Overview of the ISO System
Course OutlineNever before has the importance of standardization been greater as we enter an era of an ever-expanding global economy. Companies, large or small, view standards not only as the key to guiding their product development, quality or environmental compliance, but also as an imperative in competing successfully in the global marketplace. This course discusses who ISO is, why standards matter, what "international standardization" means, and how ISO standards benefit society. It also helps engineers, architects and land surveyors gain an insight into how ISO operates and how ISO standards are developed. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
Understand why standards matter;
Understand how ISO standards are developed; and
Understand the importance of ISO standards in world trade and everyday life.
In this course, you will be directed to the website of the ISO to study the following document:
Overview of the ISO System (HTML file)
Please click on the above underlined hypertext to view, download or print the document for your study.
ISO standards are a critical component of a global economy. Standardization benefits not only businesses and governments, but consumers and our planet as well. In short, standardization makes our work more productive and keeps our life simpler.
technical information related to this subject, please visit the following web pages:
International Organization for Standardization - ISO
Consumers and standards : partnership for a better world
American National Standards Institute - ANSI
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.