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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2017-04-03 ...
  • April 3-4, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • October 12-13, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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The transportation industry, including motor vehicles, aircraft, rail, marine, commercial, off-road and defense vehicles, as well as infrastructures, energy sectors, raw materials, manufacturing, health and food industries all experience significant issues with corrosion which results in billions of dollars of loss each year. Corrosion education and prevention is essential to improve and increase the service life of parts and components which may have a significant impact on the economy of various industries and nations.
2017-04-03 ...
  • April 3, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
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It is a well-known fact that the number of women in science, engineering and business fields is growing, yet men continue to outnumber women, especially at the upper levels of these professions. Many women appear to encounter a series of challenges at early or midcareer stages that contribute to them leaving their careers prematurely due to feelings of isolation, an unsupportive work environment, extreme work schedules, and unclear rules about advancement and success.
2017-04-03 ...
  • April 3-4, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
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The ability to write concise and unambiguous reports, proposals, manuals, or other technical documents is a key skill for any high-functioning engineer or technical staff person in the mobility industries. Through a combination of class discussions, interactive workshop activities, assignments, checker teams (review teams) and job aids, this course delivers real-life technical writing techniques and tools that can be immediately applied. Attendees discover the importance of knowing their audiences and how to communicate technical information in a "user-friendly" style.
2017-04-03 ...
  • April 3, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
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The automotive industry is the new "battleground" for cybersecurity. Following the path of desktops/laptops, tablets, and mobile phones, the automotive industry is now the "hot" area for both academic researchers and hackers. This will transform the automotive industry just as it transformed traditional information technology and the mobile markets; it is inescapable, but it can be beneficial and a well prepared company can find significant benefit in being a market leader. What does cybersecurity mean? Who is attacking and why? What must we change? What can stay the same? What is the larger organization's role in cyber?
2017-04-03 ...
  • April 3-4, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
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Every year, the U.S. experiences more than 32,000 traffic deaths and over 3.8 million crash injuries. While the trend in traffic deaths has been downward for the past decade, most of this reduction has been the result of optimizing passive occupant crash protection systems such as seatbelts and airbags. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) now offer the potential to significantly reduce or eliminate most vehicle crashes by perceiving a dangerous situation before the crash has occurred and taking action to avoid or mitigate the crash.
2017-04-04 ...
  • April 4-6, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • August 28-30, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • December 11-13, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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In the fast paced and competitive environment of today's global economy, the work of technical professionals is often the difference between success and failure in an organization. Providing leadership for engineers is uniquely challenging, and the transition from working engineer to first-line technical supervisor is one of the most difficult career challenges that an engineer may face. First-time engineering supervisors and mid-level managers who wish to sharpen their skills and learn new techniques for guiding, coaching, and motivating working engineers, technicians, and designers will find this seminar valuable.
2017-04-05 ...
  • April 5-6, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • October 3-4, 2017 (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.
2017-04-05 ...
  • April 5-7, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • August 7-9, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • December 4-6, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Starting with a look at the transmission's primary function -- to couple the engine to the driveline and provide torque ratios between the two -- this updated and expanded seminar covers the latest transmission systems designed to achieve the most efficient engine operation. Current designs, the components and sub-systems used, their functional modes, how they operate, and the inter-relationships will be discussed. A manual transmission display will be used to explain ratios and how they function within the driveline.
2017-04-05 ...
  • April 5-7, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • September 27-29, 2017 (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.
2017-04-06 ...
  • April 6-7, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • November 14-15, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Tysons, Virginia
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Note: Last day of class ends at approximately 1:00 pm In the past few decades, product liability law has dramatically changed the manufacturer's outlook in the design and manufacture of product. The concept of safety and reliability has been altered from a purely engineering/manufacturing concept to a legal/manufacturing approach. This new approach requires an understanding of legal concepts as related to the manufacturing and design process. The engineer's role has shifted to include a safety audit analysis to minimize the existence of a product defect and/or to defend the product in a way that is responsive to the legal concerns.
2017-04-06 ...
  • April 6, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
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It has not been commonly known that automotive exterior lights are safety devices and must comply with governmental regulations. Since the 1930s, the SAE Lighting Standards Committee has been actively working with the automotive industry OEMs, lamp makers, tier-two suppliers, and human factor experts to develop automotive lighting standards. These standards have been widely used or referenced by the U.S. federal or state governments in establishing and enforcing the lighting regulations.
2017-04-06 ...
  • April 6-7, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • July 11-12, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
  • November 14-15, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
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This two-day interactive course, based on the ASME Y14.5-2009 standard, provides an in-depth explanation of how to use tolerance stacks to analyze product designs and how to use geometric tolerances in stacks. You will learn the essential methods and concepts used for creating 1D part and assembly tolerance stacks. The course was developed utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski and features numerous practice problems and in-depth coverage of tolerance stacks applications.
2017-04-06 ...
  • April 6-7, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • August 21-22, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • December 4-5, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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The design and development of vehicle suspensions significantly influences vehicle handling and ride comfort. Suspension system design excellence follows the basic laws of physics using design synthesis techniques, a methodical process for suspension geometry development. Suspension geometry is the foundation of vehicle performance from which high-confidence suspension components and tunings can be developed. Suspension component design continues to move toward mass and cost efficient designs with high levels of stiffness being essential to achieving design requirements.
2017-04-06 ...
  • April 6-7, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
  • April 27-28, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
  • April 27-28, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Shanghai, China
  • October 30-31, 2017 (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.
2017-04-07 ...
  • April 7, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • October 6, 2017 (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.
2017-04-07 ...
  • April 7, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
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Lighting Emitting Diode (LED), a new generation semiconductor light source often referred to as Solid-State Lighting (SSL), has been broadly adopted in illumination, display, visualization, and other areas due to its higher efficacy and longer life. LEDs, first introduced for automotive interior applications such as indicators, expanded to exterior applications including center high mounted stop lamps and other automotive signal lighting devices. Today, LED technologies are being used for night vision, occupancy detection, and many other automotive application areas.
2017-04-07 ...
  • April 7, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • August 31, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • December 14, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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This highly interactive workshop focuses training on negotiation strategy and skills. This is not the manipulative, win-lose negotiation approach frequently taught today, where the “winner” eventually spends time and effort protecting his negotiated advantage against erosion, while the “loser” continually exploits loopholes and shortcuts to recover lost ground. Traditional negotiation is a wary dance based on mistrust, the true cost of which is lost in quality and brain fatigue – usually for someone other than the negotiator – over the life of the agreement.
2017-04-13 ...
  • April 13-14, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
  • May 23-24, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Livonia, Michigan
  • July 25-26, 2017 (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.
2017-04-18 ...
  • April 18-19, 2017 (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 how to use engineering drawings that use the International Standards Organization (ISO) standards. Utilizing the expertise of world-renowned GD&T expert Alex Krulikowski, this course will teach you to recognize what is required on a standard-compliant drawing and recognize geometrical tolerances based on the ISO standards. The course combines information from dozens of ISO standards into a logical understandable topic. Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with more than 150 practice problems.
2017-04-18 ...
  • April 18-19, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 23-24, 2017 (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, every new vehicle benefits from the optimized braking, enhanced acceleration, and 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.
2017-04-18 ...
  • April 18-19, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Farmington, Connecticut
  • August 22-23, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Tysons, Virginia
  • December 12-13, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Puyallup, Washington
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Individuals responsible for quality management system, implementation, and transition to the AS9100:2016 series of standards for Aviation, Space, and Defense will require an understanding of the requirements for the preparation and execution of the audit process as defined in these revised standards. Management and implementers of AS9100:2016 Rev. D within these organizations must also be aware of what these changes may mean for their company.
2017-04-19 ...
  • April 19-21, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • August 2-4, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • November 15-17, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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In today's corporate environment of shrinking budgets, required structural cost reductions, sharing of global designs/services, and pricing pressures, it is critical that engineers possess a working knowledge of engineering economics principles. To fully understand the economic viability of engineering decisions, engineers need to find the appropriate balance between design alternatives, resulting costs, and impact on their enterprise. This seminar introduces participants to the cost, finance and economic concepts and their applications to products and services.
2017-04-20 ...
  • April 20-21, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 12-13, 2017 (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.
2017-04-20 ...
  • April 20, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • September 28, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Orlando, Florida
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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.
2017-04-21 ...
  • April 21-22, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Shanghai, China
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New energy requirements for China’s vehicle market are significantly increasing battery system development. This rapid increase in battery development is elevating the importance of optimized battery system design, integration, and validation. Once the vehicle platform is determined, the vehicle must realize benefits from an optimized battery system design that includes enhanced acceleration speed, stable performance, long life, and desired range.
2017-04-21 ...
  • April 21, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • September 29, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Orlando, Florida
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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.
2017-04-24 ...
  • April 24, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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This course provides an introduction to basic tire mechanics, including materials, sidewall stampings, pressure, tread patterns, tire inspection and basic tire failure identification of passenger and light truck tires. Practical in nature and supplemented with samples and hands-on activities, the course will provide you with information that you can use immediately on-the-job and apply to your own vehicle. It serves as a good primer for the in-depth SAE Tire Forensic Analysis course. This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
2017-04-24 ...
  • April 24-26, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • November 1-3, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Hydraulic brake systems, one of the most important safety features on many road vehicles today, must meet manufacturer and customer requirements in addition to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. This course will analyze automotive braking from a system's perspective, emphasizing legal requirements as well as performance expectations such as pedal feel, stopping distance, fade and thermal management. Calculations necessary to predict brake balance and key system sizing variables that contribute to performance will be discussed.
2017-04-24 ...
  • April 24-25, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
  • October 16-17, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Embedded hardware is everywhere you look today from your vehicle’s infotainment system to refrigerator to medical devices and everything else in-between. With so much exposure one would think that such devices are secure against attack; however, sadly for a large number of devices this is not the case. For proof, just look no further than your local news reports. They are full of reports on devices being hacked into. So, as engineers, how do we go about first identifying and mitigating (or capitalizing) the potential security vulnerabilities within these devices?
2017-04-25 ...
  • April 25-26, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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This course provides a detailed description of tire failure modes, their potential causes, identification, and the sometimes subtle nuances that go along with determination of tire failure. In addition, proper inspection techniques of tires will be discussed and samples will be available to reinforce the concepts learned. The book, Tire Forensic Investigation, authored by the instructor, is included with the course materials. This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 13 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
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