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Understanding Automobile Engineering in Detail

Wikipedia defines automobile engineering as:
Automobile engineering, along with aerospace engineering and naval architecture, is a branch of vehicle engineering, incorporating elements of mechanical, electrical, electronic, software, and safety engineering as applied to the design, manufacture, and operation of motorcycles, automobiles, and trucks and their respective engineering subsystems.”
In simple words, automobile engineering includes the design and architecture of motor vehicles that are used for road transportation. Fundamentally, this discipline of engineering is derived from mechanical engineering. And specifically, this engineering branch deals with the development, design, production, manufacturing, repair, control, and testing of automobiles.
The major applications of automobile engineering are car production operations, car design, engine design, and fuel management. To gain valuable skills in automobiles, specialized and dedicated automobile engineering course may be required.

The tasks assumed by automobile engineers are development, design, testing, and manufacturing of automobiles along with conceptualization and production. The specialization areas in automobile engineering are fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, engine systems, thermodynamics, supply chain management, and control systems. Additional understanding of electrical systems, vehicle chassis, workshop technology, research-design, and motor transport affair is also essential.


1. To secure a position in B.Tech automobile engineering, minimum marks in the science field is required in 10+2 or equivalent education. Usually, the minimum percentage is 60% but can vary from one B.Tech automobile engineering college to another.

2. To secure a job role as an automobile engineer, graduation in automobile engineering from a well-established institute is preferred.

Career Prospects

The career prospects in Automobile Engineering are favorable. You can secure a job position in various industries like production plants, manufacturing industries, state road transport corporations, insurance companies, private transport companies, motor vehicle departments, etc.

If you have interest and education in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Enterprise Resource Management (ERP), or CAM (automation), you can easily join the industry as a designer in the development wing of a well-established company.

Automobile maintenance engineers can gain a job in supervision related job roles in a garage, factory, or workshop.
Individuals with a diploma in automobile engineering can think of starting their own automobile workshop or garage.

Automobile engineers can secure marketing and management roles in leading organizations or open their own garage/workshop.

Apart from this, there are several other career prospects for an automobile engineer. Due to the high demand but low supply of the field, automobile engineers can also take up relaxed job roles such as becoming a lecturer in the university, researcher, or scientist in the field.

Automobile Engineering Course with Manipal

If you are also thinking of becoming an automobile engineer or completing graduation in this field, Manipal Institute of Technology offers a range of benefits to the students. With multiple strategic industry tie-ups, practical learning environments, and state-of-art laboratories, you can gain exhaustive and comprehensive knowledge of automobiles. Through MIT’s career guidance, you can even secure a job role with leading automobile organizations across the globe.
Check out MIT’s automobile engineering course here.

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