Documentation that the applicant possesses a four-year baccalaureate degree in engineering or documentation that the applicant possesses a four-year baccalaureate degree in one of the physical, biological or applied sciences along with coursework in the following major subjects covered by the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is required:
- electrical circuits
- engineering economics
- fluid mechanics
- mathematics (through differential equations)
- mechanics of materials
Note however that professional engineering (P.E.) licensure in some states requires that the applicant have earned an undergraduate engineering degree from an ABET-accreditated institution. Students in tending to pursue the P.E. are urged to check with the appropriate state board of engineering regarding specific licensure requirements in that state.