Engineering Students Pass Spring FE Exam with Flying Colors

Friday, July 17, 2009

All 28 Engineering undergraduate students who took the Fundamentals of Engineering examination during spring semester 2009 passed the rigorous test.

In the U.S., the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (also known as the FE exam) is the first of two examinations engineers must pass in order to be certified as a Professional Engineer.

Those who pass the exam are designated Engineer In Training or given an equivalent designation, such as Engineer Intern, by their state's licensure board for engineers, and are partway through the certification process. After completing an apprenticeship (the length of which is set by state law and based on the type of degree received) an EIT may qualify to take the Professional Engineer (PE) exam. Certification is awarded upon successful completion of the PE exam. The standard time of apprenticeship under a Professional Engineer is 5 years of work experience for graduates of an ABET-accredited engineering program.