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Featured Professional Development Opportunities at AEROTECH®

Make the most of your event experience and advance your skills and technical knowledge by attending one of these SAE Professional Development Classroom Seminars, held in conjunction with AeroTech®. A separate registration and registration fee are required.

Flight Control Actuation System Considerations on Architecture Design and System Installation

March 16, 2020 | 4 Hours | Instructed by: Dominique Van Den Bossche

The purpose of this four-hour short course is to provide information to understand how is established the basic architecture of a Flight Control Actuation System of a transport airplane, i.e. understanding the rationale for the distribution of the control surfaces, power sources, actuators and computers.


Systems Engineering for Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Systems

March 16, 2020 | 8 Hours | Instructed by: Ravi Rajamani

This course will explore how efficient systems can be designed in an effective manner to ensure that they meet performance requirements; addressing systems engineering (SE) and review prognostic health management (PHM) including requirements management, model-based design, and validation.


Introduction to Aircraft Hydraulic System Design and Certification

March 16, 2020 | 4 Hours | Instructed by: Jon Jeffery

This course provides an overview of hydraulic system design of typical business and commercial aircraft. Topics will include the principles, system architectures, power sources, main components and technologies of hydraulic systems including hydraulic power generation, filtration, fluid storage, distribution, sensing and control.


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High Voltage Safety and PPE

How to test high voltage gloves, when and where to send them for periodic testing, and how to safely use the proper test equipment for measuring and how to measure high voltage components in live and disabled high voltage systems.

High Voltage Vehicle Safety Systems

Most beneficial to mitigate electrical shock if done before servicing hybrid/plug-in/electric vehicles with high voltage DC/AC safety systems. System operation, no-start condition, & how to test with special tools to identify isolation fault areas.

Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics

A broad overview of engineering analyses, formulas, & tools to calculate & predict performance in accelerating/braking, ride, and handling/rollover; terminology, basic mechanisms/engineering principles that govern steering & suspension system design.

Introduction to Brake Control Systems: ABS, TCS, and ESC

Introduction to electronic brake control systems: tire-road interface; vehicle dynamics; system electronics, hydraulic hardware, & sensor requirements; control strategies employed by ABS, DRP, TCS, and ESC & resulting vehicle dynamics.

Accelerated Test Methods for Ground and Aerospace Vehicle Development

Benefits, limitations, processes, & applications of proven accelerated test methods: accelerated reliability, step stress, Full System Life Test, Failure Mode Verification Testing, Highly Accelerated Life Testing, Highly Accelerated Stress Screening.

Advanced GD&T Competencies: Composite Positioning

Clarify proper use of double-decker position controls in GD&T – composite position (one symbol) & two single-segment position controls (two symbols). Learn the difference in one vs. two position symbols and the importance of the datum references.

Advanced GD&T Competencies: Datum Usage Web Seminar RePlay

Detail proper use of datums to optimize drawings. Learn to select, identify, simulate, describe datums/datum features for special uses such as irregular shapes, flexible parts, and datum references that use the maximum material modifier.

Advanced GD&T Competencies: Profile of a Surface Web Seminar RePlay

Clarify proper use of profile tolerances in GD&T. Understand how profile of a surface is used to control size, form, orientation, location, & relationship to datums. Advanced techniques will allow designers to better communicate certain requirements.

ASME Y14.5 Standard Comparison: 1994 to 2009

Understand the differences between the ASME Y14.5M-1994 and Y14.5-2009 Standards. Review over sixty revisions, additions, deletions, and learn how the 2009 Standard has been reorganized. Requires Flash to run.

Design of Experiments (DOE) for Engineers Web Seminar RePlay

DOE is a methodology that can be effective for general problem-solving, as well as for improving or optimizing product design/manufacturing processes. Learn how to select the designed experiment, DOE execution, and analysis of results.

Engineering Drawing Requirements

Working with engineering drawings involves analyzing, making decisions, and processing data. Based on the ASME Y14 related standards, learn the practical applications of print interpretation. Requires Flash to run.

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for Robust Design Case Study

An interactive FMEA case study working through the FMEA development process: receiving the assignment, gaining essential knowledge, organizing a team, & creating the FMEA. Explore the goal and assumptions, FMEA types, & FMEA form column contents.

FEA Beyond Basics: Nonlinear Analysis Web Seminar RePlay

This course explores advanced analysis capabilities and demonstrates how to move past the ubiquitous linear structural analysis to solve complex nonlinear problems and use results of nonlinear analysis to support the product design process.

FEA Beyond Basics: Thermal Analysis Web Seminar RePlay

The course demonstrates how Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) work together to solve conjugate heat transfer problems producing results that simulate real life problems using SolidWorks Simulation software.

Finite Element Analysis for Design Engineers

Learn the proper use of FEA in the design process: the foundational FEA process, conducting FEA using real models, types of typically performed analysis, common misconceptions and errors, and implementation within the design environment.

Finite Element Analysis for Design Engineers Core Modules

The foundational FEA process: FEA using real models; types of typically performed analyses; common misconceptions/errors; implementing in the design environment; exercises focusing on FEA fundamentals, types of analysis, & proper modeling techniques.

Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) Web Seminar RePlay

GD&T is a symbolic way of showing specific tolerances on drawings to communicate design intent to manufacturing/inspection, governed by ASME Y14.5M-1994/2009. Introduces interpretation, application, general rules, datum system, bonus tolerance.

GD&T Fundamentals based on ASME Y14.5-2009

This interactive on-demand GD&T training course contains 29 robust, self-paced learning modules that explain the terms, symbols, modifiers, rules, and basic concepts of geometric tolerancing as prescribed in the ASME Y14.5-2009 Standard.

GD&T Fundamentals based on ASME Y14.5M-1994

The course contains 28 lessons that explain the terms, symbols, modifiers, rules, and basic concepts of geometric tolerancing as prescribed in ASME Y14.5M-1994. Requires Flash to run.

Design of Experiments (DOE) for Engineers 

Designed experiments; identify prework; selecting experiments/factors/levels; executing tests; analyzing/interpret results & Minitab® practice experiments. Set up/run/analyze Full/Partial Factorial, Taguchi/Robust, & Response Surface experiments.

Introduction to Design Review Based on Failure Modes (DRBFM) Web Seminar RePlay

DRBFM is a methodology focused on change management/continuous improvement. Explains all phases & provide details on how to accomplish the specific steps. Provides the rationale, guides teams through the paradigm shifts and mindset that are needed.

Introduction to FMEA: What, Why, When and How

A high-level overview of FMEA facts: WHAT an FMEA is, WHY they are used, WHEN an FMEA is created, WHO is on the FMEA development team, and HOW the FMEA form is completed. The history of FMEAs, standards, and team responsibilities are also discussed.

Tolerance Stack-up Fundamentals Web Seminar RePlay

Introduces basic tools to create a methodology for tolerance stack-ups & ensure seamless documentation. Create 1-D tolerance stacks for parts/assemblies that use GD&T. Examples for applying tolerance stack-up fundamentals to Y14.5 issues.

Doing the Right Things Right

Obtain profitable, productive results through effectiveness & efficiency. 3T Leadership model, 12 practices to enable executives to apply these values, grouped into areas where leaders spend time. Make tough choices to manage time/boost productivity.

Out-Innovate the Competition

Offers proven strategies for boosting innovation, making it a repeatable, sustainable, and profitable process. Shows that non-stop innovation is attainable/vital to high-performing teams, improving financial outcomes, & staying competitive.

Root Cause Problem Solving: Methods and Tools

Introduction to the eight steps of the Root Cause Problem Solving approach, key actions in each step, examples/scenarios of how steps solve/keep problems from reoccurring & tools to assist with completing each step for problem-solving on-the-job.

Root Cause Problem Solving: Methods and Tools Core Modules

Introduces the Root Cause Analysis problem-solving approach for finding root causes & implementing effective solutions to eliminate problems. Explains need for problem-solving teams. Provides practice creating a team/investigating a sample problem.

The Art of Leadership Presence

Adopt the mindset of an improv actor – learn & practice how to show up and be ready. Be ready to lead, influence, and contribute whether things go the way you expected or not. Have leadership presence to work through good times and bad.

The Pillars of Leadership

Self-assess leadership strengths, create an action plan, commit to growth, instill meaningful purpose, align people through effective communication, let go of conventional wisdom in favor of change/reinvention, adopt a stewardship mentality.

Risk Management Throughout the Automotive Development Process Web Seminar RePlay

Discover the attributes that portend high probability of failure, as well as ways to assess the strategies associated with the project to improve the probability of success. We will also demonstrate the processes and steps that are required for effective project risk management.

System Engineering and Strategic Program Management for the Aviation Industry

Discover the improved aircraft system design tools and processes, which, when implemented will significantly contribute to simpler, lower cost and even safer airplanes that meet customer quality demands. 

Additive Manufacturing Bundle

The courses in this bundle explain the fundamentals concepts of additive manufacturing, including the principles & the safety precautions to take during the process & the variety of methods/materials used to create AM products.

Adhesives Bundle

The courses in this bundle explain the fundamental concepts of adhesive bonding for product assembly, adhesive properties, types of adhesives, surface preparation methods and basic steps for applying an adhesive to a surface.

Corrosion of Metals

The physics of corrosion is explored for discussion of seven common types of corrosion (uniform, galvanic, crevice, pitting, intergranular, stress corrosion cracking, dealloying). Why and how corrosion occurs and methods for controlling corrosion.

Design for Additive Manufacturing: Towards End-Part Production Web Seminar RePlay

Designers will be given the information needed to start designing for Additive Manufacturing; identifying and justifying use of AM technology for a particular part and selecting the right process/material for the application.


Deposition of thin layers of metal on metal components/stock, uses for electrodeposited coatings including cosmetic, corrosion & wear resistance. Product design, preventing/solving quality problems, & evaluating supplier capabilities/quality.

Failure Analysis of Metals

Quickly getting to the bottom of metal failure is critical for preventing future failures & keeping customers happy & manufacturing lines running. This course teaches how to perform failure analysis of fracture, corrosion, and manufacturing failures.

Ferrous Metals Bundle: Steel and Cast Iron

Ferrous metals contain iron & are prized for strength/durability. Course bundle includes introductions to physical/mechanical properties and metals, ferrous metals, hardness testing, classification of steel, essentials of heat treatment of steel.

Hardness Testing

Features Rockwell and Brinell hardness testing and Vickers and Knoop microhardness testing, how the tests are performed, test sample requirements, test parameter selection, and testing requirements.

High Temperature Materials Bundle

High temperature metals are much harder at room temperature, have high melting points, and are resistant to wear, corrosion, and deformation. The courses in this bundle introduce physical/mechanical properties, metals, ceramics, and exotic alloys.

Introduction to Materials Bundle

This course bundle provides an introduction to physical properties, mechanical properties, metals, plastics, ceramics, & common hardness testing methods including Rockwell, Brinell, Vickers, Knoop, rebound, & ultrasonic tests & how to perform them.

Materials Degradation in Mechanical Design: Wear, Corrosion, Fatigue and their Interactions Web Seminar RePlay

This course summarizes the mechanisms that cause materials and mechanical components to degrade in service through exposure to deleterious mechanical/environmental conditions. Examples of how materials degradation occurs in reality will be used.

Metallurgy of Precipitation Strengthening

Microscopic changes that take place in a precipitation strengthened alloy and their effects on properties of the alloy. Effects of different heat treating steps & process parameters on the alloy microstructure & effects of alloy strength.

Metallurgy of Steel Case Hardening

Common steel case hardening processes and how they are used to modify the surface layers of steels to obtain specific mechanical properties, the process parameters & how they affect case composition, depth, microstructure, and properties.

Metallurgy of Steel Through Hardening

Effects of heat treating temperature/cooling rate on steel microstructure/properties, effects of interaction between heat treating process parameters/steel composition through hardened steel microstructure and strength.

Metallurgy of Steel: Principles

Phases & microstructures that form in steels, effects on steel properties, microstructure changes that occur when steel is heated/cooled, effects of carbon content/cooling rate on microstructures, & how to read the iron-carbon phase diagram.

Metals Bundle

Almost 75% of all elements are metals, can be ferrous or nonferrous, and generally conduct electricity/heat well. This course bundles introduces metals, discusses ferrous and nonferrous, classification/heat treatment of steel, and exotic alloys.

Nonferrous Metals Bundle

Nonferrous metals are malleable, non-magnetic, have no iron content, and are resistant to rust/corrosion. Course bundle includes introductions to metals, physical/mechanical properties, nonferrous metals, superalloys, and exotic metal alloys.

Polymers Bundle

Polymers are thermoplastic, both synthetic and natural, relatively low-cost, & have a wide range of characteristics/colors. This course bundles includes introductions to physical/mechanical properties, plastics, thermoplastics and termosets.

Principles of Metallurgy

The basic microscopic structures present inside of metals, how these structures and metal composition influence metal strength, and how these structures can be modified using common manufacturing processes to obtain specific mechanical properties.

Tensile Testing

Tensile testing of metals with a focus on how the testing is performed and tensile properties are measured.

Wrought Aluminum Metallurgy

The effects of alloy composition, cold-working, heat treating on aluminum metallurgy/ properties on aluminum alloy strength. How aluminum alloys behave & what can be done to modify their properties is critical for being more productive & profitable.

Acoustic Fundamentals for Solving Noise and Vibration Problems Web Seminar RePlay

Introduces sound waves, human perception of sound, sound/vibration measurements, measurement facilities, noise sources/control principles, sound pressure, power, intensity, decibels, frequencies, noise/vibration problems & the solution principles.

Diesel Engine Noise Control Web Seminar RePlay

An in-depth overview of diesel engine noise including combustion and mechanical noise sources. Discusses a system approach to automotive integration including combining sub-systems and components to achieve overall vehicle noise and vibration goals.

Vehicle Sound Package Materials Web Seminar RePlay

Details the source – path-receiver relationship for developing sound package treatments in vehicles. Absorption, attenuation (barrier), damping materials, and how to evaluate their performances on material, component, and vehicle level applications.

Vibration Analysis Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Web Seminar RePlay

Vibration analysis allows for more in-depth product simulation thus reducing product development cost/time. Reviews concepts of vibration analysis and illustrates how they are implemented in FEA to simulate product behavior.

Automotive NVH Analysis and Control

Introduction to the terms, functions, nomenclature, operating characteristics, & effect on vehicle performance for drivetrain components, including clutch, torque converter, manual & automatic transmissions, driveshaft, axle, wheel ends, & brakes.

A Familiarization of Drivetrain Components

Introduction to the terms, functions, nomenclature, operating characteristics, & effect on vehicle performance for drivetrain components, including clutch, torque converter, manual & automatic transmissions, driveshaft, axle, wheel ends, & brakes.

Basics of Internal Combustion Engines

Internal combustion engine design & application: two- and four-stroke cycles, principle operational differences of various fuels, timing & working relationships among internal components, limitations to current designs, & new design evaluation.

Diesel Engine Technology

This on-demand course provides an intro to the diesel combustion cycle, covers aspects of engine design, emission control design, and an overview of developing technologies with a section on exhaust aftertreatment. The nearly eleven-hour course contains an introduction and nine modules.

Fundamental Concepts of Turbocharging Modern Engines Current Practices and Trends Web Seminar RePlay

Turbocharging/air flow management of four-stroke engines, system design features, performance measures, matching/selection criteria. Spark ignition/diesel engine systems, applications, interactions, impact on performance, fuel economy, emissions.

Fundamentals of Automotive All-Wheel Drive Systems

Introduction to the fundamental concepts & evolution of passenger car & light truck 4x4/AWD systems: nomenclature, basic power transfer unit & transfer case design parameters, component application to system function, & the future of AWD systems.

Fundamentals of Modern Vehicle Transmissions

Modern vehicle transmission systems/sub-systems: modes, operation, interrelationships; ratio function using manual transmission display; automatic control & hydro-mechanic decision theory/implementation w/ automatic transmission design; CVT systems.

Infinitely Variable Transmissions Using a Toroidal Traction Variator Web Seminar RePlay

Discusses packaging, functionality, and economics of IVT architecture and exposes the positive/negative aspects of IVT, including Double Roller Full Toroidal Variator (DFTV) which is the most compact and efficient CVT technology currently available.

Introduction to Cooling Airflow Systems Web Seminar RePlay

This course introduces engineers & managers to basic principles of diesel cooling airflow systems for commercial & off-road vehicles. Basic concepts will be reinforced with examples and a cooling performance calculation of a diesel cooling system.

Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems

In HEV powertrains, it’s essential to grasp operating modes/how failure modes affect operation. Gain knowledge of HEV system operation based on different powertrain configurations & how scan tool data/diagnostics differ from traditional vehicles.

Lithium Ion Family Battery Systems

Five-part series on Lithium technologies, cell balancing systems, failure modes, and diagnostics. Identify Lithium formats, aspects of cell aging, rebuilding concepts, and use of scan tool PIDs to analyze, diagnose, repair battery packs.

Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Hybrid Battery Systems

NiMH battery cell operation, cell/module failure modes, diagnostic testing methods, battery hardware components, battery stress testing techniques, conditions of a battery pack, how some of these areas differ from Lithium systems.

Performance and Use of Polymer Plan Bearings in Transmission Design Web Seminar RePlay

Presents the tribological performance of polymeric plain bearings as related to transmission applications, wear and damage mechanisms that can occur (adhesion, abrasion, fatigue, erosion), lubrication states and mechanical design issues.

Global 8D

G8D is a disciplined process to identify & solve problems for efficient, effective, resolution to 'root causes' of customer satisfaction issues & reduce warranty costs. Analytical & procedural information to understand, describe, and participate in.

ISO 19011:2018

This course explores the internal audit process detailed in ISO 19011:2018 for all ISO management standards, including the principles of auditing and guidelines for the best way to build and manage an audit program and how to plan and conduct audits.

Principles of ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, and AS9100

Highlights the need for organizations to determine competence for personnel performing work affecting product quality, provide training, evaluate effectiveness of actions taken, & maintain records of education, training, skills, and experience.

Driver Distraction from Electronic Devices: Insights and Implications Web Seminar RePlay

An overview of driver distraction (predominantly electronic devices): the problem; how to define it; the current state of research, how to evaluate research to make informed decisions, effectiveness of state laws and fleet policies to reduce it.

ISO 26262 Functional Safety – Road Vehicles: Focus on Second Edition Changes Web Seminar RePlay

Highlights changes in ISO 26262: Functional Safety - Road Vehicles, 2nd edition, which extends the scope to all vehicles, the objective-oriented confirmation measures approach, references to Cybersecurity at the Concept and System Level development.


Learn at Your Pace

Interactive training developed by the same subject matter experts as our live courses. Sharpen your skills in your free time.



Engage with Experts

Covering a wide variety of topics, our seminars connect you to industry experts in a live environment.


Common Training for DPRV Personnel

Web Seminar

Various Dates

Satisfy the requirements called out by AS13001 and AS9117, and learn how to qualify to act on behalf of a delegating organization to verify and release products.

Common Rail Diesel Fuel Injection

Web Seminar

July 27-30, 2020

A comprehensive overview of the basic principles of diesel engines, fuel injection systems, the common rail system, its main subsystems (including hydraulics & controls), & respective components. Fuels & emerging applications are discussed.

Design of Experiments (DOE) for Engineers

Web Seminar

July 27-31, 2020

Learn the criteria needed for DOE execution, how to select an appropriate designed experiment to run. Set up, run, & analyze DOE results. Full/partial factorials, robust/Taguchi & response surface experiments are covered. Minitab trial included.

Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFM/DFA)

Web Seminar

August 3-6, 2020

This course covers the DFM/DFA methodology (Boothroyd Dewhurst) applied to your own product design. Included is how DFM/DFA fits in with QFD, concurrent & robust engineering, and other disciplines. Demo of software tools included.

Introduction to Highly Automated Vehicles

Web Seminar

August 4-7, 2020

This course explains Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technologies, how they work with existing passive occupant crash protection systems, make decisions or warn drivers, and intervene in controlling the vehicle to avoid or reduce crashes.

DO-326A and ED-202A: An Introduction to the New and Mandatory Aviation Cyber-Security Essentials

Web Seminar

September 7-10, 2020

This seminar will introduce attendees to industry best practices for real-world aviation cyber-security risk-assessment, development & assurance, with the topic DO-326/ED-202.

Automotive Lighting: Design and Technology

Web Seminar

July 28-31, 2020

Gain sufficient knowledge of exterior automotive lighting systems vital to passenger safety, comfort and vehicle styling. With an emphasis on function, effectiveness, and technology throughout ground vehicle design and product development.

Fundamentals of Threaded Fasteners

Web Seminar

August 10-12, 2020

Experts claim 95% of fastener failures are due to the wrong fastener use or improper installation. In this course, you will learn threaded fastener basics, design features, proper material & coating choices, bolted joint tension, torque, and more.

AS9145: Requirements for Advanced Product Quality Planning and Production Part Approval

Web Seminar

August 4-13, 2020

Production and continual improvement of safe and reliable products is key in the aviation industries. Customer and regulatory requirements are important. Learn about AS9145 and how it will impact your business.

Get Industry-Based Cybersecurity Training

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Enhance Your Cybersecurity Know-How on the Go

The SAE Cybersecurity Podcast Protect Your Ears is available now on the iTunes Store.
Episode 1
Workforce development in the age of connected vehicles
Episode 2
Driving organizational awareness internally and externally (suppliers)
Episode 3
Understanding the cybersecurity regulatory environment