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Fundamentals of Engineering Exam


Welcome to the School of Engineering Fundamentals of Engineering examination preparation support site.  Below you will find information about the testing program along with opportunities offered by the School to help you prepare and (very importantly!) pass your examination.

School of Engineering Support: Kaplan FE Prep University

This semester, the School will provide sponsorship opportunities for approximately 15-20 students (once per selected student during their academic career) to enroll in the Kaplan Fundamentals of Engineering Preparation Program.

  • Fall 2023 Student Interest Form  - Survey will open on Friday October 13, 2023 through Friday November 3, 2023
  • Results are estimated to be available mid-late November
  • Before completing the form, check out the FAQs and additional details on the FE Exam below
  • Instructions for Student Activation and Enrollment will be provided via email upon approval of application

Instructions for Redeeming Codes (as of April 2021)

For students who have already been assigned codes but have not yet redeemed their licenses or if you have any issues with enrolling, please contact D.B. Quan at

How to Redeem your Program

  • Click here:

  • Click "Add to Cart" for your exam.

  • Apply the assigned unique promo code to your shopping cart

  • If a Group Code is asked - use "UCMERCED"

  • Your product should now be reduced to $0.

  • Click "Checkout" and complete your transaction.

  • An order confirmation email with instructions on how to get started will be sent to you. If you don’t receive an email, please check your Spam folder. You can also go to the PPI website and click the red “Sign In” button in the upper right-hand corner.

  • Once logged in to your account, click the blue "Launch" button next to your Learning Hub product.

  • Once you're in the Learning Hub, add the Group Code to your account (you'll see a button near the upper right-hand side): [insert group code]. It's very important you add this group code so that you're added to the class roster.

  • Click "My Products" to access your web books, quiz generator, diagnostic exams, practice exams, and flashcards.
  • FE Prep Helpline at: 1-650-593-9119 | Contact D.B. Quan for code assignments

FAQs - Kaplan FE Prep University

What FE exams does FE Prep University offer programs for?
The School of Engineering is offering sponsorship for the FE Prep in the areas of FE Mechanical Engineering, FE Environmental Engineering and FE Other Disciplines (for Materials Science and Engineering majors).  If you have any other questions, note it in the Comment of the Student Interest Form and/or reach out to the local school administrator at (Subject: FE Prep Exam).

What online products does each student receive as part of their FE Prep University product bundle?
Each student receives a Review Manual web book, Practice Problems web book, two practice exams, a quiz generator, diagnostic exams, flashcards, and a custom study schedule.

How long does each student have access to the FE Prep University platform and products?
The access begins once the student redeems their product key and the student should plan for 4 months (from the time of product key redemption) to complete the prep course.  The School of Engineering will serve as the administrator to distribute product keys to students.  In the event of changes in plans (i.e. the student decides not to enroll in the prep course), please contact the school administrator ASAP so that it can be re-purposed for another student.  If a license rmains unused beyond 6 months, the school retains the right to re-assign the product key code.

What products can the group administrator view student reports on?
Student activity reports are available for the Diagnostic Exams, Quiz Generator, and Practice Exams

FE Exam FAQ provided by FE Prep University

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam 

The following summary is provided for your reference only. For accurate and up-to-date information, please visit the official testing site at:

A. NCEES Administers

Exam Fee: ~$175

B. Nearest Approved Test Center

COVID-19 RESPONSE: Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, NCEES will offer a regional pencil-and-paper exam administration in January 2021 for PE Civil examinees. For more information:

Address of Fresno Testing Center: Pearson Professional Centers-Fresno CA | 7555 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 205 Fresno | California 93711 United States

C. Exam Schedule & Format

  • Schedule:
  • Format: The FE exam is a 110-question test
  • The exam appointment time is 6 hours long and includes:
    • Nondisclosure agreement (2 minutes)
    • Tutorial (8 minutes)
    • Exam (5 hours and 20 minutes)
    • Scheduled break (25 minutes)

REMINDER: Please check the official website for the latest information:


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