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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.


About standards tutorials

Online learning modules and resources are developed to:

  • benefit both students and their faculty mentors as they face challenging design processes;
  • help electrical and computer engineering programs incorporate standards in their learning processes;
  • provide useful tools for learning about standards and their impact on design and development.

Call for new tutorials: We are actively seeking subject matter experts in various technical areas to create tutorials and case studies demonstrating the application of standards. IEEE honorariums are now available. For more information, contact or download a new Project Proposal Form (DOC, 58 KB).

The material in the tutorials is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0442313. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).


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The Role of Standards in Engineering and Technology


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This tutorial addresses the subject of technical standards, ranging from architecture and operations to physical, environmental, and electrical aspects of a product or service.

This is the "core" tutorial created by the standards in education project and covers all of the basics of standards and standards development across disciplines.


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The Role of Standards in Cellular Telephony


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This tutorial addresses the subject of the role standards played in the development and delivery of cellular telephony. It provides background on the factors and forces that have shaped air interface standards and discusses the struggle to reach the goal of one internal air interface standard. Considerable attention is paid to the objectives of competing interests that cooperate in the development of standards and attempt to influence the process according to their business goals.


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The Role of Standards in Electrical Power Systems


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This tutorial addresses the subject of the role standards play in the development of electrical power systems. Standards for electrical power systems design, installation, and operation are developed by many organizations for different purposes. Some standards cover design features and details, some determine interoperability, some establish means by which to achieve consistency and reliability of equipment, some ensure installations are made safe, while others ensure equipment and circuits are operated and maintained safely. Other standards support market penetration of particular industry products.


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