Posted on Oct 22, 2016
LTC Jason Mackay
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I am returning to Engineering after a 22 year break. Has anyone recently taken the Fundementals of Engineering exam and what advice would you offer on preparation such a study materials, courses, etc?
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CAPT Kevin B.
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I was deployed way back when. So when it came time to ramp up for he EIT and later the PE, I took a focused prep course when ended about 2 weeks prior to the exam. Many colleges offer them. They use a vast array of sample question off previous years. It gets you into the rhythm of doing the problem solving. I recall the EIT back then was multiple guess but defer to the younger ones for the current testing. BTW I had to take the Survey exam in addition to Civil in California. Turned out to be the last cycle it was required. Legal/Ethics, Seismic, Survey, and National discipline. Then it was an all or nothing result. Exhausted.
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LTC Jason Mackay
LTC Jason Mackay
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Still multiple choice, I took in 1994 and missed by one point. Then I was a Ordnance and Log guy for 22 years. Now it is computer based. PE is still paper, but offered only once or twice a year. looks like it will either be Civil or the Industrial/systems flavored one for me.
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CAPT Mark Geronime
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Same advice from me. I took a focused review class after waiting 10 years post undergrad...
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PO2 Joseph Chantiny
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I recommend finding an old book for questions rather than the latest study guides, but I notice the Captain Ball already mentioned that fact. Also, join IEEE or AiCHE, there's a lot of good problem solving from their magazines. I am a warranty engineer it has opened the door to testing and problem solving that working on the design side alone bored me after a while.
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CWO4 Desiree Cabrales
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I have had a lot of exams in my life and I have always liked to study. I want to go deeper into the topic and talk in more detail about the diversity of US universities and how to preserve it. I think it will be interesting for you to read the article https://jt.org/diversity-in-us-universities-how-to-maintain-it/ because it discusses that education itself is the main tool in dealing with this situation: promoting diversity and raising awareness about it.
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LTC Jason Mackay
LTC Jason Mackay
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Diversity has nothing to do with the EIT/FE exam.
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