Automobile Engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with designing, manufacturing and operating automobiles. It is a segment of vehicle engineering which deals with motorcycles, buses, trucks, etc. It includes mechanical, electrical, electronic, software and safety elements.
Automobile Engineers are mainly divided into three streams such as production or design engineering focuses on design components, testing of parts, coordinating tests, and system of a car; Development domain is concerned with performance, durability, and speed of the vehicle; and Manufacturing domain deals with the creation and assembling the whole parts of automobiles. The automotive engineering field is research-intensive and involves direct application of mathematical models and formulas.
To pursue an undergraduate course in automotive engineering, candidates should be 10+2 pass with 50% marks in physics, chemistry and mathematics from recognized Board examination.
To pursue a postgraduate course in automotive engineering, candidates should have Bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering / Bachelor in Technology in automotive from recognized University.
Diploma in Automotive Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in Automotive Engineering
Bachelor of Technology in Automotive Engineering
Master of Engineering in Automotive Engineering
Master of Technology in Automotive Engineerings
Electronics and control systems
Fuel technology and emissions
Computer-based systems and electronics
Vehicle and pedestrian safety or supply chain management
Job Prospects :
Automobile manufacturing industries such as TELCO, L & T, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra & Mahindra, Heldex India, Bajaj Auto and Gabrial employ automotive engineering graduates as Supplier Warranty Recovery Specialist, Underbody Engineer, Senior Production Engineer, Quality Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer and Driver Instrumentation Engineer.
Many of Automotive engineering graduates also join defense services of the country. Some even setup own business venture or take up traditional teaching profession.
For fresh graduates the average pay package offered ranges in between Rs. 15,000 to Rs20,000 per month. However, the remuneration varies depending on the size of the organizations, profile, qualification and experience, depending on these factors they can earn as much high as Rs. 1,00,000 per month.