"SAE-A events are geared towards engineering professionals and young engineers; aiming to develop careers, share information and connect industries"

UPCOMING EVENTS

SAE-A offers a wide range of exciting and informative events, like social networking in a technical environment, conferences, awards, formal training and more.

FEATURED EVENTS 

 

    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Webinar
    • 181

    ELECTRIC VEHICLES

    ABOUT:

    The SAE-A presents the SAE-A Student Seminars (SSS); a series of informative lectures designed to address the key fundamentals of engineering design, construction and professionalism. 

    CONTENT:

    TBA.


    All sessions will be conducted online via Webinar.
    An invitation link sent will be sent on the day of the webinar.

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    • 05 Jul 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Webinar
    • 183

    AUTOMOTIVE DYNAMICS

    ABOUT:

    The SAE-A presents the SAE-A Student Seminars (SSS); a series of informative lectures designed to address the key fundamentals of engineering design, construction and professionalism. 

    CONTENT: 

    Different components that are associated with a vehicle such as handling, steering, braking, etc., with main topics including: design for body suspension, damping and weight effects, as well as consideration of weigh distribution and resonance due to body natural frequency.


      All Sessions will be conducted online via Webinar.
      An invitation link sent will be sent on the day of the webinar.

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      • 07 Jul 2016
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
      • Webinar Only
      • 183

      POWERTRAIN

      ABOUT:

      The SAE-A presents the SAE-A Student Seminars (SSS); a series of informative lectures designed to address the key fundamentals of engineering design, construction and professionalism. 

      CONTENT:

      Powertrain of a vehicle and the different components associated with it including: engine, transmission, and differential. Learn how to properly create and organize your own powertrain system.


      All sessions will be conducted online via Webinar.
      An invitation link sent will be sent on the day of the webinar.

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      • 12 Jul 2016
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
      • Webinar
      • 185

      COST SEMINAR

      ABOUT:

      The SAE-A presents the SAE-A Student Seminars (SSS); a series of informative lectures designed to address the key fundamentals of engineering design, construction and professionalism.  

      CONTENT:

      You will learn how to create an effective report of the costs of your vehicle. Additionally, you will learn how to properly prepare an electronic and hard copy Bill of Materials and will be provided a detailed process on what is expected in the FSAE-A competition.


      All sessions will be conducted online via Webinar.
      An invitation link sent will be sent on the day of the webinar.

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      • 13 Jul 2016
      • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Latrobe University, WLT, Bundoora, 3083

      The second in the two-part series on body engineering (#4 & #5), this workshop will provide attendees with a unique insight into the latest developments in automotive body engineering.

      Session 2 will cover:

      • Materials - Composites: New Design Technology to look out for.
      • Manufacturing Processes: The role different ways of manufacture play on the structure of a vehicle, how design engineers can improve the efficiency of this process, and things to consider when repairing a vehicle.
      • Joining
      • New Technology in Vehicles

                        

      Who the workshop is suited to:

      • Those involved in the body repair industry
      • Assessors
      • Insurance Companies
      • Design Engineers
      • Road Authorities
      • Safety and Monitoring Groups
      • Vehicle Importers and Distributors


      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%)



      Prices quoted are ex-GST. 10% GST will be added when invoice is generated.

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

       

      • 14 Jul 2016
      • 3:45 PM - 7:30 PM
      • 279 Normanby Road, Port Melbourne, Victoria

      A tour of the Vipac Testing Laboratory and its wholly owned subsidiary, AUTOTEST Products Pty Ltd will form the basis of an interesting ‘road safety’ themed technical session.

      The Guided Tour will include:

      ·         The only commercial fully transient heavy-duty chassis   dynamometer in Australia capable of testing a full range of vehicles from passenger cars, to prime movers.

      ·         Access to the full range of AUTOTEST safety products, including opportunities to see live tests being run.

      ·         Vipac’s Model Fabrication & Design Centre

      ·         Other state-of-the-art facilities

       Topics Covered:

      ·         Vehicle emissions testing

      ·         Portfolio of AUTOTEST road safety products

      ·         Automotive component testing

       Case Studies Included:

      ·         Vipac’s experience of automotive component testing with Toyota

      ·         Emissions testing cases

      ·         AutoLightTM, a window light measurement tool used by Victorian Police during April as part of their ‘Operation Halo’ initiative

      ·         AutoMonitorTM, a rollover prediction system that won an SAE-A Gold Award for Engineering Excellence.

      Download the flyer for more information and details about the presenters.

             

      • 14 Jul 2016
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
      • Webinar
      • 181

      VEHICLE AERODYNAMICS

      ABOUT:

      The SAE-A presents the SAE-A Student Seminars (SSS); a series of informative lectures designed to address the key fundamentals of engineering design, construction and professionalism. 

      CONTENT:

      • Impact of aerodynamic on fuel economy and related attributes
      • Aerodynamics Fundamentals.
      • Aerodynamic and Vehicle Development Process
      • Design Verification methods
      • Public domain aero data and Gimmicks
      • Overview of the Ford Fusion/Mondeo as a case study
      • Q&A

      PRESENTED BY: Dr. NEIL LEWINGTON 

      Completed a PhD in active flow control for high lift systems with air jet vortex generators at City University London.

      In 2002, Neil joined McLaren Racing as an aerodynamicist in the formula 1

       team, where after 5 years was entirely responsible for the CFD group within the aerodynamics department.

      After his time at McLaren Racing, Neil became a part of the aerodynamics and CFD team at Ford of Australia, amidst the development of the highly successful Ford Ranger.

      Neil is the winner of the SAE-A's Mobility Engineering Excellence Awards 2015, Gold and Platinum honours.

      Currently he is the Technical Specialist and Supervisor for Aerodynamics at Ford Asia Pacific, and is tasked with the challenge of meeting the brand promise: to ensure Ford provides fun and exciting cars with exceptional fuel economy.

      BENEFIT TO ATTENDEES:

      • Insight into the fundamentals of aerodynamics as applied to road vehicles
      • An understanding of how a global company approaches delivering vehicles with good aerodynamic characteristics
      • An awareness of the constraints and limitations that surround some of the data and statements in the public domain.

      STYLE OF PRESENTATION:

      Fundamental concepts for aerodynamics, without the heavy presence of weighty equations. The presentation will demonstrate how engineers apply the aerodynamic principles to deliver the final product. Attendees are encouraged to engage and ask questions throughout, to ensure as interactive a session as possible.


      All sessions will be conducted online via Webinar.
      An invitation link sent will be sent on the day of the webinar.

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      • 19 Jul 2016
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
      • Webinar
      • 180

      AUTOMOTIVE CHASSIS & SUSPENSION DESIGN

      ABOUT:

      The SAE-A presents the SAE-A Student Seminars (SSS); a series of informative lectures designed to address the key fundamentals of engineering design, construction and professionalism. 

      CONTENT:

      The chassis is the supporting structure of the vehicle in which the running gear, suspension and body are connected. The suspension of a vehicle provides the ride, handling and location of the wheels. Integration of the suspension and chassis needs to be an iterative and optimisation process to achieve a high performing vehicle. 

      PRESENTED BY:  NGUYEN K. TA  

      Nguyen was exposed to cars from a young age with relatives often fixing their cars at his house. He had an unstoppable curiousity of how things worked, often dismantling his toys to figure out the inner mechanisms. 

      Nguyen completed a Certificate 2 in Automotive vehicle servicing and later a Bachelor of Automotive Engineering. As an automotive mechanic he has worked for Peter Davey Toyota and Caltex. As an engineer in industry for close to 10 years, he has worked for Monroe Australia and currently is the suspension engineer at TJM Products in charge of suspension design and development. 

      BENEFIT TO ATTENDEES:

      The session is aimed to give attendees an understanding of the basic parameters needed to design a chassis and suspension system. This will provide the foundation to later understand the dynamics of the vehicle. The ability to understand the vehicle level requirement and translate it into a component level design requirement is an important skill required by a design engineer. 

      Attendees will not only gain an understanding of chassis and suspension integration but also an appreciation of designing components where the mating components need to be considered.

      STYLE:

      The session will be an on screen presentation for attendees to follow. It will start with the design requirements of a chassis, followed by that  of a suspension system and finally the integration of the two.

      Time is allocated for questions at the end.



      All sessions will be conducted online via Webinar.
      An invitation link sent will be sent on the day of the webinar.

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      • 26 Jul 2016
      • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Western Suburbs
      • 71
      SAE-A introduces the Light Vehicle and Motorcycle modifications seminar

      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 VicRoads standards. 

      Presented by Engineers with endorsements in the Vehicle Authorised Signatory Scheme (VASS), this seminar appeals to all with an interest in modifying vehicles whether they're a hot rod, import, motorcycle or custom vehicle. 

      You will receive presentation slides and all relevant links prior to the seminar.

      Content Includes: 

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

      Timeline:

      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, bring a friend and enjoy a light supper and the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and enthusiasts!

      • 02 Aug 2016
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
      • Swinburne University, Hawthorn Campus (Room TBD) + Webinar
      • 199


      CONTENT:

      The seminar will cover the following:

      • Why we have research papers
      • What makes a good research paper (key content and attributes)
      • How to identify your research method
      • How to ensure that the reader values your paper
      • Dealing with feedback from reviewers

      PRESENTED BY: CLINT STEELE

      Clint decided to become an engineer after reading a hot rod magazine at age 14.

      He completed a bachelor of engineering in mechanical, a master of entrepreneurship and innovation and a PhD. He has worked for Ford Australia, Cram Australia, Davey Water Products and Detekt design in engineering design and development roles. 

      He now works in academia researching and teaching engineering design methods. He has a keen interest in cooperation between industry and academia so that technical know-how can be shared with and known by all. He is also the editor of the SAE-A technical journal.

      BENEFIT TO ATTENDEES:

      At the end of the session, attendees will feel more confident in expressing their findings in a rigorous manner. This will in turn make them more able to write for publications and conferences in general. 

      This ability and confidence to note findings and communicate them in a professional/academic journal is an aspect of the professional engineer, and attendees will be one step closer to becoming an engineer who is influential within their respective community.

      STYLE OF PRESENTATION:

      The session will start with a basic run down on the characteristics of a good paper.

      The session will then move into a workshop mode to help attendees think about their paper and what they will do to progress it.

      Printed notes on what was covered, which will include references for further reading, will also be provided.

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      • 06 Sep 2016
      • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Mobility Engineering, 4/45 Salisbury Rd, Asquith NSW 2077
      • 72
      SAE-A introduces the Light Vehicle and Motorcycle modifications seminar

      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 RMS standards. 

      Presented by Engineers with endorsements in the Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme (VSCCS), this seminar appeals to all with an interest in modifying vehicles whether they're a hot rod, import, motorcycle or custom vehicle. 

      You will receive relevant links prior to the seminar to allow for easy referencing.

      Content Includes: 

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

      Timeline:

      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, bring a friend and enjoy a light supper and the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and enthusiasts!

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

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

      Nominations now open!


      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



      Prices quoted are ex-GST. 10% GST will be added when invoice is generated.

      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


      VEHICLE & TEAM REGISTRATION  

      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
      Package

      Unit 30, 3 Westside Ave, Port Melbourne  Vic  3207

    Past events

    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
    03 Dec 2015 Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Improved Professional Effectiveness
    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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