The Fundamentals of Engineering or FE exam is the first exam required for licensure as a P.E. (professional engineer).

You’ll choose one of 7 freestanding, discipline-specific exams: Chemical, Industrial, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Computer, Other Disciplines, Environmental.

When you’re ready to take your exam, go to ncees.org to register. Once approved, you’ll schedule an appointment at an approved Pearson VUE test centre near you.

Here you can find all the resources you need to prepare for Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Electrical and Computer engineering exam.

  • Engineering Sciences
    A. Work, energy, power, heat
    B. Charge, energy, current, voltage, power
    C. Forces (e.g., between charges, on conductors)
    D. Work done in moving a charge in an electric field
    E. Capacitance
    F. Inductance
  • Circuit Analysis (DC and AC Steady State)
    A. KCL, KVL
    B. Series/parallel equivalent circuits
    C. Thevenin and Norton theorems
    D. Node and loop analysis
    E. Waveform analysis (e.g., RMS, average, frequency, phase, wavelength)
    F. Phasors
    G. Impedance
  • Properties of Electrical Materials
    • A. Chemical (e.g., corrosion, ions, diffusion)
    • B. Electrical (e.g., conductivity, resistivity, permittivity, magnetic permeability)
    • C. Mechanical (e.g., piezoelectric, strength)
    • D. Thermal (e.g., conductivity, expansion)
  • Linear Systems
    A. Frequency/transient response
    B. Resonance
    C. Laplace transforms
    D. Transfer functions
    E. 2-port theory
  • Signal Processing
    A. Convolution (continuous and discrete)
    B. Difference equations
    C. Z-transforms
    D. Sampling (e.g., aliasing, Nyquist theorem)
    E. Analog filters
    F. Digital filters
  • Electronics
    A. Solid-state fundamentals (e.g., tunneling, diffusion/drift current, energy
    bands, doping bands, p-n theory)
    B. Discrete devices (diodes, transistors, BJT, CMOS) and models and their
    performance
    C. Bias circuits
    D. Amplifiers (e.g., single-stage/common emitter, differential)
    E. Operational amplifiers (ideal, non-ideal)
    F. Instrumentation (e.g., measurements, data acquisition, transducers)
    G. Power electronics
  • Power
    A. Single-phase and three-phase
    B. Transmission and distribution
    C. Voltage regulation
    D. Transformers
    E. Motors and generators
    F. Power factor (pf)
  • Electromagnetics
    A. Maxwell equations
    B. Electrostatics/magnetostatics (e.g., measurement of spatial
    relationships, vector analysis)
    C. Wave propagation
    D. Transmission lines (high frequency)
    E. Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Control Systems
    A. Block diagrams (feed-forward, feedback)
    B. Bode plots
    C. Closed-loop and open-loop response
    D. Controller performance (gain, PID), steady-state errors
    E. Root locus
    F. Stability
    G. State variables
  • Communications
    A. Basic modulation/demodulation concepts (e.g., AM, FM, PCM)
    B. Fourier transforms/Fourier series
    C. Multiplexing (e.g., time division, frequency division)
    D. Digital communications
  • Computer Networks
    A. Routing and switching
    B. Network topologies/frameworks/models
    C. Local area networks
  • Digital Systems
    A. Number systems
    B. Boolean logic
    C. Logic gates and circuits
    D. Logic minimization (e.g., SOP, POS, Karnaugh maps)
    E. Flip-flops and counters
    F. Programmable logic devices and gate arrays
    G. State machine design
    H. Data path/controller design
    I. Timing (diagrams, asynchronous inputs, races, hazards)
  • Computer Systems
    A. Architecture (e.g., pipelining, cache memory)
    B. Microprocessors
    C. Memory technology and systems
    D. Interfacing
  • Software Development
    A. Algorithms
    B. Data structures
    C. Software design methods (structured, object-oriented)
    D. Software implementation (e.g., procedural, scripting languages)
    E. Software testing