IEEE Standards Education Committee

Introducing the IEEE Standards Education Committee

The IEEE Standards Education Committee (SEC) is a joint committee of the IEEE Standards Association (SA) and the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB). It’s mission is to:

  • Promote the importance of standards in meeting technical, economic, environmental, and societal challenges.
  • Secure and disseminate learning materials on the application of standards in the design and development aspects of educational programs.
  • Secure and provide short courses about standards needed in the design and development phases of professional practice.
  • Actively promote the integration of standards into academic programs.
  • Lead other education initiatives planned jointly by EAB and the SA as needed.

The IEEE Standards Education website will serve as the focal point for the delivery of all relevant information on education about standards. Among items provided on this web site are Tutorials, Case Illustrations and Student Application Papers.

IEEE Mini-Grants for Graduate and Upperclassman Design
Project Student Application Papers

$500 Grants for Students with Additional
Mini-Grants for Faculty Mentors

The IEEE is offering mini-grants to both students and faculty mentors to help with graduate and capstone design projects with an industry standards component. The IEEE will then publish the results as a Student Application Paper. Further information about these mini-grants can be found on the IEEE Standards Education website.

Accessing Standards

IEEE Standards can be purchased electronically through the IEEE Shop. There are however a number of standards that are made available at no charge throught the Get IEEE programs listed below.

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The Get IEEE 802 program grants public access to view and download current individual electronic (PDF) IEEE Local and Metropolitan Area Network (IEEE 802®) standards at no charge six months after publication.

Get IEEE 1666™

The Get IEEE 1666 program makes IEEE 1666™ Standard System C Language Reference Manual available at no charge in PDF format.

Get IEEE 2600™
The Get IEEE 2600 program makes IEEE 2600.1™-2009 Standard for a Protection Profile in Operational Environment A* available at no charge in PDF format.

The Get IEEE/ANSI N42 Radiation Detection™ standards program makes ten IEEE/ANSI N42 standards available at no charge in PDF format.


IEEE-SA Standards Board meets in Berlin

The IEEE-SA Standards Board (SASB) held its September meeting series in Berlin, Germany. The SASB coordinates the development of IEEE standards which includes approving the initiation of IEEE standards projects and reviewing them for consensus, due process, openness, and balance before final approval of an IEEE standard prior to publication.

While the SASB was in Berlin the IEEE-SA 2009-2010 President Chuck Adams and IEEE-SA 2011-2012 President-Elect Steve Mills led a team of SASB members and IEEE-SA staff in a meeting with a number of the IEEE Region 8 Industry Relations Subcommittee (IRSC) members. Two IEEE Region 8 conferences that IEEE-SA had visibility at were discussed. There were also discussions about the Standards Speakers Bureau and other educational programs, as well as the IEEE-SA Corporate Program.

Outreach meetings were also held with several key German standards development organizations and government institutions devoted to informing them of IEEE-SA standardization practices and programs and to learn more about similar activities in Germany.

Outreach meetings including Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN), the federally acknowledged national standards body that represents German interests in European and international standards organizations, Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA), the federal network agency that regulates the telecommunications sector in Germany, the German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE (DKE) responsible for the elaboration of standards and safety specifications covering the areas of electrical engineering, electronics and information technology in Germany.

IEEE-SA leadership also had the opportunity to meet with the European Patent Office to continue ongoing collaboration in the areas of green energy, in particular smart grids, and patents.

IEEE Calls for Standards to be Taught in Engineering School

There’s plenty they don’t teach in engineering school, such as the ins and outs of negotiating a contract or managing people. The list also includes learning about industry standards, but the IEEE hopes that won’t be the case much longer. It is seeking to incorporate learning about standards into engineering, technology, and computing curricula so graduates will be more adept at applying standards in their projects.

More information

Standards Coordination

Region 8 Coordinator for Standards: David Law (UKRI)

About the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA)

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is a globally recognized standards-setting body which develops consensus standards through an open process that brings diverse parts of an industry together. These standards set specifications and procedures to ensure that products and services are fit for their purpose and perform as intended. The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of more than 870 completed standards and more than 400 standards in development. Over 15,000 IEEE members worldwide belong to IEEE-SA and voluntarily participate in standards activities. For further information on IEEE-SA, see the Standards Association website.

If you wish to learn more about the development of IEEE Standards, visit the IEEE Standards Development website. Here you can find out about the standards process, how to join IEEE-Standards Association, training material, a standards companion, standards and operation manuals, and FAQs. Even if you are unable to attend IEEE standards development meetings in person many Working Groups operate website and email reflectors where their activities can be followed. Please see the list of Working Group Areas.