Get into that “flow state” as you prepare for you FE Exam

Get into that “flow state” as you prepare for you FE Exam

As you prepare for your FE or PE exam, are you finding it difficult to focus? Get easily distracted? Or possibly you don’t feel like you are absorbing the material you are trying to learn? All leading to low study performance. So what are the primary factors leading to this drift of low performance? The…

FE Exam Study Tips

FE Exam Study Tips

1. Make space for the FE Exam Many of us are either working full time in the engineering sector or study engineering full time at university. On top of that, we may have family and other personal responsibilities. Adding the FE Exam on top of this busy schedule is the number one reason why students…

FE Exam – Engineering Ethics

FE Exam – Engineering Ethics

Just like how there are ethical guidelines used by practitioners of medicine, science, finance, real-estate and law, an engineering professional is expected to obey these “ethical codes” in their respective practices. Modern codes for the practice of engineering place paramount priority on obligations to the public. There are several codes of ethics for engineers, in…

How long is the FE exam?

How long is the FE exam?

The FE Exam will have a total “seated time” of 6 hours long (exactly: 5 hours and 55 minutes). This consists of: reading and signing a nondisclosure agreement (2 minutes) tutorial covering how to use the on-screen exam features such as flagging and skipping questions (8 minutes) the actual exam time (5 hours and 20…

Retaining structures – Pressure Distribution

Retaining structures – Pressure Distribution

For the Civil FE exam, under knowledge area number 12. Geotechnical Engineering, the NCEES FE exam specifications tell us we have to understand how to analyze the stability of retaining structures – E. Stability of retaining structures (e.g., active/passive/at-rest pressure). Before we can do this, we must have a complete understanding of how the pressure…