Automobile/Automotive Engineering

Automobile (or Automotive) engineering is a branch of engineering that studies designing, manufacturing, and automobiles, including bus, car, jeep, truck, tractor, scooter, motorcycle. In 1769, French engineer Captain Nicholas Cugnot built the first road vehicle. The first motor car appeared in India in 1897, after which the automobile industry is flourishing and rising rapidly in India. Due to the demand and passion for vehicles, automobile engineers have many opportunities in India and abroad.

Aeronautical Engineering


Course Eligibility Duration
Certificate Course in Automobile Engineering Class 10 1 year
Diploma in Automotive/Automobile Engineering Class 10 3 Years
A.M.I.E Certificate (Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers) Diploma in automobile engineering 3 Years
Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) / Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Class 10+2 (PCM) + Engg. Entrance Test 4 Years
Masters of Engineering (M.E.) / Master of Technology (M.Tech) B.E./B.Tech. + Entrance Test (GATE) 2 Years
M.S B.E./B.Tech. + Entrance Test (GATE) 2 Years
Ph.D. M.E./M.Tech. 3 years

Note: After diploma, A.M.I.E certificate is equivalent to B.Tech /B.E; and one is eligible to write GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) to pursue M.E/M.Tech. course), CSAT(Civil Service Aptitude Test ), IES (Indian Engineering Service) exam.

Entrance Exam    

Undergraduate Entrance:

National Level Entrance Test

  • JEE or Joint Entrance Exam

State Level Common Entrance Test

  • GUJCET (Gujarat)

  • MHCET (Maharashtra)

Graduate Entrance:

  • GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)


Depending on the type of institute/quota/degree, fees can range from INR 5 thousand to INR 3 lakhs per year, excluding lodging and boarding.

Skills Required   

  • Effective technical and problem-solving skills

  • Commercial awareness

  • Good attention to detail and Creativity

  • Interpersonal and communication skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Good organizational skills

Career Options   

The following are the opportunities available for automobile engineers in various fields:

  • Design Engineer:Design engineers are responsible for designing and producing visual interpretations of automobiles and their components using computer-aided design packages.

  • Production Engineer: Manufacturing Engineers are responsible for ensuring proper production of the automotive components or complete vehicles.

  • Maintenance Engineer: An Automobile Maintenance Engineer exercises general supervision over mechanics and other workers in the workshop, factory, or garage.

  • Performance Engineer: Performance engineer measure and testability of vehicles to perform in various conditions.

  • Emission Researcher:Emission Researcher tests the measurement of vehicle emissions, including hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), and evaporative emissions.

  • Safety Engineers: Safety Engineers performs an assessment of various crash scenarios and their impact on the vehicle occupants.

  • Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) Engineer:The NVH engineer works either to eliminate bad NVH or change the “bad NVH” into good i.e., exhaust tones.

  • Researcher: An Automobile engineer can also work as a researcher in any automobile company.

Undergraduate course (B.E/B.Tech/Diploma)   

  • Certificate course in Automobile Engineering

  • Diploma in Automotive/Automobile Engineering

  • Diploma in Advance Automobile Technology

  • B.E./B.Tech – in Automotive Engineering

Post-graduation Courses (M.E/M.Tech/M.S)   

  • Automotive/ Automobile Engineering

  • Automation and Control Power System

  • Automation and Computer Vision

  • Automotive Engineering and E- Manufacturing

  • Computer-Aided Designing(CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing(CAM)

Some colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


  • Ford India

  • Mahindra & Mahindra Group

  • Hyundai Motor India

  • Audi India

  • Hero MotoCorp Group

  • Haldex India

  • Telco

  • Toyota

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges/universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.