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.

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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.

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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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Professional Development

Engineering Tools & Methods

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What are engineering tools & methods?

Empower your team with our specialized Professional Development courses, crafted to improve proficiency in essential tools and methodologies.

Led by industry experts, our comprehensive portfolio delivers critical insights for refining operations and cultivating effective leadership using best practices. Designed to streamline early-stage design, optimization, and troubleshooting, our courses empower both you and your organization to meet market demand, elevate quality standards, and accelerate results.

Achieve operational efficiency and drive superior outcomes with SAE’s proven methodologies and expert guidance, endorsed by leading organizations. Explore our tailored solutions today and embark on your transformative journey towards engineering excellence.

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Managing Engineering & Technical Professionals
Troy, Michigan

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Engineering Management Academy
Troy, Michigan

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Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFM/DFA)

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Weibull-Log Normal Analysis Workshop

Troy, Michigan

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Featured Courses

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Engineering Project Management

May 14-15, 2024
Troy, Michigan

This course brings two critical techniques together in an easy to understand format that goes beyond the typical concept of constructing timelines and project planning. Gain a solid foundation in the principles and applications, then work through all phases of a sample Project Plan project in a simulated project environment using industry-based documents encountering realistic issues, constraints, etc. 

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Design of Experiments (DOE) for Engineers

May 15-16, 2024
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Design of Experiments (DOE) is a methodology that can be effective for applications such as identifying proper design dimensions and tolerances, achieving robust designs, generating predictive math models that describe physical system behavior, and determining ideal manufacturing settings. This course utilizes hands-on activities to help you learn the criteria for running a DOE, necessary pre-work, and how to select the appropriate designed experiment type to run.

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Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFM/DFA)

May 16-17, 2024
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DFM/DFA principles can apply to both manual and automated processes resulting in significant cost savings through not only simpler designs with fewer components but also analyses workstation setup and workflow, part orientations during build, and design considerations such as component placement, tolerancing and servicing considerations.

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Optimizing Systems Design Engineering

May 17, 2024
Troy, Michigan

This full-day course is designed to equip engineering professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to combine the strengths of Design Engineering and Systems Engineering into Systems Design Engineering (SDE) principles. These principles will improve engineering efficiency and practically design more sustainable system-level products, all while strategically aligning with digital transformation objectives.

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Leading High Performance Teams

June 3-4, 2024
Troy, Michigan

Team development is organizationally a complex undertaking that requires effective coordination within a company and occasionally between companies. This course addresses teamwork and other 'soft side' factors that largely determine whether product development programs are successfully completed on schedule. The content is relevant for both OEMs and suppliers.

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Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

July 2-3, 2024
Shanghai, China

This courser will introduce the latest version (2019) of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Handbook with a focus on DFMEA and PFMEA building. The course also includes an introduction to the logic for identifying technical risks and thinking tools for risk mitigation. In addition, various methods to identify the failure chain will be elaborated on.

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“My overall expression is that all forms of management in my current and future companies should take this course, regardless of experience or years of management. Not just for new managers!!”
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Corporate Learning

Private training your team needs, delivered to your company. 

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Engineering Management Academy

Don't be one of the 28% of internal leadership promotions that fail. The academy intendeds to accelerate attendees' growth by focusing on certain topics and approaches. Work with a personal coach to enhance your communication and decision-making abilities, manage difficult circumstances, increase staff engagement, morale, minimize employee turnover, increase productivity, and assure a high ROI.

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Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

The goal of APQP is to enable the company to manufacture goods and offer services that meet the requirements, wants, and expectations of its customers. This course provides a fundamental basis for creating and utilizing the APQP methodology. To highlight crucial concepts, a highly engaging case study with suitable student exercise activities is used.

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On-Demand Courses

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for Design Engineers

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

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Root Cause Problem Solving - Methods and Tools

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Design of Experiments (DoE) for Engineers

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

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