This page provides information and resources about taking the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Whether you plan to take it in the fall, spring, or after graduation, you'll need to prepare appropriately.
Consult the NCEES' COVID-19 page for the latest information about taking the test in 2020.
Contact the engineering librarian or your FE exam department representative with questions or comments. Good luck on the exam!
Check out this presentation for more information on what to expect and exam prep tips.
The exam is offered in seven disciplines. Ultimately, it doesn't matter which version you take; what matters is that you pass the exam. Below are suggestions on which test to take based on your major.
|Major||Suggested FE Exam subject|
|Aerospace Engineering||Mechanical Engineering or Other Disciplines|
|Computer Engineering||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Electrical Engineering||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|General Engineering||Other Disciplines|
|Mechanical Engineering||Mechanical Engineering or Other Disciplines|
|Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering||Other Disciplines|
|Nuclear Engineering||Mechanical Engineering or Other Disciplines|
|Ocean Engineering||Other Disciplines|
|Weapons, Robotics, & Controls Engineering||Other Disciplines|
*There may be additional approvals and regulations during COVID-19; contact your department representative before scheduling the exam.*
As of this writing, the closest test centers that offer this exam are in Columbia, MD, and Washington, DC and these centers have limited capacity so plan ahead with guidance from your department rep.
FE Exam department contacts:
|Aerospace Engineering||LT John Gregoryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering||LT Benjamin Maleemail@example.com|
Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and General Engineering
LT Spencer Ewing
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Ocean Engineering
LCDR Jen Fleming
|Robotics and Control Engineering||LCDR Eli Sewellfirstname.lastname@example.org|