"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 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

Past events

13 Feb 2017 Project Management Fundamentals - Part 2
30 Jan 2017 Project Management Fundamentals - Part 1
08 Dec 2016 Formula SAE-A 2016 Competition
17 Nov 2016 Mobility Engineering Excellence Awards 2016 (MEEA) Nomination Entry or Gala Awards Ticket
02 Nov 2016 EDI Rail/Bombardier Transportation Facility Tour (WA)
12 Oct 2016 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle (QLD)
05 Oct 2016 VTE Workshop Series #5 - Body Engineering 2/2
28 Sep 2016 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle (WA)
26 Sep 2016 Technical Crash Investigation & Reconstruction - Advanced Course
16 Sep 2016 Mindfulness for Workplace & Personal Wellness and Improved Resilience and Effectiveness
07 Sep 2016 APV Occupant Protection Standards & Crash Test Facility Tour
06 Sep 2016 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle (NSW)
27 Jul 2016 New Autogas Vehicle Forum
26 Jul 2016 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle (VIC)
19 Jul 2016 SSS 7 - Automotive Chassis & Suspension Design
14 Jul 2016 SSS 6 - Vehicle Aerodynamics
12 Jul 2016 SSS 5 - Cost Reporting
07 Jul 2016 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Powertrain
05 Jul 2016 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Electric Vehicles
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
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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