# Easily Passing the FE Exam [Fundamentals of Engineering Success Plan]

What's going on guys welcome back to the channel in this video I'm going to be talking about how to pass a particular test now you can also use this to pass several other different standardized tests like this one but in this video I'll be talking about the FE exam or the

Fundamentals of engineering exam now if you're an engineer odds are you probably already know what this is but if you're not an engineer just wait one second before you click off this video please do me a favor and go down right now and

Click the like button and then go click off the video the reason I say this is because if you don't do that YouTube will just see a very short watch time and it'll bury this video and engineers won't actually get to see it so please

Do me a favor and just click that button and then go you know I'll see in another video so the rest of you that stuck around the engineers out there you might already know what the professional engineering license is and what the FE

Is but if you don't I'll just explain that really quickly so if you work for any company so say let's just say NASA for example and they are designing some mechanical fixture to go on a rocket now in order for them to actually put this

Mechanical fixture on a rocket they need a professional engineer to sign off on that now not just any engineer as a professional engineer although any engineer could design it as long as there is a supervising professional

Engineer who can sign off on it now the professional engineer is a licensed engineer so that means that they started off they took their FE they took their professional engineering tests and they renew their license every couple of

Years showing that they still have the proper ethics required to do this as well as the knowledge set required to do their job in a safe way so that they can assure that the fixtures or whatever design they're implementing anywhere is

Safe and ethical and should be there so to start off you will go through one of two different paths now the first one is by going through a college that is accredited by abet for example is one of them and so I went to a university that

Was accredited by abet and then afterwards you can immediately or anytime take your fundamental of engineering tests and then you will be certified and then you work for four years underneath a professional engineer

And then you can take your professional engineering license test and then after that you'll have your professional engineering license now if you did not go to a university or a college that was accredited by abet or some other program

That is allowed then you still have another option instead if you maybe for example did not go to an accredited school or maybe didn't go to college at all you can still apply to get your fundamental of engineering

License now what you actually have to do for that is you work underneath a professional engineer for a few extra years in the beginning I believe it's three years right now and then after that you can apply you have to apply in

This case so you'll apply to take your fundamental of engineering exam then you'll take the exam you'll do the regular four years just like the accredited people do and then after that

You can take your professional engineering license your test now with that being said this is sort of a long process but the FE test is going to be a big portion of this process and that's what this video is all about so that was

A little drawn out in the beginning explaining why you might want to take this but it's really a simple process to go through and figure out how to study for this in an efficient way so you don't waste too much time studying and

You also don't waste your money by taking a test and then failing it because you did not prepare properly okay so now how exactly do you study for this test I broke it down into two different steps they're very basic and

Of course you can go through and you'll make a lot of sense once I say it but the first thing I want to say is I recently took this test actually just a couple weeks ago I passed it so I have my EIT license in Pennsylvania they call

It the EIT in other states they call it several different things but no matter what it's going to be the same fundamental of engineering tests now you want to make sure that you take it for the respective state that you're in and

You want to make sure that you are either accredited or you're applying for it in the proper sense so that you don't waste your money or waste any or have any confusion when you're taking the test you get there and they say you

Can't take it or anything like that so with that being said the first of the two steps that I looked at was doing practice problems now since you have so much information in the entire field of engineering that you're in then you know

It's going to be very difficult to go through and study everything and read all the books and do that so instead of doing that what I looked at is I figured you either learned it in college or you really didn't but assuming that you did

And you learned it you know well enough to get through this then what you really want to do is just work on practice problems so you can find out what you're not good at and you can review that later and also the main thing that I

Like to do in the practice problems is get used to the formula sheets so they give you a several hundred page formula sheet as a PDF and what you have to do when you're taking this test is search through it and

And you know the equations you're looking for and sometimes they're in different formats sometimes they have tables that are confusing to read and you really want to get used to that before you get to the test so what I did

The very first thing I did was I went on Amazon I have a link below to the book that I ordered that is this book right here it is a simple book only a couple hundred pages and it has tons of practice problems now you can find one

For the specific engineering field that you're looking for so this one for example is mechanical I keep using the example of mechanical of course this will work for any engineering you feel that you want to get into

So mechanical right here easy book I have the link down in the description I'll link some other books as well but what you want to do is you want to get this book and you just want to go through and work on the problems now

Working on the problems should not be that hard of course you're gonna find a bunch of problems that you won't know how to do and maybe if you go through and you get you know 50 or 60 percent right that's not really that bad but you

Really want to get used to is every single time you see a question you want to be able to find in the formula sheet where you can you know see the correct formula and then implement that into the problem now this is definitely a very

Tricky part and as long as you were able to do that to be honest a lot of these problems are plug and chug so as long as you can find the formula you just look at the numbers and you plug them into the formula it's a very little extra

Thought that goes into a lot of these most of the problems are not calculus based except for the calculus section in here and so overall the math involved with this is not that difficult now the math involved in this test is actually

So simple that I can show you they've required to use a simple little scientific calculator like this one make sure you buy the correct calculator that is also on the website they'll tell you which ones you can use but you're not

Allowed to use a graphing calculator or anything smarter than the simple little scientific calculator so that just shows you that the math involved is gonna be pretty simple compared to what you might have seen in college classes now for the

Second part of the studying process after you've gone through and answered all the questions in the book and rated yourself for how many you got right how many you got wrong you can then go to the second step I'm just gonna jump over

My desk and show you on paper exactly what you want to do for that okay so here I just have the simple document you can find on the ncees website and this will go down and show you exactly how many questions are going to be on each

Different portion you have so in the mathematics you have six to nine questions probs and stats anywhere from four to six if you have computational three to five questions so this is going to show you

You know on each page how many different questions you're going to have in each of the different categories now with that being said the next thing you want to do is you want to go through and rate how well you did on the practice exam so

Here I have when I took it I just went through and I said all right on math I got 85% of them right and then you can go down like that you can find out which ones you did better on which ones you did worse on and then from there you can

First of all calculate which ones you need to study more for and then second of all you can figure out you know approximately what your score is going to be and if you're ready to actually schedule your exam so I would recommend

Not scheduling your exam until you are confident you can have at least 65% of these correct given the worst case scenario I'm going to show you that in just one second but I want to first say that the overall passing grade for this

Will of course change because it is curved based on how which questions you get and how difficult it is whenever you take that exam but overall they recommend that you know the passing rate could be anywhere from 50 percent to 55

Or 60 percent so that's why I like to evaluate this and assume that you know sixty-five percent is what you need to pass in the worst case scenario so you want to make sure you can get 65 percent of these right in the worst case

Scenario or approximately 65 if you only get 60 right you might still be ready to take the test but if you're getting 45 or 50 percent correct given a worst case scenario you might want to study a little bit more before actually taking

This exam so now how exactly are we going to calculate the worst case situation well we're just going to go on the back here and we're going to say so okay so what you want to do is you want to go down and if it's a if you did very

Well on it so if you got 70% or 80% of these correct you're going to say that's a good one in a worst case scenario you probably wouldn't have many of those because it would be good to have more of this so you're gonna say between 6 & 9

Questions we're gonna say 6 questions at 85% okay and then you go down and let's just say you know these are actually a little bit higher numbers but let's say this was a bad one let's say this was 50% and so if you're 50% there you would

Say all right well that's a bad one and between 4 & 6 questions if you're only getting 50% you want to assume the worst case scenario you want to assume you get 6 questions at 50% so then you want to go down to each different category you

Have and you want to find out you know how many say this one was good so 90% you got 90% and since that's a good one you choose the lower of the two numbers so you say three if the next one's a bad one let's

Say that was like 58% let's say 58% of engineering economics and let's say that means that you'd have five questions of that so then at the very end what you're gonna do is very simple it's just a weighted average what you want to do

Then is you want to go down to the bottom and you want to say the total of these so you add up the total and then you multiply so you find out how many questions you have right you'd have the number of questions you get correct here

And you add that up and then you divide this number on top of that number it'll tell you approximately how what your score would be in a worst case scenario given that you get the most the maximum number of difficult questions and the

Minimum number number of easy questions so with that being said if you can end up with 68 percent or 65 percent even 63 percent anything in that range would be you know more than good enough to go out and take the exam now one thing I will

Say is unfortunately if you fail the exam they will tell you all of the details but if you pass the exam they don't tell you what you've scored well in or how many questions you get that's a little bit disappointing but I guess

Passing the exam is just good enough you just kind of move on from there alright so there you have it guys that is the simple multi-step process to go through and assure yourself that you will be able to pass the fundamental of

Engineering exam in the most efficient way possible so that you can go out there and get your licensure to be a professional engineer and make a difference in the world so guys thanks for watching I hope you enjoyed this

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