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Technical Standards: Standards Education

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Role of Standards in Engineering Curricula

Online Resources for Standards Education

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is ANSI's education portal providing free, easy-to-use, self-paced educational tools for standards and conformity assessment education.


Video produced by IEEE to deliver the basics about standards and standardization. Topics in this video include: history of standardization, basic concepts of standardization, definition of a standards, major types of standards, benefits of standardization.

A set of three videos presenting IEEE Standards Association Past President Steve Mills and IEEE Standards Education Electronic Magazine Editor-in-Chief Yatin Trivedi discussing three fundamental dynamics of standards: technology, economics, and politics, and address the importance of having a strong foundation in understanding standards and their impact on innovation.

IEEE standards education tutorials are designed to help students, educators, and practicing engineers better understand technical standards by exploring the role of standards in engineering and technology, and by providing real-world examples of the application of standards.


ASTM International

Learn how standards are developed around the globe and gain a deeper understanding of the consensus standards development process practiced at ASTM for over 100 years.

Succinct Introduction to Technical Standards