Take Fundamentals of Engineering Exam to Enjoy Benefits of PE

Posted by Wasim Asghar on January 12th, 2022

Did you know that engineers are professionals who love acronyms? Yes indeed they are well-versant with acronyms such as FE and the PE. If you ask engineers ‘how I can become a licensed engineer?’ they will sum up the entire experience in two words’ Fundamentals of Engineering’.

The FE - Fundamentals of Engineering and PE Principles and Practice of Engineering exams are professional exams created and administered by the NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying). It is mandatory to pass these exams if you want to become a professional engineer. Passing the FE exam grants one the title of EIT -Engineer-in-Training, or at times it is also known as EI Engineering Intern. Passing the PE exam grants one the title of P.E. - Professional Engineer. Both the FE and PE exams are eight hours long exams that are split into two four-hour sessions, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon (with a 60 minute lunch break in between).

The Fundamentals of Engineering exam, which is the first of the two is designed for aspirants who are close to completing their undergraduate educations. The morning session tests range of knowledge of general engineering principles and practices. The students have to tackle the topics from general engineering courses, like statistics, circuits, fluid dynamics, statics, and chemistry and more. The afternoon session tests wisdom of knowledge of material more specific to your chosen field.

After successful completion of FE exam second step is the PE exam in receiving a P.E. license, and it\'s designed to test competence in a specific engineering field. In order to take it, you must have firstly passed the FE exam and worked in the industry for at least four years.  You will find that for most engineers, the exam will essentially consist of eight-hour test of a broad range of topics within their fields of study. However, for civil engineers, electrical and computer engineers, and mechanical engineers they will need to select specific concentrations for their exams. Specifically for them, the morning sessions will broadly cover topics common to their fields as a whole, and the afternoon sessions will cover their selected field of their choice in greater depth.

www.studyforfe.com offers valuable resources for FE Electrical and Computer Engineer exam developed by Wasim Asghar, who is the author and Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas (PE), Florida (PE) and Ontario (P. Eng). The author passed both exams in first attempts and the lessons learned during FE exam preparation encouraged him to develop these resources which are designed to help aspiring examinees better prepare for the latest CBT format of FE Electrical and Computer Engineering exam.

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