UNT College of Engineering recently hosted an event with the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and land Surveyors aimed at helping students and faculty better understand and prepare for the Fundamentals of Engineering (F.E.) and the Principles and Practice of Engineering (P.E.) examinations.
The F.E. exam designed for recent graduates and students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree from an EAC/ABET-accredited program and is generally the first step in the process to becoming a professional licensed engineer (P.E.). The P.E. exam is designed for engineers who have gained a minimum of four years’ post-college work experience in their chosen engineering discipline and tests for a minimum level of competency in a particular engineering discipline.
Lance Kinney, executive director at the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, was joined by PE’s Robert Price, Joe Dickinson, Jonathan Hartman and Jennifer Vilbig Lawson. They provided information during the virtual event about who needs a license, the value of a license, and why engineers should consider getting a license.
The effort was part of a larger university initiative to ensure students get hired after graduation.
"We are keen to embed external industry and professional credentials into our four-year degree. The credibility and recognition of the FE and PE exam is unparallel," said Nandika D’Souza, associate dean for undergraduate studies at the college.