University of Arizona

Take Your First Step Toward a Professional Engineering License

The Fundamentals of Engineering, or FE, exam is typically the first step in the process leading to a Professional Engineer, or PE, license. It is designed for recent graduates and students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree.

Another test might seem like the last thing you want to think about as you round the corner toward graduation, but there likely will never be a better time – while your studies are fresh – to take the exam.

We encourage all Engineering students to successfully complete the FE examination during their last semester in college or the first year after graduation.

Take Your First Step Toward a Professional Engineering License

The Test

The computer-based FE exam is administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying and can be taken year-round at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers.

The test – consisting of 110 multiple-choice questions – lasts six hours, including breaks. It is offered in seven engineering disciplines:

Chemical

Civil

Electrical and Computer

Environmental

Industrial and Systems

Mechanical

Other Disciplines

FE exam

Fees and Requirements

The cost to take the exam is $225, payable to NCEES at registration. For any requirements specific to Arizona, please see Arizona Exam Registration.

Arizona Exam Registration

FE Exam Review Options

Honor Society Study Sessions

The UA Engineering Honor Society hosts study sessions in the months leading to graduation.

Video Review Sessions

FE exam video reviews are organized by Tau Beta Pi and made possible through the generosity of professors who contribute their time and expertise to create the videos. Check out the topics and questions the reviews cover.

For more on review sessions and exams, visit Tau Beta Pi online.

Chemical

Civil

Electrical and Computer

Environmental

Industrial and Systems

Mechanical

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