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The Grainger College of Engineering Advisors

The Grainger College of Engineering Undergraduate Programs

Campus Resources

Communicating Your Concerns

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

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The Grainger College of Engineering Advisors

Academic Advisors and Assistant Deans in Engineering Hall, 206

Kathy Eckstein

Ivan Favila

Mike Hirschi

Emad Jassim

Melissa Kisubika

Sue Larson

      Chris Migotsky

Casey Moore

          Brooke Newell

Keri Niehans

    Dan Turner

          Lori West

Brian Woodard

Records Advisors

Jamie Hannah

Bob Porter

Undergraduate Programs Office
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Grainger College of Engineering
206 Engineering Hall MC-272
1308 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Academic Advisors in Departments

Aerospace Engineering or

Agricultural and Biological Engineering


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering

Engineering Physics

The Grainger College of Engineering Undergraduate Program Resources

Access Point

Engineering International Student Programs (EISP)

Morrill Engineering Program (MEP)

Scholarships for Continuing Students

Women in Engineering (WIE)

Campus Resources

Health and Wellness

  • Campus Recreation - Health. Exercise. Fitness. Sports. For a healthy mind and body.

  • The Counseling Center - The Counseling Center is a great resource that provides many services including educational (reading and study skills), counseling (individuals, couples, groups therapy; alcohol and drugs, suicide, etc.), and outreach services. The Counseling Center takes confidentiality seriously.

  • Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) - DRES is a resource available to students to assist with living and academic accommodations for visible and non-visual disabilities.

  • McKinley Health Center - The McKinley Health Center is a great resource for all your health needs. They provide services in mental and women's health, immunization for travel abroad, flu shots, health and fitness services, 24-hour Dial-a-Nurse, and more.

  • The Office of the Dean of Students - The Office of the Dean of Students is another great resource on campus for students. The office provides counseling; advocacy and referrals; assistance with complaints, class absences, and withdrawals; legal services; housing and the tenant union; hate crimes; new student programs; women's programs; and cultural and gender programs.


  • Center for Academic Resources in Engineering (CARE) - CARE is a learning community where services, resources and expertise converge to support engineering students. This space, on the fourth floor of the Grainger Engineering Library, encourages interaction and collaboration via tutoring, study groups and a variety of other resources.

  • Chemistry Tutoring - General chemistry TA available for walk-in help, free to students.

  • Math Tutoring - Variety of tutoring services available.

  • Math Tutorial help - Emeritus Professor Dr. Coddington created study tools, available for Calculus 1 - 3 and Differential Equations..

  • Statics, Dynamics, Solid and Fluid Mechanics help - Emeritus Professor Dr. Coddington created several helpful study tools for Engineering Mechanics courses.

Communicating your Concerns: Climate, Bias, & Microaggressions

The Grainger College of Engineering is committed to the creation of an anti-racist, inclusive community that welcomes diversity along a number of dimensions, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity and national origins, gender and gender identity, sexuality, disability status, class, age, or religious beliefs. The College recognizes that we are learning together in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, that Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous voices and contributions have largely either been excluded from, or not recognized in, science and engineering, and that both overt racism and micro-aggressions threaten the well-being of our students and our university community.

We depend on one another to create a safe and encouraging environment that allows for the open exchange of ideas while also ensuring equitable opportunities and respect for all of us. Everyone is expected to help establish and maintain an environment where students, staff, and faculty can contribute without fear of personal ridicule, or intolerant or offensive language.

 If you witness or experience racism, discrimination, micro-aggressions, or other offensive behavior, in one of your classes, you are encouraged to:

  • bring this to the attention of the course director if you feel comfortable, and/or
  • meet with a Grainger advisor, and/or
  • report these behaviors to the Bias Assessment and Response Team (BART) ( Based on your report, BART members will follow up and reach out to students to make sure they have the support they need to be healthy and safe. If the reported behavior also violates university policy, staff in the Office for Student Conflict Resolution may respond as well and will take appropriate action.

Some helpful resources are listed below.

  • For emergencies and immediate concerns, please call 911.

  • A counselor affiliated with the campus Counseling Center is available during the week for appointments in Engineering Hall specifically for engineering students.  Please call (217) 333-2280 to schedule a half-hour appointment.

  • Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to discuss bias incidents with trusted persons within their unit, such as the Department Chief Advisers or the Department Head.

  • Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to reach out to Champaign-Urbana community resources, including:

Students are encouraged to find their community at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. There are many diversity-related engineering student societies associated with Engineering Council.  Some of the larger groups are:

Students are encouraged to take advantage of University resources, including:

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

The first step to become certified as a Professional Engineer (PE) is to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, formerly known as the EIT.

NCEES is pleased to announce that the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exams have fully transitioned to computer-based testing and are now administered exclusively at approved Pearson VUE test centers. Computer-based testing provides many advantages for both examinees and NCEES. Examinees are now able to schedule their exam at a time and location that work best for them and receive their results within 7 to 10 days. NCEES gains enhanced security and better uniformity in testing conditions with the move to computer-based testing. There is a fee of $225 payable at the time of registration with NCEES.     Please read the NCEES Examinee Guide and register for the exam here:

The Illinois Board of Professional Regulations also requires examinees to submit an application and pay an application fee of $120 to the board after registering with NCEES and scheduling an exam. You will need your NCEES ID number.  Examinees should contact the board directly for details.  Registration applications can be found here

As a PE, you can expect many benefits unavailable to other engineers:

  • Many employers offer higher salaries and greater opportunities for advancement to licensed PE's.

  • Only PE's can consult in private practice.

  • Only PE's can seal company documents to be sent to the government.

  • PE's have more credibility as expert witnesses in court than most engineers.

Grainger Engineers have a pass rate of well over 95% on the FE Exam, which is much greater than the national pass rate of 73%. Therefore, The Grainger College of Engineering urges all of its seniors to sign up for the next FE exam. After passing this test, there are only three more steps in obtaining a PE license.

  • Graduate with a bachelor's degree from an ABET-accredited engineering curriculum (all curricula in The Grainger College of Engineering except Engineering Physics).

  • Gain four years of engineering experience under the supervision of a registered professional engineer.

  • Pass the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Exam.

General Information about the Exam Read More

Registration Questions. Read More

Questions Concerning the Mechanics of the Exam. Read More

Post-Exam Questions. Read More


Important Contacts. Read More

Please contact The Grainger College of Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office at if you have questions.

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