Introduction:
Based on SCE's desire to find a standard measure that measures to which extent the minimum engineering standards that must be met by applicants are met to obtain engineering work permits provided by SCE; and to contribute to raising the level of professional development of engineers, and to use the exam results in the processes of differentiation between engineers applying for engineering jobs, SCE, in cooperation with Qiyas, launched exams on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and the Fundamentals of Architecture.

FE Exam:
A comprehensive exam of the fundamentals of engineering. It aims at measuring the efficiency and basic engineering knowledge of engineers who wish to obtain the grade of Associate Engineer. This exam can also be taken by those who are about to graduate, fresh graduates and employees who are working at the rank of engineer. Exam is given in English language.
The engineers exam is conducted in two main parts as follows:




  1. 1. General Engineering exam (Part one)

    The number of questions in this part is 90 questions for 3 hours. This part covers the general engineering topics, which include the following:

    • Analytical skills and critical thinking
    • Recognizing major technology changes within and outside the discipline
    • Communication skills
    • Multidisciplinary team work skills
    • Time management skills
    • Continuous improvements skills
    • Understanding the concept of sustainability and the environmental, legal and social impact of engineering solutions and designs
    • Mathematics
    • Probability and Statistics
    • Computer Literacy
    • Statics and Dynamics
    • Chemistry
    • Thermodynamics
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Electricity and Magnetism
    • Engineering Drawing
    • Engineering Economics
    • Project Management
    • Ethics
    • General skills

     

    2. Engineering Discipline exam (Part two):

    This part covers the core areas of each of the following engineering disciplines:

     

    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Structural Engineering
    • Other "other engineering disciplines**"

     

    The number of questions in this part is 50 questions in each discipline for 3 hours.

    Architectural Engineering Exam:

    The architectural engineering exam is a comprehensive exam of the fundamentals of architectural engineering. It aims at measuring the basic knowledge and skills necessary for the architect. Exam is given in English language. Passing the exam is a prerequisite for obtaining the degree of Associate Architect at the Saudi Council of Engineers. The total number of exam questions is 100 questions for three hours. This exam covers the following topics:


    • Humanities
    • Sustainability
    • Social Responsibility
    • Self and Continuous Learning
    • Building Systems
    • Fine Arts
    • Advanced Building Technologies
    • General skills
    • Architectural Design
    • Policies And Regulations
    • Architectural Programming
    • History and Theory
    • Structures And Construction
    • Urban Design and Planning
    • Professional Practice
    • Project Management

     

    Registration Conditions:

    • Valid membership at SCE

    • Valid national identity / residence

     

    Q&A

    1. Who offers and supervises the exam?

    Exam is offered and supervised by Qiyas (National Center for Assessment)


    • What is the FE Exam?
      A comprehensive exam of the fundamentals of engineering. It aims at measuring the efficiency and basic engineering knowledge of engineers who wish to obtain the grade of Associate Engineer. This exam can also be taken by those who are about to graduate, fresh graduates and employees who are working at the rank of engineer. Exam is given in English language.


    • What is the Fundamentals of Architecture Exam?

    A comprehensive exam of the fundamentals of architectural engineering. It aims at measuring the efficiency and basic engineering knowledge of the architects who wish to obtain the grade of Associate Engineer. This exam can also be taken by those who are about to graduate, fresh graduates and employees who are working at the rank of engineer. Exam is given in English language.

     

    • What is the registration time for FE and Fundamentals of Architecture exams?
      The exam is conducted every year in April and November, and the registration is available 60 days prior to the exam.


    • Why should I enroll in the exam?
      One of the prerequisite for obtaining an Associate Engineer degree is to pass FE exam and Architecture Exam.


    • When should I take the FE exam?
      The engineer and architect can enroll in the exam at any time, preferably in the final year of the university or immediately after graduation.


    • What does the FE exam consist of?
      The exam consists of two parts: general and discipline.
      The general part (90 questions) covers the general engineering areas in which all engineering disciplines are shared.
      Discipline part (50 questions) covers the basic areas of each engineering discipline listed in the exams list.

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    • Should I register in the two exams?
      Yes, you must register and pass the two exams if your discipline is listed in the Engineering Discipline  Exam List

    • My discipline is among the disciplines listed in the discipline Exam List, is it enough to pass one exam?
      No, one of the prerequisites of success in FE exam is to pass the general engineering exam and discipline exam


    • My discipline is not among the disciplines existing in the discipline Exam List, what should I select?
      If your discipline is not listed in the disciplines list, "other**" should be selected as discipline exam.

      What does the fundamentals of architecture exam consist of?
      The exam consists of 100 questions in the discipline of the architecture for 3 hours

      What is the form of the exam?
      It is a paper-based multi-choice question exam

      **Other disciplines exam is not available right


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