Distance - Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Preparation - Civil Engineering Discipline - CBT (48 PDHs)

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  • Can not attend training within week days?
  • Looking for refresher course on specific engineering topics and can not find an intensive course to serve your needs?
  • This course might be the right thing to meet your needs!
The (FE) distance education program works as follows:
  • Each course is 6-12 weeks in duration.
  • You will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material via the internet. In addition, you will receive practice problems and assignments very similar to the associations' past exams.
  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week. The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions answered as well. A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature.
  • Each set of assignments must be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed assignment will be marked and returned by your instructor.
  • Upon completion of the assignments, you will be sent a final exam. It is recommended that you try to simulate the actual exam conditions (i.e., no aids and a time limit) when writing it. You will then submit this final exam for review and marking.
  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and assignments. Please remember that each course has 6 weeks duration and set dates for assignments to be submitted and a set date to submit the final exam. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.
This program is an intensive revision for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) (Civil Engineering Discipline). You will be given assignments to solve and a final exam to measure your success percentage.
This program is designed for exam candidates who want to pass the fundamentals of engineering exam offered by APEGA, APEGBC and NCEES. Conditions and regulations of the exam could be found on these associations' respective websites.
The FE CBT exam is 6 hours in length in the following discipline: Civil Engineering.
This course system is designed to follow both the content and format for the NCEES exam. By utilizing this course for your study, you increase comprehension and get a more flexible and focused review.
Who should attend:
APEGA and APEGBC exam candidates, NCEES FE exam candidates and anyone who wishes to refresh his / her engineering background in any of the offered modules. This workshop has been designed for people who are out of school for many years, who are not proficient with the material, who did not take all exam-subjects in school, who are not engineering majors and for who have forgotten "Everything".
Special Features:
The live class room and distance teaching sessions are offered by engineers who have intensive teaching experience in the adult learning environment. Each subject will be reviewed fundamentally and by practice questions that simulate the real exam questions to let you live the exam mode at all stages.
Required Handbook
"The FE Supplied - Reference Handbook” Professional Publications Inc. is required in the class and can be downloaded here for free.
Recommended Textbooks
*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.
Get 15% off the regular purchase price of the textbooks once you register (a code will be provided upon registration).

1. Mathematics                                                                                         

A. Analytic geometry

B. Calculus

C. Roots of equations

D. Vector analysis

2. Probability and Statistics                                        

A. Measures of central tendencies and dispersions (e.g., mean, mode,

standard deviation)

B. Estimation for a single mean (e.g., point, confidence intervals)

C. Regression and curve fitting

D. Expected value (weighted average) in decision making

3. Computational Tools                                                                           

A. Spreadsheet computations

B. Structured programming (e.g., if-then, loops, macros)

4. Ethics and Professional Practice

A. Codes of ethics (professional and technical societies)

B. Professional liability

C. Licensure

D. Sustainability and sustainable design

E. Professional skills (e.g., public policy, management, and business)

F. Contracts and contract law

5. Engineering Economics

A. Discounted cash flow (e.g., equivalence, PW, equivalent annual worth, FW, rate of return)

B. Cost (e.g., incremental, average, sunk, estimating)

C. Analyses (e.g., breakeven, benefit-cost, life cycle)

D. Uncertainty (e.g., expected value and risk)

6. Statics

A. Resultants of force systems

B. Equivalent force systems

C. Equilibrium of rigid bodies

D. Frames and trusses

E. Centroid of area

F. Area moments of inertia

G. Static friction

7. Dynamics 

A. Kinematics (e.g., particles and rigid bodies)

B. Mass moments of inertia

C. Force acceleration (e.g., particles and rigid bodies)

D. Impulse momentum (e.g., particles and rigid bodies)

E. Work, energy, and power (e.g., particles and rigid bodies)

8. Mechanics of Materials

A. Shear and moment diagrams

B. Stresses and strains (e.g., axial, torsion, bending, shear, thermal)

C. Deformations (e.g., axial, torsion, bending, thermal)

D. Combined stresses

E. Principal stresses

F. Mohr's circle

G. Column analysis (e.g., buckling, boundary conditions)

H. Composite sections

I. Elastic and plastic deformations

J. Stress-strain diagrams

9. Materials

A. Mix design (e.g., concrete and asphalt)

B. Test methods and specifications (e.g., steel, concrete, aggregates, asphalt, wood)

C. Physical and mechanical properties of concrete, ferrous and nonferrous metals, masonry, wood, engineered materials (e.g., FRP, laminated lumber, wood/plastic composites), and asphalt

10. Fluid Mechanics

A. Flow measurement

B. Fluid properties

C. Fluid statics

D. Energy, impulse, and momentum equations

11. Hydraulics and Hydrologic Systems

A. Basic hydrology (e.g., infiltration, rainfall, runoff, detention, flood flows, watersheds)

B. Basic hydraulics (e.g., Manning equation, Bernoulli theorem, open-channel flow, pipe flow)

C. Pumping systems (water and wastewater)

D. Water distribution systems

E. Reservoirs (e.g., dams, routing, spillways)

F. Groundwater (e.g., flow, wells, drawdown)

G. Storm sewer collection systems

12. Structural Analysis

A. Analysis of forces in statically determinant beams, trusses, and frames

B. Deflection of statically determinant beams, trusses, and frames

C. Structural determinacy and stability analysis of beams, trusses, and frames 

D. Loads and load paths (e.g., dead, live, lateral, influence lines and moving loads, tributary areas)

E. Elementary statically indeterminate structures

13. Structural Design  

A. Design of steel components (e.g., codes and design philosophies, beams, columns, beam-columns, tension members, connections)

B. Design of reinforced concrete components (e.g., codes and design philosophies, beams, slabs, columns, walls, footings)

14. Geotechnical Engineering

A. Geology

B. Index properties and soil classifications

C. Phase relations (air-water-solid)

D. Laboratory and field tests

E. Effective stress (buoyancy)

F. Stability of retaining walls (e.g., active pressure/passive pressure)

G. Shear strength

H. Bearing capacity (cohesive and noncohesive)

I. Foundation types (e.g., spread footings, deep foundations, wall footings, mats)

J. Consolidation and differential settlement

K. Seepage/flow nets

L. Slope stability (e.g., fills, embankments, cuts, dams)

M. Soil stabilization (e.g., chemical additives, geosynthetics)

N. Drainage systems

O. Erosion control

15. Transportation Engineering

A. Geometric design of streets and highways

B. Geometric design of intersections

C. Pavement system design (e.g., thickness, subgrade, drainage, rehabilitation)

D. Traffic safety

E. Traffic capacity

F. Traffic flow theory

G. Traffic control devices

H. Transportation planning (e.g., travel forecast modeling)

16. Environmental Engineering

A. Water quality (ground and surface)

B. Basic tests (e.g., water, wastewater, air)

C. Environmental regulations

D. Water supply and treatment

E. Wastewater collection and treatment 

17. Construction

A. Construction documents

B. Procurement methods (e.g., competitive bid, qualifications-based)

C. Project delivery methods (e.g., design-bid-build, design build, construction management, multiple prime)

D. Construction operations and methods (e.g., lifting, rigging, dewatering and pumping, equipment production, productivity analysis and improvement, temporary erosion control)

E. Project scheduling (e.g., CPM, allocation of resources)

F. Project management (e.g., owner/contractor/client relations)

G. Construction safety

H. Construction estimating

18. Surveying

A. Angles, distances, and trigonometry

B. Area computations

C. Earthwork and volume computations

D. Closure

E. Coordinate systems (e.g., state plane, latitude/longitude)

F. Leveling (e.g., differential, elevations, percent grades)

FE Civil Discipline CBT Exam Knowledge Area Outline
(according to NCEES FE exam regulations)



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