Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Refresher Course

Overview

This course is meant to assist engineering students near graduation and working professionals in preparing for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam. Successfully passing this exam is the first step an engineer must take on the path to registering as a Professional Engineer in the future.

In addition to the material outlined in the course agenda, instructors will be reviewing test-taking techniques, as well as test-taking strategies.

How It Works

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Course Fees

Student: $280 REGISTER HERE
Professionals: $450

*10% Discount Available to UT Students, Alumni, & Staff

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the qualifications to take the FE Exam?

You are eligible to take the FE exam if you are currently enrolled in and are within two regular semesters of graduating from an approved engineering program.

If you are not an undergraduate student, you must have earned a degree in engineering or related science to take the FE Exam.

What are the dates and times for the course?

The course is delivered over the course of four Saturdays in October 2021:

  • October 2nd, 2021 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • October 9th, 2021 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • October 23, 2021 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • October 30, 2021 – 8:00am to 4:00pm

Note: there will be multiple 15-minute breaks throughout the day, as well as a lunch break each day

Where do classes take place?

Classes will be held online via Zoom.

Is the prep course specific to one of the 7 different disciplines in which the FE Exam is offered (e.g., Civil, Mechanical)?

The content covered in this course is best aligned with 3 of the most commonly taken FE Exam variants+: “Other Disciplines”, “Mechanical”, and “Civil”.

Click here to learn more about how this course’s content aligns with each of the different disciplines in which the FE Exam is offered.

Click here for more details on the course’s agenda.

+ Per the 2020 NCEES annual report

Am I required to take the FE Exam in a specific discipline (e.g., Civil, Mechanical)?

This depends on the requirements of the state in which you would like to eventually be licensed. For example, Texas does not require that you take an exam in any given specific discipline. It is suggested that you take the exam that best fits your knowledge and experience.

Contact your state’s Licensing Board to learn more about whether you are required to take the FE Exam in a given discipline.

Is attendance for all class sessions mandatory?

No, attendance is not mandatory. The decision to attend all or only a subset of the subjects is up to you. If you miss a session, you will still receive the training materials for that day and will have access to the recording for an allotted amount of time.

Where can I get a copy of the FE Exam handbook?

You can obtain a FREE copy through the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying: https://account.ncees.org/login.

Note that you must register for an account and login to download the handbook.

What are the benefits of taking a prep course before taking the FE Exam?

Passing the FE Exam is your first step to becoming a professional engineer and kickstarting your career. While you will be able to use the NCEES handbook as a reference during the exam, you still need to be prepared and familiar with the information as you would any other big assessment. Taking an exam prep helps solidify your knowledge and increases your chances of passing the exam.

Why should I take this FE Refresher course?

This refresher course is taught by world-class UT engineering faculty. Students can work through problems with instructors and ask questions as needed, which is not typically provided by other prep courses. This refresher course is broken into digestible sections to help optimize students' retention and absorption of the review material. This course also gives students the flexibility to pick and choose which sessions to attend, allowing students to focus on what areas they need to focus on while still receiving information for all sections of the exam. All sessions are recorded and are made available to students for later viewing, allowing them to refer back to the test prep while studying individually.

I’m interested in taking the FE Refresher Course but need more information. Is there someone I can contact?

Yes! Email our Program Coordinator, Radell Gibbs, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.