One of the requirements for graduation with the EVEN BS degree is that students must take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam. This test serve two purposes: (1) it provides students with the opportunity to complete the first step toward Professional Engineer (PE) status and (2) it provides the Environmental Engineering Program with a useful assessment of engineering proficiency attained by EVEN graduates. Students must take the FE Exam during their final 2 semesters.
The Fundamentals of Engineering Examination is the first step toward achieving licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE), a particularly important credential for engineers working as consultants. The FE Exam is administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). The FE Exam is offered year round. Students will register online with NCEES and once the student successfully passes the FE exam the student will then register with DORA for the CO state EIT title. Registration notices will be distributed by the EVEN Academic Advisor.
The exam covers engineering, science, and mathematics fundamentals. It is also discipline-specific. The NCEES offers general information, study materials, and sample questions for the FE Exam. Numerous review books for the FE Exam are also readily available at web booksellers.
Our CU students have historically done very well on the FE exam. For more information and other program assessment information, click here.