FE Exam Preparation: Mechanical Engineering

Cal State LA’s Fundamental Engineer (FE) test prep review course prepares the candidate for the FE examination with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). The 60-hour review classes are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Summer.

The FE course is for qualified applicants who must register and pay for the FE examination through NCEES. Applicants must complete three years or more of postsecondary engineering education, and three years or more of engineering experience (e.g., work of any nature with an engineering exposure, such as with a consulting engineering firm, a construction contractor, Caltrans, the engineering division of a public utility, etc.), or a combination of postsecondary engineering education and experience in engineering totaling three years. University students in the 3rd quarter or the 2nd semester of their junior year qualify for certification.

NCEES Examinee Guide

BPELSG, Engineer-in-Training Flowchart 

  • Introduction + Mathematics + Engineering Economics
  • •Materials Science and Engineering
  • •Statics
  • •Mechanics of Materials
  • •Mechanical Design
  • •Dynamics
  • •Fluid Mechanics
  • •Thermodynamics
  • •Heat Transfer
  • •Electric Circuits


Course topics are subject to change.

View/download the Summer 2024 FE Exam Preparation Schedule here.

The program cost is $425.00.

Register for the Summer 2024 FE/EIT Exam Preparation Program.

  • Adel A. Sharif
  • Stephen Felszeghy
  • Usama Tohid
  • Chirs Bachman
  • Arash Jamehbozorg
  • Sami Maalouf
Adel A. Sharif, Ph.D., P.E., Course Coordinator ([email protected])

For more information on the applications and examinations contact:

National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
280 Seneca Creek Road
Seneca, SC 29678
(800) 250-3196

Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95833-2944
(866) 780-5370

Join our interest list to learn more about the FE/EIT Exam Preparation: Other Disciplines Mechanical Engineering.

For more information, please contact the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) Program Office via email or (323) 343-4915.