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Review of Engineering Fundamentals

CIVL 4197

Course Format

6 morning exam review sessions Half-length mock FE morning exam 7 afternoon exam review sessions Half-length mock FE afternoon exam

Course Format

6 morning exam review sessions

Engineering Economics Chemistry / Ethics Statics Mathematics Mechanics of Materials Fluid Mechanics

Course Format

Mock FE morning exam

2-hour (half-length) exam 60 questions (two minutes per question) $20 payable online on day of exam

Course Format

7 afternoon exam review sessions

Environmental Engineering Soil Mechanics CE Materials / Pavement Design Structural Steel Design Transportation Engineering Hydraulics and Hydrology Reinforced Concrete Design

Course Format

Mock FE afternoon exam

2-hour (half-length) exam 30 questions (four minutes per question) $10 payable online on day of exam

How do I pass the course?


Attend 12 of the 14 review sessions Take the Mock FE morning exam Take the Mock FE afternoon exam

The FE Exam
Exam Particulars Preparation Strategies Test-Taking Strategies

FE Exam Format

4-hour morning session

120 questions, 1 point per question

4-hour afternoon session

60 questions, 2 points per question

All multiple choice questions

4 choices per question No penalty for wrong answers

Morning Session Topics


Thermodynamics Electricity and Magnetism 7% 9% Fluid Mechanics 7% Mathematics 15%

Probability and Statistics 7%

Material Properties 7% Strength of Materials 7% Dynamics 4%

Chemistry 9% Computers Ethics and 7% Business Practice 7%

Statics 6%

Engineering Economics 8%

Afternoon Session Topics

Texas A&M Online FE Review


http://engineeringregistration.tamu.edu/tapedreviews/Introduction/index.htm

Texas A&M Online FE Review


General Introduction to the FE Exam - 1 hour Strategies for Taking the FE Exam - 1 hour Chemistry - 2 hours Computer and Numerical Methods - 1.5 hours Dynamics - 3 hours Electrical Circuits - 4 hours Engineering Economics - 2.5 hours Engineering Ethics - 1 hour Fluid Mechanics - 3 hours Materials Science - 2.5 hours Mathematics - 2.5 hours Statics - 3 hours Strength of Materials - 3 hours Thermodynamics - 3 hours

Texas A&M Online FE Review


Introduction - 1 hour Concrete Design - 3 hours Economics - 1/2 hour Environmental Engineering - 3 hours Fluids - 1 hour Hydraulics - 3 hours Hydrologics - 1.5 hours Soils - 3.5 hours Statics - 2.5 hours Steel Design - 3 hours Strength of Materials - Structures - 3 hours Transportation - 3.5 hours

How to Prepare for the Exam


Attend all the review sessions Take both practice exams Become familiar with the NCEES FE Supplied-Reference Handbook (8th Edition, 2nd Revision) Consider purchasing review books Take the exam seriously!

What to Bring to the Exam


Government-issued photo id Two straightedges (such as ruler, scale, triangle, or protractor) Wristwatch or small clock Snacks and drinks in clear plastic bag NCEES-approved calculator

Calculators Allowed

HP-33s HP-35s

Casio FX-115 ES FX-115 MS

TI-30X TI-36X

What NOT to Bring to the Exam


Purse or backpack Paper, pencils, etc. Cell phone or PDA Reference handbook

Strategies for Taking the Exam


Start with the areas you know best Dont confuse long and difficult Read the entire question before solving Read all the answers before selecting Answers often reflect common mistakes Many questions ask for closest answer

Strategies for Taking the Exam


Make sure you answer every question If you dont know the answer

Try to eliminate clearly incorrect answers Try to work backwards from the remainder If all else fails, GUESS

Make sure you dont run out of time

How is the exam scored

Passing grade is 70% but

Unfair problems are thrown out Beta problems arent scored Scores are curved for consistency

Bottom line

You need to answer approximately 90 of


the 180 questions on the exam correctly

What are my chances?


80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% First-Time Takers Repeat Takers First-Time Takers Repeat Takers 31% 27% 71% 70%

General Afternoon Exam

Civil Afternoon Exam

Resources

Available from Amazon.com $69.83

Resources

Available from Amazon.com $51.65

Resources

Available from Amazon.com $31.87

Resources

Available from http://www.mo-media.com/fe/ $43.98

Resources

Available from http://ppi2pass.com/ $19.99

Resources

Casio 115ES Users Guide http://support.casio.com/pdf/004/fx-115ES_991ES_Eng.pdf Casio 115MS Users Guide http://support.casio.com/pdf/004/fx115MS_991MS_E.pdf

Resources

HP 35s Usage Guide for Scientists and Engineers http://h20219.www2.hp.com/Hpsub/cache/532209-0-0-225-121.html HP 33s Usage Guide for Technical Professionals http://h20331.www2.hp.com/Hpsub/cache/301028-0-0-225-121.html

Resources

TI 30X and TI 36X Guidebooks


http://education.ti.com/calculators/downloads/US/Guidebooks/Search/Results?cp=18