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Standards in the classroom

There are approximately 2,500 universities and colleges in the United States academic sector. 

According to a survey conducted by The Center for Global Standards Analysis on Standards Education Perspectives in U.S. Schools of Engineering (2004), there are a very small number of university courses in the United States that are dedicated to the study of standards and standardization. Here is a list of the courses that are offered:


Rochester Institute of Technology

ESHS 515 Corporate EHS Management

Introduction to safety, health, and environmental management systems standards - primarily ISO 14001 and 45001

Joe Rosenbeck [jmrcem@rit.edu]


ESHS 500 Social Responsibility & Environmental Sustainability

Introduction to social responsibility standards – primarily ISO 26000, ISO 37101

Gretchen Wainwright [glwite@rit.edu]


ESHS 720 EHS Management

Introduction to EHS management systems standards with in-depth application of policy and planning elements – primarily ISO 14001 and ISO 45001

Lisa Greenwood [llgcem@rit.edu] or John Morelli [jxmctp@rit.edu]


ESHS 740 EHS System Design

In depth review and application of planning, implementation, operation, and evaluation elements of EHS management systems standards – primarily ISO 14001 and 45001

Jennifer Schneider [jlwcem@rit.edu] or Lisa Greenwood [llgcem@rit.edu]


ESHS 755 Corporate Social Responsibility

Introduction to social responsibility standards – in-depth application of ISO 26000

Lisa Greenwood [llgcem@rit.edu]


ESHS 760 Integrating EHS

In depth review of the integration of quality, safety, health and environmental management systems standards in business management – primarily ISO 14001 and 45001

Joe Rosenbeck [jmrcem@rit.edu]


ESHS 780 – EHS Internal Auditing

In depth review of evaluation and review elements of EHS management systems standards – primarily ISO 14001 and 45001

Joe Rosenbeck [jmrcem@rit.edu]


CVET 505/ CMAN 690 Sustainable Building Design and Construction

Overview of standards used to guide design & construction of sustainable buildings – primarily ISO 37101
https://www.rit.edu/cast/cetems/bs-civil-engineering-technology
https://www.rit.edu/cast/cetems/ms-construction-management

Gretchen Wainwright [glwite@rit.edu]


George Washington University

EMSE 6200 Policy Factors in Environmental & Energy Management (Fall 2017 and subsequent falls of odd years)

Joe Cascio [cascio@gwu.edu] and Alex Beehler [beehler@gwu.edu]


EMSE 6992-14 Beyond Compliance: Next Generation Environmental Self-Governance (Spring 2018 and subsequent springs of even years)

Joe Cascio [cascio@gwu.edu]


EMSE 6992-80 Global Connections: Standards in Technology, Business & Public Policy (Fall 2018 and subsequent falls of even years)

Joe Cascio [cascio@gwu.edu]


Bob Jones University

Eng 210 CAD in Engineering: ASME Y14.5 Engineering Drawing and Dimensioning & Tolerancing Standards Unified National and Metric Thread Standards

William K Woodham [wwoodham@bju.edu]


Eng 405 Design Problems

Study of the design process. Design and fabrication of a device or system chosen by the student and approved by the instructor. Includes both written and oral design reports. Prerequisite: Approval of department chairman

William K Woodham [wwoodham@bju.edu]


Southeastern Oklahoma State University

SFTY 1313: Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health

Dr. Nick Nichols [nnichols@se.edu]


SFTY 3553: Construction Safety

Dr. Nick Nichols [nnichols@se.edu]


University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Machine Tool Metrology

The course utilizes the ISO 230 'Test code for machine tools' series of standards. The course not only covers information in the standards but also has an associated weekly practicum which allows the students to learn in a hands on environment the techniques that are communicated through the standards

Jimmie Miller [jamiller@uncc.edu]


San Jose State University

ME 110 Manufacturing Process

We dedicate a substantial portion of deliberate attention on ASME Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing now, and plan to increase even more as the course evolves

Here is the official course description.

John Lee [sang-joon.lee@sjsu.edu]


University of Maryland

ENFP 250 Introduction to Life Safety Analysis

K. Isman [kisman@umd.edu]


ENFP 310 Water Based Fire Protection Systems Design

K. Isman [kisman@umd.edu]


ENFP 320 Fire Assessment Methods and Laboratory

Peter Sunderland [pbs@umd.edu]


ENFP 350 Professional Development Seminar

Peter Sunderland [pbs@umd.edu]


ENFP 405 Structural Fire Protection

K. Isman [kisman@umd.edu]


ENFP 410 Advanced Fire Suppression

Milke [milke@umd.edu]


ENFP 411 Risk-Informed Performance Based Design

K. Isman [kisman@umd.edu]


ENFP 413 Advanced Life Safety Analysis

J. Terero [jltorero@umd.edu]


ENFP 440 Smoke Management and Fire Alarm Systems

Milke [milke@umd.edu]


ENFP 465 Special Topics; Fire and Explosion Investigations

K. Isman [kisman@umd.edu]


ENFP 613 Human Response to Fire

N. Ryder [nryder@umd.edu]


ENFP 621 Analytical Procedures of Structural Fire Protection

J. Terero [jltorero@umd.edu]


ENFP 627 Smoke Detection and Management

Milke [milke@umd.edu]


ENFP 653 Advanced Fire Suppression II

K. Isman [kisman@umd.edu]


ENFP 665 Selected Topics; Fire and Explosion Investigations

N. Ryder [nryder@umd.edu]


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