SAE International Announces Its Line-up of Engineering Academies for 2014

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 21, 2014 -  SAE International will offer six Engineering Academies in 2014, ranging in topics from Diesel Engine Technology to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Engineering.

SAE Engineering Academies are designed for new and re-assigned engineers who need to quickly develop a particular skill set in order to become proficient and productive on the job. The week-long immersive training experience on core engineering topics is a cost-effective and time-efficient educational program taught by industry experts who are dedicated to helping the industry. Network with your industry peers and develop life-long professional relationships and skills to help advance your career.

The 2014 Academies include:

 

Diesel Engine Technology
June 2-6, 2014 (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) - Troy, Mich.

This Academy covers the diesel engine engineering principles and practices necessary to effectively understand a modern diesel engine. Types of engines addressed include naturally aspirated, turbocharged, pre-chamber, open chamber, light duty and heavy duty.

 

Engineering Management Academy
May 12-16, 2014 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) - Troy, Mich.   
October 13-17, 2014 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) - Troy, Mich.

The Engineering Management Academy is designed to provide attendees with a fresh and authentic approach to handling real-world situations in the office, focusing on coaching, mentoring, team building, conflict resolution and interpersonal and communication skills. The goal of the academy is to transform engineers, technical specialists, and professionals within the industry into managers, leaders, and innovators who can lead their respective companies to global recognition and greater success.

 

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Engineering
December 1-5, 2014 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) - Troy, Mich.

This Academy covers hybrid and electric vehicle engineering concepts, theory, principles, and practices necessary to understand electrified vehicle powertrains, and will focus on gasoline-electric and diesel-electric hybrids. Many of the subjects also apply to battery electric vehicles.

 

Automotive Composites Technology
Date and Location TBD

With the significant weight savings associated with composites, it is essential for automotive engineers to become knowledgeable about this technology which may revolutionize the way carbon fiber is used in automobiles and ultimately be instrumental in meeting government mandates for fuel economy. This Academy focuses on carbon fiber composites and will cover typical applications, benefits, shortcomings and limitations. Participants will become familiar with different composites terminology, quality issues, costs and automotive market needs and will gain a holistic understanding of carbon fiber applications.

 

Powertrain Noise Track
October 27-31, 2014 (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) - Troy, Mich.

This Engineering Academy covers a variety of vehicle noise control engineering principles and practices. Two specialty tracks are available: Vehicle Interior Noise and Powertrain Noise. The Powertrain Noise track focuses on NVH issues generated by powertrain noise sources and the design strategies to minimize them. Noise sources include engines, transmissions/transfer cases, accessories, exhaust, gears, axles, joints, and couplings. Considerable attention is given to current measurement and instrumentation technologies and their effective use.

 

Vehicle Interior Noise
October 27-31, 2014 (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) - Troy, Mich.

This Engineering Academy covers a variety of vehicle noise control engineering principles and practices. Two specialty tracks are available: Vehicle Interior Noise and Powertrain Noise. The Vehicle Interior Noise track focuses on the understanding and application of acoustical materials to optimize NVH in the passenger or operator compartment of a vehicle. Considerable attention is given to current measurement and instrumentation technologies and their effective use.

For more information about any of these Engineering Academies, email customerservice@sae.org or call 1.877.606.7323 (U.S. and Canada only) or 1.724.776.4970 (Outside U.S. and Canada).

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 138,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

 

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