Study Group Description:

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) study group focuses on assisting internationally educated engineers in reviewing competencies as outlined by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Facilitated sessions (Saturdays) focus on the fundamentals of engineering and are facilitated by a licensed engineer. Peer study sessions (Wednesdays) provide an opportunity to collaborate with others in your discipline and to study materials specific to your discipline. The peer study sessions are not facilitated. The materials covered in the facilitated sessions cover the general FE material. Please be aware that the FE exam is a discipline specific examination. For information on the FE exam please visit:

Licensing Body:

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)


Facilitated by licensed engineers


No cost for eligible clients accepted into the group

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Be an internationally educated engineer
  • Have been assessed by APEGA to write the FE exam and provide proof
  • Be scheduled to write the FE exam within one month of completing the study group
  • Write and pass an assessment test to assess your math skills. Clients who do not pass the assessment may be given a second opportunity to write another assessment. This assessment must be written 5 full business days before the start of the study group. 
  • Complete a study group assessment
  • Be ready, willing and able to commit to the attendance rules
  • Be ready, willing and able to study the required hours per week
  • Be approved by a career coach/facilitator/coordinator
Delivery method:

Online - starting March 2020

Required Textbooks:
  • FE Review Manual Rapid Preparation for the Fundamentals of Engineering Michael R. Lindeburg, PE
  • FE Other Disciplines Practice Problems by Michael R Lindeburg PE, 4 Jul 2014, Paperback Dates

September 26, 2020 to February 3, 2021


9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Saturdays) and 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Wednesdays)

Number of Sessions:

15 Saturdays and 15 Wednesdays, 30 sessions in total

What are the steps to find out if you can join the FE study group?
  • Call the Directions for Immigrants office to make an appointment to meet a career coach, phone 403-770-5155
  • Complete your online registration form
  • Attend your appointment to determine your eligibility
  • Complete a study group assessment with your career coach
  • Develop an action plan with your career coach if accepted to the study group