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FE Exam Guide and Support Award

FE Exam Guide

The Department of Architectural Engineering is pleased to release a new Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Guide, developed internally by AE staff and faculty. The FE exam is the first step towards becoming a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE). Download the guide to find out more about the exam, what you can take with you to an exam session, how to study for the exam, and more!

Students with questions should contact AE Professor M. Kevin Parfitt, P.E., at

FE Exam Support Award

The Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering is pleased to announce a new Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Support Award. Students who successfully pass the FE exam before they graduate are eligible to receive a $100 award from the Department of Architectural Engineering. To apply for this award, students must fill out the following form after they register for the exam:

After receiving a passing score notification from the state in which you took the exam, students should submit a copy of their results via email to Professor Parfitt ( with a copy to Ms. Latrisha Hough ( Complete applications will be reviewed for processing no later than the end of the 12th week of the fall and spring semesters. However, students should submit their proof of pass documents regardless of the overall timing. The funds will be transferred to students prior to the end of the semester in which they completed the exam.

Any student who has previously taken the exam anytime in 2020 and passed is eligible for the award and should send proof of passing directly to Professor Parfitt (

Any questions or inquiries regarding this award should be directed to AE Professor M. Kevin Parfitt at

To learn more about FE exam, please visit the NCEES website. To register to take an FE exam in Pennsylvania, visit this webpage.



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Department of Architectural Engineering

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