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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2018-03-05 ...
  • March 5-6, 2030 (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Toulouse, France
  • April 12-13, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • October 15-16, 2030 (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Design of Experiments is a statistically based, structured approach to product or process improvement that will quickly yield significant increases in product quality and subsequent decreases in cost. Products and processes can be designed to function with less variation and with less sensitivity to environmental factors or customer usage. While still maintaining high quality from a customer's viewpoint, products and processes can utilize lower cost materials and methods. Specifications can be opened-up with wider tolerances while still maintaining high quality for customers.
2018-03-05 ...
  • March 5-6, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Herndon, Virginia
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Aircraft accident and incident investigations should be supported by all engineering disciplines and departments involved with design, manufacturing, certification, and field operations. For individuals called upon to serve as advisors or technical representatives to official aircraft accident investigation (AAI) teams, an understanding of aircraft accident investigation and reconstruction methodology and processes is critical to success in this supportive role. This two-day seminar will begin with the basic requirements for conducting proper accident investigations, including investigative philosophies and procedures.
2018-03-06 ...
  • March 6-7, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Lombard, Illinois
  • August 14-15, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Lombard, Illinois
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Vehicle functional requirements, emission regulations, and thermal limits all have a direct impact on the design of a powertrain cooling airflow system. Given the expected increase in emission-related heat rejection, suppliers and vehicle manufacturers must work together as partners in the design, selection, and packaging of cooling system components. An understanding and appreciation of airflow integration issues and vehicle-level trade-offs that effect system performance are important to the team effort. The severe duty cycles, minimal ram air, and sometimes unconventional package layouts present unique challenges.
2018-03-06 ...
  • March 6-9, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Herndon, Virginia
  • August 13-16, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - El Segundo, California
  • December 4-7, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Cleveland, Ohio
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The skills and knowledge gained in this workshop will enable students to carry out regulatory responsibilities related to the administration of the Aircraft Certification and Continued Operational Safety. This course content provides the Civil Aviation Safety Engineers (Systems – Electrical) with the knowledge and skills to conduct oversight of aviation safety, aircraft certification and Continued Operational Safety.
2018-03-07 ...
  • March 7-8, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • September 20-21, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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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).
2018-03-07 ...
  • March 7-9, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Toulouse, France
  • May 10-12, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Greenville, South Carolina
  • September 12-14, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
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Internal audits (a requirement of the AS9100 Rev D Standard) are intended to verify the compliance and effectiveness of the organization's quality management system. Internal auditors must be knowledgeable of these requirements and the expectations as identified in the standard. In addition, the audit requirements outlined in the AS9101 Standard have significantly changed the way auditors are expected to conduct audits in the aviation, space and defense industries.
2018-03-07 ...
  • March 7, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Toulouse, France
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This seminar is suggested for product or process experts who have a need to utilize more detailed information concerning Design of Experiments analysis. It primarily addresses the subject of ANOVA, analysis of variance, which is a statistically based, objective decision-making tool. This is an advanced seminar that covers the fundamentals required to analyze orthogonal experiments, interpret, and recommend further action based on the analysis. Emphasis is placed on the analysis phase of the DOE process.
2018-03-08 ...
  • March 8, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Barcelona, Spain
  • April 13, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • September 14, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Indianapolis, Indiana
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On-board diagnostics, required by governmental regulations, provide a means for reducing harmful pollutants into the environment. Since being mandated in 1996, the regulations have continued to evolve and require engineers to design systems that meet strict guidelines. This one day seminar is designed to provide an overview of the fundamental design objectives and the features needed to achieve those objectives for generic on-board diagnostics. The basic structure of an on-board diagnostic will be described along with the system definitions needed for successful implementation.
2018-03-08 ...
  • March 8-9, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Toulouse, France
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This seminar covers the five types of FMEAs with emphasis on constructing Design and Process FMEAs. Each column of the FMEA document will be clearly explained using an actual FMEA example. The course covers various methods for identifying failure modes, effects and causes with special attention given to severity, occurrence, and detection tables and how to develop effective recommended actions strategies. Throughout the class, participants will be involved in exercises/actual projects that demonstrate and incorporate direct application of learned principles.
2018-03-12 ...
  • March 12-13, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
  • June 28-29, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Cleveland, Ohio
  • November 15-16, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Kirkland, Washington
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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.
2018-03-12 ...
  • March 12-13, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • August 13-14, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Signal processing has become a critical tool in optimizing vehicle noise. This seminar will help you to understand the foundation common to all NVH data acquisition equipment including digitizing, windows, aliasing, averaging techniques, and common analysis functions such as the power spectrum, transfer function and coherence. Fundamental concepts such as filtering, modulation, convolution, and correlation, as well as specialized techniques used in rotating machinery such as adaptive re-sampling and order tracking, will be covered.
2018-03-13 ...
  • March 13-15, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
  • September 18-20, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
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Providing you have a basic understanding of mechanical drawings, this course teaches the terms, rules, symbols, and concepts of GD&T as prescribed in the ASME Y14.5M-1994 Standard. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, the course offers an in-depth explanation of geometric symbols, including each symbol's requirements, tolerance zones, and limitations. It also includes a comparison of GD&T to coordinate tolerancing; an explanation of tolerance zones; Rules #1 and #2; form and orientation controls; tolerance of position; runout and profile controls.
2018-03-14 ...
  • March 14-16, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • September 17-19, 2018 (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 to steering wheel input, driver effort, comfort, safety and fuel economy. In this interactive seminar participants will analyze the steering system from the road wheel to the steering wheel. Day one will begin with a deep dive into the anatomy and architecture of the lower steering system (wheel end, suspension geometry, linkages and steering gear), its effect on vehicle response and how forces and moments at the contact patch are converted to a torque at the pinion.
2018-03-19 ...
  • March 19-21, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • August 6-8, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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The quest for more efficient, smarter, and environmentally cleaner liquid-fueled spark ignition (SI) reciprocating engines is more alive and intense now than ever before. GDI SI engines have overcome many of the original limitations and are now becoming commonplace. This seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of GDI engines.
2018-03-19 ...
  • March 19-21, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Herndon, Virginia
  • October 17-19, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - El Segundo, California
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Safety continues to be one of the most important factors in motor vehicle design, manufacture and marketing. This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of these critical automotive safety considerations: injury and anatomy; human tolerance and biomechanics; occupant protection; testing; and federal legislation. The knowledge shared at this seminar will enable attendees to be more aware of safety considerations and to better understand and interact with safety experts. This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 18 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
2018-03-19 ...
  • March 19-21, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • June 11-13, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 24-26, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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This interactive seminar will take you beyond the basics of passenger car and light truck vehicle dynamics by applying advanced theory, physical tests and CAE to the assessment of ride, braking, steering and handling performance. Governing state-space equations with transfer functions for primary ride and open loop handling will be developed & analyzed. Building on the analysis of the state space equations, common physical tests and their corresponding CAE solutions for steady state and transient vehicle events will be presented. The "state-of-the-art" of vehicle dynamics CAE will be discussed.
2018-03-20 ...
  • March 20-21, 2018 (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 advanced concepts of GD&T as prescribed in the ASME Y14.5M-1994 Standard. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, this course offers an in-depth explanation of advanced GD&T topics like composite tolerancing, tolerance analysis, datum selection, non-rigid part dimensioning, and many more key dimensioning topics, including the system approach for part dimensioning. Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with more than 250 practice problems.
2018-03-21 ...
  • March 21-22, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Durham, North Carolina
  • May 23-24, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
  • September 10-11, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
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The requirements of the AS9120, Rev. B, EN9120B and JIAQ9120B Standards have significantly changed and are based on the NEW ISO9001:2015 Standard. This two-day training program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge necessary to understand and comprehend the NEW requirements described in AS9120 Rev. B, Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Distributors. The course includes classroom instruction combined with class exercises to further reinforce concepts and definitions now required by the standard.
2018-03-22 ...
  • March 22-23, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Lubricating fluids are the lifeblood of modern engines, performing numerous vital functions from reducing system friction, temperature, and fuel consumption to minimizing tailpipe emissions. This comprehensive seminar covers the latest developments in lubricating fluids technologies and explores the relationships between lubricating fluids and emissions, after-treatment devices, bio-fuels, and fuel economy. Fundamentals of crankcase lubrication, including the properties and performance requirements of global base stocks and lubricants will be covered.
2018-03-22 ...
  • March 22, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 18, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Palm Desert, California
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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.
2018-03-23 ...
  • March 23, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 19, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Palm Desert, California
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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.
2018-03-26 ...
  • March 26-27, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • August 9-10, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Greenville, South Carolina
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Engine failures can occur 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 understand the types of variables and inputs that can affect engine reliability and then determine the most likely cause of an individual engine or group of engine failures in the field.
2018-03-26 ...
  • March 26, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
  • September 12, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
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It is important for electronic and hardware engineers to not only be knowledgeable of a product's intended function and performance, but also its ability to perform within electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) limits. This seminar introduces practical shielding theory, design fundamentals, and configurations, including shielding products, common and differential modes, electromagnetic fields, and enclosure shielding.
2018-03-26 ...
  • March 26, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • September 27, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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High voltage vehicle safety is a primary concern for every technician or engineer involved in developing, diagnosing or repairing hybrid or electric vehicles. Engineers/technicians working in this field should complete safety training before they interface with hybrid, plug-in or electric vehicles.
2018-03-27 ...
  • March 27-28, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 3-4, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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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.
2018-03-27 ...
  • March 27-29, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • September 24-26, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), 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.
2018-04-06 ...
  • April 6, 2018 (6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.) - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
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This four hour short course will provide an overview of the airworthiness certification process and the role of the FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) and Authorized Representative (AR). This seminar will provide insight into the type design, minor/ major Changes, FAA conformity process, and test witnessing. It also provides familiarity with FAA forms.
2018-04-08 ...
  • April 8, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • October 18, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Palm Desert, California
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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.
2018-04-09 ...
  • April 9-10, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • October 9-10, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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All gasoline powered vehicles and equipment create exhaust and evaporative and refueling emissions. Unlike exhaust emissions, which occur only when the engine is operating, evaporative emissions (evap emissions) occur all the time. Controlling evap emissions to PZEV levels is as challenging as controlling exhaust emissions. It becomes even more important in the case of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and extended range electric vehicles (EREV) which generate evaporative fuel vapors, but have no place to burn/consume the vapors when the engine does not operate for extended periods of time.
2018-04-09 ...
  • April 9-10, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
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Since the invention of the automobile, lighting has been an important subsystem on all ground vehicles. Automotive lighting is vital to passenger safety, comfort and vehicle styling. The technology used in automotive lighting has rapidly expanded to make the lighting more value added, safer and pleasing to customers. This seminar provides broad information about automotive lighting systems with emphasis on lighting functions, effectiveness, and technologies. The intent is to assist attendees to gain sufficient knowledge about automotive lighting and its importance in overall vehicle design and development.
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