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NCEES-FE NCEES - FE Civil Engineering 2022

The FE test includes 110-questions.
The test appointment time is 6 hours long and includes
Nondisclosure agreement (2 minutes)Tutorial (8 minutes)
Exam (5 hours and 20 minutes)Scheduled break (25 minutes)

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) test is generally your first step in the process to becoming a professional licensed engineer (P.E.). It is designed for accurate graduates and students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree from an EAC/ABET-accredited program. The FE test is a computer-based test administered year-round at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers.

Reviewing the FE test specifications, fees, and requirementsReading the reference materialsUnderstanding scoring and reportingViewing the most up-to-date FE test pass rates A $175 test fee is payable directly to NCEES. Some licensing boards may require you to file a separate application and pay an application fee as part of the approval process to qualify you for a seat for an NCEES exam. Your licensing board may have additional requirements. Special accommodations are available for examinees who meet certain eligibility criteria and sufficiently document their request.

1. Mathematics
A. Analytic geometry
B. Calculus
C. Roots of equations
D. Vector analysis
2. Probability and Statistics
A. Measures of central tendencies and dispersions (e.g., mean, mode, standard deviation)
B. Estimation for a single mean (e.g., point, confidence intervals)
C. Regression and curve fitting
D. Expected value (weighted average) in decision making
3. Computational Tools
A. Spreadsheet computations
B. Structured programming (e.g., if-then, loops, macros)
4. Ethics and Professional Practice
A. Codes of ethics (professional and technical societies)
B. Professional liability
C. Licensure
D. Sustainability and sustainable design
E. Professional skills (e.g., public policy, management, and business)
F. Contracts and contract law
5. Engineering Economics
A. Discounted cash flow (e.g., equivalence, PW, equivalent annual worth, FW, rate of return)
B. Cost (e.g., incremental, average, sunk, estimating)
C. Analyses (e.g., breakeven, benefit-cost, life cycle)
D. Uncertainty (e.g., expected value and risk)
6. Statics
A. Resultants of force systems
B. Equivalent force systems
C. Equilibrium of rigid bodies
D. Frames and trusses
E. Centroid of area
F. Area moments of inertia
G. Static friction
7. Dynamics
A. Kinematics (e.g., particles and rigid bodies)
B. Mass moments of inertia
C. Force acceleration (e.g., particles and rigid bodies)
D. Impulse momentum (e.g., particles and rigid bodies)
E. Work, energy, and power (e.g., particles and rigid bodies)
8. Mechanics of Materials
A. Shear and moment diagrams
B. Stresses and strains (e.g., axial, torsion, bending, shear, thermal)
C. Deformations (e.g., axial, torsion, bending, thermal)
D. Combined stresses
E. Principal stresses
F. Mohr's circle
G. Column analysis (e.g., buckling, boundary conditions)
H. Composite sections
I. Elastic and plastic deformations
J. Stress-strain diagrams
9. Materials
A. Mix design (e.g., concrete and asphalt)
B. Test methods and specifications (e.g., steel, concrete, aggregates, asphalt, wood)
C. Physical and mechanical properties of concrete, ferrous and nonferrous metals, masonry, wood, engineered materials (e.g., FRP, laminated lumber, wood/plastic composites), and asphalt
10. Fluid Mechanics
A. Flow measurement
B. Fluid properties
C. Fluid statics
D. Energy, impulse, and momentum equations
11. Hydraulics and Hydrologic Systems
A. Basic hydrology (e.g., infiltration, rainfall, runoff, detention, flood flows, watersheds)
B. Basic hydraulics (e.g., Manning equation, Bernoulli theorem, open-channel flow, pipe flow)
C. Pumping systems (water and wastewater)
D. Water distribution systems
E. Reservoirs (e.g., dams, routing, spillways)
F. Groundwater (e.g., flow, wells, drawdown)
G. Storm sewer collection systems
12. Structural Analysis
A. Analysis of forces in statically determinant beams, trusses, and frames
B. Deflection of statically determinant beams, trusses, and frames
C. Structural determinacy and stability analysis of beams, trusses, and frames
D. Loads and load paths (e.g., dead, live, lateral, influence lines and moving loads, tributary areas)
E. Elementary statically indeterminate structures
13. Structural Design
A. Design of steel components (e.g., codes and design philosophies, beams, columns, beam-columns, tension members, connections)
B. Design of reinforced concrete components (e.g., codes and design philosophies, beams, slabs, columns, walls, footings)
14. Geotechnical Engineering
A. Geology
B. Index properties and soil classifications
C. Phase relations (air-water-solid)
D. Laboratory and field tests
E. Effective stress (buoyancy)
F. Stability of retaining walls (e.g., active pressure/passive pressure)
G. Shear strength
H. Bearing capacity (cohesive and noncohesive)
I. Foundation types (e.g., spread footings, deep foundations, wall footings, mats)
J. Consolidation and differential settlement
K. Seepage/flow nets
L. Slope stability (e.g., fills, embankments, cuts, dams)
M. Soil stabilization (e.g., chemical additives, geosynthetics)
N. Drainage systems
O. Erosion control
15. Transportation Engineering
A. Geometric design of streets and highways
B. Geometric design of intersections
C. Pavement system design (e.g., thickness, subgrade, drainage, rehabilitation)
D. Traffic safety
E. Traffic capacity
F. Traffic flow theory
G. Traffic control devices
H. Transportation planning (e.g., travel forecast modeling)
16. Environmental Engineering
A. Water quality (ground and surface)
B. Basic tests (e.g., water, wastewater, air)
C. Environmental regulations
D. Water supply and treatment
E. Wastewater collection and treatment
17. Construction
A. Construction documents
B. Procurement methods (e.g., competitive bid, qualifications-based)
C. Project delivery methods (e.g., design-bid-build, design build, construction management, multiple prime)
D. Construction operations and methods (e.g., lifting, rigging, dewatering and pumping, equipment production, productivity analysis and improvement, temporary erosion control)
E. Project scheduling (e.g., CPM, allocation of resources)
F. Project management (e.g., owner/contractor/client relations)
G. Construction safety
H. Construction estimating
18. Surveying
A. Angles, distances, and trigonometry
B. Area computations
C. Earthwork and volume computations
D. Closure
E. Coordinate systems (e.g., state plane, latitude/longitude)
F. Leveling (e.g., differential, elevations, percent grades)

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The information on this page applies only to current Northwestern University undergraduate engineering students. 

They are the only people that can register for the FE test through the link on this page. All others must contact the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (or other corresponding state board) directly.

State board contact info can be found at the NCEES website.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the FE/EIT Exam?

The Fundamentals of Engineering test is the first official step on the path to professional engineering licensure. It is a computer based test completed at approved test centers.

FE test Overview:

  • 110 questions
  • 5 hours 20 minutes to complete the exam
  • Optional 20 minute break (after about 55 questions)

There are currently some discipline-specific exams (civil, chemical, electrical, environmental, mechanical and industrial).

There is also an additional general test for students not in those disciplines (though anyone can opt to take the general afternoon test in place of a discipline-specific one).

For more information about the test and engineering licensure, visit the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

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Who Should Take the FE/EIT Exam?

Should I take the FE/EIT Exam?

If you are unsure whether or not to take the exam, you should have a conversation with your adviser or other faculty members in your department. If you know engineers in your field of interest, ask them about the benefits.

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Is this test required? Do I need to pass it to get a job?

No. The FE/EIT test is not required, but you may find it will open up further opportunities for you.

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If I take this exam, will my score affect my degree?

The test has no bearing on earning your bachelor's degree.

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What if I am not going into engineering?

Again, you should have a conversation with your adviser. That said, if you think at all that you may be in the field of engineering later where having a professional license would be helpful, you may want to take this test now.

Taking the test as an undergraduate will mean you’ll have much less preparation to do. Several years down the road, it will be more difficult to review basic chemistry, physics and mechanics.

Note: this registration information only applies to McCormick seniors within one year of graduation. Therefore, students earning degrees in December, March, or June of the current academic year in the following fields are eligible:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Manufacturing and Design Engineering
  • Materials Science

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When is the Exam?

The FE/EIT test is given twice a year, in April and October.

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How Do I Register?

Registration for eligible Northwestern Undergraduates is handled through Continental Testing Services.

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How Do I Prepare?

The test is very comprehensive. The good news is your engineering education is a solid foundation from which to work. You will still need to put time into reviewing for the exam. The morning test in particular will cover material that you probably took as a freshman or sophomore, which may not be as fresh in your mind. See our FE/EIT Preparation Information on this page for additional information on preparing for the exam.

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How Can I Get More Information?

If you are a Northwestern student and need more information, contact:

Stephen Carr
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education
Office of Undergraduate Engineering
Tech L268
847-491-7379
s-carr@northwestern.edu

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Preparing for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

Exam Content

The FE / EIT test is developed by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Visit their FE Exam section for more detailed information on what is covered in the morning and afternoon sessions The test is extremely comprehensive, so you will want to review quite a bit of material prior to the exam. Pay especially close attention to subjects from your first two years of coursework that you maybe have not utilized recently.

Reference Material

At the test site, you will be supplied with a reference handbook, which is approximately 120 pages long. This is the only reference you are allowed to have in the exam. You will not be allowed to bring one in. You will only be allowed to use the reference handbook issued to you at the test site. Therefore, you will want to become familiar with the contents of the handbook ahead of time. Download a copy of the NCEES FE Reference Handbook. In addition to the electronic copy, you may want to purchase a copy of the genuine reference. You may do so directly from NCEES. They also provide additional aids for review and study.

Review Books

There are several test guide publications available that do an excellent job of reviewing the material covered in the FE/EIT Exam. These guides can be obtained through the publishers or at local bookstores, including the Norris Center Bookstore and Barnes & Noble. Among others, the following companies produce specific titles targeted at the FE / EIT Exam:

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Killexams : College of Engineering and Applied Science

The completion of this test is a graduation requirement for all engineering undergraduates except Computer Science majors. It is expected that you will deliver a good faith effort to pass. Failure to deliver a good faith effort to pass may result in a delay in your graduation and a requirement that you take the test again.

Exam Approval: obtain the application in Adobe, complete the information and electronically sign on page 2. Save it with your name (Last Name_First Name), and email it to Laurie Bonini at lbonini@uwyo.edu. She will forward it for approval.

Application Instructions

The NCEES Examinee Guide is the official guide to policies and procedures for all NCEES exams. All examinees are required to read this document before starting the test registration process. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have the current version.

Examination windows each calendar year:

Exams are offered throughout the year. However, if you fail the exam, you may only take it once during any given window and no more than three times during a 12-month period.

  • January - March

  • April - June

  • July - September

  • October - December

You must complete the test by the last day of the semester in which you plan to graduate.     

FE test Specifications By Discipline

Material that will be on the Fundamentals of Engineering test is different for each area of study and is listed in the following links:

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Killexams : Professional Engineering Exam

As a licensed Professional Engineer, or PE, you can expect many more benefits when compared to other engineers; most employers offer higher salaries and greater opportunities for advancement to PE's. Only PE's can consult in private practice, and seal company documents to be sent to the government. PEs also have more credibility as expert witnesses in court than most engineers.

Steps in obtaining a PE license:

  • Pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam.
  • Graduate with a bachelor's degree from an ABET accredited engineering curriculum (all Engineering curricula at Michigan Tech except Robotics Engineering).
  • Gain four years of engineering experience under the supervision of a registered professional engineer.
  • Pass the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Exam.

During your senior year you should take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, which is required prior to sitting for the Professional Engineers (PE) Exam. Some requirements vary by state.

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Killexams : Control Systems Engineer Licensure Preparation

The Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) test tests for a minimum level of competency in a particular engineering discipline. It is designed for engineers who have gained a minimum of four years’ post-college work experience in their chosen engineering discipline.

The PE Control Systems Engineering test is an 8-hour test with 80 questions. It is administered in pencil-and-paper format once per year in October.

For more information on the format of the test and the Topics covered, please refer to the NCEES website.

Differences between the CAP and CSE Programs

The CSE is a professional engineering (P.E.) license that can only be presented by a State Board of Engineering in the US CSE is a legal license to practice engineering and the test focuses on control systems. CAP is a certification program that documents a candidate's knowledge not only in control systems but in the broader area of automation. CAP will be offered and recognized internationally.

Specifications for CSE Exam

PE test specifications are posted 6 months before the test administration. Updates for the April exams are posted in November, and updates for the October exams are posted in May. To review the specifications, please refer to the NCEES website.

Study Materials

ISA offers study materials and courses for those preparing for the CSE exam. The CSE Study Guide reflecting the multiple-choice format of the examination, and the Control Systems Engineering test Reference Manual: A Practical Study Guide, are both available for order through ISA Publishing. ISA Training also offers a three-day exam review course, as well as other courses that may help you prepare.

Request Information/Listing of Licensure Boards

Professional Engineering registration in the United States is administered by each State Licensing Board. The requirements for licensure vary from state to state. To receive information from your state on the requirements for the CSE examination, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) has a listing of Licensure Boards by state. For more information on the CSE examination, visit NCEES or contact them at: 1 (800) 250-3196.

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Killexams : The Best Scientific Calculators To Buy for School and Work


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Technology in classrooms may be evolving, but one item that has remained a constant is the need for one of the best scientific calculators. Scientific calculators continue to not only be a valuable aid in completing complex math equations but also in providing an additional teaching tool in the classroom and at home.

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Scientific calculators have several features, including helping students and professionals do floating-point arithmetic, logarithmic functions, exponential functions, trigonometric functions and giving fast access to several commonly used mathematical functions, like Pi.

Scientific calculators are often grouped with graphing calculators, but we’ve focused specifically on non-graphing scientific calculators.

What To Consider Before Buying a Scientific Calculator

When shopping for calculators, you’ll likely be deciding between scientific and graphing calculators, the latter of which is capable of performing far more functions. So you might be wondering why you should buy a scientific calculator when a graphing calculator can do more. There are several key reasons. Scientific calculators are less expensive, so if you don’t need all the functions of a graphing calculator,  you might opt to save money by sticking with a scientific calculator. Many simple and advanced problems can be solved with just a scientific calculator.

There are also some settings where a scientific calculator would be the only option. For example, you might not be permitted to use a graphing calculator during certain school, college or professional exams and tests. The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) engineering test permits several scientific calculators, but no graphing calculators. There are other high school tests and college exams where this may be the case as well.

How We Chose the Best Scientific Calculators

When selecting the best scientific calculators, we started with calculators that would be approved for test-taking. These include models from Casio and Texas Instruments. HP’s HP 33s and HP 35s calculators are approved, but they’re currently scarce, prompting rumors that they’ve been discontinued. Fortunately, there are other models you can pick up that are approved for NCEES tests, such as the TI-36x and Casio fx-115 and fx-991 calculators.

Of course, not everyone who is in the market for a calculator is looking to be an engineer or surveyor. That’s why we also picked out more basic, affordable models for everyday calculations. Whether you’re filing your taxes or you need a calculator for school, a scientific calculator is a handy thing to have (and won’t be as distracting as your phone’s calculator). Other handy features we looked out for were solar cells, which make it easier to keep your calculator running without worrying about backup batteries.

From junior high to college students, as well as professionals in the medical and surveying field, finding the right scientific calculator suited to your needs can make a huge difference in one’s success. Here are the best scientific calculators that fit the bill.

  

1. Texas Instruments TI-36X

Texas Instruments TI-36X Pro is one of the most trusted and widely used calculators for students. It’s approved for exams by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, making it a great test-taking calculator where a graphing calculator might not be accepted. The calculator has a four-line display for easy legibility. This calculator also has a solar cell for a longer-lasting battery.

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2. Casio FX-991EX Engineering/Scientific Calculator

The FX-991EX is a great option if you’re looking for a slightly more advanced Casio calculator. It has a natural textbook display for easy legibility and a bigger memory with more functions. The display can show spreadsheets and matrix calculations, and it can even generate a QR code to modify your calculation from your phone. This calculator also has a solar-powered panel.

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3. Casio fx-115ESPLUS2 2nd Edition Scientific Calculator

This is the second edition of Casio’s advanced scientific calculator with a price and functionality that’s sure to satisfy students and professionals alike. The 16-digit four-line display makes it easy to see your calculations in full, the same way they would appear on paper. There are 280 different functions. The calculator has a sturdy build and a solar panel for increased battery longevity.

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4. Sharp EL-501XBGR Scientific Calculator

The 10-digit LCD display screen and ergonomic design make the calculator easy to use. The Sharp comes with 131 functions already preset and one variable statistic. The lightweight and durable calculator is designed for academic and personal use.

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5. Casio FX-260 Solar II

If you’re looking for a basic and intuitive calculator, the Casio FX-260 is a great option to get. It’s an affordable and compact option with a single-line display, making it a good option if you prefer a simpler display. This calculator is also solar-powered and it comes with a sliding case to protect it.

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6. Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS Scientific Calculator

The TI 30X series is on the approved list by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, and it’s an affordable calculator with a simple two-line display showing the entry and result at the same time, making it easier to double-check for errors or mistyped equations. The solar and battery power ensures you won’t run out of juice mid-exam.

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7. Helect 2-Line Engineering Scientific Calculator

This calculator comes with 240 scientific functions and can be used for one- and two-variable statistical calculations. Degrees, radians and grads make up the three angle modes that are possible with the Helect, which can display functions in scientific/engineering notation mode. A hard, sliding case keeps the Helect protected when not in use and the inside of the case provides examples of how to use the two-line digital display.

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1. Texas Instruments TI-36X

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Texas Instruments TI-36X Pro is one of the best calculators for students. It’s approved for exams by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, making it a great test-taking calculator where a graphing calculator might not be accepted. The calculator has a four-line display for easy legibility. This calculator also has a solar cell for a longer-lasting battery. Along with the Casio, this calculator displays fractions as they appear on paper for easier reading.

Pros:  The textbook display shows fractions as they appear on paper. Can display multiple calculations at the same time.

Cons: Can have something of a learning curve.

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2. Casio FX-991EX Scientific Calculator

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The FX-991EX is a great option if you’re looking for a slightly more advanced Casio calculator. It has a natural textbook display for easy legibility and a bigger memory with more functions. The display can show spreadsheets and matrix calculations, and it can even generate a QR code to modify your calculation from your phone. This calculator also has a solar-powered panel.

Pros: Easy to read spreadsheet display.

Cons: Limited access to previous calculations.

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3. Sharp EL-501XBGR Scientific Calculator

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The 10-digit LCD screen and ergonomic design make the calculator easy to use. The Sharp comes with 131 functions already preset and one variable statistic. The lightweight and durable calculator is designed for academic and personal use.

Pros: The Sharp comes with a protective cover that has basic instructions printed on the inside for easy reference.

Cons: The Sharp is limited in its abilities and if students plan on taking more advanced classes, they will need to purchase an additional calculator.

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4. Casio fx-115ESPLUS2 2nd Edition

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This is the second edition of Casio’s advanced scientific calculator with a price and functionality that’s sure to satisfy students and professionals alike. The 16-digit four-line display makes it easy to see your calculations in full, the same way they would appear on paper. There are 280 different functions. The calculator has a sturdy build and a solar panel for increased battery longevity.

Pros: Economical option that’s approved by NCEES for tests. Like the TI, the textbook display shows calculations in full for easier legibility. Solar panel so you don’t have to worry about running out of battery.

Cons: Can take some time to familiarize yourself with the functions.

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5. Helect 2-Line Engineering Scientific Calculator

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For professional and academic use, we recommend the Helect 2-Line Engineering Scientific Calculator. The calculator comes with 240 scientific functions and can be used for one- and two-variable statistical calculations. Degrees, radians and grads make up the three angle modes that are possible with the Helect, which can display functions in scientific/engineering notation mode. A hard, sliding case keeps the Helect protected when not in use and the inside of the case provides examples of how to use the two-line digital display.

Pros: The Helect is designed with an ergonomic grip and comfortable to use, responsive buttons that have a smart layout.

Cons: The screen can be difficult to read from several angles.

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Killexams : Control Systems Engineering (CSE) PE test Review Course (EN00)

Length: 3 days
CEU Credits: 2.1
Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Certification of Completion: A Certificate of Completion indicating the total number of CEUs earned will be provided upon successful completion of the course.

Description:

This course reviews the knowledge and skills areas that are included on the Control Systems Engineer (CSE) Professional Engineer (PE) examination produced by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and administered by US state professional license boards each October. The intent of the class is to prepare an engineer with a minimum of four years of experience to take the test by providing instruction in the broad range of technical areas that will be tested. The content is based on the CSE test Specification that went into effect in October 2019.

Aside from US, the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES) also offers various professional engineer exams in several international locations including Saudi Arabia, Japan and South Korea, in order to address needs requirements/qualifications of successful applicants to their engineering counsels.

"A good general overview of what to expect on [CSEPE] exam. Good info on how to go about taking test (strategy). Pointed out to me what areas I needed to work on." -Brian Keene, Plant Engineer

You will be able to:

  • Follow the guidelines for taking the CSE exam
  • Identify the breadth of the knowledge and skills areas covered
  • Apply recognized standards for symbols and documents
  • Recognize the basic calculation techniques for measurement devices
  • Apply process variable measurements and sensor selection
  • Compare the various final control elements/valves
  • Explain basic process control loops: their configuration, operation, and performance 
  • Follow discrete logic in motor and interlock control
  • Describe various signal conversion and wiring arrangements
  • Compare various installation methods and techniques
  • Determine material requirements from physical parameters
  • Use safety instrumented basics
  • Interpret system scope statements and apply to design needs
 

You will cover:

  • Sensors Technologies Applicable to Various Measurements (Process Variables): Sensor Types | Calibration Ranges | Lineraity | Hysterisis | Repeatability | Elevated and Suppressed Zero Ranges
  • Calculations Involved In Process Measurements: Flow | Pressure | Level | Temperature
  • Final Control Elements: Valve Types and Styles | Flow Characteristics | Applications | Sizing | Safety Relief Valves
  • Fluid Properties: Specific Gravity | Pressure and Temperature Conversion | Reynolds Number 
  • Signal Types and Transmission Methods: Electronic | Pneumatic | Signal Circuit DesignType, Grounding, Shielding, Installation | Signal Circuit Design (type, grounding, shielding and installation)
  • Control Systems: Loop Tuning Methods | Distributed Control Systems | Ergonomics | Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Graphics | Programming (Ladder Logic, Sequential, Function Block)
  • Safety Systems: Reliability of Devices | Risk Reduction Factors | Probability of Failure on Demand
  • Codes, Standards, and Regulations: Applications and Use | Intrinsic Safety | Hazardous Area Classification
 

Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

  • Practice taking CSE exam-related questions
 

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • Basic experience and background in control systems engineering
  • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam


Includes ISA Textbox: Control Systems Engineering Study Guide, 7th Edition.

Not sure this particular course is for you?
A pre-instructional survey is available for you to evaluate your level of understanding of the course material and to show you the types of questions you'll be able to answer after completing the course.

For more information:
Contact us at +1 919-549-8411 or info@isa.org to start your company on the path to well-trained employees.

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Killexams : FE Review Sessions

FE Exam

Prepare for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, taken in your fourth year. The FE test is generally the first step in the process to becoming a professional licensed engineer (PE).

The FE test is administered by NCEES, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

It is designed for accurate graduates and students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree from an EAC/ABET-accredited program. The FE test is a computer-based test administered year-round at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers.

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Hydrogeology/Water Resources Review Notes

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NRCS (SCS) Rainfall-Runoff

Equations

  • runoff
  • maximum basin retention
  • curve number

Variables

  • precipitation
  • maximum basin retention
  • runoff
  • curve number

Rational Formula

Equations

Variables

  • watershed area
  • runoff coefficient
  • rainfall intensity
  • peak discharge

Darcy’s Law

Equations

  • discharge rate
  • specific discharge
  • average seepage velocity

Variables

  • discharge rate
  • hydraulic conductivity
  • hydraulic head
  • cross-sectional area of flow
  • specific discharge (also called Darcy velocity or superficial velocity)
  • average seepage velocity
  • effective porosity

Definitions

  • Unit hydrograph
  • Transmissivity
  • Storativity or storage coefficient of an aquifer

Well Drawdown

Illustration

  • Unconfined aquifer on an impermeable layer

Dupuit’s Formula

Equations

  • flow rate of water drawn from well

Variables

  • flow rate of water drawn from well
  • coefficient of permeability of soil
  • height of water surface above bottom of aquifer at perimeter of well
  • height h of water surface above bottom of aquifer as a distance r from well centerline
  • radius to well at perimeter of well, ie, radius of well
  • r which is the radius to water surface whose height is h above the bottom of the aquifer
  • specific capacity
  • well drawdown

Illustration

  • Confined aquifer on an impermeable layer

Equations

  • flow rate of water drawn from well
  • transmissivity

Variables

  • flow rate of water drawn from well
  • transmissivity
  • thickness of confined aquifer
  • heights of piezometric surface above bottom of aquifer
  • radii from pumping well

Groundwater Flow

  • Flows in pores and fractures of aquifers
  • Flow is induced by hydraulic gradients
  • Flow is in direction of decreasing head
  • Flow velocity is proportional to the hydraulic gradient

Equations

  • head
  • hydraulic gradient
  • groundwater flow
  • hydraulic conductivity

Variables

  • groundwater flow
  • area perpendicular to flow
  • specific discharge
  • Darcy velocity
  • hydraulic conductivity
  • intrinsic permeability (properties of the geologic formation)
  • fluid properties
  • mass density of the fluid
  • gravitational acceleration
  • dynamic viscosity of the fluid
  • length
  • time
  • mass

Notes

  • Limitation: applies for laminar flow
  • The negative sign is because flow is in the direction of decreasing head (ie, a negative hydraulic gradient)

Intrinsic Permeability

Most important properties affecting the magnitude of intrinsic permeability include:

  1. Sizes and numbers of pores
  2. Pore shape and “connectedness” (packing)
  3. Surface texture

Intrinsic permeability is proportional to the square of the grain diameter. A table is given for the median size of fine, medium, and course sand to show the difference by orders of magnitude in the intrinsic permeability.

Seepage Velocity

Darcy velocity or specific discharge (ie, flow rate per total area) is used for water supply (volume).

Average pore or seepage velocity, which reflects the average velocity of groundwater in pore spaces, is of interest for contaminant transport and geotechnical problems.

Aquifers

Aquifers are geological formations that are saturated with water.

Equations

  • degree of saturation
  • porosity

Variables

  • degree of saturation
  • volume of water
  • volume of voids
  • porosity
  • total (bulk) volume

Notes

  • Volumetric water content will equal porosity when the degree of saturation is 100% (saturated).
  • Groundwater flow occurs in pores and fractures
    • Unconsolidated systems are composed of broken rock pieces, and pores are the spaces between the grains/pieces.
    • Consolidated systems are whole rock formations, and pores can exist among the cemented grains that form rocks or as fractures/cracks that subsequently occur as a result of tectonics and/or weathering.
    • Unconsolidated formates are usually more porous and more permeable. Darcy’s Law often applies.
    • Flows in many consolidated formations occur primarily in fractures/conduits. Darcy’s Law often does NOT apply.

Well Hydraulics (Ideal)

Equations

  • governing equation for groundwater flow for a confined aquifer
  • groundwater flow under steady state conditions

Variables

  • governing equation for groundwater flow for a confined aquifer
  • distance from the center of the pumping well
  • aquifer thickness
  • aquifer compressibility
  • fluid (water) compressibility

Aquifer Behavior

Unconfined aquifers have a “free” water surface or groundwater table, which is at atmospheric pressure and below which the pressures are normally hydrostatic.

Confined aquifers are overpressured, and the potentiometric surface is above the top of the aquifer. The top of the aquifer is a confining unit (aquitard or aquiclude).

Illustrations

  • Unconfined (phreatic)
  • Confined (artesian)
  • Special case: flowing well

Confined

Solutions to the groundwater flow equation for a single pumping well in a fully confined aquifer:

Equations

drawdown, a potentiometric surface from static (unpumped, initial) level

Assumptions

  • homogeneous, isotropic properties
  • no boundaries
  • uniform thickness
  • constant pumping rate
  • fully confined
  • fully penetrating
  • flat SWL
  • Solutions for Theis and Cooper-Jacob approximations

Solutions

  • Theis solution is valid for all t
  • Cooper-Jacob solution error diminishes as t goes up

Example

  • Fully confined aquifer pumped @ 1 cubic meter per minute
  • Given:
    • porosity
    • aquifer thickness
    • aquifer compressibility
    • water compressibility
    • intrinsic permeability
    • water density
    • water viscosity
    • flow rate
  • Calculate T, S, s(r,t) @ r = 100 m, t = 1000 min
  • Use the Theis approach and then the Cooper-Jacob approximation

Special Condition: Steady State (Equilibrium)

In addition to the assumptions for the Theis solution (ie, ideal aquifer and pumping conditions), assume that the potentiometric surface has stabilized. In this case, the Theim solution applies, which comes from integrating Darcy’s Law for axisymmetric flow to the pumping well.

Unconfined

Application of the Thiem solution to an unconfined aquifer:

Equations

  • Darcy’s Law
  • Dupuit’s Formula

Special case for a pumping well.

Example of Steady State Well Hydraulics

Calculate the specific capacity for confined and unconfined.

Soil and Groundwater Remediation

Contaminant Phases

  1. Pure or “neat” or “free” or “nonaqueous” (eg, gasoline or fuel oil)
  2. Dissolved or aqueous
  3. Vapor or gaseous (for volatile contaminants)
  4. Sorbed

Sites that pose a threat to people, either because concentrations exceed drinking water standards (MCLs or max contaminant levels) or other exposures (eg, contact, inhalation, etc.), or to the environment, such as discharge to surface water, must undergo corrective action (remediation or “plume control”).

Plumes can be captured (“pump and treat”).

Source zones can be cleaned up (source control) using flushing or enhanced flushing techniques and/or chemical treatment (eg, advanced oxidation) and bioremediation.

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When can I take the FE exam?

To be eligible to take the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering exam, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completed 90 credits
  2. Achieved senior status
  3. Be enrolled in mostly 400-level courses toward your engineering degree
  4. Be enrolled in the ENGR 490 section assigned to your major department
    • Section 1002-Chemical & Materials Science Engr
    • Section 1003-Civil & Environmental Engr
    • Section 1004-Electrical & Biomedical Engr
    • Section 1005-Mechanical Engr
    • Section 1006-Geological Engr
    • Section 1007-Metallurgical & Mining Engr

For seniors ready to take the FE exam, you will still need to register for ENGR 490 the semester you plan on taking the exam. Please be mindful that if you plan on graduating in the semester you take the exam, you will need to take the test no later than prep day to allow for adequate processing time (uploading your test proof). Otherwise, this may delay your diploma.

CSE students are not required to take the FE exam. 

The test will be held at any NCEES-approved testing facility year round at a testing day and time that you choose. Do not wait to sign up for an test date! If you choose to wait to sign up for the test in the middle of or later in the semester, the testing center dates will most likely be FULL! This may cause a delay, or even denial, in receiving your diploma if you are taking the test in your last semester. Yes, it is an expensive test, but isn't it more expensive to have wait an extra semester for your diploma?

How do I sign up for the FE exam?

Register for the exam on the NCEES website.

How do I prepare for the FE exam?

You may access and review the current FE Supplied Reference Manual, the same type you'll be using during the examination, on the NCEES website.

Study sessions are often organized by the student chapters of ASCE and ASME once a semester. Emails will be sent to students enrolled in ENGR 490, and flyers will be posted on the College's Facebook page. There is often a small cost in order to attend each session.

Please contact Sam DiMuzio (sadimuzio@unr.edu) with any questions about review sessions.

Once you've passed the FE exam

Go to the Nevada State Board of Engineering website and apply for Engineer Intern certification. Instructions on how to apply can be found on their website.

Ready to take the early PE exam?

More information about the early PE exam can be found on the Nevada State Board of Engineers website.

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The FE test is the first step in a series of two exams plus work experience toward licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE). A PE is required for any engineer who wishes to either sign and seal on engineering documents or offer professional engineering services direct to the public (e.g. consulting). For complete information on the FE Exam, including registration and preparation, please see the NCEES website. For more information on why you might consider engineering licensure, visit the National Society of Professional Engineers website.

For additional questions and clarifications, contact Dr. Brian Kirkmeyer at kirkmebp@MiamiOH.edu. Please be sure you have reviewed the link above and have specific questions prepared for him to address.

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