FET Semester Review Study Guide Directions: The following list will

FET Semester Review Study Guide
Standards: STEM-FET-ALL
The following list will help you know what topics and terms you will need to know for the upcoming test so you can
organize your notes and prepare for the test. We will review these in class to help you prepare. WARNING –you will
NOT be able to use this while taking the test, so pay attention during the review, prepare yourself, and STUDY.
Unit 1 – Engineering Background, CTSOs, Safety
Engineering Overview, Careers, Disciplines
1. The definitions and essential characteristics of engineering and technology.
2. The different types of resources.
3. Greek, Roman, and European history of engineering.
4. The major engineering disciplines and roles we discussed and what they do.
5. What the TSA is.
6. Who should join TSA and why.
7. The main cause(s) of accidents.
8. Personal, tool, and material safety rules.
9. The main safety signs we discussed (the ones on my presentation).
10. The roles and responsibilities of the workplace safety agencies we discussed.
Unit 2 – Engineering Design Process
Engineering Design Process (EDP)
11. Definition/description of Engineering Design and the EDP
12. Detailed description of each step in the EDP, including (but not limited to): where needs/wants come from,
criteria and constraints, determining and selecting possible solutions, prototyping and alternatives to it, test
plan, final product, engineering notebook contents, and what the main output is.
Engineering Design Notebook
13. Purposes of a Design Notebook
14. All the guidelines: general, initial pages, section entries, errors, data and drawings, adding extras, wrapping it
up, summary
Unit 3 - Engineering Trainers
1. What it is, how to use one, what type of tasks robots are used for
2. Calculations related to pressure
Electrical Control, Electrical Fabrication, & AC/DC
3. Definition of energy, electricity, circuits, voltage, resistance, current, Ohm’s Law, and calculations related to
4. Using SI (metric) and U.S. customary units when given conversion values/rates/formulas
5. Dimensions, area, and volume of various shapes
6. Reading instruments – tape measures, rulers, micrometers, calipers, etc.
7. What it is, what it does, why use it
8. What it is, what it does, why use it
9. Calculations related to mass, weight, force
10. Describe the different types of levers
11. Know the basic calculations associated with levers (force, torque, law of moments, mechanical advantage)
Machine Tools
12. What the different tools are and why you use them
13. Characteristics of different materials
Unit 4 – Technical Drawing and Drafting
Drafting Bootcamp
1. In which engineering disciplines are drafting and technical drawing used?
2. What is an orthographic projection and how is one created?
3. How many views can be created of an object, and which ones are typically used?
4. What is the “alphabet of lines”? What does each type of line look like? What do they indicate?
5. How do you “read” a drawing?