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Engineering seniors achieve perfect passing rate

Jun. 23, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The 23 seniors in Marshall University's Bachelor of Science in Engineering program all passed the Fundamentals of Engineering examination administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying in April.

"This is an impressive result," said Wael Zatar, dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering. "I am proud to say that I personally have not heard of another school of Marshall's size and situation reporting such an achievement."

Kristen Bobuk, a senior who will graduate in December as a double major in engineering and music, said passing the exam is an accomplishment for anyone because it takes weeks and months of studying and preparation.

"To have 100 percent of the senior class pass the exam goes beyond that," she said. "It's a true testament to the hard work and dedication we've put in for the past four years and shows that the teachers went above and beyond to make sure not only did we learn the material the first time around, but also that we retained it for years before taking this test."

Those who have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam are known as engineer interns and are eligible to sit for the Professional Engineer exam in West Virginia after four years of work experience following graduation.