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First Posted: 08/18/10
Updated: 09/24/12
Effective: Fall Semester, 2010, onward.                        Last updated: 9/24/12.
Based on the Calculator Policy for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying®).

   TI30-X IIS calculator
   TI30-X IIS
Calculators: Exams and the Final

ONLY SCIENTIFIC CALCULATORS may be used on Exams and on the Final. All other electronic devices must be stored away out of view.

Calculators may not be programmed to solve problems, equations, etc.

The only calculator models acceptable for use during Exams and the Final are as follows:

Texas Instruments: All TI-30X, TI-34 and TI-36X models. Any Texas Instruments calculator must contain either TI-30X, TI-34, or TI-36X in its model name. Examples of acceptable models include (but are not limited to):

  • TI-30X,  TI-36X
  • TI-30Xa,  TI-30Xa SOLAR,  TI-30Xa SE,  TI-30XS Multiview
  • TI-30X IIB, TI-30X IIS
  • TI-34 II,  TI-34 Multiview
  • TI-36X II,  TI-36X SOLAR, TI-36X Pro

Casio: All fx-115 models. Any Casio calculator must contain fx-115 in its model name. Examples of acceptable Casio fx-115 models include (but are not limited to):

  • fx-115 MS,  fx-115 MS Plus,  fx-115 MS SR
  • fx-115 ES

Hewlett Packard: Only the HP 33s and HP 35s models, but no others.

Company Web sites: | Texas Instruments | Casio | Hewlett Packard |

Calculators: Homework and Quizzes

Any calculator may be used on homework and Quizzes.

Cell Phones

No cell phones, iPhones, or any other electronic communication device (or device that can be used for communication), may be used during an Exam or Final.

Electronic Devices

No electronic device, other than the scientific calculators listed above, may be used on Exams or on the Final.

No iPods or other music devices. No earbuds may be worn. (added 1/03/11)

No electronic device that is capable of storing digital (electronic) images may be used on Exams and on the Final.


Only students with documented visual disabilities who require electronic devices to access/perform calculator-based operations (devices other than scientific calculators) may use such devices. These devices must be pre-approved by the instructor.

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