The Fundamentals of Engineering – or FE – exam is a great way to test (pun intended) what students learned while pursuing their undergraduate engineering degrees.
Although the exam is in the same format for every examinee, it is an entirely different experience from person to person. Because of this, there isn’t one perfect way to prepare for the FE exam, but here are some tips and tricks that helped me pass:
1. Familiarize yourself with the “FE Reference Handbook”
Every examinee is given the same reference to use during the FE exam. In preparation for the exam, I took my time to go through the handbook, looking through each section and picking out equations I was not familiar with and seeing how I could manipulate the equation to solve a problem. It is easier to decide which formula to use if you have seen it before and know where to look during the exam.