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FE Mechanical

School of PE offers FE Mechanical exam prep courses for the NCEES FE Mechanical exam. Practice for your FE Mechanical exam with practice problems. Course lectures are included.

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FE Mechanical Exam Prep Course Structure

Our FE Mechanical exam prep course is designed to help you prepare for and pass the FE Mechanical exam. The course is broken into two sections: Refresher Sessions (reviews important mechanical engineering topics and theories that are likely to appear on the exam) and Workshop Sessions (gives students the opportunity to practice FE exam problems that are critical for the FE exam).

Topics Covered in the Course

  • Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Ethics and Professional Practice
  • Engineering Economics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Statics
  • Dynamics, Kinematics, and Vibrations
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Material Properties and Processing
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Measurements, Instrumentation, and Controls
  • Mechanical Design and Analysis

Delivery Methods

Our FE Mechanical exam prep course is offered in two different methods. Check them out below:

  • Live Online - The Live Online courses are led by our experienced instructors and follow a traditional classroom structure. The advantage is that this classroom is virtual, and students can attend class from the comfort of their homes. This online platform goes beyond one-way learning and follows a structured study schedule to keep students on track. Students attend live lectures online and can ask the instructor questions at any point. This option is perfect for traditional learners!
  • Ondemand - Feeling motivated? Register for a course in our Ondemand method. Here, students can choose from a monthly subscription plan, or sign up for a 4, 6, or 12-month Ondemand course. This method provides course material right away, so you don’t have to waste another minute stressing and can begin preparing immediately.

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  • "I attempted the test using another study course and failed, twice. After using School of PE, I passed the first time! Great instructors with relevant course content!"

    -- Mr. Labarre
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Vicksburg , MS

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    -- Mr. Sanchez
    City of Los Angeles-BOE
    Cudahy, CA

Everything You Should Know About the FE Mechanical Exam

With a four-year degree from an engineering program, aspiring engineers can then go on to take the FE exam. Our Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Mechanical exam review course is designed to help you prepare for the FE Mechanical exam. Once an individual has passed the FE exam, he or she will receive an engineer-in-training (EIT) certificate along with more opportunities and increased pay. A EIT certification and four years of hands-on experience can then be used to earn a PE license, further advancing one’s career.

Before Taking the Exam

In most states, you must fulfil or be in the final years of your state’s education requirement with an EAC/ABET engineering program or an ETAC/ABET engineering technology program to sit for the FE Mechanical exam. Depending on what state you are in, you may also be required to submit an application and pay a fee in order to be eligible. If you have not completed an EAC, ETAC, or ABET-accredited engineering program, you may still be able to qualify by submitting an application to your state board and paying a fee. Many of these requirements vary between states, so it’s a good idea to check your state board to fully understand your state’s requirements.

FE Mechanical Exam Fees

A fee of $175 must be paid to NCEES in order to sit for the FE Mechanical exam. Some state boards require separate registration fees. Be sure to check your state’s registration procedures for more information.

FE Mechanical Exam Specifications

The FE Mechanical exam is meant to assess examinees’ proficiency in mechanical engineering. This exam is computer-based and administered throughout the year at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers. There are two types of questions on the exam: traditional multiple-choice questions and alternative item types (AITs) that test examinees’ technical knowledge. The International System of Units (SI) and the US Customary System (USCS) are both used on the exam. There are 110 questions on the exam, and its appointment time totals 6 hours. This includes:

  • Nondisclosure agreement (2 minutes) 
  • Tutorial (8 minutes)
  • Scheduled breaks (25 minutes)
  • Exam (5 hours and 20 minutes)

Materials and Resources

During the exam, the FE Mechanical Reference Handbook is the only reference material that is permitted, and students can download it through their MyNCEES account. The NCEES Examinee Guide can also help you learn more about what to expect during the exam.

After the Exam

NCEES usually sends exam results 7-10 days after the exam. Once the exam results are available, examinees will receive an email from NCEES with instructions on how to access the results through their MyNCEES account. If you would like to learn more about how NCEES scores the FE Mechanical exam, click here.

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