Automobile engineering: Introduction, Course, Scope and Career



What is automobile engineering?
Automobile engineering is the study of:

·      Application of principles of Engineering, Physics, ergonomics and Material Sciences.

·      Application of science to produce automobiles and it engine and its parts.

·      Translation of theoretical research into practical solutions.

·      How energy and mass transfer takes place in automobiles and its operations.

·      Mechanism behind working of engines and its parts.

·      Design of automobiles and engines.

·      Selection of metals and materials.

·      Study of ergonomics and its design.

·      Study of energy, March, machines, materials designs and thermal kinetics.

·      Application of mathematics in engineering.



What will you study in automobile engineering?
You will be studying following major subjects under automobile engineering:

·      AUTOMOBILE ENGINES:
It deals with the introduction of the engines, its types, different engine systems, fuels, current and future power trains etc.

·      Automobile systems:
It deals with various systems of automobile like - transmission system, suspension system, steering system, Braking System, etc.

·      Material science:
It deals with the properties and selection criteria characteristics of different type of materials for automotive vehicles.

·      AUTOMOBILE HEAT TRANSFER:
Modes of heat transfer, different types of radiators and their design, types of cooling systems will be studied under the subject.

·      VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND GARAGE PRACTICE:
It deals with the maintenance of vehicle automobile systems and different garage practices and service stations, etc

·      AUTOMOBILE COMPONENT AND SYSTEM DESIGN:
It covers the various aspects component design, system design and the parameters and factors automobile related to designing.

·      VEHICLE BODY ENGINEERING:
It deals with construction and design of bodies of car, bus and commercial vehicles. It also deals with safety requirements of Automotive vehicles.

·      VEHICLE DYNAMICS:
It deals with longitudinal and Lateral dynamics of the vehicle. It also deals with performance of vehicle including breaking, cornering and acceleration.

·      TWO AND THREE WHEELER AND OF HIGHWAY MOBILITY:
These subjects deals with design working and maintenance of  two and three wheelers, off road machinery, haulage trucks etc

·      Automobile electrical and electronics systems:
It deals with various electrical and electronics systems like vehicle starting systems, battery charging systems, lighting systems, CRDI-MPFI charging system, ECU, ECM, etc.

Why automobile engineering?
·      Automobile engineering is one of the largest, broadest and evergreen branches and automobile are the fastest transportation specialised engineering since long, developing sectors and contributing a lot to the GDP of countries.

·      Due to Rapid development in automation, innovation, design etc, Automobile Engineering has become one of the fastest growing segments of world's economy.

·      Though Number of innovations has taken place in automobile innovations and research is continuous and makes automobile engineering, the process engineering and all time attractive branch.

·      Enhances safety, economic vitality, enjoyment and overall quality of life.

Who should select automobile engineering as a career?
Those who have desires of :
·      learning mathematics and designing skill.

·      Complex problem solving.

·      Sciences and its correlation with automobile operations and design.

·      Mechanism of operations.

·      Development and design of new segments of automobiles.

·      To work with cutting edge Technology.

·      Ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of automobiles machines and equipment.

·      How to work on shop floor, in workshop and carriages.

·      Vehicle maintenance and repairs.

·      How to work with time management and flexibility in terms of time and location.

·      Inquisitive skills.

·      Creativity and thinking skills.

·      Teamwork attitude and mindset for hard work.

·      How to work in shift time girls can also opt for an automobile engineering is there is a scope for them to work in project, consultancy and design team.


Does automobile engineering have any scope after four years?
·      Yes, it has a scope of employment, enterpreneurship and further study.

·      Government is focusing on enterpreneurship and more number of companies are coming up in automobile sector.

·      It is a specialised and production and maintenance oriented branch. Hence, very few external factors can affect its growth.

·      Irrespective of core automobile company, all the industries ( it may be SMEs, SSI, LSI or MSI) involved in manufacturing engineering of parts of vehicle and hence require Automobile Engineer.

·      Giant companies hiring automobile engineers are Tata, Hero, Honda, Maruti Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Volkswagen, Nissan, Chevrolet, Suzuki, Mahindra, etc.

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