Fundamentals of Engineering Exam inside FE Review Manual

Did you know the FE Review Manual is the most trusted FE exam preparation book. It offers comprehensive coverage of FE exam topics while providing what exam candidates value most—integration of equations and variables from the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Supplied-Reference Handbook.

The FE Review Manual is a complete exam review package in one book. Gain a better understanding of key concepts and save prep time by reviewing FE exam topics and NCEES Handbook equations in a single location. These equations, along with NCEES Handbook figures and tables are distinguished in green text for easy cross-referencing. Use the 13 diagnostic exams to identify where you need the most review and improve your problem-solving skills with over 1,200 practice problems. You can evaluate your progress by taking the included realistic 4-hour sample exam—it simulates the actual FE exam’s morning session.

This is definitely a great prep book, good examples and disscussion. No theories, just exactly what you need for the FE. This is good for subjects you have already covered in classes, but you will need to find additional resources if your lacking in a subject. Loads of practice problems that help you actually learn the material instead of just memorizing it. It also gets you very comfortable with FE style questions and problem solving methods you will use for the test. Solutions are clear cut and walk you through all the steps to get the answer. It covers every topic and the problems are actually harder than they will be on the test. It also gives you alot of insight on what the test will be like, how to use the book, and sample tests at the end of the book.

This book provides an excellent basis from which to study for the FE exam. It doesn't have explicit sections for the individual (afternoon) exams, but most of that information is covered somewhere between the front and back covers.  If you go through all of the sections that will be on your test, you will have no problem with them. The problems in this book are a little harder than what you will find on the test, but working on the harder problems will make the problems on the test seem easy.  This book has about 54 chapters and a sample test for the morning session at the end.

If you review every problem in this book, you will surely pass. Some of the problems in this review were very long and had a lot of steps, but don't let it stress you out because the exam questions are usually only one or two steps long. For example, a question in this review book might give you a chemical reaction equation and ask you to balance the equation, then find the molecular weights, find the limiting reagent & amount of each product created, then ultimately find the weight of a certain product. Then on the exam, one question will ask you only to balance an equation, another will ask you to calculate molecular weights, and another will give you the molecular weights and ask you to find the limiting reagent. So basically, don't worry if the review questions take you more than the alotted two minutes each. The exam questions test the same concepts but at a slightly lower difficulty.

The most important thing to get out of this book is to gain familiarity with the supplied reference manual. The answer for every single question on the exam is hidden somewhere in the 200-something page reference manual. Practice with the review book & reference manual together so you won't waste time on test day flipping through the reference manual searching for formulas.

 The layout of material in Lindeburg's book is very straightforward and practical. There's no extraneous information on any topic that would not show up on the FE exam. Some of the sample questions may appear difficult, but that's usually because they are multi-step. Depending on which afternoon exam you take, you can completely disregard entire chapters, which should make studying easier. The author does a good job of tying in the relevant material to the FE Supplied-Reference Handbook, so you should definitely have that handy so you can quickly flip to the page with the needed equation for any given problem.

Keep to a study schedule as you work through the book. The sheer number of pages may appear daunting, but working at it every night for 30-45 minutes, 5-6 days a week is all it really takes. This way you can digest all the material comfortably without forcing yourself to cram a week before the exam.