BU Seniors Get 100 Percent Pass Rate On Engineering Exam

Sept. 15, 1997

WACO, Texas - Baylor University seniors who took the state-mandated Engineering Fundamental Examination last spring posted a 100 percent passing rate according to figures released by the Texas State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

The Texas State Board administers the engineering examination for those seeking registration as professional engineers in Texas. Only registered professional engineers have the right to represent themselves using the title of engineer, according to Dr. James M. Warren, chairman of the Baylor Engineering Department.

Four steps are required for registration, Warren said. They are graduating from 4-year accredited engineering program; passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination, an 8-hour test; completing the required four years of acceptable engineering experience; and passing the Principles of Practice of Engineering (PE) examination, an 8-hour test.

Since 1990, Baylor engineering seniors have earned a passing rate of 98.4 percent, the highest in Texas of 15 public and 7 private universities. Rice University is second for that time period with a 98.1 passing rate.

The passing rate is based on 161 Baylor students taking the exam. The overall passing rate in Texas was 71.1 percent.

"The quality of our students, dedication of the faculty, personalized instruction, low student-faculty ratio and instructional facilities account for the high passing rate of Baylor engineering students," said Warren.

Baylor's engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

For more information, call Warren at (254) 710-3877.

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