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Using YouTube to Prep for the FE Exam

By Daryll Griffin

Over the past 10 years, social media has exploded into a major media source where people of all ages go to get information. I mainly use Facebook, Instagram and X (Twitter) as a personal entertainment source. However, when I need more detailed instructions or insight into a topic, I turn to YouTube.

The IEEE-USA Licensure and Registration Committee encourages students and early career engineers to use YouTube as a resource for learning about the importance of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, and becoming a licensed engineer by passing the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam.

As visual learners, Generation Z students prefer to take in information in short bites. “Pass The FE Exam” is a YouTube channel from the Engineering Management Institute (EMI) that shows engineering students the importance of becoming licensed. Some of their videos include:

EMI’s library includes more than 100 videos addressing the FE and PE exams. The best part about their videos is that they provide tips and insights on the FE and PE exams — and they are all five- to 10-minutes long. Long enough to communicate important information, and short enough to keep viewers’ attention.

So, when you’re talking to engineering students or young engineering professionals about the value of licensure, your new motto can be, “Don’t listen to me, just look at YouTube.”

Students and YPs who are interested and starting the process for taking the FE exam can visit the IEEE-USA/PPI Portal for a 15% discount on study material.


Daryll Griffin

Daryll Griffin is IEEE-USA's program manager for Career, Member & Innovation Activities.

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