Distance - Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Preparation - Chemical 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) (Chemical 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: Chemical 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.
*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.
1. Mathematics
A. Analytic geometry
B. Roots of equations
C. Calculus
D. Differential equations

2. Probability and Statistics
A. Probability distributions (e.g., discrete, continuous, normal, binomial)
B. Expected value (weighted average) in decision making
C. Hypothesis testing
D. Measures of central tendencies and dispersions (e.g., mean, mode,standard deviation)
E. Estimation for a single mean (e.g., point, confidence intervals)
F. Regression and curve fitting

3. Engineering Sciences
A. Applications of vector analysis (e.g., statics)
B. Basic dynamics (e.g., friction, force, mass, acceleration, momentum)
C. Work, energy, and power (as applied to particles or rigid bodies)
D. Electricity and current and voltage laws (e.g., charge, energy, current,
voltage, power, Kirchhoff, Ohm)

4. Computational Tools
A. Numerical methods and concepts (e.g., convergence, tolerance)
B. Spreadsheets for chemical engineering calculations
C. Simulators

5. Materials Science
A. Chemical, electrical, mechanical, and physical properties (e.g., effect of
temperature, pressure, stress, strain)
B. Material types and compatibilities (e.g., engineered materials, ferrous and
nonferrous metals)
C. Corrosion mechanisms and control 

6. Chemistry
A. Inorganic chemistry (e.g., molarity, normality, molality, acids, bases,
redox reactions, valence, solubility product, pH, pK, electrochemistry,
periodic table)
B. Organic chemistry (e.g., nomenclature, structure, qualitative and
quantitative analyses, balanced equations, reactions, synthesis,
basic biochemistry)
7. Fluid Mechanics/Dynamics
A. Fluid properties
B. Dimensionless numbers (e.g., Reynolds number)
C. Mechanical energy balance (e.g., pipes, valves, fittings, pressure
losses across packed beds, pipe networks)
D. Bernoulli equation (hydrostatic pressure, velocity head)
E. Laminar and turbulent flow
F. Flow measurement (e.g., orifices, Venturi meters)
G. Pumps, turbines, and compressors
H. Compressible flow and non-Newtonian fluids
8. Thermodynamics
A. Thermodynamic properties (e.g. specific volume, internal energy,
enthalpy, entropy, free energy)
B. Properties data and phase diagrams (e.g. steam tables, psychrometric
charts, T-s, P-h, x-y, T-x-y)
C. Thermodynamic laws (e.g., 1st law, 2nd law)
D. Thermodynamic processes (e.g., isothermal, adiabatic, isentropic)
E. Cyclic processes and efficiency (e.g., power, refrigeration, heat pump)
F. Phase equilibrium (e.g., fugacity, activity coefficient)
G. Chemical equilibrium
H. Heats of reaction and mixing
9. Material/Energy Balances
A. Mass balance (steady and unsteady state)
B. Energy balance (steady and unsteady state)
C. Recycle/bypass processes
D. Reactive systems (e.g., combustion)
10. Heat Transfer
A. Conductive heat transfer
B. Convective heat transfer (natural and forced)
C. Radiation heat transfer
D. Heat transfer coefficients (e.g., overall, local, fouling)
E. Heat transfer equipment, operation, and design (e.g., double pipe,
shell and tube, fouling, number of transfer units, log-mean temperature
difference, flow configuration)
11. Mass Transfer and Separation
A. Molecular diffusion (e.g., steady and unsteady state, physical property
B. Convective mass transfer (e.g., mass transfer coefficient, eddy diffusion)
C. Separation systems (e.g., distillation, absorption, extraction, membrane
D. Equilibrium stage methods (e.g., graphical methods, McCabe-Thiele,
E. Continuous contact methods (e.g., number of transfer units, height
equivalent to a theoretical plate, height of transfer unit, number of
theoretical plates)
F. Humidification and drying
12. Chemical Reaction Engineering
A. Reaction rates and order
B. Rate constant (e.g., Arrhenius function)
C. Conversion, yield, and selectivity
D. Type of reactions (e.g., series, parallel, forward, reverse, homogeneous,
heterogeneous, catalysis, biocatalysis)
E. Reactor types (e.g., batch, semibatch, continuous stirred tank, plug flow,
gas phase, liquid phase)
13. Process Design and Economics
A. Process flow diagrams and piping and instrumentation diagrams
B. Equipment selection (e.g., sizing and scale-up)
C. Cost estimation
D. Comparison of economic alternatives (e.g., net present value, discounted
cash flow, rate of return, expected value and risk)
E. Process design and optimization (e.g., sustainability, efficiency, green
engineering, inherently safer design, evaluation of specifications)
14. Process Control
A. Dynamics (e.g., time constants and 2nd order, underdamped, and
transfer functions)
B. Control strategies (e.g., feedback, feed-forward, cascade, ratio, and PID)
C. Control loop design and hardware (e.g., matching measured and
manipulated variables, sensors, control valves, and conceptual process
15. Safety, Health, and Environment
A. Hazardous properties of materials (e.g., corrosivity, flammability, toxicity,
reactivity, handling and storage), including MSDS
B. Industrial hygiene (e.g., noise, PPE, ergonomics)
C. Process safety and hazard analysis [e.g., layer of protection analysis,
hazard and operability studies (HazOps), fault-tree analysis or event tree]
D. Overpressure and underpressure protection (e.g., relief, redundant control,
intrinsically safe)
E. Waste minimization, waste treatment, and regulation (e.g., air, water,
solids, RCRA, CWA, EPA, OSHA)
16. Ethics and Professional Practice
A. Codes of ethics (professional and technical societies)
B. Agreements and contracts
C. Ethical and legal considerations
D. Professional liability
E. Public protection issues (e.g., licensing boards)

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