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.

    • 10 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 14 Jul 2017
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • 9 Springbank St, Tullamarine VIC 3043
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    CONTENT:

    This 5 day training course is fully catered and includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. It will cover the following:

    DAY ONE   9:30am – 5:00pm

    • Introduction to Collision Reconstruction
    • Inspection of Scene
    • Vehicle Condition & Inspection; Thrust Diagrams
    • Lights & Glass
    • Debris, Tyre Marks & Gouges
    • Friction & Friction Measuring Devices
    • Resultant Drag Factor – Effective Factor

    DAY TWO    9:00am – 5:00pm

    • Measurements & Diagrams, Geodimeter Total
    • Survey Station
    • Photographs
    • Speed from Skid, Yaw, Flips & Vaults
    • Trucks, Articulated Vehicles, Tachographs & Trip Computers

    DAY THREE    9:00am – 5:00pm

    • Pedestrian Collision Reconstruction – Vehicle Speed Estimate Formulae
    • Motorcycle Reconstruction
    • Dynamics, Time, Distance, Acceleration

    DAY FOUR    9:00am – 5:00pm

    • Energy, Damage, Vehicle Stiffness
    • Conservation of Momentum, Rear End, Head On, Intersection Collisions, Examination Review

    DAY FIVE   9:00am – 3:00pm

    • Involves case studies, written examinations
    • This module comprises learning assessments, certificate presentations and course close


    PRESENTED BY: DR. SHANE RICHARDSON

    Dr Shane Richardson has been investigating vehicle collisions (and industrial incidents) since 1996, initially for the Australian Department of Defence (Army) with the Engineering Design Establishment, then as part of his PhD research and finally for Delta-V Experts.

    Shane holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Military Vehicle Technology and a PhD relating to vehicle rollover. He leads a team of seven engineers at Delta-V Experts who investigate vehicle collisions (and industrial incidents) on a daily basis, and has published and presented at national and international conferences.

    Shane has provided expert evidence across Australia in Coroner and all court levels, including Supreme courts, and regularly travels all over the world to provide technical crash and investigation services.

    BENEFIT TO ATTENDEES:

    At the end of the course, successful candidates will be able to:

    • Examine the physical evidence of a collision scene.
    • Identify different types of tyre marks and other markings associated with the collision and determine from which object they came and how they were caused.
    • Prepare an accurate photographic and survey record of all physical evidence and road features relevant to a collision under investigation.
    • Prepare a clear and accurate scale plan of the collision scene, including damage profiles of the vehicles involved.
    • Conduct friction tests and other necessary experiments at a collision scene.
    • Determine directions of travel of vehicles and persons involved in a collision, using physical evidence and the laws of physics.
    • Calculate speeds of vehicles involved in a collision.
    • Have the training to reconstruct a motor vehicle collision and nominate probable contributions of the human, vehicle and environment factors associated with the collision.

    STYLE OF PRESENTATION:

    The course will involve presentation of theory, as well as case study discussion and interactive workshop sessions. 

    A great chance to learn from one of the best in the industry!

     

    • 25 Jul 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Webinar
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    CONTENT:

    The webinar will include the following:

    • Rules tables and templates
    • Where to find cost materials
    • Cost report essentials (including cost tables)
    • Making vs. Buying
    • Add item requests
    • Cost report examples

    PRESENTED BY: MARIO CAPPOLA & NORBERT DRAGE


    Mario has been Cost and Scoring captain for a number of years and his sidekick Norbert has been the cost team member for Curtin in yeras gone by. Together they make up a key part of the cost judging team and will give you all the tips and tricks on how to score maximum points in your cost event.

    BENEFIT TO ATTENDEES:

    Understand how your report should be structured and how to score maximum points in Formula SAE-A. Those not participating in Formula SAE-A will still find some value in this webinar, but all content is specific to the competition.

    STYLE OF PRESENTATION:

    Delivered via a presentation with plenty of time for questions and answers.

    Session will be conducted via webinar, with an invitation link sent on the day of the presentation. 

    • 04 Aug 2017
    • 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • SAE-A National Office, Suite 30/3 Westside Avenue, Port Melbourne, 3207
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    Following on from our largely successful 90th Anniversary Celebration Dinner earlier this year, we thought that we should keep the celebrations going by throwing a party for our members. 

    Features of the night:
    - Complimentary food and drinks;
    - Special Vehicle Displays;
    - Racing simulator;
    - Vintage Memorabilia;
    - and more.

    Held at the SAE-A office, spots are limited so register now to not miss out on this wonderful opportunity to unwind, have a yarn, and connect with members of your industry.

    More information to come.

    • 10 Aug 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 11 Aug 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • SAE-A Office, Unit 30/3 Westside Avenue, Port Melbourne 3207


    Many people will think of Mindfulness as something for those that are mentally fragile or weak, but Formula 1 racing legend Derek Bell is a firm believer in the practice. 

    Bell talks about his ability to focus on any given task with 100% concentration, thinking of nothing but "tire pressure, how much gas was left, and how the car felt going into a turn." 

    Mindfulness practice reduces stress, anxiety and worries by managing how we deal with our thoughts and our emotional reaction to those thoughts, streamlining our working efficiency, for optimal performance.

    Our presenter Phillip Chen has taken this course worldwide, delivering it to high level managers including those from: Excel Indonesia, Tesltra, VACC and Ford Motor Company.

    Mindfulness 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 tasks at hand, thus improving our effectiveness in everything that we do.


    If you'd like some more information on the course, feel free to contact us in the National Office on (03) 9676 9568.

    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*


    • 15 Aug 2017
    • 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • TBD
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    CONTENT:

    Seminar content includes:

    • Light vehicle modifications (engines, wheels, suspension, etc.)
    • Building  your  own  trailer.
    • Electric  vehicle  conversions.
    • 4WD mods.
    • Individually constructed vehicles (ICV).
    • Brakes, transmissions, engines and much more.

    PRESENTED BY: MIKE UPTON & ROD STYLE

    Mike Upton - Approved WA Department of Transport Engineering Signatory with over 45 years automotive industry experience.

    Rod Style MSAE - Automotive Engineering Consultant since 1999 for Light and Heavy Vehicles and CAMS Scrutineer since 1968 with over 50 years of testing engineering principles in the automotive industry. 

    BENEFIT TO ATTENDEES:

    Gain an understanding of the procedure you need to follow when modifying your vehicle. Don't finish your modifications then try to get your vehicle signed off, always contact an engineer first. This and many other tips will be exposed during the seminar.

    Leave the seminar with knowledge of how to take the next step with your project.

    STYLE OF PRESENTATION:

    Presentations will be delivered with plenty of opportunity for questions about your specific projects.

    5:45pm - 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.

    One of the Society's most popular seminars, so make sure you get in before spots fill up!

     

    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • TBD
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    CONTENT:

    Seminar content includes:

    • Light vehicle modifications (engines, wheels, suspension, etc.)
    • Building  your  own  trailer.
    • Electric  vehicle  conversions.
    • 4WD mods.
    • Individually constructed vehicles (ICV).
    • Brakes, transmissions, engines and much more.

    PRESENTED BY: DAVID BLYTHE & JEFF BARKER

    David Blythe - Former Holden OEM test and development engineer, DB Autotech light and heavy vehicle compliance Chartered Professional Engineer with 20 years industry experience.

    Jeff Barker - Approved Person with Queensland Transport and Main Roads, Chartered Engineering Associate. 

    BENEFIT TO ATTENDEES:

    Gain an understanding of the procedure you need to follow when modifying your vehicle. Don't finish your modifications then try to get your vehicle signed off, always contact an engineer first. This and many other tips will be exposed during the seminar.

    Leave the seminar with knowledge of how to take the next step with your project.

    STYLE OF PRESENTATION:

    Presentations will be delivered with plenty of opportunity for questions about your specific projects.

    5:45pm - 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.

    One of the Society's most popular seminars, so make sure you get in before spots fill up!

     

    • 29 Aug 2017
    • 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Fogarty Automotive - 18 Wellington Street, North Hobart, 7000
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    CONTENT:

    An extension of the popular seminars run all around Australia, content includes:

    • Light vehicle modifications (engines, wheels, suspension, etc.)
    • Building  your  own  trailer.
    • Electric  vehicle  conversions.
    • 4WD mods.
    • Individually constructed vehicles (ICV).
    • Brakes, transmissions, engines and much more.

    PRESENTED BY: STEPHEN CAPLICE

    Stephen Caplice - Engineer for over 35 years, and accredited person with the Tasmanian Department of Transport as an Automotive Engineering Signatory since 1998.

    BENEFIT TO ATTENDEES:

    Gain an understanding of the procedure you need to follow when modifying your vehicle. Don't finish your modifications then try to get your vehicle signed off, always contact an engineer first. This and many other tips will be exposed during the seminar.

    Leave the seminar with knowledge of how to take the next step with your project.

    STYLE OF PRESENTATION:

    Presentations will be delivered with plenty of opportunity for questions about your specific projects.

    5:45pm - 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.

    One of the Society's most popular seminars, so make sure you get in before spots fill up!

     

    • 06 Sep 2017
    • 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • SAE-A National Office, Suite 30/3 Westside Avenue, Port Melbourne, 3207
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    CONTENT:

    Seminar content includes:

    • The importance of contractual process through work orders and customer conversation
    • In depth analysis of case studies involving customer claims and product reliability investigations
    • Detailed process information on investigation and reporting
    • Understanding the legal process for claims that may be brought against a workshop

    PRESENTED BY: PHIL DUNN 

    Phil started working as a mechanic in the 1960s, run and owned his own automotive workshop, completed an engineering course and graduated as a professional engineer, and has worked in this area of automotive engineering both as a consultant and for Holden over this 35 year period. There are few better experts in Australia that could facilitate this course.

    BENEFIT TO ATTENDEES:

    Civil court action is proceeding against a large number of businesses in the service and repair industry and these actions are occurring right now.

    However, the SAE-A is able to provide a brief introduction to the processes involved in minimising or eliminating the risk of these actions being bought against service and repair businesses. The seminar will involve the importance of work orders and customer contracts, an in depth analysis of case studies that the seminar facilitator has been involved with, and an understanding of the legal sequence of events involved with such cases.

    STYLE OF PRESENTATION:

    Presentations will be delivered with plenty of opportunity for questions about specific situations you may find yourself in, as well as analyses of case studies.

    5:45pm - 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.

    A must attend event for anyone in the automotive repair and service industry!

     

    • 11 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 15 Sep 2017
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • 9 Springbank St, Tullamarine VIC 3043
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    CONTENT:

    The natural progression for attendees who completed part one of the course, part two is an advanced look at Crash Investigation and Reconstruction.

    This 5 day training course is fully catered and includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. It will cover the following:

    DAY ONE   9:30am – 5:00pm

    • Crush Analysis
    • Background
    • Equations

    DAY TWO    9:00am – 5:00pm

    • Crush Analysis
    • Crush Measurement Methods
    • Examples
    • Motorcycles: Advances in Yaw Analysis
    • Review of latest state of knowledge in collision reconstruction

    DAYS THREE & FOUR    9:00am – 5:00pm

    • PC-Crash (Simulation)
    • Car v Car
    • Car v Truck
    • Car v Pedestrian
    • Car Rollover

    DAY FIVE   9:00am – 5:00pm

    • The use and application of Event Data Recorders in traffic crash reconstruction
    • Participant provided cases - Participants are asked to provide up to two examples of crashes (in outline) for class analysis and discussion

    PRESENTED BY: DR. SHANE RICHARDSON

    Dr Shane Richardson has been investigating vehicle collisions (and industrial incidents) since 1996, initially for the Australian Department of Defence (Army) with the Engineering Design Establishment, then as part of his PhD research and finally for Delta-V Experts.

    Shane holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Military Vehicle Technology and a PhD relating to vehicle rollover. He leads a team of seven engineers at Delta-V Experts who investigate vehicle collisions (and industrial incidents) on a daily basis, and has published and presented at national and international conferences.

    Shane has provided expert evidence across Australia in Coroner and all court levels, including Supreme courts, and regularly travels all over the world to provide technical crash and investigation services.

    BENEFIT TO ATTENDEES:

    At the end of the course, successful candidates will be able to:

    • Conduct a crush analysis to estimate a vehicle's impact speed.
    • Create simulations of vehicle and other collisions using PC-Crash illustrate software to better analyse vehicle collisions.
    • Particular emphasis is given to detailed examination of participants own provided examples of crash scenarios.
    • Be up to date with the latest state of knowledge in collision reconstruction (latest publications).
    • Be aware of the most recent advances in Yaw analysis, as applied to Motorcycle crashes.

    STYLE OF PRESENTATION:

    The course will involve presentation of theory, as well as case study discussion and interactive workshop sessions. 

    A natural progression from the introductory course.

     

    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • SAE-A National Office, Suite 30/3 Westside Avenue, Port Melbourne, 3207 & WEBINAR
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    CONTENT:

    Professional practice is an undervalued focus in comparison with scientific learning streams. Why is it that the job application process seems foreign when we are well trained in the science of engineering? 

    The seminar will cover the following:

    • Introduction to professional practice
    • What recruiters look for in successful employees
    • Foundations of professional practice and core tools
    • How professional practice is integrated into the recruitment process
    • How to use these learnings to get jobs and promotions

    PRESENTED BY: ANDREW GEORGE

    The course is facilitated by a mechanical engineer, not a recruiter. The facilitator has worked in engineering for more than 25 years, and has been employed as a development engineer, design engineer, manager, and department director within the car and truck OEM and supplier network, in both engineering and quality.

    The core knowledge required to facilitate this course results from long experience in recruiting and coaching engineers, and a detailed knowledge of the competencies of high achievers. The course has been developed to explain the code job seekers need to understand, the processes employers use to select applicants, and how to get through the filters used by the recruitment companies to get yourself in the room with the actual employer. 


    BENEFIT TO ATTENDEES:

    This course has been developed from the fundamentals of what recruiters and employers look for. It has been structured to provide an appreciation of what professional practice is, and will enable you to understand some of the commonly used tools that successful engineers use. The process is to introduce the tools and then work through case studies on how they have been applied to successful projects.

    The aim is to provide you with a process to create your own development plan for achieving the competencies required for you to reach your goals in the shortest possible time, whether they be to get a job, or excel and be recognised in your current role. 


    STYLE OF PRESENTATION:

    The course will be delivered as a presentation, both to an audience in the room, as well as to those attending via webinar. There will be sufficient time allocated for questions.

    Webinar option available only for those outside VIC.

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    • 06 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 4/45 Salisbury Road ASQUITH NSW 2077


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    CONTENT:

    The conference will cover the following;

    • Solutions for getting in and out of the vehicle in all mobility scenarios
    • Solutions for being both a passenger and driver in the vehicle for all mobility scenarios
    • Solutions scenario case studies with real life examples
    • Insight into how these modifications are carried out and dealt with internationally
    • What the testing process is for these solutions and the testing required by law
    • The relevant Australian standards and international standards that would apply to such solutions
    • Vehicle safety for all the above solutions

    PRESENTED BY:

    The conference will be broken up into smaller group sessions throughout the day, all attendees will have the opportunity to attend every session. Each session will be presented by a representative from one of our international suppliers.

    There will be presentations by representatives from the following organisations;

    • Autoadapt – Sweden
    • Bruno Independent Living Aids – USA
    • Kivi Mobility Freedom – Italy
    • Autolift – Italy
    • Tripod Mobility – The Netherlands
    • Fat Dual Controls – The Netherlands
    • Ali Akbarian from Mobility Engineering
    • Amin Akbarian from Mobility Engineering
    • Guest speakers to be announced

    BENEFIT TO ATTENDEES:

    We hold this conference in the hope to bring together all of the industry partners and leaders, to develop open communication channels between all stakeholders and to keep the industry continuously updated about vehicle mobility solutions. This is an opportunity to get an insight into our vehicle conversion facility, engage with our staff and leading international suppliers to talk about exciting new trends and products from overseas.

    This conference is an opportunity for all stakeholders of the mobility industry to learn and be aware of the solutions available for the above content outlined and to make sure everyone is travelling in the safest way possible.

    This event is open to all industry professionals who have an interest in mobility solutions including; Occupational Therapists, Government representatives, key decision makers, policy makers, suppliers and installers etc.

    STYLE OF PRESENTATION:

    The conference will start with an introduction to Mobility Engineering and our place in the industry. The conference will then move into workshop group sessions where there will be a presentation on the solutions available from that organisation as well as case studies and interactive activities.



    • 12 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • The Park Melbourne, 36 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park, Melbourne VIC 3206


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    The marquee gala awards dinner event for the mobility engineering industry returns in 2017 on October 12th at The Park Melbourne

    We understand that people don't want another boring, run of the mill awards ceremony, so we're going all out to make this year's dinner one of the most entertaining events on anyone's calendar (engineer or not).

    The night will recognise and award those who have submitted outstanding projects, while also keeping everyone involved with a light-hearted, fun approach, including:

    - Prizes/Giveaways;
    - Audience Polls/Interaction;
    - Panel Discussions;
    - Special Guest Speakers;
    - and more.

    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. For more information on  

    Professional and Young Engineer submissions close 1st September, 2017

    Post and Under Graduate submissions close 15th September, 2017

    This is a great opportunity for individuals or companies from Australian engineering sectors to connect with other members of industry and experience the latest developments in the field.

    Post and undergraduate students are especially encouraged to apply and attend the gala awards dinner.

    Dinner RSVP closes 3rd October, 2017

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



    REGISTRATION & PAYMENT PERIOD OPEN

    AUS/NZ TEAM PAYMENT PERIOD CLOSES: 21 JULY 2017

    INTERNATIONAL TEAM PAYMENT PERIOD CLOSES: 1 SEPTEMBER 2017

    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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