Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Review
Visit the NCEES FE website or the NCEES YouTube channel for details on the FE exam. The FE exam is offered in seven disciplines; the FE mechanical exam is outlined below. The FE exam is a computer-based test. An electronic reference booklet of equations and constants is supplied at the beginning of the exam. The exam uses both the International System of Units (SI) and the US Customary System (USCS).
Mechanical Exam Specifications (6 hours - 110 questions in 15 topic areas)

The FE mechanical exam consists of 15 mechanical engineering topics: mathematics, engineering probability & statistics, computational tools, ethics and professional practice, engineering economics, electricity and magnetism, statics, dynamics, kinematics, and vibrations, mechanics of materials, material properties and processing, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, measurements, instrumentation and controls, and mechanical design and analysis. The 6 hour time frame also includes a tutorial, a break, and a survey.

Study Help

  • How to Study: Part 1 - suggestions on how to study based on the psychology literature on learning: part 1 discusses practice testing.
  • How to Study: Part 2 - suggestions on how to study based on the psychology literature on learning: part 2 discusses distributed practice and interleaved practice.
  • How to Study: Part 3 - suggestions on how to study based on the psychology literature on learning: part 3 discusses how to improve retention and what approaches to avoid.
  • How to Study using Screencasts - suggestions on how to study using screencasts based on the psychology literature on learning.
Review Videos by Exam Topics

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