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This exam must be passed by all students wishing to obtain the P.E. (Professional Engineer) designation in the United States .

The exam is 8 hours and split into 2 sessions. The first sessions is the same for everyone covering general engineering topics. For the second session the examinee selects the module that best matches their field of study.

Chemical
Civil
Electrical
Environmental
Industrial
Mechanical
Other Disciplines

The exam is 180 multiple choice questions.

For more information on the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam visit the NCEES at http://www.ncees.org/Exams/FE_exam.php

Here are a few sample Fundamentals of Engineering exam questions that give you an idea of the type of questions that are on the exam

Sample 1:

The external work done by a pump that delivers 2,500 cubic meters of water per hour against a total head of 5.9 meters is most nearly:

a) 60kW b) 50kW c) 40kW d) 30kW

Sample 2:

A body is traveling in a straight line. The equation of motion is given by

             x ( t )=5 t 3 +3 t 2 -6 t

where

             x is given in meters, and

             t is given in seconds.

The acceleration of the body in m/s 2 at t = 5.25 seconds most nearly is

•  6.00 b) 163.5 c) 436.8 d) 752.9

Sample 3

The electrical resistance of a wire is

a) proportional to the square of the length of the wire.

b)Inversely proportional to the resistivity of the wire material

c)Inversely proportional the square of the radius of the wire.

d)Inversely proportional to the circumference of the wire.