Automotive or Automobile Engineering is a branch of engineering discipline which studies the operating principles of the automobiles by incorporating various elements of engineering such as mechanical, electrical, electronic, software and safety engineering. The study of automotive engineering is to design, develop, fabricate, and testing vehicles or vehicle components from the concept stage to production stage. Production, development, and manufacturing are the three major functions in this field.
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.
Few courses under this field are: –
- 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 Engineering
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.
Eligibility Criteria for Diploma courses: –
To pursue Diploma course in automotive engineering, candidates should be 10+2 pass in science stream with 50% marks in Physics, Math’s and Chemistry subjects from recognized board examination.
Few specializations in this field are: –
- Engine systems
- Electronics and control systems
- Fuel technology and emissions
- Fluid mechanics
- Rapid prototyping
- Alternative fuels
- Computer-based systems and electronics
- Emissions control
- Vehicle and pedestrian safety or supply chain management
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.
Automotive engineer jobs need constant up gradation of skills to keep pace with technological advancements. Many of Automotive engineering graduates also join defense services of the country. Some even setup own business venture or take up traditional teaching profession.
Pay package: –
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.