Automobile Engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with designing, developing, manufacturing, testing
and repairing and servicing automobiles such as cars, trucks, motorcycles, scooters etc. & the related sub
engineering systems. For the perfect blend of manufacturing and designing automobiles, Automobile Engineering
uses the features of different elements of Engineering such as mechanical, electrical, electronic, software and safety
engineering. Automotive or Automobile engineers design the systems and mechanisms of cars. These professionals
ensure that automotive designs and systems conform to budgeted quality and cost specifications. Similar to other
types of mechanical engineers, automotive engineers analyze potential problems in design and work to solve those
problems, design and retest prototypes of cars and car parts, and oversee the manufacturing of automotive.
Computers are a big part of how automotive engineers do their jobs. Automobile Engineers will work on the
aesthetics and technical performance of these vehicles and, increasingly, the electronics and software involved with
Automobile Engineers are mainly classified into three streams like Product or Design Engineers,
Development Engineers and Manufacturing Engineers. Product Engineers or Design Engineers are those
who deal with the designing and testing of the components and systems of automobiles. They design and
test each part of the visualized automobile, seeing that it meets all requirements, performs as required,
that the material meets desired durability, and so on.
Duties of Automobile Engineer includes to assessing project requirements, agreeing and negotiating project budgets,
timescales and specifications with clients and managers, developing and implementing test procedures and building
prototypes of components to carry out tests on, organizing and carrying out tests. They interpret and analyze results
and data, source vehicle components and select the best materials to use. They also providing technical advice and
answering queries from clients. They use specialist computer modeling software to produce designs.
The design and development stage usually involves working regular office hours, while testing and building the first
concept car or model may involve working extra hours from time to time, irrespective of the time or day of the
week. Automotive Engineers employed in the motorsport industry usually work long hours over weekends during
the racing season, whilst the rest of the year is spent engaging in constant development and testing activities. Most
automotive engineers work on a full-time basis. Although most of their time will be spent in an office setting,
engineers may need to occasionally travel to car manufacturing plants, as well.
Entry Level Education
- Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Automotive Design Engineering.
- M.E in Automobile Engineering.
- Diploma in Automobile Engineering.
- Certificate Course in Automobile Engineering.