Automotive Engineering

Automotive Engineering is a subsidiary of Mechanical engineering. this branch of engineering involves the principles of mechanical, electronic and software engineering. Not many institutes provide a bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering. It is usually specialization of a vehicle or mechanical engineering and more often than not, the master’s degree is provided. This a great course for people interested in an automobile. There is usually a mix up between automobile engineering and automotive engineering.

Automobile engineering covers designing cars and other motor vehicles, whereas the automotive branch covers the in-depth study of vehicle designing up to it’s manufacturing.



•    For pursuing B.Tech, 10+2 or equivalent in science branch with PCM. 60% in PCM should get you into good institutes.

•    For pursuing M.Tech/ completion of B.Tech is necessary and evaluation by institutions is based on marks secured in GATE exams

•    For admissions in IITs JEE and JEE Advanced marks can get you into an IIT or top-ranked NITs.

•    One can opt for a Ph.D. after completing with the masters.


Job opportunities-

The automobile industry is an ever growing and ever developing one. There is always a need for fresh young minds, so getting into a core company will require good skills, which one can develop during college. People wishing to enter into research and development can opt for higher studies. Germany is a good place for the automobile industry, one can pursue MS in Germany, after bachelors, and later Ph.D. Here are some prime automobile companies hiring in India:

•    TATA motors.

•    Hero MotoCorp

•    Chevrolet

•    Ford

•    Hyundai

A core company pays an automotive engineer with a bachelor’s degree on an average range of 40000 to 80000 per month. It, of course, varies from company to company and the post one has been designated.

Recent trends in Automotive Engineering -

Battery systems: Battery production and Battery management is a big deal in the automobile world. Researchers and Engineers are working for eco-friendly, cost-efficient and long-lasting batteries. With future looking to replace fuels with battery driver vehicles, this subject has a major impact in the industry


Advanced Combustion modes:

Increasing the efficiency of engine combustion has gained attention over the years. Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) is a mode of such combustion, where a homogeneous mixture of fuel, air, and combustion products from the previous ignition is auto-ignited by compression.


Top institutes-



Manipal Institute of Technology

Hindustan Institute of Science and Technology (Chennai)

Satyabhama  IST(Chennai)

PSG College of Technology

Madras Institute of Technology

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