Updated for the new July 2020 FE Exam Topics


Calculators allowed on the FE exam

These calculators are allowed by the NCEES, who administer of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, sometimes referred to or previously referred to as the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) license exam. Here's our They are listed on the NCEES Calculator policy page as well. As an Amazon Associate, we may earn from qualify purchases.

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Texas Instruments

All TI-30X and TI-36X models (Any Texas Instruments calculator must have “TI-30X” or “TI-36X” in its model name.) These TI calcuators will be familiar for those who have used TI-83s, TI-89s, etc. Our TI-36X Pro Calculator Tips and Tricks For The FE Exam.



All fx-115 and fx-991 models (Any Casio calculator must have “fx-115” or “fx-991” in its model name.)


Hewlett Packard

The HP 33s and HP 35s models only.


Calculator Tips for FE Exam Preparation

Review the tips below, and you'll be set for FE exam day.

1) Get and start using your calculator as soon as you start preparing for the exam.

2) Become familiar with basic features of your calculator:



clear, undo, redo


3) Look into the powerful and essential features of your calculator:

matrix operations

probability and statistics


complex numbers

time value of money, interest, depreciation

linear systems of equations


numerically solving derivatives and integrals

vector equations

4) Consider practicing with the TI-30XS since it's available digitally on the exam in case you forget your calculator or you have a power issue.