FE Exam Instructions & Review Sessions

FE Instructions for Engineering Majors to Graduate from Carroll

One of the requirements to graduate from Carroll College with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering or engineering science is to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. The exam is given by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying® (NCEES).

Students take the exam sometime during, or immediately after, the last semester of their senior year. Your diploma cannot be posted until Carroll’s registrar receives notice that you took the exam. To qualify as a May graduate you must take the exam no later than the third week of May.

The FE exam can be taken multiple times but your goal should be to study thoroughly, attend Carroll’s FE review sessions, and pass the exam on the first try. The first-time pass rate is an important statistic for you as a graduate of Carroll College and for the engineering programs’ accreditation status. Carroll’s four-year graduation rate, as reported to the federal government, can also be impacted if you take the exam at a later date.  Another compelling reason to pass the exam on the first try is that it costs $225 per attempt (so get it done the first time!).

To register for the FE you should go to the NCEES web site and set up a myNCEES account. You will find all sorts of information about the exam format, prep materials, disciplines offered, schedules, testing sites, and how to register.

Results are typically available 7–10 days after you take the exam. You will receive an email notification from NCEES with instructions to view your results in your MyNCEES account. Results will include your picture, NCEES ID and information specific to your licensing board regarding how you should proceed based on your performance. You should then forward your results to Carroll’s registrar Cassie Hall (chall@carroll.edu), Mary Keeffe (mkeeffe@carroll.edu) and Terry Mullen (tmullen@carroll.edu).

Free FE Review Sessions

Carroll College will offer a series of review sessions for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam starting in February 2018. The sessions will be on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). They will be held in the civil engineering classroom and are free of charge. If you have any questions please contact Terry Mullen at 447-4452 or .

Course Information

The "FE Civil Review Manual" and "FE Civil Practice Problems" by Michael R. Lindeburg will be used as the problem source for the sessions. They can be purchased by Professional Publications, Inc.

Participants should obtain a copy of the "Fundamentals of Engineering Supplied - Reference Handbook". These can be downloaded from the NCEES web site, http://www.ncees.org(link is external).

Spring 2018 Session schedule

  1. February 6 - Fluids, taught by Gary Fischer
  2. February 13  - Math, taught by John Scharf
  3. February 20 - Statics, taught by Terry Mullen
  4. February 27 - Dynamics, taught by Terry Mullen
  5. March 13 -  Solids, taught by John Scharf (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
  6. March 20 - Geotech, taught by Mike Oelrich
  7. March 27 - Structures, taught by John Scharf
  8. April 3 - Chemistry, taught by Kyle Strode
  9. April 10 - Thermodynamics, taught by Mary Keeffe

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