What is Automobile Engineering?

Automobile engineering is a branch of engineering in which the study of manufacturing, designing, production, maintenance and mechanical mechanisms of automobiles. It is an introduction to vehicle engineering which deals with cars, motorcycles, trucks, buses, etc.

The automobile engineering is a combination of different elements of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, electrical engineering and safety engineering. It deals with the design and creation of automobile vehicles used as means of transportation by road.

Introduction to Automobile Engineering:

Automobile engineering also known as automotive engineering is a branch of vehicle engineering in which the study of mechanical, electrical, safety, electronic, software, maintenance and operation of vehicles. It also includes modification, repairing, fabrication, development and operation of vehicle.   

Automobile engineering plays a very important role in engineering and in day-to-day modern world. It gained so much recognition and importance since vehicles became a very important mode of transportation.  People want their own mode of transportation such as motorcycles, cars, etc. and there were also public transportation present as mode of transportation which makes automobile engineering one of an important and rapid growth field of engineering.

Scope of Automobile Engineering:

Automobile engineering or automotive engineering has great career scope and wide scope in the field of engineering.  It offers wide opportunities for students who want to become automobile engineer and want to build successful career in the field. It includes automobile components manufacturing industries, vehicle manufacturing companies, production plants, transport companies, research and development departments, service stations, motor vehicle departments, private transport companies and many more.

The major role of an automobile engineer is designing, development, manufacturing, production, testing, maintenance and operation of vehicles in an automobile manufacturing companies, production plant, industries, etc.

Students an make their career in automobile engineering in various courses such as diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate in automobile engineering. After completion of education, automobile engineers can work in companies as an automobile engineer on production line, companies, quality control in automobile component manufacturing plants and many departments. Automobile engineers can also work as a designer with the knowledge of Computer Aided Design (CAD) so they can design, develop and make 3D models, assemblies and engineering drawings of vehicle components.

Career Prospects and Disciplines of Automobile Engineering:

Some of the career prospects and various disciplines that are important in an automobile engineering are as follows,

  1. Designing
  2. Research and Development.
  3. Automobile Engineering Technicians.
  4. Safety Engineering.
  5. Operations Research.
  6. Manufacturing Engineering.
  7. Performance Engineering.
  8. Quality Management.
  9. Vehicle Electronics.
  10. NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harness) Engineers.

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