Career as a Automobile Engineer


“Man made machines. Now machines define a man." 

We are surrounded by machines. From the time we wake up to the time we doze off, there is a continuous operation of machines. We purchase various kinds of machines to enhance our life and lifestyle. One machine that best defines our personality and status is the automobile that we own.There are millions of vehicles on roads in every corner of the world, and automobile engineers are the people responsible for that. They feel an immense amount of satisfaction when they see a machine as intricate as a modern automobile completed when they are the ones who contributed towards its design.

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.


  • General Automotive Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Process Planner
  • Materials Development Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Tooling Engineer
  • Change Management Engineer
  • Supplier Quality Engineer
  • Customer Quality Engineer
  • Purchasing Engineer
  • Measurement Lab Technician
  • Process Quality Engineer
  • Car Aesthetic Designer
  • Acoustics Engineer
  • Machining Engineer
  • Norm Department/Design Engineer
  • Controls Engineer Programmer
  • Safety Engineer
  • Sales/Application Engineer
  • CAD Drafter/Designer
  • Electrical Engineer Designer
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Materials Planner
  • Continuous Improvement Engineer
  • Preventative Maintenance Engineer
  • Sheet Metal/Body Shop Engineer
  • Final Testing Engineer
  • Raw Materials Production Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Quality Documentation Engineer
  • Materials/Metallurgical Analyst
  • Root Cause Analysis Engineer
  • Aesthetic Quality Control Engineer
  • Quality Auditor


The eligibility to get into a degree college is to have a 10+2 passing certificate, with 50 % marks in each: math,chemistry and physics.

For diploma course, one should get at least 50% marks in 10th class



  • Certificate Course in Automobile Engineering
  • Certificate Course in Automobile Repair & Driving


  • Diploma in Automobile Engineering


  • B.Tech in Automobile Engineering
  • B.Tech in Automotive Design Engineering
  • B.E in Automobile Engineering


  • M.Tech in Automobile Engineering
  • M.Tech in Automotive Engineering & e-Manufacturing


  • Ph.D in Automobile Engineering

Admission criteria

Diploma Courses

  • There are few colleges in India that also offer Diploma in Automobile Engineering and you can enrol for these programmes after completing your class 10.
  • Admission is mostly done on the basis of state polytechnic entrance exams.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Like most engineering programmes, you will be eligible to apply for B.Tech in Automobile Engineering after completing 10+2.
  • Most of the engineering colleges offering this programme will conduct admission on the basis of entrance exams.
  • However, admission to IITs is done on the basis of JEE Advanced and to NITs is done on the basis of JEE Mains.

Post-graduate Course

  • In order to apply for post-graduation courses of Automobile Engineering, you will have to secure at least 60% marks in graduation.
  • Also, admission to all M.Tech courses in the field of Automobile Engineering is done on the basis of GATE entrance test.

Subject/ syllabus

  • Automotive Design and Manufacturing
  • CAD/CAM Technology in Automotive Engineering
  • Engine Principles
  • Engineering Analysis & Numerical Methods
  • Fluid Mechanics and Machinery
  • Fuel and Emission Control Systems
  • Manufacturing Methods
  • Modern Vehicle Technology
  • Operations Research and Industrial Management
  • Service and Management
  • Vehicle body engineering and Aerodynamics
  • Vehicle Performance and Testing
  • Vehicle Technology and Dynamics
  • Machine Design and Industrial Drafting
  • Electrical Machines and Electronics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Dynamics of Machines
  • Mechanics of Deformable bodies
  • Automobile Engines
  • Automobile Systems
  • Control Engineering
  • Power Electronics
  • Automobile Maintenance
  • Component Design
  • Heat Transfer in Automobiles
  • Automobile Chassis and Body Engineering
  • Quality Checking and Management
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Mechanical Measurements
  • Automobile System Design
  • Automobile Air Conditioning System
  • Automobile Electrical and Electronics System
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Military/Special purpose Vehicles Design
  • Two Wheeler/Three Wheeler Design and Technology
  • Alternative Fuels and Engines
  • Aerodynamics
  • Cost Estimation
  • Plant Assembly Processes


  • Delhi Technological University
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Andhra Pradesh
  • Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • 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
  • Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai
  • PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • SCMS School of Engineering and Technology (SSET), Cochin
  • VeermataJijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai
  • SRM University, Chennai

Cost of the course

₹ 60,000 – ₹18,64,000

Careers prospects

This field always possess enough scope in all time history. The confederation of Indian Industry says in the next two decades there will be a shortage of Engineers in India. As the top brass Engineers are drain to western countries or US. Under these circumstances, India may face acute shortage of Engineers in the coming future.

Particularly in India, we have large scope for the Automobile Engineering in India. The automobile sector is increasing day by day due to which we need large number of automobile engineers. On the increasing demand of cars, the car companies show their full interest to setup car companies in various states of India. Many foreign car companies competing with one another to setup their firm in India. The need for the car is increasing geometrically apart from Indian car company Tata motors other foreign companies like Hyundai, Maruti Suzuki, Nissan, Chevrolet, BMW and many more earning hugemoney from Indian market. As India is the second largest country of the world so it can give a large market for the cars produced in India. The automobile sector is getting glamor in the present world so it need large number of Automobile Engineers in India.

Employment sector

  • Automobile Manufacturing Industries
  • Production Plants
  • Service Stations
  • State Road Transport Corporations
  • Private Transport Companies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Motor Vehicle Departments


The average salary of an Automotive Engineer is ₹ 3,00,000 -₹ 6,00,000 per annum.

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