Post subject: EEs and CpEs no longer required to take FE
Posted: Thu 07-01-2010 4:41PM
Joined: Sat 04-29-2006 8:47PM Posts: 663
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1. You are no longer required to take the FE Exam as part of your BS CpE and BS EE degrees.
2. ECE will reimburse you for your $10 fee if you choose to not take the FE Exam.
On June 17, the S&T Faculty Senate approved ECE's request to no longer require that graduates of the BS CpE and BS EE take the FE Exam as their senior assessment. The Provost still needs to approve our suggested senior assessment tools, which consists of the senior survey administered in Cp/EE 391 and assessment of the senior design projects. I do not expect any major problems, but this approval will probably not be obtained until sometime in the Fall semester.
So, if you want to opt-out of taking the FE Exam, do not do the second step of the registration process and do not pay the additional $125 fee. If you do not pay the additional $125, the ECE department will reimburse you for the $10 fee you paid to the Missouri Board when you did the first registration step in the spring semester. You will need to let Joni Matlock (room 142 EECH) know by September 30th if you want the $10 to be reimbursed and she will need your student number and mailing address.
I had hoped that it would have been approved at the April meeting, but it was tabled pending some changes in the catalog that needed to happen first.
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Post subject: Re: EEs and CpEs no longer required to take FE
Posted: Fri 08-20-2010 11:37AM
Joined: Mon 08-16-2004 10:46PM Posts: 100
Source: Off Campus
It's really not that big of a deal. If you're an EE there is a specific PM test for you, and it is pretty easy. The AM exam is okay, but they give you a nice reference manual. If you're going into power, a lot of companies look for people who have passed the FE so it's a good idea to take it.