FE Industrial and Systems
80-Hour Comprehensive Review Course
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FE Industrial and Systems Course Structure
Our FE Industrial and Systems exam prep course is based directly from NCEES’ exam specifications. Our exam prep course includes both refresher and workshop sessions, where students review important concepts and practice high-probability exam problems.
Topics Covered in the Course
- Engineering Sciences
- Ethics and Professional Practice
- Engineering Economics
- Probability and Statistics
- Modeling and Quantitative Analysis
- Engineering Management
- Facilities and Supply Chain
- Human Factors, Ergonomics, and Safety
- Manufacturing, Service, and Other Production Systems
- Work Design
- Systems Engineering Analysis and Design
Our FE Industrial and Systems exam prep course is available in our Live Online and Ondemand delivery methods. We also offer bundling options. Choose the option that is best for you!
- Live Online - Live Online learning is like a traditional classroom, but students can attend live, virtual lectures anywhere they please – at an airport, in a library, or even from the comfort of their own couch! Students can ask questions to the instructors and can discuss topics with their peers to gain a better understanding of course material. These courses follow a structured syllabus, so if traditional learning is your style, this option is for you.
- Ondemand - We understand our students are busy, and when it comes to studying, convivence is key. That is why we have created an Ondemand delivery method for those who want to study anytime, anywhere. With this option, course materials are provided immediately after registration and the student can begin to study as their own pace.
Each delivery method has varying features to help students prepare for their exam. Check out our Compare Plans table to learn about the different features that are offered with each delivery method.
What do our students say about our exam prep courses?
The verdict: They think our courses are great! Check out some of our favorite review course testimonials below:
"I used the Live Online FE study session. It helped me out a ton! One thing you don't think about is that the class forces you to study every day because they take attendance during the class. There are a ton of practice problems and most of the instructors are great at answering your questions during the live class."
-- Mr. Duymovic
City of Charlotte
Ft. Mill, SC
"At first I was a little skeptical taking review courses through the School of PE as none of my other classmates had needed to. However, the School of PE not only prepared me for the FE exam, but it also taught me a lot of things I had not learned in my undergraduate education as well as reemphasizing the material I had a hard time learning before."
-- Ms. Kassa
Everything You Should Know About the FE Industrial Exam
Once you have obtained a four-year degree from an engineering program, the next step towards becoming a professional engineer is passing the FE exam. Our Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Industrial exam review course is a great way to prepare for the FE Industrial exam. With a passing score on the FE exam, students receive an engineer-in-training (EIT) certificate. This certification can then be used to access new opportunities and gain better pay. Individuals with an EIT and four years of hands-on experience can then further their careers by earning a PE license.
Before Taking the Exam
To sit for the FE Industrial exam, it is required, in most states, to have fulfilled or be in the final years of your state’s EAC/ABET engineering program or an ETAC/ABET engineering technology program. In some states, you are required to submit an application and pay a fee to be eligible. If you have not completed an EAC, ETAC, or ABET-accredited engineering program, you may still be eligible in some states to submit an application to your state board and pay a fee to qualify. Requirements relating to applications and fees vary by state; be sure to check state board to learn more about your state’s specifical eligibility requirements.
FE Industrial Exam Fees
Exam candidates must pay $175 to NCEES to sit for the FE Industrial exam. There may be separate registration fees specific to your state board. Information about your state’s registration procedures can be found on the NCEES website.
FE Industrial Exam Specifications
The FE Industrial exam is designed to test examinees’ competency in industrial engineering. This exam is administered year-round at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers and is presented in the new computer-based format. There are both traditional multiple-choice questions and alternative item types (AITs) on the exam. AITs are a new question type that came with the switch to computer-based exams, and they are designed to test students’ technical knowledge. During the exam, you will use the International System of Units (SI) and the US Customary System (USCS). This exam has 110 questions, and its appointment time is 6 hours in total. This includes:
- Nondisclosure agreement (2 minutes)
- Tutorial (8 minutes)
- Scheduled breaks (25 minutes)
- Exam (5 hours and 20 minutes)
Materials and Resources
No reference materials are permitted during the exam beside the FE Industrial Reference Handbook that you can download for free through your MyNCEES account. Also, the NCEES Examinee Guide is useful for gaining a better understanding of what to expect during the exam.
After the Exam
With computer-based exams, results are typically available 7-10 days after exam day. Once the results are available, NCEES will send instructions through email on how you can use your MyNCEES account to view your results. To learn more about how NCEES scores the FE Industrial exam, visit their website here.