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Standards: Standards

How to access engineering and technical standards

What is a Standard?

A standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines, or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes, and services are fit for their purpose. In other words, they establish uniform criteria for engineering methods, practices, product specifications, and performance.

It is usually represented by an acronym indicating the issuing organization following by a document number.  A date may or may not be included:

  • ANSI B152.2-1982
  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288
  • AS 9100D

Search for Standards

We strive to have standards relevant to the academic curriculum.  However, many industry standards are unavailable due to vendor restrictions.  The databases below may have the information you are seeking.

Some industry standards are provided for free through the American National Standards Institute.  The links below provide a way to search for them.

Federal & Military Standards

Standards Organizations

Standards A-Z

Selected Standards Organizations

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