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Anyone else take the fundamentals of engineering (FE) exam yesterday?

  1. Oct 25, 2009 #1
    Anyone? I took it. I think I passed. We will see in 2 months. I took the general exam in the afternoon. The morning section was a breeze but the afternoon section was kinda difficult for me. I am an EE and I am bad at some of the ME stuff. Unfortunately, the exam seems to be skewed toward mechanical engineering subjects.

    I walked out of the exam room with like 30 minutes to spare for both the AM and PM sections. I wish I would have used that time to go back and try to work some of the problems that I had to guess on. Oh well. I just wanted to get the heck out of there.

    If I passed then I need to acquire 4 years of engineering experience and then take the Professional Engineer (PE) exam. Then I will have an engineering license.
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  3. Oct 25, 2009 #2
    Yea I took it at the exam site in Pomona yesterday. I thought there was alot of mechanics ( strength of materials) type of questions on both the morning and afternoon general test. I saw some fluids, and thermodynamics questions. I only saw 1 heat transfer problem and it was ridiculously easy. The weight of the amount of topics is probably different for each time they administer the exam.
  4. Oct 25, 2009 #3
    How do you become eligible to take this exam?
  5. Oct 26, 2009 #4


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  6. Jan 4, 2010 #5
    Update: I passed the exam. Now all I need to do is work for 4 years and take the PE exam.
  7. Jan 4, 2010 #6


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    Congratulations! Keep up the good work! :approve:
  8. Jan 4, 2010 #7
    and in another 4 years after that a PF exam
  9. Jan 5, 2010 #8


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    Do note that typically the licensing boards will count any type of co-op experience as work experience. Also, make sure that your profession requires/wants/desires a PE license. While common for civil engineers, I'm not sure how important it is for EE's, but it seems like a lot of work just to write John Doe, P.E.
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