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Chi Epsilon FE Info Night

Monday, September 18, 2017

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Professional Engineer
The Principles and Practice of Engineering
(PE) exam tests for a minimum level of
competency in a particular engineering
discipline. It is designed for engineers who Pledge Coordinators: Brandon Hardin
have gained a minimum of four years’ post-
college work experience in their chosen
Sissy Pomplin
engineering discipline. Social Chairs: Natalie Rubalcava
Alan Kanybek
Tips: Webmaster: Eun Hwang
• Check Reciprocity
• Take Graduate Classes in your intended
discipline Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mark Bowman
• Keep contacts from Internships
• Check if your work is counts toward a PE
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)
• $225 exam fee to NCEES
• Can be taken year round at Schleman or locations around the country
• Reciprocal in all states and territories
• Pass/Fail exam
• FORMAT
• 6 hours
• 110 questions
• Nondisclosure agreement and Tutorial (10 minutes)
• Exam (5 hr 20 minutes)
• 25 minute break
• Special Accomodations Available
My Ncees
Registering for an Exam

• Designate the State that you are taking the exam


in, reciprocal everywhere
Option to Purchase

• FE Reference
Handbook is free
digitally, not worth it
• Practice exam in store
• Tells you percent
correct, not pass/fail
FE Reference Handbook
• 287 pages
• FREE on myNCEES
• Available in exam
• Closed book exam
• Ctrl + F (Command +F)
• Transportation Queuing formulas in IE
section
Topics
Topics BreakDown
• Electives are min max
Italicized Mathematics 7 11 6.4% 10.0%
STAT 511 Statistics 4 6 3.6% 5.5%
• Be sure to check the ENGR 131/132 Computational Tools 4 6 3.6% 5.5%
FE Civil pdf to see Ethics 4 6 3.6% 5.5%
the description of CE 398 Engineering Economics 4 6 3.6% 5.5%
skills tested CE 297 Statics 7 11 6.4% 10.0%
• Work with Advisor CE 298 Dynamics 4 6 3.6% 5.5%
to choose classes CE 231 Mechanics of Materials 7 11 6.4% 10.0%
wisely CE 331 Materials 4 6 3.6% 5.5%
CE 340 Fluid Mechanics 4 6 3.6% 5.5%
• Even if you take all CE 340/440 Hydraulics and Hydrologic Systems 8 12 7.3% 10.9%
the electives, you CE 371 Structural Analysis 6 9 5.5% 8.2%
may need to do CE 470/473 Structural Design (Steel/Concrete) 6 9 5.5% 8.2%
extra studying on CE 383/483 Geotech 9 14 8.2% 12.7%
your own (rigging for CE 361 Transportation 8 12 7.3% 10.9%
construction) CE 355 Environmental 6 9 5.5% 8.2%
CE 222 Construction 4 6 3.6% 5.5%
CE 203 Surveying 4 6 3.6% 5.5%
When Should You Take It?
• Winter Break
• Contingent Offers
• Spring Break
• Senior Week
• After Graduating, Before Work or Graduate School
• Ask Yourself…
• If I didn’t take the electives on the exam, how much time
would it take me to study to content?
• Can I get my employer to pay for my exam?
Review Materials

CHI EPSILON WEBSITE


• Practice problems and solutions
• FE Civil PDF
• Review material from professors’
review sessions in the past
RECOMMENDED BOOK
• Diagnostic exam
• Like a Sparknotes of all Civil
Engineering Classes, succinct
explanation/review of topics
• Practice Problems
Things to Have on Your Radar

Community Topics
Study Abroad

• Counts as a Civil Tech Elective


• Probably cheaper than net cost – most
students got their plane tickets between
$650-$850

• Scholarship available

• A really cool opportunity to witness


exciting engineering projects and spend
time with other engineering students

• Workload is very manageable and


assignments are very enjoyable
Grad School Info Night
WHEN & WHERE :
October 2 in HAMP 2102

Are you curious about Grad School?

Get helpful advice from:


Professor Abraham
Jenny Ricksy, Grad Program Coordinator
CEGSAC Panel – Q & A
Sophomores: Buddy Program

Thursday September 21st at 6:00pm in


Hampton 2118
XE Website

https://engineering.purdue.edu/~xe/
• Semester Schedule
• FE Review Information
• Community Service Information
Thank you

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