This five-course package is designed to equip engineers with a solid understanding of diesel engines, emissions and after treatment strategies, and related components including fuel injection, and air management. The program design requires completion of courses that address these areas and then allows for further depth in after treatment technologies through a menu of electives.
By completing the certificate, engineers can heighten their expertise within the diesel technology arena and, at the same time, earn an SAE credential recognizing them for having done so. Upon completing each individual course, an SAE Certificate of Achievement is awarded, issuing the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). After taking all five courses, a comprehensive certificate is awarded, recognizing completion of the entire certificate program.
Completing the Diesel Technology Certificate equates to eight graduate credits towards the SAE/Kettering University 20-credit Certificate in Automotive Systems and Kettering's 40-credit M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Visit sae.org/learn/professional-development/certifications/kettering for more information.
The courses do not have to be taken in any specified order, although Diesel Engine Technology is strongly recommended as a good starting point if it can be scheduled first. The entire program must be completed within seven years.
Electives (Select one)
Self-paced learning option
The following course titles in this program can also be completed as self-paced, on demand courses as an alternative to the classroom seminars:
Additional elective courses
Courses no longer offered by SAE but eligible to be used as electives for this program, providing they were completed within seven years of the date the Certificate is requested, include:
Diesel Academy substitution
Individuals completing the Diesel Engine Technology Engineering Academy may use it as a substitute for the Diesel Engine Technology seminar and one elective in the Diesel Technology Certificate. The other three Required Courses must still be completed.
To enroll in the Certificate Program
There is no formal application process. You may simply begin taking courses at your convenience. You may self-monitor your transcript as you progress through the program by visiting http://mylearn.sae.org and clicking My Transcript (requires log in).
To request overall Certificate Program framed certificate
When all courses are completed, please notify SAE Customer Service, 877-606-7323 or CustomerService@sae.org. Once your transcript is audited and completion of courses verified, your certificate will be issued.