Energy Engineering

Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is one part in the process of becoming a licensed professional engineer (PE). The FE exam is computer-based and contains problems that require a variety of approaches and methodologies including design, analysis, application and operations. The exam is administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). More information about the exams can be found at the National Council of Examiners website.

The FE exam consists of two parts, the morning exam which is the same for everyone and the afternoon specialized exam where you select to take the Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical, or the Other Disciplines (formerly the General) exam. Energy Engineering students would be most qualified to take the Other Disciplines exam, but some have taken Chemical or Mechanical and passed. The exam is offered once each October and April. Additional information about the licensure process and the FE exam can also be found on the College of Engineering PE and FE Exams page.