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.

    • 27 Feb 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online Seminar

    Presented By: Willem Toet
    Willem is an Australian motorsport and aerodynamics expert who has spent 30 years so far working in F1 in some of the big teams and in senior positions.  Now, because he’s working part time, he can pass on some his amassed knowledge and seemingly boundless enthusiasm for life and for motorsport.   His LinkedIn posts are becoming legendary and his love of the concept of Formula SAE is obvious.  Willem is one of few industry professionals willing to give his time to students and young engineers to help them realise more of their potential and this webinar is a gift to you.

    Content surrounds a Formula SAE-A vehicle and the competition to begin with, then delves deeper into the fundamentals of Aerodynamics of a vehicle, inlcuding:

    - Making a great first or next Formula SAE-A car – some basics.
    - Consider the Formula SAE-A points system, Aerodynamics must add points to help you.
    - Don’t neglect cooling.
    - Aerodynamics is not just wings.
    - When to investigate adding aerodynamic devices.
    - Benefits and down sides of aerodynamic devices (generally).
    - How to assess the overall (competition points) performance.
    - What Aero research tools to use.
    - What sort of devices should we look at first and what to expect when you add devices.
    - Aesthetics, a little story.

    Benefit to Attendees: 
    You should feel more able to judge when to commit to adding serious downforce generating devices onto your car.  If you already have years of running cars with wings you should be able to find ways of improving the aerodynamic efficiency of your car.  If you follow Willem’s advice you should be making your decisions based on solid engineering data, which means the data helps you make the decision.

    Style of Presentation: 
    Willem has a relaxed way of explaining complex concepts without resorting to exotic words or fancy mathematics.  He uses examples to explain the fundamentals. It will be an online delivered presentation using slides as viewing material. 



    • 03 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • 36 Viking Drive, Wacol, 4076, QLD

    Every Mack truck, custom built for the Australian and New Zealand market, comes to life at the Australian production facility in Wacol, QLD. 

    Join SAE-A as we take you on a tour of the world-class facility and Australia’s largest heavy duty truck production plant. The plant has a staggering annual maximum capacity of 3,000 trucks! 

    Located west of Brisbane, the 7.4 hectare plant has complete chassis, cab and final assembly lines, an offline rolling road testing facility, a dedicated training school and much more. 

    The Wacol plant prides itself on its highly progressive manufacturing practices, with lean manufacturing and an Operational Management System at the core of its operation. The facility is also highly invested in a proactive approach to environmental care, safety and quality. Energy use and wastage have both been reduced in recent years.

    Note: Children below the age of 16 are not permitted in the factory.

    • 07 Dec 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Calder Park Raceway, Calder Park 3037, Victoria, Australia




    Another year of exciting global student motorsport makes its way around the world and lands in Melbourne again this December, for the premier event in the Australasian Region, Formula SAE-A 2017.

    To qualify, you must be representing a University or TAFE, and have a team made up of students from that Institution.

    By registering you are not committing to making any payment, so feel free to register your team, and indicate the likelihood of your team attending in the form.

    In order to participate in the competition, you must make payment prior to your team's relevant payment period closure.

    For any enquiries, please contact SAE-A on (03) 9676 9568 or email greg@sae-a.com.au

    For more information download the 2017 Formula SAE-A Registration Information Package

To see the types of events we run at SAE-A, check out a list of our past events here

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