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Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

What is the FE Exam?

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is cumulative exam that covers the basics of engineering that all engineers must pass once in their careers. Those that pass the FE exam then register for an engineer-in-training (EIT) certificate. The FE exam must be passed before you can sit for the PE exam. The FE exam is a computer-based exam that consists of 110 questions and it is administered year-round at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers. Be sure to access the NCEES prep materials online, including the handbook you can use on the test. You'll want to become a specialist at using the index!


FE Other Disciplines, FE Electrical & Computer, FE Mechanical

Most Dartmouth students that choose to sit the FE exam will take the FE Other Disciplines exam, which is considered to be the general engineering exam. Some choose the FE Electrical & Computer exam, and others choose FE Mechanical exam. To help you study for your FE exam, Dartmouth Library provides access to several resources:

FE Exam Review Manuals

Before the FE exam divided to specialized disciplines, it was a broad, general exam. These resources are still relevant for studying for the tests.

Other FE Subjects or Related Handbooks

Some subject handbooks include questions written in the style of the FE exam, such as those below. We also have access to some materials for other FE subject exams.

Examination Organization Materials

Exams are proctored by NCEES at approved testing sites. The NCEES website provides testing information and testing site information.