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Old 06-04-2012, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Deer Park
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Hello CD,

I am currently completing a bachelors in Engineering technology, and am interested in learning more about NY PE License testing; particularly how best to prepare for Part A. My experience is limited, so I am relying on my education, therefore I would like to ask from any here with experience: what areas are of highest priority to study? Is Part A geared towards anything in particular? My professor with a PE keeps recommending calc and advanced math courses, is it more a mathematics-based test or a broader scope engineering solutions-type test?
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:49 AM
 
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Prior to taking the PE exam for licensure, you need to take the FE(Fundamentals of Engineering) exam. This exam consists of 2 4 hour sections, the first being a general engineering exam (statics, thermodynamics, intro physics questions, basic circuit analysis, some chemistry/bio, economics, etc) and the second section being a specialization( electrical, civil, mechanical, etc.). I did not take a course for review but instead spent a month or two reviewing questions and taking practice exams. The PE exam is taken much later, after you get several years of experience in an engineering position. For an Engineering Technology degree, that would be 6 years. Read this site(NYS Professional Engineering:License Requirements) for more information on the requirements. If you are not confident in your background knowledge, there are review courses offered at most colleges to prepare you for the FE exam. I would focus on that for now.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Deer Park
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Part A is the Fundamentals exam, this is what I'm inquiring about. Successful completion of part B grants a full PE license.

This is specifically what I am in search of:
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(statics, thermodynamics, intro physics questions, basic circuit analysis, some chemistry/bio, economics, etc)
Thank you.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Prison!
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Hope you still remember all the stuff you learned in college when you signing up for your FE exam. If you are out of school for a while, FE exam will be a "mind rape", grinding and marathon type of exam.

Here is more info
NYS Professional Engineering:License Requirements
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