Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Preparation - Other Engineering Disciplines - Morning & Aftern

Venue: Best Western Village Park Inn

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Event Date/Time: Aug 18, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 13, 2012
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This course is also offered through our video conferencing system for students in remote locations, check for special times.

This program is an intensive revision for the fundamentals of engineering (FE) exam morning session. 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 APEGGA, APEGBC and NCEES. Conditions and regulations of the exam could be found on these associations' respective websites.

The FE exam is 8 hours in length: a four hour morning session and a four hour afternoon session. This workshop has been designed to train on how to answer the morning session and afternoon "Other Discipline" exam questions which is common between all engineering disciplines: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering ‘’and Mechanical Engineering, etc. The morning session consists of general questions that all candidates answer. The afternoon session is discipline specific where the candidate is allowed to pick the discipline to complete (including an "Other Disciplines" category).

This course system is designed to follow both the content and format of NCEES for each exam. By utilizing the live class room sessions for your study, you increase comprehension and get a more flexible and focused review.

Who should attend:
APEGGA and APEGBC exam candidates, NCEES FE exam candidates and any one 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"”.

Classroom Course Format:
Class room course format is composed of day lectures accompanied by assignments which will be an indicator of your success. At the end of all sessions an in-class or take home exam will be marked and returned to you to help you evaluate your passing chance in the real exam.

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” is required in the class and it could be downloaded here for free.

Get 15% off the regular purchase price of the textbooks listed below by clicking here.

Required Textbooks

Michael R. Linderburg, “FE Review Manual” Professional Publications Inc.

Recommended Textbooks

Michael R. Linderburg, “FE/EIT Sample Examinations” Professional Publications Inc.

Michael R. Linderburg, “1001 Solved Engineering Fundamentals Problems” Professional Publications Inc.

Program Outline (according to NCEES FE exam regulations)

Morning Session Preparation:

I. Mathematics (15%)
• Analytic geometry
• Integral calculus
• Matrix operations
• Roots of equations
• Vector analysis
• Differential equations
• Differential calculus

II. Engineering Probability and Statistics (7%)
• Measures of central tendencies and dispersions (e.g., mean, mode, standard deviation)
• Probability distributions (e.g., discrete, continuous, normal, binomial)
• Conditional probabilities
• Estimation (e.g., point, confidence intervals) for a single mean
• Regression and curve fitting
• Expected value (weighted average) in decision-making
• Hypothesis testing

III. Chemistry (9%)
• Nomenclature
• Oxidation and reduction
• Periodic table
• States of matter
• Acids and bases
• Equations (e.g., stoichiometry)
• Equilibrium
• Metals and nonmetals

IV. Computers (7%)
• Terminology (e.g., memory types, CPU, baud rates, Internet)
• Spreadsheets (e.g., addresses, interpretation, “what if,” copying formulas)
• Structured programming (e.g., assignment statements, loops and branches, function calls)

V. Ethics and Business Practices (7 %)
• Code of ethics (professional and technical societies)
• Agreements and contracts
• Ethical versus legal
• Professional liability
• Public protection issues (e.g., licensing boards)

VI. Engineering Economics (8%)
• Discounted cash flow (e.g., equivalence, PW, equivalent annual FW, rate of return)
• Cost (e.g., incremental, average, sunk, estimating)
• Analyses (e.g., breakeven, benefit-cost)
• Uncertainty (e.g., expected value and risk)

VII. Engineering Mechanics (Statics and Dynamics) (10%)
• Statics
o Resultants of force systems
o Concurrent force systems
o Equilibrium of rigid bodies
o Frames and trusses
o Centroid of area
o Area moments of inertia
o Friction

• Dynamics
o Linear motion (e.g., force, mass, acceleration, momentum)
o Angular motion (e.g., torque, inertia, acceleration, momentum)
o Mass moments of inertia
o Impulse and momentum applied to:
rigid bodies
o Work, energy, and power as applied to:
rigid bodies
o Friction

VIII. Strength of Materials (7%)
• Shear and moment diagrams
• Stress types (e.g., normal, shear, bending, torsion)
• Stress strain caused by:
o axial loads
o bending loads
o torsion
o shear
• Deformations (e.g., axial, bending, torsion) E. Combined stresses F. Columns G. Indeterminant analysis H. Plastic versus elastic deformation

IX. Material Properties (7%)
• Properties
o chemical
o electrical
o mechanical
o physical
• Corrosion mechanisms and control
• Materials
o engineered materials
o ferrous metals
o nonferrous metals

X. Fluid Mechanics (7%)
• Flow measurement
• Fluid properties
• Fluid statics
• Energy, impulse, and momentum equations
• Pipe and other internal flow

XI. Electricity and Magnetism (9%)
• Charge, energy, current, voltage, power
• Work done in moving a charge in an electric field (relationship between voltage and work)
• Force between charges
• Current and voltage laws (Kirchhoff, Ohm)
• Equivalent circuits (series, parallel)
• Capacitance and inductance
• Reactance and impedance, susceptance and admittance
• AC circuits
• Basic complex algebra

XII. Thermodynamics (7%)
• Thermodynamic laws (e.g., 1st Law, 2nd Law)
• Energy, heat, and work
• Availability and reversibility
• Cycles
• Ideal gases
• Mixture of gases
• Phase changes
• Heat transfer
• Properties of:
o enthalpy
o entropy

Aftenoon Session Preparation (Other Engineering Disciplines):

I. Advanced Engineering Mathematics (10%)
Differential equations
Partial differential calculus
Numerical solutions (e.g., differential equations, algebraic equations)
Linear algebra
Vector analysis

II. Engineering Probability and Statistics (9%)
Sample distributions and sizes
Design of experiments
Hypothesis testing
Goodness of fit (coefficient of correlation, chi square)
Estimation (e.g., point, confidence intervals) for two means

III. Biology (5%)
Cellular biology (e.g., structure, growth, cell organization)
Toxicology (e.g., human, environmental)
Industrial hygiene [e.g., personnel protection equipment (PPE), carcinogens]
Bioprocessing (e.g., fermentation, waste treatment, digestion)

IV. Engineering Economics (10%)
Cost estimating
Project selection
Replacement analysis (e.g., optimal economic life)

V. Application of Engineering Mechanics (13%)
Stability analysis of beams, trusses, and frames
Deflection analysis
Failure theory (e.g., static and dynamic)
Failure analysis (e.g., creep, fatigue, fracture, buckling)

VI. Engineering of Materials (11%)
Material properties of: metals

VII. Fluids (15%)
Basic hydraulics (e.g., Manning equation,
Bernoulli theorem, open-channel flow, pipe flow)
Laminar and turbulent flow
Friction losses (e.g., pipes, valves, fittings)
Flow measurement
Dimensionless numbers (e.g., Reynolds number)
Fluid transport systems (e.g., pipes, ducts, series/parallel operations)
Pumps, turbines, and compressors

VIII. Electricity and Magnetism (12%)
Equivalent circuits (Norton, Thevenin)
AC circuits (frequency domain)
Network analysis (Kirchhoff laws)
RLC circuits
Sensors and instrumentation
Electrical machines

IX. Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (15%)
Thermodynamic properties (e.g., entropy, enthalpy, heat capacity)
Thermodynamic processes (e.g., isothermal, adiabatic, reversible, irreversible)
Equations of state (ideal and real gases)
Conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer
Mass and energy balances
Property and phase diagrams (e.g., T-s, h-P)
Tables of thermodynamic properties
Cyclic processes and efficiency (e.g., refrigeration, power)
Phase equilibrium and phase change
Thermodynamic equilibrium
Combustion and combustion products (e.g., CO, CO2, NOX, ash, particulates)
Psychrometrics (e.g., humidity)

Special Condition

Even though our first alternative is to deliver this course in a live classroom setting, Global Innovative Campus (GIC) reserves the right to deliver this course via webinar in partial (eg. one day live class and one day webinar) or in full based on student enrollment level.


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