Registration is now open via IEEEx!

IEEE and edX, a leading provider of online learning based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and governed by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, are pleased to offer a Massive Open Online Course on Standards Education.

Products and technologies that influence and transform the way we live, work and communicate rely on the development of technical standards. Standards also fuel compatibility and interoperability, reduce costs and risk, simplify product development, enable innovation, hasten time-to-market for new products, support commerce – and can determine a company’s global competitiveness. Standards play a vital role in helping consumers understand and compare competing products, and give confidence to investors.

This dynamic MOOC offers a practitioner’s view of standards and is geared to graduate students and young professionals in the fields of engineering, technology, computing, business, economics and law – particularly those working, or planning to work, in all facets of product planning, development, introduction and support. The course will enable participants to better contribute to their organizations and to advance their careers. Faculty teaching in related areas will also benefit and be able to add value to their courses. By completing this MOOC, you will come away with an understanding of the different types of standards, how they impact trade, innovation and more, how they evolve (and why companies participate in standards development), how they are changing to meet emerging needs, how related activity can be integrated with other organizational functions; strategic implications, and how standards can be applied to product design and planning. Consideration will also be given to related conformity assessment, regulation and IP management.


Emerging professionals and senior-level and graduate students in engineering and business, economics and law will benefit from this MOOC.