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Automobile Engineering

What is Automobile Engineering?

Yes, That's Rolls Royce, wonder how to design one! Besides aviation technology and maritime architecture, automobile engineering is a branch of automotive engineering that includes elements of mechanics, electrical, electronics, software and safety technologies for the design, production and operation development, testing, of motorcycles, motor vehicles and trucks, as well as their parts and relevant technical subsystems from the concept phase to series production.

The creation and assembly of all car parts is also included while studying Automobile Engineering

What would you as an Automobile Engineer do?

  • You will design or analyze automotive systems in areas such as aerodynamics, alternative fuels, ergonomics, hybrid performance, brakes, gears, steering, calibration, safety or diagnostics.

  • You will conduct research to develop new concepts in automotive technology. You must read the latest news, attend meetings or conferences, or talk to colleagues to learn about new automotive technologies or competing products.

  • You may also design systems or control algorithms. These are useful for purposes such as energy management in the automotive industry, emission management, increasing operational security or performance.

Students learn basic engineering skills and design thinking in real-world projects. Students build a broad technical foundation. They develop the skills and knowledge required for vehicle design and testing. The curriculum focuses on the basics such as propulsion technology and chassis design.

What is the Admission and Eligibility Criteria?

  • To pursue an Undergraduate (UG) engineering degree, you should have passed 10+2 in science stream (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) from a recognized board.

  • To get into top engineering colleges offering Automobile Engineering programs such as IITs and NITs, you need to appear for JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) and full the required eligibility criteria (performance in the class 12/equivalent qualifying Examination and the Joint Entrance Examination).

  • Independent entrance tests for Automobile Engineering are also held by the various state, central, and private universities which mostly require 50% as the prerequisite to appear for the test. (minimum percentage may vary in case of reserved and girl candidate and college requirement.)

Where do I study this course?

Top Institutes offering Automobile Engineering in India (India Today ranking)

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee

  • Sathyabama University, Chennai

  • Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal

  • Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology (HIET), Chennai

Popular Colleges offering Btech Automobile Engineering in India

  • University of Calicut, Malappuram, Kerala. 

  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal. 

  • Rajasthan Technical University, Kota, Rajasthan 

  • Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai

  • PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

  • SCMS School of Engineering and Technology (SSET), Cochin

  • Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai

  • SRM University, Chennai

What jobs may I get?

  • Automobile Engineer

  • Material Processing Specialist

  • Material Purchase Manager

  • Quality Control Executive.

  • Research and Development Engineer

  • Safety Testing Specialist

What is the scope of Automobile Engineering?

  • A good start in this industry is a diploma in automotive engineering. Then, you may get a degree in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering. This will provide you with the skills required for a career in this exciting industry. If you want to become an automotive engineer, you can focus on different thematic areas.

  • Most students graduate and join the workforce as engineers. Graduates can work as automotive engineers.

  • Automotive engineers are growing due to the rapid development of the automotive sector.

  • Many vehicle manufacturers produce hundreds of models that change regularly. An automotive engineer designs new machines to improve the performance of existing machines.

  • You can also become a lecturer through NET/JRF or pursue PhD (doctoral studies. Options for jobs in public sector companies are also available through GATE.

How much Automobile Engineers make in India?

  • Average Salary for an Automobile Engineer in India is Rs 622,768/yr

  • The average salary with less than 1 year of experience is Rs 476,914/yr

  • The average salary with 1-4 years of experience is Rs 548,552/yr

  • At Senior level (5-9 years of experience) Automobile Engineer in India makes Rs 782,465/yr

  • And with 10-19 years of experience, they make Rs 1,238,765/yr

How to prepare and what are the study material and books available?

  • Mock tests available online

  • NCERT syllabus of class 11th and 12th

  • Study material available by prestigious institutes

  • Consult your seniors (who have already given such exams) for guidance

  • Previous year question papers

Some popular books are O.P. Tandon for Physical Chemistry, P.Bahadur (G.R.Bathla & Sons) for Numerical chemistry. Concept of Physics by HC Verma (Vol 1, Vol 2); Problems In General Physics by IE Irodov. IIT Mathematics, M.L. Khanna; Trigonometry, S L Loney; Calculus & Analytic Geometry, Thomas & Finney.

Interesting Facts

A French Engineer, Nicolas Joseph Cugnot is credited with inventing the first self-propelled automobile.