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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. A career as an automobile engineer is for people who are driven and passionate about cars. They must have considerable understanding and interest in mechanics, electronics, and mathematics as these are vital skills required for this career path. Automobile engineers must be organized individuals who are able to work in a methodical manner.

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 automobile engineering field is research-intensive and involves direct application of mathematical models and formulas.


  • Fuel technology and emissions
  • Engine systems
  • Electronics and control systems
  • Alternative fuels
  • Computer-based systems and electronics
  • Emissions control
  • Vehicle and pedestrian safety or supply chain management
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Rapid prototyping



 UG courses

The students, who wish to pursue automobile engineering, should have qualified Class 12th with minimum 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from a recognized board in India. Candidates, who wish to join IITs, should have cleared JEE Main and Advanced. Whereas, admission to NITs depend on candidate’s JEE Main score.

 PG courses

To pursue the postgraduate course in automobile engineering, candidates should have Bachelor’s degree in Automobile Engineering/ B. Tech in Automotive Engineering.

Diploma courses

For Diploma course in automobile engineering, candidates should have passed 10+2 in science stream with 50% marks in PCM subjects.



This is one of the fastest growing industries and India is the 7th largest producer in the world. So, India is a potential engineering automobile market and jobs in this sector is expected to grow significantly. The sector needs professionals with path-breaking ideas for the production of more such advanced machines.



  • Automobile Technicians
  • Bike Mechanics
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Car Mechanics
  • Automobile Designer
  • Executive and Managerial Positions

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.


  • IIT Delhi
  •  IIT Roorkee
  • Sathyabama University  Chennai
  •  Manipal Institute of Technology Manipal
  • Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology Chennai
  •  Madras Institute of Technology Chennai
  • P.S.G. College of Technology     Coimbatore
  •  SCMS School of Engineering and Technology (SSET), Cochin
  • Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai
  • SRM University, Chennai



  • Automotive Mechanics by Crouse and Anglin
  • Theory of Ground Vehicles by J.Y. Young
  • Fundamentals of vehicle dynamics by Thomas D. Gillespie
  • Internal combustion engines fundamentals by John Heywood


  • The job often requires automobile engineers to work under the immense pressure of tight deadlines.
  •  Moreover, they have the lives of millions of people in their hands as they do their work. The slightest mistakes in planning, designing or testing could be catastrophic.
  • They have to pay scrupulous attention to detail at every aspect of their job, which can often get monotonous.
  • Automobile engineers often have to deal with noisy factory conditions for extended periods of time.