Seminars

SAE seminars are one to three-day short courses on a broad range of topics that address relevant technologies, engineering tools, and management techniques. All seminars are applications-oriented and emphasize an interactive, hands-on style to provide direct job-relevance.

Engineers teaching engineers is another key attribute of SAE Seminars. Whether they're practicing engineers, retired engineers, or university faculty, all instructors come to the classroom with content expertise, industry experience, and on-the-job know how.

You will also network with peers from leading companies in the United States and in many cases, from around the world. All courses include an extensive learning manual of slide reprints and course notes

All seminars are approved for IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and for the professional engineer, Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Certain seminars are approved for Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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2016-09-26 ...
  • September 26-27, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
An efficient, robust, and quiet running drivetrain is as essential to customer satisfaction as styling and interior creature comforts. In this seminar, you will be exposed to various methods that can be used to accomplish this goal. Designed to help you visualize both individual components and the entire drivetrain system - without reference to complicated equations - this seminar focuses on the terms, functions, nomenclature, operating characteristics and effect on vehicle performance for each of the drivetrain components.
2016-09-26 ...
  • September 26-27, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Cerritos, California
  • October 24-25, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
  • November 22-23, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Shanghai, China
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The task of certifying an aircraft or part can be overwhelming given the lengthy process and the many steps that are required. Understanding the process can greatly enhance the outcome and reduce unnecessary delays or frustrations. This course will provide an overview of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) organizational structure, its policies, guidelines and requirements leading to Type and Supplemental Type airworthiness approvals. It will also cover the rule-making process and rules applicable to aircraft parts and products.
2016-09-26 ...
  • September 26-27, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Hartford, Connecticut
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ARP4754A substantially revises the industry guidance for the development of aircraft and aircraft systems while taking into account the overall aircraft operating environment and functions. This development process includes validation of requirements and verification of the design implementation for certification and product assurance. ARP4754A provides the practices for showing compliance with regulations and serves to assist companies in developing and meeting its own internal standards though application of the described guidelines.
2016-09-27 ...
  • September 27-29, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 4-6, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - New Britain, Connecticut
  • October 11-13, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Mesa, Arizona
  • October 11-13, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - West Chester, Ohio
  • October 18-20, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - West Chester, Ohio
  • October 25-27, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Miami, Florida
  • October 25-27, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Munich, Germany
  • October 25-27, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
  • November 1-3, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Cleveland, Ohio
  • November 1-3, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - New Britain, Connecticut
  • November 8-10, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - New Britain, Connecticut
  • November 8-10, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - West Chester, Ohio
  • November 15-17, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Indianapolis, Indiana
  • November 15-17, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Munich, Germany
  • November 15-17, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
  • December 6-8, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - New Britain, Connecticut
  • December 6-8, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Puyallup, Washington
  • December 13-15, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
  • December 14-16, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Shanghai, China
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Europe Class Schedule Information In an effort to better serve Europe's aerospace industry, SAE International has secured the services of MCI-Group to accept registrations and manage the registration process, including being able to accept a greater variety of currencies. The MCI-Group should be your first point of contact when questions arise regarding class registrations.
2016-09-27 ...
  • September 27, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Scottsdale, Arizona
  • December 1, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
The field of vehicular accident reconstruction has become increasingly specialized. For automotive engineers involved in crash reconstruction and analysis, a knowledge of basic accident reconstruction principles and techniques is essential, but often insufficient to answer the sophisticated questions posed by design engineers, regulators, and lawyers. This seminar takes participants beyond the basics of accident reconstruction to physical models and analysis techniques that are unique to the reconstruction of single-vehicle rollover crashes.
2016-09-28 ...
  • September 28-30, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Scottsdale, Arizona
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Automotive crash reconstruction is a process carried out with the specific purpose of estimating in both a qualitative and quantitative manner how a crash occurred. Reconstructions are based on data collected during the crash and physical evidence gathered during a crash investigation. To some extent, testimonial evidence is also used. Whether a crash is between two vehicles, a vehicle and pedestrian or a vehicle and a barrier, specific crash segments, classified as pre-impact, impact and post-impact motion often are reconstructed separately.
2016-09-28 ...
  • September 28-29, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Hartford, Connecticut
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ARP4761 describes guidelines and methods for performing safety assessments. This recommended practice is associated with showing compliance with certification requirements (14CFR/CS Parts 23 and 25, section 1309) and assisting a company in meeting their own internal safety standards. The safety processes described are primarily associated with civil airborne equipment but the processes and tools may be applied to many applications.
2016-09-28 ...
  • September 28, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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This seminar provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts and evolution of passenger car and light truck 4x4/all-wheel drive (AWD) systems including the nomenclature utilized to describe these systems. Basic power transfer unit and transfer case design parameters, component application to system function, the future of AWD systems, and emerging technologies that may enable future systems are covered. This course is an excellent follow-up to the "A Familiarization of Drivetrain Components" seminar (which is designed for those who have limited experience with the total drivetrain).
2016-09-28 ...
  • September 28-29, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Cerritos, California
  • October 26-27, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
  • November 24-25, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Shanghai, China
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
The certification of transport category cabin interiors requires a thorough understanding of Part 25 Transport Category aircraft cabin interior safety and crashworthiness regulations and compliance requirements. Regardless of whether it is a simple modification, a specialized completion (VIP or VVIP) or airline passenger configuration, engineers, designers, and airworthiness personnel must understand and adhere to these requirements. This two day seminar will begin with a discussion of Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) test requirements.
2016-09-29 ...
  • September 29, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Scottsdale, Arizona
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The choice of brake friction materials varies per application, but each must have the appropriate coefficient of friction and be able to disperse large amounts of heat without adversely effecting braking performance. This seminar will provide an introduction to brake lining raw materials and formulation, manufacturing, quality control and testing. The course covers the critical elements that must be reviewed before arriving at a lining selection decision. Different classes of friction material and their use will be defined.
2016-09-29 ...
  • September 29, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Scottsdale, Arizona
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Brake Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) is recognized as one of the major problems currently faced by the automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, with customers warranty claims of more than $100 million per year for each manufacturer. With increasing consumer braking performance expectations, automotive OEM’s and suppliers need the ability to predict potential problems and identify solutions during the design phase before millions of dollars have been spent in design, prototyping, and manufacturing tooling.
2016-09-29 ...
  • September 29-30, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Engines can and do experience failures in the field in a variety of equipment, vehicles, and applications. On occasion, a single vehicle type or equipment family will even experience multiple engine failures leading to the inevitable need to determine what the most likely cause of one or all of those failures was. This comprehensive seminar introduces participants to the methods and techniques used to determine the most likely cause of an individual engine or group of engine failures in the field.
2016-09-30 ...
  • September 30, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
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Providing you have a basic understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing fundamentals, this course teaches the significant revisions, additions, and deletions prescribed in the new ASME Y14.5-2009 Standard. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, the course offers an in-depth explanation of new features in the 2009 standard and compares them to the 1994 Standard. Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with numerous practice problems, and a set of comprehensive comparison charts that highlight itemized changes in the standard are included in the workshop price.
2016-09-30 ...
  • September 30, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Scottsdale, Arizona
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Brake noise is one of the highest ranked complaints of car owners. Grunts, groans, squeaks, and squeals are common descriptions of the annoying problem which brake engineers spend many hours trying to resolve. Consumer expectations and the high cost of warranty repairs are pushing the optimization of brake NVH performance. This course will provide you with an overview of the various damping mechanisms and tools for analyzing and reducing brake noise. A significant component of this course is the inclusion of case studies which will demonstrate how brake noise squeal issues have been successfully resolved.
2016-10-03 ...
  • October 3-5, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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The need to control emissions and maintain fuel economy is driving the use of advanced turbocharging technology in both diesel and gasoline engines. As the use of diesel engines in passenger car gasoline and diesel engines increases, a greater focus on advanced turbocharging technology is emerging in an effort to reap the benefits obtained from turbocharging and engine downsizing. This seminar covers the basic concepts of turbocharging of gasoline and diesel engines (light and heavy duty), including turbocharger matching and charge air and EGR cooling, as well as associated controls.
2016-10-03 ...
  • October 3-4, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Engineers and managers involved with product development are constantly challenged to reduce time to market, minimize warranty costs, and increase product quality. With less and less time for testing, the need for effective accelerated test procedures has never been greater. This course covers the benefits, limitations, processes, and applications of several proven accelerated test methods including accelerated reliability, step stress, FSLT (Full System Life Test), FMVT® (Failure Mode Verification Testing), HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing), and HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screening).
2016-10-03 ...
  • October 3-4, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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The advent of digital computers and the availability of ever cheaper and faster micro processors have brought a tremendous amount of control system applications to the automotive industry in the last two decades. From engine and transmission systems, to virtually all chassis subsystems (brakes, suspensions, and steering), some level of computer control is present. Control systems theory is also being applied to comfort systems such as climate control and safety systems such as cruise control or collision mitigation systems.
2016-10-04 ...
  • October 4-6, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Design and development of a modern steering system influences vehicle response, driver controllability, comfort, safety and fuel economy. In this interactive seminar, participants will analyze the steering system, from the steering wheel to the road wheel. The seminar will cover the anatomy and architecture of the lower steering system (wheel end suspension geometry, linkages and steering gear), its effect on vehicle response, and how a force at the contact patch is translated to a torque in the steering wheel.
2016-10-05 ...
  • October 5-6, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Norwalk, California
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As diesel engines become more popular, a fundamental knowledge of diesel technology is critical for anyone involved in the diesel engine support industry. This course will explain the fundamental technology of diesel engines starting with a short but thorough introduction of the diesel combustion cycle, and continue with aspects of engine design, emission control design, and more. An overview of developing technologies for the future with a comprehensive section on exhaust aftertreatment is also included. The text, Diesel Emissions and Their Control, authored by Magdi Khair and W. Addy Majewski is included with the seminar.
2016-10-06 ...
  • October 6-7, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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This seminar provides a functional understanding of the principles involved in conducting a Design for Manufacture/Design for Assembly study. DFM/DFA can support both manual and automated processes resulting in significant cost savings through simpler designs with fewer components. Related topics include workstation layouts, ergonomic considerations and errorproofing. Actual examples from the automotive industry are used to support the lecture and participants complete actual design efficiency using the DFM/DFA worksheet.
2016-10-11 ...
  • October 11, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Electric and hybrid vehicles are becoming more visible on today's roadways and the automotive companies are working hard to make these vehicles as transparent as possible to enhance consumer acceptance. The battery system forms a key part of any of these vehicles and is probably the least understood. With practically no moving parts the battery systems show no visible or audible warning of any latent dangers. This seminar will introduce participants to the risks encountered in handling high voltage battery systems and their component parts.
2016-10-12 ...
  • October 12-13, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Data acquisition is required throughout the product's life cycle - in prototype performance evaluation, reliability/durability testing, duty-cycle analysis, end of line testing, and service and aftermarket product areas. Both lab and on-road testing are needed for components, sub-systems and entire vehicles. As in-vehicle networks become increasingly more sophisticated in terms of the number of controllers, the speed at which they communicate, and the number of parameters available, they are a virtual goldmine for the test engineer.
2016-10-13 ...
  • October 13-14, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Once reserved for high-end luxury vehicles, electronic brake control systems are now required standard equipment on even the most inexpensive cars and trucks. Today, nearly every new vehicle benefits from the optimized braking, enhanced acceleration, or improved stability that these systems provide. This comprehensive seminar introduces participants to the system-level design considerations, vehicle interface requirements, and inevitable performance compromises that must be addressed when implementing these technologies. The seminar begins by defining the tire-road interface and analyzing fundamental vehicle dynamics.
2016-10-17 ...
  • October 17, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Designing more efficient and robust emission control components and exhaust systems results in more efficient performance, reduced backpressure and fuel penalty, and higher conversion efficiency. This course will help you to understand the motion of exhaust flow in both gasoline and diesel emission control components including flow-through and wall-flow devices such as catalytic converters, NOx adsorbers, diesel oxidation catalysts, diesel particulate filters as well as flow through the overall exhaust system.
2016-10-17 ...
  • October 17-18, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) and Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) technology model offerings and production volumes continue to accelerate with each model year. Advanced technology vehicle populations are significantly increasing throughout the world, making it vital for engineers, technicians, and educators to have a thorough understanding of these technologies and systems.
2016-10-18 ...
  • October 18-19, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Developing vehicles that achieve optimum fuel economy and acceleration performance is critical to the success of any automotive company, yet many practicing engineers have not received formal training on the broad range of factors which influence vehicle performance. This seminar provides this fundamental understanding through the development of mathematical models that describe the relevant physics and through the hands-on application of automotive test equipment. Attendees will also be introduced to software used to predict vehicle performance.
2016-10-18 ...
  • October 18-19, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
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Providing you have an understanding of GD&T fundamentals, this course teaches the thought processes involved in assigning GD&T to components. It will change the way many engineers think about part tolerancing. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, the course focuses on what constitutes good and poor drawing practices, common dimensioning methods used in industry, using GD&T to communicate system functions on component dimensions, and the logic of how to apply GD&T to components.
2016-10-19 ...
  • October 19-20, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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In your profession, an educated understanding of internal combustion engines is required, not optional. This two-day technology survey seminar covers the most relevant topics - ranging from the chemistry of combustion to the kinematics of internal components of the modern internal combustion engine - for maximum comprehension. Attendees will gain a practical, hands-on approach to the basics of the most common designs of internal combustion engines, as they apply to the gaseous cycles, thermodynamics and heat transfer to the major components, and the design theories that embody these concepts.
2016-10-20 ...
  • October 20-21, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
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Providing you have a basic understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing fundamentals, this course teaches an introduction to how to inspect GD&T requirements. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, this course offers an explanation of the geometric symbols, rules, and concepts, the datum system, and how to inspect GD&T requirements using tools from the four categories of inspection tools (CMM; comparison instruments and fixed gages; hand tools and open set up; and production gaging systems). Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with numerous practice problems.
2016-10-24 ...
  • October 24-25, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) are now commonly used in automotive body structural applications. The high strength of this grade classification is attractive to help reduce mass in the automotive body through reduction in thickness. Strength also supports improvements in safety requirements so that mass increases are minimized. In some specific grades of AHSS, energy absorption is possible in addition to the high strength. This course will review the definition and properties of AHSS and cover several common applications in automotive body structures.
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