so whos taking the FE (fundamentals of engineering) exam on oct 27th? anyone who has already taken it have any advice? im not exactly sure what to study since it covers everything. plus having the memory of a gold fish doesnt help
I just took it in May, and it was such a pain in the ass long day and I'm so happy I don't have to take it again. Get the review book with the practice questions in it and do some of those problems and you'll be fine. I probably wouldn't have passed if I didn't get that book because it refreshed me on alot of random shit from Freshman and Sophomore year I had completely forgot about. And get used to the layout of the equation book so you know where to go to get the equations you need. Good luck!
took it some years ago, def get a practice book/study guide and get used to using the equation book through lots of sample problems. i took it about a year after i graduated so forgot many things already, would have been lost without the study guide and sample problems but they made the test seem easy
I am taking it. I am really worried I have been out of school for like a year. I have a practice book but it is only for the general first half. I don't really know how I am going review for the second half.
i was the same way- ended up taking the general test for the 2nd half instead of doing my concentration. my reasoning was i had already spent all my time studying the general questions so it would just be easier to do that rather than try to re-learn more things
My advice is to not study, it won't do you any good. Take an hour or so the night before to learn where everything is in the equation book and you will be fine. Everything you need to know is in that book, it's just a matter of knowing where it is. A lot of problems are simple and can be solved by dimensional analysis. I found the most difficult part to be the stats section just because we had never covered anything like it in school.
That's the worst advice I've heard since the days of Matt Foley being a motivational speaker. Except for knowing where everything is in the equation book (that is KEY), but it will take you a lot of practice to get to know the equation book inside and out. And I definitely recommend taking the general section for the second half.
Once you finish going through and answering all the questions you can, take 10 minutes to zone out and relax (time is really not an issue on an 8 hour exam), and then go back and look up the questions you didn't know in the equation book. Basically every question that is either "you know it or you don't" (as opposed to questions that require calculations) can be pulled directly from the book. All my friends guessed on those questions, but I took an extra hour to look through the index and be confident in my answers. Of course, they all passed too and it was probably unnecessary to take so long, but might as well be safe.
yea ive been looking over the review book, but its like 800 pages and there is alot of stuff we have never covered in class. im thinkin about just studying from the equation book to know where everything is. Ive heard its easier then it should be.
I will be taking the FE in spring this year. Is there any negative side to taking just the general second half as opposed to your concentration (I'm a civil)? Like will it cause any problems down the road when I am trying to get my PE in Civil?
No it shouldn't but take the Civil afternoon section, I knew alot more of those answers because it was actually stuff I knew confidently how to do instead of a bunch of calculus and chemistry that I was super rusty on.
I passed and am now a cubicle monkey and semi professional corn hole player