Overview : Automobiles have a unique and important position in the development of modern civilization. Modern automobile vehicles are inseparable part of the human life. With advent of technology, role of automobiles is changing and it has become a true vehicle not only as means of transportation but for enhancing the social, commercial and economic aspects of the life of an individual.
With rapid change in the technologies, Automobile vehicles have also undergone metamorphic changes in their designs, aesthetic aspects, and Ergonomic considerations and most importantly in the fuel economy and alternative fuels considerations.
Due to computer based advanced technologies; there is a modern trend for using computers / microprocessor based designs of engines such as MPFI, DI and CRDI in automobile engines. Alternatively the use of Mechatronics systems is also being extensively used in the modern automobiles.
Automobile market in India is growing rapidly and it is maturing at a faster pace, not only in terms of size and variety, but in terms of technological advancement in cars. The Automotive technology is becoming more and more sophisticated with stringent pollution regulations and increased customer awareness.
India is the 4th largest car market in the world. With over 1.4 million cars added to Indian roads in 2006, the automobile industry provides direct employment to 4, 50,000 + persons and indirect employment to over 10 million people in India.
In tune with this, there is a growing trend towards use of microprocessor based systems in the modern automobile vehicles, along with advances in the hardware systems. Many leading players like Mercedes, Skoda, Audi, Mitsubishi, Suzuki have introduced their cars with advanced microprocessor based systems in India. Virtually all the critical parameters governing the operation of the engine and automobile are accurately controlled by the microprocessors in the modern cars.
This has generated the need of technically trained (Specifically in Automobile and Mechatronics areas) technicians to maintain these technologically advanced vehicles. Well-qualified and well-versed technical manpower is required all over the country. Presently there is huge gap between the knowledge required and knowledge and requisite professional experience.
At present there is a huge requirement of automobile engineers in the specific areas of production, maintenance and service sector and considering this need the present professionally designed programme in automobile engineering is being offered.
You have a fetish for fast cars coupled with technical brilliance. If you still bother on the profession you should opt for, you are wasting precious time.
Your skill and passion has only one profession that's waiting for you – the one that will guarantee you life long professional satisfaction – Automobile Engineering.
It will help you gain and sharpen the technical talent you possess, making you more creative and efficient by equipping you with knowledge on every aspect of the design and construction of vehicles and its related components.
Skills Required : What skills should you posses? Passion, coupled with good logical skill and ability to adapt to complex and changing concepts will hold you good in this field of engineering.
Good understanding and drawing skills would be a plus point to gain an upper hand in knowing the complex structures and sketches involved in the design aspect of a vehicle system.
Nature of Job : What would you do in this profession? An automobile engineer works on different vehicle systems and set ups viz.,
1. design 2. testing and development 3. service and maintenance 4. safety 5. fuel efficiency
Syllabus : Topics covered in your curriculum? Important topics in your curriculum are listed below -
1. Maths 2. Computer science 3. Fluid mechanics 4. Electrical and electronics engineering 5. Technical drawing 6. Automobile parts and components
Eligibility & Admission : The minimum requirement to become an automobile engineer is a bachelor’s degree or a diploma in automobile engineering. Optionally, students can take up any of the following engineering field and choose automobile as their degree /diploma specialisation.
Eligibility for a diploma is a pass in standard X and standard XII (with science & maths) for a degree respectively.
Further studies (Masters and Ph.D programmes) Students can choose the following course for higher studies.
1. M. Tech / M. E 2. PhD (Doctorate) 3. MBA (Regular) 4. Post Diploma
Job Prospects :
With global automobile giants setting up their base in the country and Indian automobile companies coming up to world standards, the opportunities and future of an automobile engineering student is positive and bold.The automobile industry is getting more and more technology driven, hence the importance and demand for qualified technical students to take up the challenging positions are on a high.
The remunerations for an automobile engineer though are on the higher side, it depends on your institutional background and valuable experience you gain.
An automobile engineer can find job in:-
1. automobile manufacturing companies, and 2. automobile parts and equipment manufacturing / assembling plants