Automobile engineering is a branch of engineering that incorporates elements of mechanical, electrical, electronic, and safety engineering in the design, development, and fabrication of vehicles. Vehicles are tested from the concept to the production stage. This field involves the manufacture and operation of motorcycles, trucks, buses, and other engineering subsystems.
Engineers who specialise in this field are called automobile engineers. The three main functions of an automobile engineer include: Production domain (which includes designing components, testing parts, and coordinating tests), Development domain (concerned with performance, durability, and speed of the vehicle), and Manufacturing domain (creation and assembling whole parts of automobiles). This field involves research and applying mathematical models and formulas.
List of courses:
• 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
UG: Candidates need have minimum pass percentage in their boards with 50% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. PG: Candidates need to have a bachelor’s degree in automotive or technology and automotive engineering.
For Diploma courses:
Candidates need have minimum pass percentage in their boards with 50% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
• 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
Candidates can expects jobs under departments such as supplier warranty recovery specialist, underbody engineering, senior production engineering, quality engineering, and driver instrumentation engineering. Companies such as Ashok Leyland, Telco, L&T, Bajaj Auto, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Gabrial employ automobile engineers.
This fields calls for engineers to keep constant track of change in technology. Defence services and teaching are also options for automobile engineers.
The average pay package for freshers’ range between Rs.15, 000 and Rs.20, 000 per month. The size of the organisation, employee’s qualification, profile, and experience also affect the remuneration, and an employee may end up earning as much as a lakh per month.