Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Refresher Course Feb 4 - Feb 25 2023

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Refresher has a 10+ year history of successfully preparing graduating and recently graduated engineering students, as well as professional engineers, to take the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE Exam).

FE Refresher is held on four consecutive Saturdays starting Feb. 4 (8-hours each day), with multiple breaks. The sessions are taught by top instructors from the Cockrell School of Engineering. The synchronous online format (Zoom) allows participants to ask the professors detailed questions in real-time. The sessions are recorded so students can review the study sessions and material later.

Faculty will review and explain sample questions and test-taking tips on:

  • Electrical Circuits
  • Mathematics Part I and Mathematics Part II
  • Fluid Mechanics and Chemistry
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Economics
  • Materials Science
  • Ethics
DatesTimeLocationPrice 
Saturdays Feb. 4-25, 2023 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. CT Live Online Student: $280
Professional: $450

*10% Discount Available to UT Students, Alumni, & Staff. Contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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 Feb. 2023:

  • Feb. 4, 2023 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Feb. 11, 2023 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Feb. 18, 2023 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Feb. 25, 2023 – 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.

+ 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, Christopher Ruggeri, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Meet the Instructors

Ronald Bell

Ronald Bell

Engineering Scientist

UT Austin Applied Research Laboratories

Area(s) of Expertise:
Semiconductors, engineering systems, engineering education, and engineering management, and field engineering

Educational Qualifications:
Ph.D., University of South Florida-Tampa, Electrical Engineering–1995
B.S. and M.S.,University of Missouri-Columbia,–Electrical Engineering–1991 and 1993

Technical Interests:
Systems engineering

Kasey Faust

Kasey Faust

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise:
Construction Engineering and Project Management

Educational Qualifications:
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2015
M.S.I.E., Purdue University, 2013
M.S., Purdue University, 2010
B.S., University of Washington, 2009

Technical Interests:
Management of critical, civil infrastructure systems, interdependencies, and vulnerabilities in various categories of cities at the interface of engineering and policy.

Raissa Ferron

Raissa Ferron

Director - Laboratory for Infrastructure Materials Engineering & Associate Professor

Austin Industries Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Civil Engineering

Area(s) of Expertise:
Infrastructure Materials Engineering

Educational Qualifications:
Ph.D. Northwestern University, Civil Engineering/Structures and Materials, 2008
M.S. Northwestern University, Civil Engineering, 2004
B.S. Howard University, Civil Engineering, 2002

Technical Interests:
Rheology, Characterization of Fresh Concrete Micro/nano-Structure, Cement Chemistry and Aggregation Mechanisms, Self-Consolidating Concrete, Affordable Sustainable Housing Materials

Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall

Professor

Louis T. Yule Fellowship in Engineering

Department Research Areas:
Engine Combustion Processes, Thermal Fluids Systems and Transport Phenomena

Educational Qualifications:
B.S. and M.S. Mechanical Engineering. University of Wisconsin,
Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University.
Post-doctoral positions at Sandia National Laboratories' Combustion Research Facility and the University of California-Berkeley.

Rui Huang

Rui Huang

Professor

Bettie Margaret Smith Professorship in Engineering

Area(s) of Expertise:
Solids, Structures and Materials

Education:
B.S. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Science and Technology of China, 1994
 Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2001

Research Interests:

  • Nonlinear mechanics of hydrogels and soft materials
  • Mechanics of graphene and 2D nanomaterials
  • Thermomechanical reliability of advanced packaging for microelectronics
  • Mechanical instability of thin films and nanostructures
  • Computational mechanics, multiscale modeling and simulations
Chad Landis

Chad M. Landis

Professor, Department Associate Chair

T. U. Taylor Professorship in Engineering

Department Research Areas:
Solids, Structures and Materials

Education:
Ph.D.. University of California at Santa Barbara, 1999

Research Interests:

  • Mechanics of materials
  • Ferroelectrics
  • Ferromagnetic shape memory alloys
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Continuum thermodynamics
  • Computational Mechanics
Howard Liliejstrand

Howard Liljestrand

Associate Chair for Environmental Engineering & Professor

Area(s) of Expertise:
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Educational Qualifications:
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Environmental Engineering Science, 1980
B.A., Rice University, Environmental Science and Engineering, 1974

Technical Interests:
Aquatic chemistry; contaminant transport; pollutant containment and remediation acid deposition; air pollution modeling