Extended Academic Programs
In January 2014, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) announced a new exam format for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam that will significantly impact test-takers and exam review course providers. There will no longer be general content that all examinees complete during the morning portion of the exam. The exam is now only offered as a 5 hour, 20 minute exam in seven separate disciplines. In addition to the new content changes, the exam will now be offered throughout the year as a Computer-Based Test (CBT).
Previously, the UNC Charlotte FE Exam review course covered both the general morning content of the exam as well as the “Other Disciplines” afternoon content in a self-paced online format. New textbooks and exam references have recently been published by NCEES and PPI, Inc. and we are currently evaluating those resources with plans to launch a new FE Exam Review course. We anticipate the first offering of FE Exam Review course to open later this year. If you would like to be notified when the new course opens for enrollment, please complete a “Course Inquiry.” You may also contact Program Director Janeene Humphrey with any questions at JHumphrey@uncc.edu.
We encourage you to review the NCEES new 2014 exam content specifications and resources thoroughly at http://ncees.org/exams/fe-exam/ and download a free copy of the new FE Reference Handbook http://ncees.org/exams/study-materials/download-fe-supplied-reference-handbook/.
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.
Fall 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.
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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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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) 791-2000
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) 896-4422
For best availability, students are encouraged to register at least two weeks prior to the start date of the course section.
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