SAE Institute was founded by Tom Misner in Sydney, Australia. Offering the first practical audio education course in 1976, it now spans over 50 locations around the world, offering a wide range of courses and qualifications. Few pointer you can keep in mind for SAE - Students can relocate to any campus location world-wide; SAE maintains an international job placement program and has an active alumni association to help its graduates; and SAE Institute Online University provides post graduate courses from Masters to Doctorate. A strong collaborative relationship with Middlesex University, England, enables SAE Institute's international campuses to be Middlesex University validated degree centres. SAE has a formal collaboration agreement with Southern Cross University, Australia and Southland Institute in New Zealand. The Institute has also been accredited by various government bodies.