Career in Automobile Engineering

Do you ever think of professionals lie behind the development of technology used in throttle of your super bike, design your enticing car, fabricate suspension of your dirt bike and carve the comfortable interiors in your luxury Van. These professional are “Automobile Engineers” which make you feel the power of several Horse Power beneath your foot, riding at lightning speed and travel hundreds of miles comfortably.

Introduction to Automobile Engineering:

Automobile Engineering is one the most preferred branches of engineering deals in Design, development, manufacturing, testing, repairing and maintenance of Automobiles like bikes, cars, trucks and buses. The course basically involve with the study of fundamentals of operation & working of various engineering subsystems constituted in automobiles like steering system, fuel injection system, clutch & gear mechanism, air conditioning etc.  The disciples also learn various designing tools like design softwares & algorithms, sketching & drawing of prototypes along with study of subjects like fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, material science, kinematics & dynamics of machines, mechanics,  material science,  manufacturing science etc. Automobile Engineering constitutes features of various Engineering Disciplines among which Mechanical Engineering is dominant one.

Courses in Automobile Engineering:

Diploma Courses:

Diploma in Automobile Engineering          Duration-3 years

General Eligibility Criteria – The candidate must have qualified 10th / 12th (PCM) from any recognized board of School education or completed their ITI in any of the requisite trade for lateral entry.

Under Graduation Courses:

Bachelor of Engineering/ Technology in Automobile Engineering (B.E/ B.Tech) Duration-4 years

General Eligibility Criteria– The student must have passed out their 12th class with mathematics as one of the subjects of study (PCM/ PCMB) or has completed Diploma in Automobile Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering or other requisite branch of engineering for getting admission through lateral entry.

Post Graduation Courses:

Master of Technology in Automobile Engineering (M.Tech)   Duration-2 years

General eligibility criteria– The aspirant must have completed B.E/ B.Tech in Automobile Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Mechatronics / Electrical & Electronics Engineering etc.

After completion of Master degree the disciple can further peruse doctorate (Ph.D) in various disciplines of Aeronautics of Aerospace engineering.


Career Prospect:

Automobile Engineering is one of the most job oriented professional course which promise a flourishing career opportunities in India as well as in abroad. Moreover, career as an Automobile Engineer is an opportunity to turn your passion into your profession.

In modern era, the demand of vehicles is escalating in world market for personal use, public transportation and goods carriage. Moreover, the customers now start to pursuit for finest looks, comfort & safety features in their vehicles. Therefore, the automobile manufacturing units and research labs are expanding in size and numbers to meet the requirement of market & customers. Consequently, the demand of qualified and trained personnel in Automobile Industry is escalating across the world. The work of an automobile engineer is highly technical in nature and requires creativity & vision. The various duties/ responsibilities assigned to Automobile Engineers are:

  • Designing of automobiles and their components
  • Improvement in design of existing system
  • Development of new technologies to enhance the quality & efficiency of automobiles
  • Selection of material for production
  • Applying various engineering principles for resolving technical problems
  • Managing maintenance & overhauling of vehicles
  • Providing technical assistance to customers
  • Planning & designing of new production processes
  • Development of engines and system compatible to alternative fuels
  • Testing of various subsystems and parameters of automobiles

The disciples completed their education & training in automobile engineering are appointed in various automobile industries, service stations, sales franchise, autoparts manufacturing companies and their ancillary units. Some of the job profile designated to automobiles engineers are:

  • Design Engineer (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Safety/ hydraulic etc.)
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Quality Control Executive
  • Research & Development Engineer
  • Sales Executive
  • Purchase Manager
  • Scientist in fuel and auto research labs

Institutes/ Colleges

Premier Institutes in India for Engineering courses in Automobile Engineering are:

  • Indian Institutes of Technology (s)
  • Vellore Institute of Technology
  • Delhi Technological University
  • Amity University, Noida
  • SRM Engineering College, Kanchipuram
  • PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • Sathyabama University, Chennai
  • Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
  • Bits Pilani
  • Anna Univrsity, Chennai

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