re: Developer Vs. Engineer VIEW POST


Just wanted to point out that

"Most, if not all, engineers in other fields are required to pass exams and obtain specific certifications before they can find proper employment in their field."

Is not true. I know mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and industrial engineers who do not have a PE or ever taken the FE exam.
The only engineering field that requires you to have taken your FE then eventually get a PE is civil because they tend to go into construction.


Oh, interesting! I'll admit, I am not entirely familiar with breaking into other fields, I was going off what I've heard in different discussion forums and whatnot on the topic. I'll modify my statement, thanks for the correction!


Yeah only reason why I know this is because of my formal engineering degree. Whenever I took multidisciplinary courses and they spoke about becoming an engineer (legally) you must take the FE then PE exam. Honestly, I don't think there is much information out there on who really needs a PE license besides those vaguely written articles.
Anyway, I'm glad I was able to help!

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