Afternoon Session of FE Exam -
Mechanical Discipline

Measurements, Instrumentation, and Controls Topic Area



The following subtopics are covered in the Measurements, Instrumentation, and Controls portion of the afternoon, Mechanical Discipline examination:

A. Mathematical fundamentals (e.g., Laplace transforms, differential equations)
B. System descriptions (e.g., block diagrams, ladder logic, transfer functions)
C. Sensors and signal conditioning (e.g., strain, pressure, flow, force, velocity, displacement, temperature)
D. Data collection and processing (e.g., sampling theory, uncertainty, digital/analog, data transmission rates)
E. Dynamic responses (e.g., overshoot/time constant, poles and zeros, stability)

The Measurements, Instrumentation, and Controls portion covers approximately 10% of the afternoon session test content.