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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2017-08-28 ...
  • 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
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
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.
2017-09-07 ...
  • September 7-8, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Note: Last day of class ends at approximately 1:00 pm According to the Federal Rules of Evidence, an expert witness is anyone who can assist the trier of fact (the jury) in understanding any issue in dispute at trial. The witness' ability to give this assistance can be derived from any specialized training, education, background, or experience. To be effective in providing this assistance, however, requires that the expert witness understand the true role that he or she is to play both before and at the trial.
2017-09-21 ...
  • September 21-22, 2017 (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).
2017-09-27 ...
  • September 27-29, 2017 (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.
2017-09-28 ...
  • September 28-29, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Fort Worth, Texas
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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.
2017-09-28 ...
  • September 28-29, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Ft. Worth, Texas
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The avionics hardware industry world-wide is now commonly required to follow DO-254 Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware for literally all phases of development: Safety, Requirements, Design, Logic Implementation, V&V, Quality Assurance, etc. The DO-254 standard is a companion to the software DO-178B standard; however, there are many differences between hardware and software which must be understood. This basic course introduces the intent of the DO-254 standard for commercial avionics hardware development.
2017-09-28 ...
  • September 28-29, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Forth Worth, Texas
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This interactive Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) product and process seminar introduces the participant to the analytical process by which potential failure modes, failure effects and causes of failure are identified. Engaging in a systematic method of studying failure can improve future outcomes. The severity, occurrence and probability of detection of a failure mode are used to prioritize which failure modes are most critical. Methodology is introduced for dealing with the effects of failure. The Design FMEA link to manufacturing is explained and amplified in terms of downstream Process FMEA.
2017-09-28 ...
  • September 28, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Ft. Worth, Texas
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The challenges associated with using composites as a replacement for aluminum reside primarily in the complex manufacturing processes and technologies for fabricating composite parts. The high cost of composites material and its manufacturing complexity have been inhibitors to the wide transfer of this technology to the non-aerospace market. The search for solutions to high manufacturing costs and efficient manufacturing processes have resulted in intense research by government, aerospace industry companies, and space agencies worldwide.
2017-09-28 ...
  • September 28-29, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Ft. Worth, Texas
  • October 16-17, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Farmington, 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.
2017-09-29 ...
  • September 29-30, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Ft. Worth, Texas
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The rapidly evolving demand for cost reductions and shrinking budgets makes the application and use of automated processes within the aerospace and space industries a necessity. While some view aerospace automation as the solution to reducing costs, others view automation technologies and processes as something that should be avoided when possible. Misunderstandings and assumptions about these complex systems can result in the improper selection and application of these systems, often leading to undesirable interactions with other elements of the assembly process and potentially, project failure.
2017-10-05 ...
  • October 5-6, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Product development is organizationally a complex undertaking that requires effective coordination within a company and between companies. During product development, teams are confronted with a number of ongoing organizational challenges and there is a high potential for conflict between participants in the process. This course addresses teamwork and other "soft-side" factors that largely determine whether product development programs are successfully completed on schedule. The content is relevant for both OEMs and suppliers.
2017-10-09 ...
  • October 9-10, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Farmington, Connecticut
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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.
2017-10-12 ...
  • 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.
2017-10-16 ...
  • October 16, 2017 (1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) - St. Louis, Missouri
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This four hour short course provides an overview of hydraulic system design of typical business and commercial aircraft. Topics will include the principles, system architectures, power sources, and the main components and technologies of hydraulic systems including hydraulic power generation, filtration, fluid storage, distribution, sensing and control. The step by step process of designing a hydraulic system will also be reviewed. Additionally, future trends in hydraulic systems will be discussed.
2017-10-16 ...
  • October 16, 2017 (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) - St. Louis, Missouri
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This 4 hour short course provides an overview of Power Electronics (PE) in use in modern transport aircraft. This course includes the context, principles, design drivers, and the main PE components of various flight applications, including those for harsh environments. This course is designed to deliver and demystify the basic theories and best practices of mechanical, electronics, thermal management, safety, reliability and maintainability disciplines. In addition, future trends in Power Electronics will be discussed.
2017-10-19 ...
  • October 19-20, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Farmington, 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.
2017-10-19 ...
  • October 19-20, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Note: Last day of class ends at approximately 12:30 pm In today’s highly competitive and liability minded environment, Design Reviews (DR) are a must for all major mobility industries such as Automotive, DOD, Aerospace, Agriculture, Recreation, Marine and Rail. While Design Reviews are becoming increasingly important in product liability litigation, they also serve as an effective way to transfer organizational best practices for specific concerns and issues.
2017-10-24 ...
  • October 24-25, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Farmington, Connecticut
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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.
2017-10-24 ...
  • October 24-25, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Shanghai, China
  • October 30-31, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Cleveland, Ohio
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The international standard titled DO-178C - Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification is the primary standard for commercial avionics software development. This standard provides recommendations for the production of airborne systems and equipment software. Compliance with the objectives of DO-178C is the primary means for meeting airworthiness requirements and obtaining approval of software used in civil aviation products. This two-day seminar will introduce attendees to industry best practices for real-world software development and how to avoid common DO-178C mistakes.
2017-10-24 ...
  • October 24-26, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Farmington, Connecticut
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One of the most important requirements for AS91XX series and other quality standards, is to create, implement and maintain an effective Internal Audit Program. An improperly designed and implemented Internal Audit Program could result in non-conformances leading companies to improperly identifying and describing non-conformances, applying incomplete or inadequate root cause analyses, establishing ineffective corrective actions, implementing incomplete Internal Auditor Qualification Programs, etc.
2017-10-26 ...
  • October 26-27, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Farmington, Connecticut
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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.
2017-10-30 ...
  • October 30-November 1, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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As a strategic leader, it is your responsibility to ensure that your organization is moving in the right direction. Executives and high-level managers must have the practical insight necessary to address competitive business challenges. Each segment of this three day course is designed to impart simple, but powerful lessons that will equip participants to more fully engage in strategic discussions, ask pertinent questions, facilitate critical decisions and shape high performing organizations. In addition, the course provides students with a personal leadership profile that illustrates their strengths and potential limitations.
2017-11-06 ...
  • November 6-7, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Dallas, Texas
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Part 21 is the FAA regulation that provides the regulatory framework to conduct certification of products and parts. This includes the engineering, airworthiness, production and quality systems. The aerospace industry is hinged around compliance with Part 21; however, comprehension of Part 21 and its role in civil certification is challenging. This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the processes that encompass aircraft certification, including compliance with FARs, certification procedures and post certification responsibilities.
2017-11-08 ...
  • November 8-10, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Dallas, Texas
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Certifying an aircraft, part or appliance can be challenging while navigating the maze of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) procedures, rules, policies and guidelines. This course will help you to the understand the FAA organizational structure, it’s policies, guidelines and requirements leading to Type and Supplemental Type airworthiness approvals, and provide you with a competitive edge and potential reduction in time in obtaining an FAA approval.
2017-11-13 ...
  • November 13-16, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Dallas, Texas
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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.
2017-11-14 ...
  • 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.
2017-11-15 ...
  • 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.
2017-12-04 ...
  • December 4-6, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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RMS (Reliability-Maintainability-Safety-Supportability) engineering is emerging as the newest discipline in product development due to new credible, accurate, quantitative methods. Weibull Analysis is foremost among these new tools. New and advanced Weibull techniques are a significant improvement over the original Weibull approach. This workshop, originally developed by Dr. Bob Abernethy, presents special methods developed for these data problems, such as Weibayes, with actual case studies in addition to the latest techniques in SuperSMITH® Weibull for risk forecasts with renewal and optimal component replacement.
2017-12-04 ...
  • December 4-5, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Puyallup, Washington
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The requirements for producing an FAA approved replacement part can be daunting. Understanding the steps required in the FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) process can greatly streamline the approval life-cycle and reduce unnecessary costs and delays, thereby shortening the time and cost to market. This course is designed for those organizations and individuals interested in designing and manufacturing replacement parts for civil aviation aircraft. This two-day course covers the crucial subjects and steps of the FAA-PMA approval process.
2017-12-07 ...
  • December 7-8, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
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Design of Experiments (DOE) is a methodology that can be effective for general problem-solving, as well as for improving or optimizing product design and manufacturing processes. Specific applications of DOE include identifying proper design dimensions and tolerances, achieving robust designs, generating predictive math models that describe physical system behavior, and determining ideal manufacturing settings. This seminar utilizes hands-on activities to help you learn the criteria for running a DOE, the requirements and pre-work necessary prior to DOE execution, and how to select the appropriate designed experiment type to run.
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