Distance - Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Preparation - Mechanical Engineering Discipline - CBT (48 PDHs)

  • Busy with your work schedule?
  • Can not attend training within week days?
  • Looking for refresher course on specific engineering topics and can not find an intensive course to serve your needs?
  • This course might be the right thing to meet your needs!

The (FE) distance education program works as follows:

  • Each course is 6-12 weeks in duration.
  • You will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material via the internet. In addition, you will receive practice problems and assignments very similar to the associations' past exams.
  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week. The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions answered as well. A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature.
  • Each set of assignments must be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed assignment will be marked and returned by your instructor.
  • Upon completion of the assignments, you will be sent a final exam. It is recommended that you try to simulate the actual exam conditions (i.e., no aids and a time limit) when writing it. You will then submit this final exam for review and marking.
  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and assignments. Please remember that each course has 6 weeks duration and set dates for assignments to be submitted and a set date to submit the final exam. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

This program is an intensive revision for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) (Mechanical Engineering Discipline). You will be given assignments to solve and a final exam to measure your success percentage.

This program is designed for exam candidates who want to pass the fundamentals of engineering exam offered by APEGA, APEGBC and NCEES. Conditions and regulations of the exam could be found on these associations' respective websites.

The FE CBT exam is 6 hours in length in the following discipline: Mechanical Engineering.

This course system is designed to follow both the content and format for the NCEES exam. By utilizing this course for your study, you increase comprehension and get a more flexible and focused review.

Who should attend:
APEGA and APEGBC exam candidates, NCEES FE exam candidates and anyone who wishes to refresh his / her engineering background in any of the offered modules. This workshop has been designed for people who are out of school for many years, who are not proficient with the material, who did not take all exam-subjects in school, who are not engineering majors and for who have forgotten "Everything".
Special Features:

The live class room and distance teaching sessions are offered by engineers who have intensive teaching experience in the adult learning environment. Each subject will be reviewed fundamentally and by practice questions that simulate the real exam questions to let you live the exam mode at all stages.

Required Handbook

"The FE Supplied - Reference Handbook” Professional Publications Inc. is required in the class and can be downloaded here for free.

Recommended Texts 
*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.
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Program Outline

Topic I: mathematics

Topic X: material properties and processing cont.

analytic geometry

phase diagrams


phase transformation, equilibrium, and heat treating

linear algebra

materials selection

vector analysis

surface conditions

differential equations

corrosion mechanisms and control

numerical methods

thermal failure

Topic II: probability and statistics

ductile or brittle behavior

probability distributions


regression and curve fitting

crack propagation

Topic III: computational tools

Topic XI: fluid mechanics


fluid properties

flow charts

fluid statics

Topic IV: ethics and professional practice

energy, impulse, and momentum

codes of ethics

internal flow

agreements and contracts

external flow

ethical and legal considerations

incompressible flow

professional liability

compressible flow

public health, safety, and welfare

power and efficiency

Topic V: engineering economics

performance curves

time value of money

scaling laws for fans, pumps, and compressors

cost, including incremental, average, sunk, and estimating

Topic XII: thermodynamics

economic analyses

properties of ideal gases and pure substances


energy transfers

Topic VI: electricity and magnetism

laws of thermodynamics

charge, current, voltage, power, and energy


current and voltage laws (e.g., Kirchhoff, Ohm)

performance of components

equivalent circuits (series, parallel)

power cycles, thermal efficiency, and enhancements

AC circuits

refrigeration and heat pump cycles and coefficients of performance

motors and generators

nonreacting mixtures of gases

Topic VII: statics


resultants of force systems

heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) processes

concurrent force systems

combustion and combustion products

equilibrium of rigid bodies

Topic XIII: heat transfer

frames and trusses




moments of inertia


static friction

thermal resistance

Topic VIII: dynamics, kinematics, and vibrations

transient processes

kinematics of particles

heat exchangers

kinetic friction

boiling and condensation

Newton’s second law for particles

Topic XIV: measurements, instrumentation, and controls

work-energy of particles


kinematics of rigid bodies

block diagrams

kinematics of mechanisms

system response

Newton’s second law for rigid bodies

measurement uncertainty

work-energy of rigid bodies

Topic XV: mechanical design and analysis

free and forced vibrations

stress analysis of machine elements

Topic IX: mechanics of materials

failure theories and analysis

shear and moment diagrams

deformation and stiffness

stress types (axial, bending, torsion, shear)


stress transformations

pressure vessels

Mohr’s circle


stress and strain caused by axial loads


stress and strain caused by bending loads


stress and strain caused by torsion

power screws

stress and strain caused by shear

power transmission

combined loading

joining methods




quality and reliability

Topic X: material properties and processing

hydraulic components

properties, including chemical, electrical, mechanical, physical, and thermal

pneumatic components

stress-strain diagrams

electromechanical components

engineered materials


ferrous metals


nonferrous metals


manufacturing processes


TLNT reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. TLNT's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. TLNT is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations. Please click here for complete policies.

This course is available through distance education, start and end date is open throughout the year.

We could offer any of our courses at a location of your choice and customized contents according to your needs, please contact us at : inhouse@tlnt-training.com or click here  to submit an online request.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.

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