August 14

Fundamentals of Engineering

The Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (also know as the EIT Exam or FE Exam,) is a test an aspiring engineer takes to become an Engineer in Training (EIT).  After passing this test and working under a licensed engineer, the EIT can then take another test to see if they have enough knowledge to become a professional engineer.

The FE test was created by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying® (NCEES)to create a set of standards for the engineering field.

About the Test

The FE exam is a 110 question test that you will be given 6 hours to take. In the past the test was taken using pencil and paper, but in 2014 the test went to a computer based version.
There are 7 different exams that can be taken:

  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Electrical & Computer
  • Environmental
  • Industrial
  • Mechanical
  • Other Disciplines

Practice Test

I am hoping to go through my old notes from school and create a few practice test to help young engineers prepare for the test
FE Practice Exam 1

Calculator Policy

The following calculators were listed to be used with the exams, though you should always double check to make sure. NCEES Calculator Policy.


Casio Scientific Calculator FX-115ES PLUS

Hewlett Packard

HP 33S Scientific Calculator (F2216A)

HP 35s Scientific Calculator

Texas Instruments

TI-30X IIS 2-Line Scientific Calculator

TI-36X Pro Scientific Calculator

More Information

If you would like to know more about the exam you can find a lot of useful information on the NCEES Website