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FE Civil Review Manual

Available in Print or eTextbook

Michael R. Lindeburg, PE’s FE Civil Review offers complete coverage of the NCEES Civil FE exam knowledge areas and the relevant elements—equations, figures, and tables—from the NCEES FE Reference Handbook. With concise explanations of thousands of equations, and hundreds of figures and tables, the FE Civil Review manual contains everything you need to successfully prepare for the FE Civil exam.

The FE Civil Review book organizes the Handbook elements logically, grouping related concepts that the Handbook has in disparate locations. All Handbook elements are featured in blue boxes for easy identification, familiarizing you with the only reference you will have on exam day. Equations, and their associated variations and values, are clearly presented. Descriptions are succinct and supported by exam-like example problems, with step-by-step solutions to reinforce the theory and application of fundamental concepts. Thousands of terms are indexed to facilitate cross-referencing. 

Book Features Include:

  • Complete coverage of all exam knowledge areas
  • Equations, figures, and tables of the NCEES FE Reference Handbook in blue boxes to familiarize you with the only reference you’ll have on exam day
  • Concise explanations supported by exam-like example problems, with step-by-step solutions to reinforce the theory and application of fundamental concepts
  • A robust index with thousands of terms to facilitate referencing

Civil Engineering Topics Covered:

  • Computational Tools
  • Construction
  • Dynamics
  • Engineering Economics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ethics and Professional Practice
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydraulics and Hydrologic Systems
  • Materials
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Statics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Design
  • Surveying
  • Transportation Engineering
*eTextbook access benefits include:

  • One year of access
  • Ability to download the entire eTextbook to multiple devices, so you can study even without internet access
  • An auto sync feature across all your devices for a seamless experience on or offline
  • Unique study tools such as highlighting in six different colors to tailor your study experience
  • Features like read aloud for complete hands-free review
FE Civil Review Book Cover
$149.00

FAQs

There are a few ways to begin your FE prep depending on time available, content knowledge, and more—but these six steps will put you on a path for success no matter where you stand.

  1. Get the NCEES FE Reference Handbook, and use it alongside your FE Review Manual.
  2. Determine which knowledge areas you need more help with through your FE Review Manual’s diagnostic exams.
  3. Make a schedule before beginning to ensure you can cover all of the exam topics.
  4. Work through every exam subject—skipping your weaker subjects won’t prepare you for success.
  5. Be thorough. Don’t skip over any problems, solutions, or necessary reference materials.
  6. Complete as many practice problems as possible. Fast recall will be critical on the FE exam and developing an instinct for how problems look will help you succeed.

The current FE exam pass rates as of January 2022 are:

  • FE Chemical: 73%
  • FE Civil: 62%
  • FE Electrical and Computer: 73%
  • FE Environmental: 70%
  • FE Industrial: 62%
  • FE Mechanical: 71%
  • FE Other Disciplines: 65%
The FE exam includes 110 questions. The exam appointment time is 6 hours and includes:
  • Nondisclosure agreement (2 minutes)
  • Tutorial (8 minutes)
  • Exam (5 hours and 20 minutes)
  • Scheduled break (25 minutes)
The FE exam is administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). This national nonprofit organization requires all potential examinees to read the NCEES Examinee Guide before registering for the exam. As of January 2016, FE exams are administered year-round.

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Sharker
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Sharker
"Good material and review, especially if you have been out of college for some time and forgot most of the subjects. This course covers the whole exam very well."
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Sharker
"Good material and review, especially if you have been out of college for some time and forgot most of the subjects. This course covers the whole exam very well."
FE Customer
“The instructor was so helpful and professional, not to mention very patient with us all. I cannot thank the folks at PPI enough! They have been very helpful throughout the entire process, even before the course began. Thank you!"
Kevin
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