"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 

 

    • 05 May 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens, 13 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000

    We encourage members to attend to discuss the outcomes of the 2015 activities and our promising direction for the future

    AGM Meeting:  5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Please click here to download the Agenda

    The AGM is followed by a Networking Dinner  for which you must register if you wish to attend.

    Please click here to register

    More details available at the link below

    SAE-A Networking Dinner

    Individual Pricing:
    Member:             $90
    Non-member:     $115
    Student:              $60
    Retired member $80
    Table of 10         $800
    (prices include GST)
        


    • 05 May 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens, 13 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000

    Following the SAE-A's 70th Annual General Meeting a Networking Dinner for automotive engineering colleagues will be held from 6:30pm.

    AGM Meeting:  5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Pre-dinner drinks: 6:30pm
    Dinner: 7:00pm
    Concludes:
     9:30pm    

    Guest Speaker:
    With the wonderful efforts of our president Adrian Feeney over the last three years coming to an end, we welcome our new president Mario Turcarelli, Managing Director of Dolphin Products Pty Ltd and Director of Dolphin Products Thailand Co Ltd, who will provide an insight into his industry knowledge, as well as the direction the Board of Directors see the SAE-A heading in.

    We encourage members & non members to attend the Networking Dinner and join your engineering colleagues for dinner and drinks.  Tables of 10 can be arranged with a 10% discount.

    The dinner time will provide an excellent opportunity to share news and ideas about transitioning of automotive engineers and their latest achievements. 

    With a number of new staff and board members joining the team over the course of the last year, it is a great opportunity to be involved with SAE-A activities and to continue to expand your networks. 

    Individual Pricing:
    Member:             $90
    Non-member:     $115
    Student:              $60
    Retired member $80
    Table of 10         $800
    (prices include GST)
        

    Car Parking:
    The Hotel has an agreement with Collins Place Wilson’s Car Park at 28 Flinders Lane, simply turn left into Flinders Lane and then right into the second car park. Guests will need to see reception at the Hotel to validate the ticket which is charged at $25.00 per 24hr period.


    • 12 May 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Tullamarine Airport
    • 14

    JETSTAR ENGINEERING AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
    HANGAR 141 TOUR 

    Hangar 141 is part of the Jetstar Engineering Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO), which carries out maintenance services for the entire Jetstar Airways Australia/New Zealand fleet.  The facility at Tullamarine Airport provides light maintenance services for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 fleets. Operating on 24/7 basis, our crews work around the clock to complete general servicing, system testing, component replacements, modifications, repairs and fault investigation/rectification. A typical maintenance event at Hangar 141 can take anywhere between 6 hours to one week, and at times there will be multiple aircraft in the Hangar for concurrent maintenance.

    Currently, Hangar 141 is running the following scheduled maintenance programs:

     Boeing 787 A-checks
     •A320/A321 Overnight A-checks
     •Boeing 787 GEnx engine Transfer Gearbox upgrades
     •Boeing 787 GEnx engine Fan Tip Clearance rework
     •Boeing 787 Service bulletin production enhancements
     •A320/A321 V2500 engine enhancement program
     •Unscheduled repairs and defect rectification as required

    As part of the visit to the facility, guests can expect to get an insight into the operational aspects of aircraft maintenance engineering. They will meet with Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Aircraft Maintenance Planners, Logistics and other support and management staff. A tour of the facility and an aircraft will be provided (subject to aircraft availability and maintenance requirements on the day). Guests will also have a chance to ask any questions about the operation and the aviation industry in general. 
    This visit will be of particular interest for engineers considering a transition to the aerospace industry as part of the SAE-A’s Industry Programs Working Group (IPWG) initiative with the Victorian Government Department of Education & Training.


    • 12 May 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Webinar
    • 180

    ENGINE DEVELOPMENT

    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:

    What engine is suited best where, why, and how can you maximise the potential of yours?


    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 May 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 35-45 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Dandenong, Victoria
    • 13

    BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION
    FACILITY TOUR

    The Bombardier Transportation Facility Tour will provide guests with an introduction to their business and a tour of the factory showcasing what projects Bombardier is currently manufacturing, and an opportunity for discussion on how Bombardier utilises different types of engineering elements across their business.

       •  E Class Trams (Melbourne)
               •  VLocity Trains (Victoria)

    There will be an opportunity for guests to meet with Bombardier engineers in production and welding who will give a technical talk and provide an opportunity to answer questions. 


    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.

    This is a great opportunity to observe the manufacturing of rail vehicles in Australia.

    Bombardier Australia -  winners of the 2015 SAE-A MEEA Awards - Professional Category


    • 20 Jun 2016
    • 8:30 AM
    • 21 Jun 2016
    • 4:30 PM
    • TBA - This is an expression of Interest


    Overview

    Mindfulness practice reduces stress, anxiety and worries by managing how we deal with our thoughts and our emotional reaction to those thoughts. It also increases our resilience to deal with constant pressure and difficult life demands. Mindfulness training teaches us how to reduce the distractions from our working environment as well as our constant stream of thoughts so that we can improve our focus of attention on our tasks at hand, thus improving our effectiveness in everything that we do.

    Mindfulness is the quality and power of our mind that can be developed to become aware of what’s happening without automatic judgement and without interference. Mindfulness was practiced by our ancestors to train their mind and body interactions to alleviate their self-inflicted emotional and physical suffering. Today, it is being expanded and used in medicine, psychology, business, education… and is growing in popularity.


    “Mindfulness practice gives leaders the ability to relate … to the steady stream of thoughts that can clutter the present moment and obscure the stillness from which true innovation and clear-seeing emerges” 

    J. Marturano

              

    Presented by: Phillip Chen

    Graduate Diploma of Psychology – Deakin University
    Masters of Counselling - Victoria University
    BSc. In Mechanical Engineering – Southampton University
    MSc. In Automotive Engineering - Southampton University

    Take a look at some testimonials on Phillip's workshops.



    *This is a 2 day training course*


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

    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 different components that make up a chassis, suspension and how to best maximise the performance of your vehicle through a strong and stable structural base.


    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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    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Webinar
    • 187

    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
    • 188

    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:

    Key components of aerodynamics are drag and lift. The webinar focuses on how best to utilise these through the design of your vehicle.


    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
    • 188

    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
    • 189

    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
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Webinar
    • 189

    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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      • 26 Jul 2016
      • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Western Suburbs
      • 75
      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!

      • 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 (UTC+11:00)
      • 11 Dec 2016
      • 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
      • 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  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

    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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