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


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


    • 27 Aug 2015
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 28 Aug 2015
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Mulgrave Country Club - Wellington & Jells Roads, Wheelers Hill, Vic
    • 44


    Any engineering design is only as good as its weakest link. In many designs, fasteners are the weakest link. More than 90% of all engineering failures involve fasteners, therefore it is paramount that people working in Mechanical Engineering have a clear understanding of the types of fasteners, critical features and their limitations.

    Threaded fasteners have many advantages and hence are widely used in mechanical engineering applications. This training program provides an in-depth understanding of critical parameters and concepts of threaded fastening; for design, application, quality assurance and maintenance.

    Presented by: Prof Saman Fernando 

    BSc Eng (Hons) 1980

    PhD UBC 1987


    CSI Professor (SUT)

    For groups of 7+ attendees, please contact:

    Peiman Rajaiee


    03 96769568

    • 04 Sep 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • RMIT Swanston Academic Building, 80/445 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Room 80.04.006
    • 191


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

    The SSS is essential for engineering university students, to build them into high quality, industry-ready engineers. The SAE-A welcomes to the seminar all engineering students with a keen interest and passion for learning from industry experts. Seminars will typically run for two hours and in 2015 there are seven planned.

    Engineering specialists are drawn from a diverse range of specialties including; Powertrain, Aerodynamics, Chassis Design, Vehicle Structures, Suspension, Costing and Business presentations.

    The seminars are generously hosted by RMIT and will be available via live webinar (limit of 3 webinar links per team) so that interstate and international students can participate. 

    • 15 Oct 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Park Hotel, 12 Watton St, Werribee Vic
    • 46

    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.


    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!

    • 19 Nov 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 11:18 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Fenix, 680 Victoria Street, Richmond, Vic

    Nominations open 26 May 2015

    The SAE-A will recognise engineering innovation and excellence in the mobility industry, at the organisation’s 2015 Mobility Engineering Excellence Awards (MEEA), on the 19th of November 2015. SAE-A’s premiere event will be host to the industry’s leading and future innovators who will attend the award ceremony and dinner at Fenix on the Yarra River, Richmond, to recognise the nominations and announce the winners of 2015 MEEA.

    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 12 October, 2015.

    Post and under Graduate submissions close 26 October 2015

    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 12 November 2015

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