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Department of Computer Science & Engineering Technology

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Collaborative Learning Community Center
The aim of the Collaborative Learning Community Center (CMSCLCC) is to tutor and mentor mathematics and computer science majors, and all CST scholarship recipients who are enrolled in mathematics and computer science courses. As students collaborate, the younger scholars will learn to be the best they can be from the examples set forth by our upper classmen.

Student Organizations

Student organizations assist students to make the most out of their college experience. Please click on one of the links below to learn more about our student organizations.


The Professional Engineer Exam

Preparation for registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas. To become a Professional Engineering in Texas, candidates must:

  • Submit an application, transcripts and related documentation to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE.)
  • Once approved by the TBPE, register for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
  • Pass the 8-hour Fundamentals of Engineering examination. The National Council of Examiners administers the FE exam for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Testing sessions for the FE, PE and ethics exam are available in Houston.
  • Complete eight years of active practice in engineering work.
  • Apply to the TPBE for approval to take the Professional Engineering and ethics exams and submit appropriate documentation.  A flowchart of the PE licensure process may be found here.
  • Register with NCESS for the PE exams, after approval from the TPBE.
  • • Pass the 8-hour Principle and Practice examination in your discipline and The Texas Ethics of Engineering Exam.  The ethics exam is an open book examination concerning th Texas Engineering Practice Act and the Board Rules.
  • Note: Detailed information about the process including forms, checklists, application and registration links, etc. may be found on the TPBE website.

 

The following are other suggestions for Engineering Technology undergraduate and graduate students:

  • Take the FE exam while you are a senior at UHD or soon after you graduate. Passing the FE exam can benefit your career significantly.
  • Form a group of fellow students to review the topics of the FE Exam.
  • Talk with your faculty about FE and PE test preparation resources.
  • Keep a careful record of all your engineering experience.
  • Keep copies of samples of engineering work that you have previously performed.
  • Work under the supervision of professional engineers and make sure each is able to certify your experience. Also, make sure that your supervisors are willing to serve as references.
  • Consider obtaining a Master's degree in engineering.

For more information on Professional Engineering Licensure in Texas, contact the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.



Prepared by Dr. Jorge Tito-Izquierdo, PE

The Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE) permits graduates from any ABET-ETAC accredited program to become a Professional Engineer after completing eight years of practice in the field, passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), Professional Engineering (PE) and ethics examinations and providing appropriate documentation and professional references. The Engineering Technology Commission of ABET accredits the Control and Instrumentation Engineering Technology, Fire Protection Engineering Technology and Structural Analysis and Design programs and graduates are thus eligible to become Professional Engineers in Texas under these guidelines.


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Last updated or reviewed on 9/26/14

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