The acronym FAE may refer to:

In the arts:

  • The 'F-A-E' Sonata, jointly written by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and Albert Dietrich
  • First Among Equals (novel), a 1984 novel by Jeffrey Archer
  • First Among Equals (TV series), a 1986 television series based on the novel

In science and technology:

  • Failure Analysis Engineer
  • Fatty acid ester
  • Fire Apparatus Engineer
  • Fetal alcohol effects
  • Field Applications Engineer
  • Follicle associated epithelium, the gut epithelium above a follicular structure such as the Peyer's patch
  • Fuel-air explosive
  • Fundamental attribution error, in psychology, the overemphasizing of internal causes for actions, and the downplaying of external, social causes

Other uses:

  • The IATA code for Vágar Airport on the Faroe Islands
  • Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana, the Ecuadorian Air Force
  • The principle of primus inter pares, or "first among equals", an informal designation identifying the lead member of a group all having similar rank and seniority