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NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EXAMINERS FOR ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination
Effective Beginning with the April 2009 Examinations
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The FE examination is an 8hour suppliedreference examination: 120 questions in the 4hour morning
session and 60 questions in the 4hour afternoon session.
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The afternoon session is administered in the following seven modules—Chemical, Civil, Electrical,
Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical, and Other/General engineering.
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Examinees work all questions in the morning session and all questions in the afternoon module they
have chosen.
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Beginning with the April 2009 examination, changes apply to the organization of Topic Area VII of
the morning session.
The reorganization was made for reporting purposes only and does not affect
exam content. No other changes were made to the FE exam specifications for April 2009. More
information about the change to Topic Area VII is posted in the
News
section of the NCEES Web site.
MORNING Session (120 questions in 12 topic areas)
Topic Area
Approximate
Percentage of Test
Content
I.
Mathematics
15%
A. Analytic geometry
B. Integral calculus
C. Matrix operations
D. Roots of equations
E. Vector analysis
F. Differential equations
G. Differential calculus
II.
Engineering Probability and Statistics
7%
A. Measures of central tendencies and dispersions (e.g., mean, mode,
standard deviation)
B. Probability distributions (e.g., discrete, continuous, normal, binomial)
C. Conditional probabilities
D. Estimation (e.g., point, confidence intervals) for a single mean
E. Regression and curve fitting
F. Expected value (weighted average) in decisionmaking
G. Hypothesis testing
III.
Chemistry
9%
A. Nomenclature
B. Oxidation and reduction
C. Periodic table
D. States of matter
E. Acids and bases
F. Equations (e.g., stoichiometry)
G. Equilibrium
H. Metals and nonmetals
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IV.
Computers
7%
A. Terminology (e.g., memory types, CPU, baud rates, Internet)
B. Spreadsheets (e.g., addresses, interpretation, “what if,” copying formulas)
C. Structured programming (e.g., assignment statements, loops and branches,
function calls)
V.
Ethics and Business Practices
7%
A. Code of ethics (professional and technical societies)
B. Agreements and contracts
C. Ethical versus legal
D. Professional liability
E. Public protection issues (e.g., licensing boards)
VI.
Engineering Economics
8%
A. Discounted cash flow (e.g., equivalence, PW, equivalent annual FW,
rate of return)
B. Cost (e.g., incremental, average, sunk, estimating)
C. Analyses (e.g., breakeven, benefitcost)
D. Uncertainty (e.g., expected value and risk)
VII.
Engineering Mechanics (Statics and Dynamics)
A. Statics
10%
1.
Resultants of force systems
2.
Concurrent force systems
3.
Equilibrium of rigid bodies
4.
Frames and trusses
5.
Centroid of area
6.
Area moments of inertia
7.
Friction
B. Dynamics
1.
Linear motion (e.g., force, mass, acceleration, momentum)
2.
Angular motion (e.g., torque, inertia, acceleration, momentum)
3.
Mass moments of inertia
4.
Impulse and momentum applied to:
a.
particles
b.
rigid bodies
5.
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