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					         ENGR 4301-17
         ENGR 5301-17
          TSTP 1040

     Professional Practice for the
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

 Engineering in Training (EIT) Review
        Information of the Class
• Web site ( You have to download and print or
  purchase: FE Supplied Reference Handbook and
  FE Exam Specifications)

• Class Coordinator:
  Dr. Xing Fang, Professor, Department of Civil
  Engineering, Office: C 2209; Phone: 880-2287;

• Student Information – Email to keep in touch
  Student who borrows the FE Review Manual from the
  College of Engineering should read the following
  statements and provide information requested.
• The Manual is the property of the College of
  Engineering, and the student should take care of the
  Manual and should NOT write anything in the Manual.
• The College of Engineering only borrows the Manual to
  students who plan to take the FE examine in that
• The student should return the Manual to Ms. Debbie
  Graves at the end of the semester, otherwise the
  College of Engineering can ask faculty to hold the
  grades for courses you take.
•   Student information:
•   Name:        ________________ LU ID:    __________________
•   Book ID:     _________________ Edition: __________________
•   Date Checked Out: ____________ Signature: _______________
•   Date Returned: ________________ Signature: _______________
         Your Responsibility
• You have to download and print or purchase the
  FE Supplied Reference Handbook.
• You have to carefully review the handbook and
  become very familiar with information in the
• You have to spend time review theory in the
  textbook since professors will spend more time
  to solve sample problems.
• You need to make a early decision on which
  subject area for afternoon session you will test
  on for your FE exam.
Number of Problems and Percentages for Each
  Subject in FE Exam (General Engineering)
  Information for afternoon session for your
        major is given in the web site.
                      Tentative Schedule
•   Tues    Jan 16             Prof. Fang          Introduction/Computers/Ethics
•   Thurs   Jan 18, 22         Prof. Xu                  Mathematics
•   Thurs   Jan 25, 30         Prof. Bourland            Statics/Material Science
•   Thurs   Feb 1, 6           Prof. J. Lin              Chemistry/Statistics
•   Thurs   Feb 8, 13          Prof. Aung              Dynamics/Material Science
•   Thurs   Feb 15, 20         Prof. Jao                 Solid Mechanics
•   Thurs   Feb 22, 27         Prof. S. Lin              Thermodynamics
•   Thurs   Mar 1              Prof. S. Lin              Thermodynamics
•   Tues    Mar 6              Prof. Wang                Electricity/Magnetism
•   Thurs   Mar 8,20           Prof. Fang                Diagnostics Exam
•   Thurs   Mar 22, 27         Prof. Chu                 Engineering Economics
•   Tues    Mar 29/Apri 1      Prof. Fang/Majdalani      Fluids
•   Thurs   April 5            Prof. Wang/Fang           Electricity/Transportation
•   Tues    April 10, 12       Prof. Fang                Practice Exam
•   Thurs   April 17, 19       Prof. Fang                Individual Study

•   Sat     April 21 All Day   Official Proctors         FE (EIT) Exam
       Grading Policy - Practice
     Problems/Exams – FE Exam
• One or two sets of practice problems or exams
  for each subject will be given and graded.
  Solutions will be provided.
• Diagnostic exam in March, practice exam in
  April, and the FE exam in April 21, 2007.
• Maximum 10 points for practice exam of each
  subject (10x9), 30 points for diagnostic/practice
  exams, and 120 points for passing the FE exam
  (40 points for not taking/passing the FE exam).
• An “A” grade will be given upon passing the FE
Beginning with the October 2005 administration,
candidates will receive results of "Pass" or "Fail"
 only. Failing candidates will no longer receive a
                 numerical score.
       Goal & Objective
The goal & objective of the class is to
   prepare students for FE exam by
 reviewing 11 subjects and providing
 opportunities for students to work on
 diagnostic exam, practice problems,
         and practice exam.
             ENGR 4301-17 / ENGR 5301-17 / TSTP 1040

                             Practice Problems

  Subject ______________________ Due Date ___________________

Problem             Problem Statement and Multiple Choice Answer



       ENGR 4301-17 / ENGR 5301-17 / TSTP 1040

                       Practice Problems

Subject ______________________ Due Date ___________________

        Student Name _____________________________

 All solutions must be marked clearly on the answer sheet below.
To Become A Professional Engineer (PE)

• All applicants for licensure (PE) must take and pass
  three examinations – the National Council of Examiners
  for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES), (1)
  Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, (2)
  the NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE)
  examination, and (3) the Texas Ethics of Engineering
• The FE and PE examinations are both 8-hour tests and
  are given twice a year.
• The testing dates are scheduled for April and October.
• The Texas Ethics of Engineering Exam is an open book
  examination concerning the Texas Engineering Practice
  Act and the Board Rules.
 Comments From Recent Examinees

When to take the Exam:
• Take the exam during your senior year
• Take it as soon as possible after
• Don’t wait so many years after graduation
  to take this test.
Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
• The Fundamentals of Engineering examination is
  a supplied reference examination consisting of
  120 one-point questions in the morning session
  and 60 two-point questions in the afternoon
  session. Guessing is valid, and no points are
  subtracted for incorrect answers.

• The morning session is common to all disciplines.
  The afternoon session is administered in five
  disciplines with a general engineering session for
  all remaining disciplines.
• Examinees may either register for the
  exam online or obtain their scheduling
  form from the Board.
• Non-Student Scheduling Form for the
  Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)
  Exam. (This form can be completed on-
  line, printed, and mailed to the Board
• The examination deadline date is available on the board
  website and is printed on the scheduling form. Your
  online registration or scheduling form and fee must be
  received on or before the examination deadline. There
  will be NO EXCEPTIONS made.
• The fee for the Fundamentals of Engineering
  Examination is $120 for STUDENTS (This includes
  individuals enrolled in advanced engineering degree
  programs), and NON-STUDENTS.
• Remittance should be made payable to the "Texas
  Board of Prof. Engineers." (Payment must be made by
  check or money order. Cash will not be accepted.)
  Examination fees are non-refundable and cannot be
  applied toward future examinations, application fees, or
  annual license renewal fees.
Dates for Application and Exams
                          March 1, 2007
             Examination Location
FE Exams may be administered by these universities for their engineering
•   University of Houston or other location in Houston
•   Texas Tech University
•   University of TX @ Pan American
•   University of TX @ Arlington
•   University of TX @ Austin
•   Rice University
•   University of TX @ El Paso
•   LeTourneau University
•   Southern Methodist University
•   Trinity University
•   Texas A&M @ Kingsville
•   Baylor University
•   Texas A&M University
•   University of TX @ San Antonio.
• 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.
• Information concerning the examinations
  is also available from NCEES.
• Admission tickets for the examination are mailed
  to candidates approximately two weeks before
  the examination date.
• Candidates must arrive at their test site by 7:15
  a.m. with their admission ticket and a photo I.D.
• Candidates without both an admission ticket and
  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 a
  supplied-reference 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.
• Along with the AM and PM test booklets, candidates are
  provided with a copy of the Fundamentals of Engineering
  Reference Handbook which contains reference formulas
  and tables for use during the examination. This handbook
  will be collected at the end of each session along with the
  test booklets and answer sheets.
• Examination specifications and format may be viewed/printed from the
  NCEES website at
        What is the calculator policy?
• NCEES policy prohibits any device that communicates or that
  may compromise the security of the examination. Of concern is
  the ability to type in text, store it in memory, and then communicate
  via wireless or cable connections to another calculator, personal
  computer, printer, or other electronic device.
• Only models of calculators approved by NCEES are permitted in the
  exam room. No other models of calculators or variations of the
  models listed below are permitted in the exam room. The following
  are the only calculators that will be permitted in the exam room
  for the 2006 exam administrations.
  Hewlett Packard – HP 30s
  Hewlett Packard – HP 33s
  Hewlett Packard – HP 9s
  Casio – FX 115 ES, FX 115 MS, and FX 115 MS Plus (Note: FX
  115 ES and FX 115 MS models ending with an "-SR"
  designation are also allowed.)
  Texas Instruments – TI 30XA (or TI 30Xa)
  Texas Instruments – TI 30X IIS and TI 30X IIB
  Texas Instruments – TI 36X Solar
• Each year, NCEES will review and revise the approved calculator
  list and then announce the updated list by November 15.
  Comments From Recent Examinees
• “Take a calculator that is easy to use”
• “Make sure that you know how to use your
  calculator before the exam.”
• “Use a standard scientific calculator. Matrix
  operations, graphing, integration, etc., are all
  nice functions to have but are unnecessary
  for the FE exam”
• “If you are going to buy a new calculator,
  make sure your have enough time to become
  familiar with it before the exam.
      Reference Handbooks
• Reference Handbooks may be
  viewed/printed from the National Council
  of Examiners for Engineering and
  Surveying (NCEES) website at or purchased from
  NCEES at P. O. Box 1686, Clemson,
  South Carolina 29630-1686. Telephone: 1-
  800-250-3196. The Reference Handbook
  contains charts, formulas, and tables used
  during the examination.
Comments From Recent Examinees
Which subjects to Study:
• Getting used to all of the topics is really
• Make sure to do the samples (all) in the FE
  Review Manual
• Practice math, study everything
• Study in areas where you are not proficient.
• Study the Review Manual first, then take a
  review course.
  Comments From Recent Examinees
How to Study:
• “Do mock exams”
• “Do all problems in the Review Manual at
  least once. A week before the test, put your
  pencil down and review every problem that
  you have worked.”
• “Do practice problems. Do practice problems.
  Do practice problems.”
• “….just keep working practice problems.”
• “Do as many sample problems as possible.”

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