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Engineering Standards

A standard is a "documented agreement containing technical specifications or other precise criteria to be used consistently as rules, guidelines or definitions of characteristics, to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose."


There are national and international organizations which develop engineering standards.  They are

  • IET - "The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world."
  • ISO - "ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards".  Find free ISO standards at this web site:
  • Association for Computing Machinery - "ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources."

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Janet Holly
Preston Library
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450