ABET accredited engineering programs require a substantial amount of math, science, engineering science, and engineering course and lab rigor. Come senior year, students are focused on finishing their course work, writing their resume, networking for job opportunities, and/or applying to graduate schools. Often, taking the fundamentals of engineering (FE) exam or studying for the exam does not get the needed time and attention it deserves. Teaching the value of licensure to engineering students is important, and to do so impacts the civil engineering curriculum. Faculty have a significant role and responsibility to teach this to their students. This paper examines parts of the curriculum that focus on licensure and the impact on students.
While successes have occurred, there are still many challenges including FE and PE awareness and passing rates.
Western Kentucky University