FE Exam and Review Course at Mines

About the Exam

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination is available to current CSM seniors in ABET-accredited engineering programs (including Engineering Physics) who are within 12 months of receiving their bachelor’s degree.  It takes place on campus on a Saturday during April and October, consists of two 4-hour sessions, and is the first step to earning a Professional Engineer’s license. Those who complete both the exam and their engineering degree program successfully are issued an Engineer Intern certification by the Colorado State Board of Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors.

Graduate students may NOT take the exam on the CSM campus, and are subject to different deadlines than senior students. When they apply to the Colorado State Board, they are assigned to take the exam at their closest public location in Colorado (e.g., Denver). The exam is given on the same days and at the same time as at CSM, and the same rules apply regarding calculators and other materials.

Please see the following links for exam day rules, schedules, applications and deadlines:

            Exam Application for Seniors

            Exam Application for Graduate Students

            Allowable Calculators

            Exam Day Policies

About the Review Course

A nine-session FE review course is offered on campus during the fall and spring semesters.  This course is free of charge for current CSM seniors and full-time graduate students. Others are welcome to attend the course for a tax-deductible fee of $250.

Each session meets on a Monday evening between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM, and features a topic which is covered on the exam.  The course is scheduled to finish on the Monday immediately prior to the Saturday exam day.  This course is not intended to replace individual study and preparation for the exam; rather, it is a review/reminder of the most important aspects of each exam topic.

Please see the following links for the review course schedules and syllabi:

            FE Review Course Schedule and Syllabus – Fall

            FE Review Course Schedule and Syllabus – Spring