Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Fundamentals of Engineering
If you've read more than one of my posts you can see that there are some recurring themes. I always have multiple projects that I'm working on at any given time. The most challenging undertaking I've been working on recently is attempting to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (FE or EIT). This is a logical next step in my career, but it is not an easy step. The exam covers all the favorites: calculus, trig, statistics, probability, dynamics, statics, ethics, etc.. Passing of the FE enables the candidate to take the Professional Engineer's exam, which is the pinnacle of professional licensure in the engineering field. Actually, I should be studying right now instead of writing! Oh well, frequent breaks are a necessity to reduce red eye. The exam will be given on a Saturday in April. The exam is 8 hours split into two - 4 hour sessions. The first time I took the exam I failed. I've found out this is not an uncommon outcome. The format of the exam requires not only mental, but physical stamina as well. During my first sitting I was wiped out by the middle of the afternoon session. I've committed to getting into better physical condition for the next time. This theme trancends to other areas of your life other than test taking. Those who can combine mental and physical fitness can achieve greater levels of success in all areas of life. That is the theory I'm currently working with. Stay tuned for the results!