Professional Development Opportunities


Make the most of your WXC experience and advance your skills and technical knowledge.
 
Plan to arrive a day early, or stay an additional day, to attend one or more of these on-site SAE Professional Development Classroom Seminars, held in conjunction with WCX – designed to fit your specific needs, goals, and challenges.
 

Browse the variety of courses below.

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Powertrain Courses

Fundamentals of Gear Design and Application

April 8-9, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Through informative discussions and detailed explanations, this seminar will provide a solid and fundamental understanding of gear geometry, types and arrangements, and design principles. Starting with the basic definitions of gears, conjugate motion, and the Laws of Gearing, those attending will be given the tools needed to understand the inter-relation and coordinated motion operating within gear pairs and multi-gear trains.

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Advanced Diesel Particulate Filtration Systems

April 8-9, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This seminar covers many DPF-related topics using fundamentals from various branches of applied sciences such as porous media, filtration and materials sciences and will provide the student with both a theoretical as well as an applications-oriented approach to enhance the design and reliability of aftertreatment platforms. Structure, geometry, composition, performance, applications and optimizations of DPFs are some of the main topics covered in this advanced level seminar.

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Evaporative and Refueling Emission Control

April 8-9, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This comprehensive seminar introduces the participants to the principles of gasoline evaporative fuel vapor generation (diurnal, hot soak, running loss, and refueling) from the vehicle fuel tank, fuel vapor storage in activated carbon canisters, and fuel vapor desorption and consumption in engine combustion.

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Materials & Manufacturing Courses

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Introduction to Advanced High Strength Steel Applications and Manufacturing

April 8-9, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This course will review the definition and properties of AHSS and cover several common applications in automotive body structures. In addition, key manufacturing areas including stamping and welding will be addressed to demonstrate the increased challenges as compared to lower strength steel grades.
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Electronics and Electrical Systems Courses

Emissions-Related OBD Systems: A Design Overview

April 8, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This one day seminar is designed to provide an overview of the fundamental design objectives and the features needed to achieve those objectives for generic on-board diagnostics. The basic structure of an on-board diagnostic will be described along with the system definitions needed for successful implementation.

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Automotive Lighting: Testing and Requirements

April 8, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This seminar emphasizes the safety importance of automotive lighting devices and provides important information on lighting functions, standards or regulations, testing and evaluations.

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Automotive Lighting: Design and Technology

April 8-9, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This seminar provides broad information about automotive lighting systems with emphasis on lighting functions, effectiveness, and technologies. The intent is to assist attendees to gain sufficient knowledge about automotive lighting and its importance in overall vehicle design and development.

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Introduction to Highly Automated Vehicles

April 8-9, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This course is designed to familiarize participants with the technologies enabling advanced driver assistance systems and how they integrate with existing passive occupant crash protection systems. You will learn how ADAS functions perceive the world, make decisions, and either warn drivers or actively intervene in controlling the vehicle to avoid or mitigate crashes.

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Introduction to Radar for Automotive Applications

April 8-9, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This introduction to radar focuses on understanding how radars work and the trade offs that must be made to achieve its specified performance, focusing on applications to automotive safety and autonomy. The class includes demonstrations of radar signal outputs and describes the chain of hardware and software processing found in most radar systems.

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Chassis Courses

Brake Friction Materials: Testing, Quality and Selection

April 8, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This seminar will provide an introduction to brake lining raw materials and formulation, manufacturing, quality control and testing. The course covers the critical elements that must be reviewed before arriving at a lining selection decision. Different classes of friction material and their use will be defined.

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Fundamentals of Vehicle Suspension Design

April 8-9, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This course emphasizes the basic tenets of suspension design enabling strategically important product trends.

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Vehicle Dynamics for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks

April 8-10, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This seminar will present an introduction to Vehicle Dynamics from a vehicle system perspective. The theory and applications are associated with the interaction and performance balance between the powertrain, brakes, steering, suspensions and wheel and tire vehicle subsystems.

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ADAS Application: Automatic Emergency Braking

April 10, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This one-day course is designed to provide an overview of the typical ADAS AEB system from multiple perspectives. A technical overview of the development cycle processes specific to AEB, including system level requirements and design architecture will be presented as well as design considerations for AEB from a functional safety (ISO‐26262) perspective.

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Engineering Tools & Methods Courses

Introduction to Failure Mode and Effects Analysis for Product and Process

April 8-9, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This course assists FMEA team members to apply severity, occurrence and detection rankings consistently and efficiently and explores, in detail, the linkage of the Design FMEA and the Process FMEA through special characteristics development and product and process design collaboration. The relationships between FMEA and other popular tools, including Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R) and Control Plans will also be discussed.

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Safety Courses

Reconstruction and Analysis of Rollover Crashes of Light Vehicles

April 8, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This seminar takes participants beyond the basics of accident reconstruction to physical models and analysis techniques that are unique to the reconstruction of single-vehicle rollover crashes.

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Reconstruction and Analysis of Motorcycle Crashes

April 8, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This seminar takes participants beyond the basics of crash reconstruction to physical models and analysis techniques that are unique to the reconstruction of motorcycle crashes, providing learners with a comprehensive summary of applicable reconstruction techniques.
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Accident Reconstruction, the Autonomous Vehicle and ADAS

April 11, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

What is available, how does it work, and what will happen in a crash scenario? How does it affect product liability and accident reconstruction? Some auto manufacturers are equipping the majority of their new vehicles with such technology, and it’s important for the forensic engineer to “stay ahead of the curve”. We’ll look at how to determine if the systems were installed, if they were enabled, and if they functioned as designed.

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Management & Leadership Courses

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Success Strategies for Women in Industry and Business

April 8, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This seminar will provide detailed guidance, based on real life examples, on how female professionals can become proactive in creating career opportunities via self-assessment, self-motivation, an objective view of one’s own abilities, and continuous steps in self-improvement. The program will take participants beyond theory to case studies and real life examples exemplifying potential for immediate use.

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