Information for Seniors

Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

Available for Seniors and recent graduates - Exam can now be taken at any time at various locations. Process is as follows:

  1. Register with NCEES for the FE exam at the following website: You will need to register for an account and pay the $225 fee at that time.
  2. Go to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) website
  3. To get the application click on 'Professionals (Applications and Forms) on the left, then 'Professional Engineer and Engineer Intern'.  Select 'EI Student Exam Application
  4. Fill out the application completely and bring to the MAE office (Stephanie Vigil) A437, with a check/money order made payable to 'State of Colorado' in the amount of $30.  The MAE office informs DORA of your application and interest in the FE exam and will link your application with NCEES.  You will be notified by DORA within 2-4 weeks when this is complete and can then proceed with taking the FE exam at the date, time and location that you requested.
  5. Upon successfully passing the FE exam, you are eligible for a $100 rebate from the University of Colorado MAE office (funds were provided by Dr. Osborne).  To receive the $100, the MAE office needs a copy of receipt from NCEES showing your $225 payment at the time of registering and a copy of the NCEES form showing you passed the FE exam.  Include your full name and mailing address.

Senior Exit Survey

If you are planning to graduate this semester, you must complete an exit survey (Download). When you have completed the survey, submit it by email to or drop it off in Osborne A-437.

Senior Audit

Effective Fall 2016, seniors planning to gradaute between Spring and Fall 2017 or later may opt for a new "Self-Check" process instead of an in-person senior audit. They are still required to complete a graduation check at least one semester before the term they intend to graduate. The following outlines details of the process:

Note:, this is currently a pilot program for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students wishing to complete an in-person Senior Audit may continue to do so by contacting our front desk (719-255-3260). Also, students who have already completed a Senior Audit require no further action. Once feedback from students and other stakeholders is received, a decision will be made next summer about changes and how to proceed.

Other Information


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Osborne Center for Science and Engineering
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918


Administrator: Stephanie Vigil
Office: OSCE A-437
Phone: 719-255-3243


College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
University of Colorado System