Extended Academic Programs
The purpose of UNC Charlotte's FE Exam Review is to help engineers prepare for the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering examination. Specifically, this course is designed to prepare individuals from all sub-disciplines for the morning portion of the FE Exam as well as prepare those who will be taking the FE-Other Disciplines afternoon portion (formerly called the FE-General).
Starting in Fall 2011, the course will be offered solely as an online, self-paced review course which will be designed to supplement and guide self study. Each online module will emphasize step-by-step solutions to problems similar to those on the exam. Therefore, terms, formulas and concepts are explained relative to solving exam problems. Additionally, special attention is dedicated to connecting material and textbook content back to the NCEES FE-Supplied Reference Handbook; the only resource permitted on exam day.
Benefits of this Review CourseHave you forgotten information that you studied several years ago? Did your undergraduate study fail to focus on applications or on solving inter-disciplinary problems? Do you find it hard to get started and stay on schedule when studying on your own?
This review course provides guidance and direction not available in independent study. Structured modules, homework problems, and connections between your textbook and the NCEES FE-Supplied Handbook will help streamline your study efforts. Although an online format, you will have the opportunity to network with others in the program who may wish to form study groups and interact with the instructor throughout the course. Additionally, as an enrolled student in this course, you can receive a 15% discount on the required textbook for this course along with other PPI Publications FE exam study materials through the course’s online partner page with PPI Publications.
What is Included in an Online Format? What Makes Our Online Course Different?
· Course developed specifically for online delivery
Our online FE Exam Review was designed specifically for the online learner. No grainy videos of past or live classroom lectures. You will experience a course that was tailored for online viewing and designed to maximize accessibility and convenience while maintaining the same benefits of a classroom-based learning.
· Self-paced modules for convenience and accessibility
Balancing studying for the FE exam can be challenging when balanced with either school work or your work responsibilities. We offer approximately 36 instructional hours of 18 self-paced modules that you can view from any PC (whether at home, school, work, or on the road). As opposed to live sessions, you can review modules as many times as you like, skip sessions in which you need less instruction, and view any module at a pace that works with your schedule.
· Join the class at anytime
Although our course has a set start date, we recognize that some students may recognize a need for a review course later than that. Our instructor will have a recommended study plan based on those starting the course on the posted start date, but because our modules are self-paced, we welcome students to register up to 8 weeks after the course start date if they have the time to devote to studying the 18 modules before the exam. See sections open for registration at the bottom of this page for start dates.
· Access to and interaction with classmates and instructor
Although modules are pre-recorded, there are several interactive components to the course. Students will have the capability to interact with each other following each of the 18 course modules and may choose to connect in person outside of class if they prefer. Additionally our instructor will be interacting with students through post-module forums, email, and phone. The online students are the instructor’s ONLY students and questions will receive responses in a timely manner.
· FREE practice examination!
Included in the course registration fee, students will be able to take an online practice examination after completing the 18 modules.
What Topics Are Covered?
Mechanics of Materials
Direct Current Electricity
Alternating Current Electricity
I really appreciated all the extra time and effort that it was obvious [the instructor] put into developing this course's material in slides, example problems, and animations. I was not expecting so many conceptual problems on the exam, given the types of problems found in the Lindeburg book, but was pleasantly surprised to find that by prepping myself with his video lectures combined with familiarizing myself with the FE Reference Handbook, I was readily able to answer most if not all of these outright with minimal time wasted on the exam. I finished both the morning and afternoon (Other Discipline) sections ahead of schedule and confident I made above-average passing marks. I am sure if I had tried to self-study on my own with just a Review Manual I would not have fared nearly as well.
Thank you again, and I will be recommending this course to all my coworkers and engineering acquaintances who are planning to prepare to take the FE Exam.
--Ross GoldbergElectrical/Instrumentation EngineerFall 2011 Participant
Some of the topics I was really dreading learning but have been much easier than I expected due to [the instructor’s] extra problems, examples, and sometimes the animations. I think it was these video lectures that covered the theoretical details of the subjects that let me grasp the material well enough to extrapolate the answers to questions on the exam. Solving problems all day in a book would not have given me the same results, so I am very happy to have taken a course where the instructor cared so much to put together such excellent materials.
Between the instructor and the support staff behind this course, I was very satisfied and will be recommending it to all my coworkers who are considering taking an FE Exam prep course.
--Fall 2011 Participant
Although I do not take the exam until April I found the course to be extremely helpful. Given my situation, several years out of school and working full time, I found the course to be convenient and the topics thoroughly covered.
For Program and Registration Questions: Please call the Registration Center at 704-687-8900 or 1-877-741-0134 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or email CEregistration@uncc.edu.
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Is tuition assistance available for this program?
What are the attendance requirements?
How do I apply to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam?
Prospective EIT candidates must contact the appropriate governing board in North Carolina and/or South Carolina to officially register for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.
If you wish to take the examination in Raleigh, NC, contact the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors, 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 310, Raleigh, North Carolina 27609. Phone: (919) 791-2000Website: http://www.ncbels.org/
If you wish to take the examination in Clemson, Columbia, or Charleston, SC, contact the South Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, P.O. Box 11597, Columbia, SC 29211-1597. Phone: (803) 896-4422Website: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/
For best availability, students are encouraged to register at least two weeks prior to the start date of the course section.
Required texts: FE Exam Review Manual, 3rd Edition, Michael R. Lindeburg ISBN: 978-1-59126-333-3 (PPI offers a money-back guarantee if you do not pass the exam; A private link to UNC Charlotte's Educational Partner webpage will be provided to enrolled students for a 15% discount).
NCEES FE Supplied Reference Handbook (free download at www.ncees.org)
Because our modules are self-paced, we welcome students to register up to 8 weeks after the course start date if they have the time to devote to studying the 18 modules before the exam.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
320 E. 9th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 · 704-687-8900