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An Electrical and Computer Startup Kit for Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Innovative Teaching

Tagged Division

Computers in Education

Page Count

15

DOI

10.18260/p.26577

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https://peer.asee.org/26577

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267

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Mohammad Rafiq Muqri DeVry University - Pomona

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Dr. Mohammad R. Muqri is a Professor in College of Engineering and Information Sciences at DeVry University. He received his M.S.E.E. degree from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research interests include modeling and simulations, algorithmic computing, analog and digital signal processing.

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Javad Shakib DeVry University - Pomona

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Hasan Muqri

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Moe Saouli DeVry University - Pomona

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Twenty five years industry and academe experience, in public, for profit, and non- profit sectors. Background in engineering, program and project management, managed manufacturing and industrial engineering departments and teams in the aerospace, electronics and telecom industries. Educator, with experience managing departments, programs, research and teaching undergraduate and graduate, business administration and general education courses. Authored, published and presented research papers in conferences, peer reviewed journals, with multidisciplinary interests in technology, business, quality systems, organizational leadership and education.

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Abstract

A good number of engineering technology students find the electrical and computer engineering sections of the general Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam to be most the most challenging. This paper attempts to present the development and application of a practical teaching module to assist the students in first step of the process leading to the P.E. license. This module is aimed to furnish the extra review and practice which technology students need to meet this challenge through a concise review of the electrical and computer topics covered on the FE exams. The knowledge base comprises of eighteen subject areas: namely Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Ethics and Professional Practice, Engineering Economics, Properties of Electrical Materials, Engineering Sciences, Circuit Analysis, Linear Systems, Signal Processing, Electronics, Power, Electromagnetics, Control Systems, Communications, Computer Networks, Digital Systems, Computer Systems and Software Development. This paper will explain how this in-house learning and teaching module was instrumental in progressive learning for students by presenting them the key concepts and general theory encompassing the demanding subject areas. These students first took a diagnostic test and then went through rigorous prep which was followed by a FE practice exam. This module helped students reinforce the fundamentals and helped them score higher on this examination. Finally, the results of the survey analyzing this learning methodology will also be discussed. This will go a long way in motivating technology students to take this important, professional exam, eliminating their fear, improving their understanding, and reinforcing the best practices for life-long learning

Muqri, M. R., & Shakib, J., & Muqri, H., & Saouli, M. (2016, June), An Electrical and Computer Startup Kit for Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26577

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