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). Sessions focus on the fundamentals of engineering and are facilitated by a licensed engineer. Every week participants will complete an online quiz. The quizzes allow participants to practice and improve their skills. An online forum will be available to connect, learn from other participants and collaborate. Two practice exams of 110 questions are offered. These practice exams simulate the typical exam-day experience.

The materials covered in the facilitated sessions review the general (Other Disciplines) FE material. Please be aware that the FE exam is a discipline specific examination. For information on the FE exam please visit:

* Dates and delivery mode of the study group may be subject to change. Registered participants will be notified and updates will be posted on our webpage.

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:

In person and online*

* Online for clients who live outside of Calgary.

Please note participants will require access to a laptop or PC and high-speed internet suitable for audio and video streaming. A cell phone is not suitable for participation.

Required Textbooks:
  • FE Review Manual Rapid Preparation for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, 3rd Edition by Michael R. Lindeburg, P.E.
  • The EIT/FE Exam "How to pass on your first try" by Patrick J. Shepherd, P.E. PMP
  • Optional resource: FE Other Disciplines Practice Problems by Michael R Lindeburg, P.E.


October 5, 2024 - February 8, 2025*


9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Saturdays)  

Number of Sessions:


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