SAE-A offers a wide range of exciting and informative events, like social networking in a technical environment, conferences, awards, formal training and more. All SAE-A events are geared towards engineering professionals and young engineers; aiming to develop careers, share information and connect industries.

    • 05 Oct 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Latrobe University, The Chambers, Bundoora, 3083

    With thanks to the Suncorp Group for their support of the workshops, the second in the two-part series on body engineering will provide attendees with a unique insight into the latest developments in automotive body engineering.

    Lightweight Body Technology: 
    Carbon Fiber, Aluminium, what is their place in the future of car body engineering? Presented by Edith Cowan University

    Body Structure:
    Key developments in car body structure and how it is changing. What this will mean for the industry. A case study of the new Lincoln body structure will be featured. Presented by Ford Motor Company

    Spare Parts:
    The impact using non-original parts has on a crash. Presented by Holden

    New technology in joining processes. Arc, Beam, Resistance, and Solid State welding, Hybrid Joining etc., when to use the right technique for the right job. Presented by Kemppi

    OEM technologies and colour trends in the automotive industry. What is out there, what will we see, and how do we need to treat each variety? Presented by PPG Paints

    Vehicle Modifications:
    How to approach repairing a modified vehicle. Presented by Talk Torque Automotive

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      Who the workshop is suited to:

      • Those involved in the body repair industry
      • Assessors
      • Design Engineers
      • Road Authorities


      0830hrs          Registrations Open + Coffee, Tea & Biscuits
      0900hrs          Presentations Begin
      1045hrs          Morning Tea

      1105hrs          Presentations Continue
      1220hrs          Lunch
      1300hrs          Presentations Continue
      1510hrs          Afternoon Tea
      1530hrs          Presentations Continue
      1630hrs          Event Concludes

      To find out more contact Greg Maratos on 0403 267 166 or in the office on (03) 9676 9568     

      This Workshop will also be available as a Live Online Webinar.
      (Webinar tickets are discounted by 10%)

      Cancellation Policy: There will be no refunds given, however a substitute attendee may be nominated. 
      • 12 Oct 2016
      • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
      • TBA - Inner Suburbs of Brisbane
      • 93

      If you've ever wondered about the things you can and can't do when modifying your vehicle, and how to find out if they're legal or not, then this is the seminar is for you.

      It will provide you with the opportunity to get an insight into  the laws, rules, processes and standards that are applied to make your modified vehicle compliant with Department of Transport and Main Roads standards. 

      Presented by Engineers with endorsements from the Department of Transport and Main Roads, this seminar appeals to all with an interest in modifying vehicles whether they're an, import, motorcycle or custom vehicle. 

      Content Includes: 

      - Building  your  own  trailer.
      - Electric  vehicle  conversions.
      - 4WD mods.
      - Individually constructed vehicles (ICV).
      - Brakes, transmissions, engines and much more.


      5:30pm - 6:00pm: Tea, coffee, registration and networking.
      6:00pm - 7:00pm: Presentation.
      7:00pm - 7:30pm: Food served.
      7:30pm - 8:30pm: Presentation.
      8:30pm - 9:00pm: Opportunity for questions.

      So come down, tell a friend to join, and enjoy a light supper and the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and enthusiasts!

      • 02 Nov 2016
      • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
      • 201 Hester Avenue Nowergup WA 6032 Australia
      • 10

      The EDI Rail / Bombardier Transportation Facility Tour will provide an insight into the maintenance and operations of rail vehicles in Western Australia.

      The tour will showcase current maintenance projects and the engineering expertise that goes into maintaining rail vehicles at EDI Rail and Bombardier Transportation's facility.

      EDI Rail and Bombardier engineers will give a technical talk during the facility tour, and will open up the discussion about current projects, developments and opportunities in the rail industry.

      This tour is a great opportunity for guests to network with members from the rail companies, as well as with other managers and engineers attending the tour.

      The visit will be of particular interest for engineers considering a transition to the rail industry as part of the SAE-A’s Industry Programs Working Group (IPWG) initiative with the Victorian Government Department of Education & Training.

      Bombardier Transportation were Gold Award winners for the Rail category and Young Engineer category at the 2015 SAE-A Mobility Engineering Excellence Awards.

      • 17 Nov 2016
      • 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
      • The Arts Centre Melbourne, Pavilion Room, 100 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004

      The SAE-A will recognise engineering innovation and excellence in the mobility industry, at the organisation’s 2016 Mobility Engineering Excellence Awards (MEEA), on the 17th of November. SAE-A’s premiere event will be host to the industry’s leading and future innovators at the award ceremony and dinner, held at the exciting new venue of The Arts Centre Melbourne.

      The MEEA recognises outstanding contributions to advancing technologies in the transport mobility field. This includes: automotive, heavy commercial vehicles, aerospace and unique Australian engineering design strengths in the camper trailer and 4WD automotive aftermarket sectors.

      A diverse panel of judges will review entries from the number of sectors aforementioned. The MEEA recognises excellence in mobility engineering across the following areas: product, design concept, process, service and research areas. This event will take submissions from undergraduates, postgraduates, young engineers and professional engineers. 

      Professional and Young Engineer submissions close 10 October, 2016

      Post and Under Graduate submissions close 24 October, 2016

      This is a great opportunity for Australian mobility sectors to network and experience the latest developments in the field.
      Post and undergraduate students are especially encouraged to apply and attend the ceremony.

      Dinner RSVP close 8 November, 2016

      Cancellation Policy: There will be no refunds given, however a substitute attendee may be nominated.

      • 08 Dec 2016
      • 7:00 AM
      • 11 Dec 2016
      • 5:00 PM
      • Calder Park Raceway, Calder Park, Victoria, Australia

      OPENS: 27 JUNE 2016       CLOSES:  22 JULY 2016

      If you are registering more than one vehicle (ie. 98 Pulp & Electric or E85) you must complete one entry per vehicle and pay fees for each registration.

      The Formula SAE-A competition is held under the International Sporting Code of the FIA and the National Competition Rules of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd (CAMS).

      Teams will be generally assigned the same vehicle number as in previous years, or when they last competed.  Team competing for the first time can indicate a number preference (3 digits maximum) but may be assigned a different number by the organisers to ensure compatibility and avoid confusion.  The assigned numbers will be advised following the close of Registrations.

      Payment can be made by EFT: 

      Commonwealth Bank of Australia 
      BSB: 063 001 
      Account Number: 00942060 
      BIC/Swift Code: CTBAAU2S
      Account Name: Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia.  

      A remittance should be sent to info@sae-a.com.au

      Online Payment through PayPal using VISA, MASTERCARD or AMEX will also be accepted.  A receipt will be generated and emailed via the system.

      You may also request an invoice to be sent by sending an email request to info@sae-a.com.au

      For any enquiries, please contact SAE-A on (03) 9676 9568 or email formulasae@sae-a.com.au
      Download the 2016 Registration Information

      Unit 30, 3 Westside Ave, Port Melbourne  Vic  3207

    Past events

    28 Sep 2016 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle (WA)
    26 Sep 2016 Technical Crash Investigation & Reconstruction - Advanced Course
    16 Sep 2016 Mindfulness for Workplace & Personal Wellness and Improved Resilience and Effectiveness
    07 Sep 2016 APV Occupant Protection Standards & Crash Test Facility Tour
    06 Sep 2016 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle (NSW)
    27 Jul 2016 New Autogas Vehicle Forum
    26 Jul 2016 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle (VIC)
    19 Jul 2016 SSS 7 - Automotive Chassis & Suspension Design
    14 Jul 2016 SSS 6 - Vehicle Aerodynamics
    12 Jul 2016 SSS 5 - Cost Reporting
    07 Jul 2016 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Powertrain
    05 Jul 2016 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Electric Vehicles
    23 Jun 2016 Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Improved Professional Effectiveness
    12 May 2016 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Engine Development
    12 May 2016 Jetstar Aviation Maintenance Tour
    05 May 2016 SAE-A Networking Dinner
    05 May 2016 SAE-A 70th Annual General Meeting
    26 Apr 2016 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Program Management & Business Case Development
    22 Apr 2016 The Turner Foundation Guided Tour
    22 Feb 2016 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle (VIC)
    10 Dec 2015 Jayco Australia Manufacturing Facility Tour
    26 Oct 2015 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle in Victoria (Eastern Suburbs)
    15 Oct 2015 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle in Victoria (Western Suburbs)
    03 Sep 2015 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Business Presentation
    27 Aug 2015 Fasteners and the Bolted Joint
    16 Jul 2015 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Automotive Dynamics
    14 Jul 2015 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle in Victoria (Eastern Suburbs)
    13 Jul 2015 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Powertrain
    09 Jul 2015 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Vehicle Aerodynamics
    06 Jul 2015 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Vehicle Electrical Systems
    02 Jul 2015 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Cost Seminar
    29 Jun 2015 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Automotive Chassis Design-Space Frame Engineering Fundamentals
    25 Jun 2015 Formula SAE-A 2015 Team Registration
    07 May 2015 SAE-A 69th AGM & Networking Dinner
    22 Apr 2015 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle in Victoria (Northern Suburbs)
    19 Apr 2015 B-24 Restoration Hangar Tour
    17 Apr 2015 Recognising Automotive Engineering Talent
    01 Apr 2015 Young Engineers: Meet the Chief Engineer of RUAG Australia; Rob Green
    05 Feb 2015 Vehicle Technology Engineer Workshop Series #3 - ALTERNATIVE FUELS & ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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