Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Seminar &Fundamentals of Engineering Review (no longer offered)

ME 40500 / 1 Cr. (1 Class)

A seminar series on mechanical engineering career options and guidance, professional development and licensing, and preparation for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.


Lindeburg, FE Mechanical Review Manual, 1st Edition, Professional Publication Inc.

  • To introduce students to current topics relevant to mechanical engineering. Seminar topics include interviewing, management evaluation of engineers, intellectual properties, career options.
  • To prepare students for the FE examination in Indiana.
  • Describe the process of licensing and registration of professional engineers as a part of lifelong learning for engineers. [f,k,h]
  • Pass the practice FE exam. [a,c,e,f,h]
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in an economic and environmental context. [h]
  • Describe interviewing and job application skills, and professional goals. [g,f,i]
  • Describe management expectations of engineers. [f,j]
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues as covered in the seminar series [e,f,i,h]
  • Describe a range of career and graduate school opportunities. [i]

Note: The letters within the brackets indicate the general program outcomes of mechanical engineering. See: ME Program Outcomes.

  • Project Management
  • Career Development and entrepreneurship
  • FE Exam Preparation
  • Mathematics
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Material Properties and 2 processing
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Computer Science
  • Control Systems
  • Engineering Economics and Design