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The State of the Use of Standards in Engineering and Technology EducationDuring the past several decades, the economy of a country has been significantly affected byglobalization and technology. Government regulations and private sector standards affectmajority of world trade. Countries have been working together to establish internationalstandards in almost every field. As a result, workers in all sectors need to have understanding ofstandards. Engineering and technology students must not only possess an understanding ofengineering standards and applicable government codes, but also learn to apply them indesigning, developing, testing and servicing products, processes and systems. ABET’s criteria forengineering and technology education require students to learn and apply standards in theirclass projects.This paper is a follow-up of a 2007-2009 NSF initiative awarded to IEEE to help develop tutorialsand case study modules for students and encourage standards education at college campuses.It presents the findings of a faculty/institution survey conducted through various U.S. basedlistservs representing the major engineering and technology disciplines during fall, 2012. Theintent of the survey was to the gauge the status of use of standards and regulations inengineering and technology coursework and to identify benchmark practices. In light of surveyfindings, recommendations are made to standard development organizations and universitiesto help enhance the use of standards and regulations in engineering and technology curricula.
Khan, A. S., & Karim, A., & McClain, J. A. (2013, June), The State of the Use of Standards in Engineering and Technology Education Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/22618
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