Automobile Engineering Career

Automotive engineering also referred to as automobile engineering deals specifically with motor vehicles and other mechanical devices utilized in transportation. This is a very broad field of engineering and has many sub sections in it.

How to Become an Automotive Engineer

To become and automotive engineer, you must first be a holder of a high school diploma with good grades in physics and chemistry. To study automotive engineering to higher level, you must have a sound knowledge or willingness to learn mathematics in order to understand various scientific applications followed in performing experiments in the field of automotive engineering. You can then make your applications to one of the many colleges offering automotive engineering courses all over the country, some of which are listed below.

Types, Description and Information on automotive engineering

Automotive engineering involves lots of mechanics, thermodynamics and electrical motion which require you to be proficient in physics if you aspire to be a specialist in the automotive engineering field. While studying automotive engineering, the primary subject will be how motor vehicles work and the many stages that the manufacturing process follows through to the final assembly. There are different specialization fields in automotive engineering field including Automotive Design, Automobile Engineering, Automotive Body Engineering, Automotive Chassis Engineering, Automotive Controls Engineering, Automotive HVAC Engineering, Powertrain Engineering, Automotive Technician, Automotive Interior Engineers, Mechanics, Brake Technicians, Automotive Plant Managers, Diesel Mechanics and Transmission Technicians.

Qualifications: Courses, Training, Certification

Schools, Colleges and education

Any person holding a high school diploma can make an application to a college, community school, university or other tertiary training institutions to study automotive/automobile engineering. These courses are offered in a six-month certificate level, diploma, advanced diploma, bachelors and associate degrees and masters. Since there are a variety of study levels and career options in automotive engineering, the main questions is where you will fit in. Some of the most common options first timers have include design, manufacturing, repair and maintenance

Some of the top colleges offering courses in automotive engineering are:

1. University of Michigan, Michigan

2. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Detroit

3. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

4. Kettering University, Flint, Michigan

5. University of Texas at Austin and Arlington Campuses, Texas

Job Opportunities, Salaries and Recruitment

The job prospects for automotive engineers, based on national bureau of statistics, pare that the employment field will remain constant during the period 2008 through 2012. However, due to professions leaving the career for other careers or retiring, new graduates will always get employment. The salary scale for automotive engineers is at par with other engineering fields except aeronautical engineering which is higher. An automotive engineer earns an average of 61,000$ annually.



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  1. obaid says:

    its a nice description but i want to know what to do for automobile engineerig after 10th

  2. nilesh says:

    i was done diploma in production engg. but i want to do degree in automobile engg. can i do that?

  3. sagar says:

    My son wants 2 do automobile enginer. which subject he has 2 choose. Option1business,design & technology, accounts . Option 2 economics, physics, history. Option 3 chemistry,geography, art . Each option I havu 2 choose one so pls advice me he is in grade 9 this subject s for grade10. After grade 12 for further study he s planning 2 go to states thx

  4. Tejas says:

    i am completing my diploma in automobile engineering this year,
    i want to complete degree in automobile engineering and i want to be a designer and modifier in this field,
    i need a guidance.
    how can i do it?

  5. ashis mondal says:

    I am studying in diploma in electrical engineering, can join automobile engineering after complete my diploma?

  6. Rokzer Fast says:

    Thanks for such an informative article about automobile engineering,
    i am currently in my 11th grade, and i am pretty good at chemistry and physics but a bit weak in maths. I aspire to be an automotive engineer either in the field of designing or aerodynamics. Can u pls guide me on how should i approach forward. I reside in India. I also want to know that in case i go abroad for further studies, how much will be the annual cost to study in a good institute ?

  7. kaushlendra patel says:

    Sir i m doing B.E…from Mechanical Dprtmnt…but i want 2 become an automobile engnr… can i? Sir i want guidnce regarding this…thnx

  8. Ajay says:

    I am in my 11th without a diploma (can I do it now?).
    What is the best way to do automotive engineering (in detail please)?

  9. Ajay says:

    Do I have to do any thing in ‘IT y’ for automotive engineering?

  10. Ajay says:

    Do I have to do any thing in ‘IT ‘ for automotive engineering?

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