or PE exams. Many Universities or Professional Societies or Associations have study information for the exams. (See our Links Page for more information.) Information concerning the examinations is also available from NCEES. (www.ncees.org)
Admission tickets for the examination are provided to candidates before the examination date. Candidates must arrive at their test site on time with a photo I.D. Candidates without a photo I.D. will not be allowed into the examination room. It is recommended that candidates bring sack lunches as the time allowed for lunch may be limited to less than a full hour
The Fundamentals of Engineering Examination is computer-based with supplied reference materials. The reference materials contain charts, formulas, and tables used during the examination.
ONLY the following items may be brought into the examination room:
a) Pencils: NCEES
will provide pencils for exams. Candidates will not be allowed to bring in their
own pencils or other writing materials.
b) Calculators: NCEES has a list of calculators that are permitted in the exam room. No other calculators will be permitted. See NCEES Calculator Policy for more information and an updated list of calculators.
Examination specifications and format may be viewed/printed from the NCEES website at http://www.ncees.org/exams.