Automotive or Automobile Engineering is a branch of engineering discipline which studies the operating principles of the automobiles by incorporating various elements of engineering such as mechanical, electrical, electronic, software and safety engineering. The study of automotive engineering is to design, develop, fabricate, and testing vehicles or vehicle components from the concept stage to production stage. Production, development, and manufacturing are the three major functions in this field.

Automobile Engineers are mainly divided into three streams such as production or design engineering focuses on design components, testing of parts, coordinating tests, and system of a car; Development domain is concerned with performance, durability, and speed of the vehicle; and Manufacturing domain deals with the creation and assembling the whole parts of automobiles. The automotive engineering field is research-intensive and involves direct application of mathematical models and formulas.

Few courses under this field are: -


  • Diploma in Automotive Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Automotive Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Automotive Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Automotive Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Automotive Engineering

Basic Eligibility



To pursue an undergraduate course in automotive engineering, candidates should be 10+2 pass with 50% marks in physics, chemistry and mathematics from recognized Board examination.



To pursue a postgraduate course in automotive engineering, candidates should have Bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering / Bachelor in Technology in automotive from recognized University.



Eligibility Criteria for Diploma courses: -

To pursue Diploma course in automotive engineering, candidates should be 10+2 pass in science stream with 50% marks in Physics, Math’s and Chemistry subjects from recognized board examination.


Few specializations in this field are: -


  • Engine systems
  • Electronics and control systems
  • Fuel technology and emissions
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Alternative fuels
  • Computer-based systems and electronics
  • Emissions control
  • Vehicle and pedestrian safety or supply chain management

Job Prospects

Automobile manufacturing industries such as TELCO, L & T, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra & Mahindra, Heldex India, Bajaj Auto and Gabrial employ automotive engineering graduates as Supplier Warranty Recovery Specialist, Underbody Engineer, Senior Production Engineer, Quality Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer and Driver Instrumentation Engineer.

Automotive engineer jobs need constant up gradation of skills to keep pace with technological advancements. Many of Automotive engineering graduates also join defense services of the country. Some even setup own business venture or take up traditional teaching profession.

Pay package: -

For fresh graduates the average pay package offered ranges in between Rs. 15,000 to Rs20,000 per month. However, the remuneration varies depending on the size of the organizations, profile, qualification and experience, depending on these factors they can earn as much high as Rs. 1,00,000 per month.

Engineering Colleges for Automobile Engineering

A.D. Patel Institute of Technology

Anand, Gujarat, India

A.D. Patel Institute of Technology (ADIT), Anand a self-financed degree engineering college established by Charutar Vidya Mandal at Vallabh Vidyanagar. The college is affiliated to Gujarat Technical University and it’s an ISO...

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A.S.M.R Institute of technology & Management (ASMR), Mathura

MATHURA, Uttar Pradesh, India

A.S.M.R Institute of technology & Management (ASMR), Mathura was established in 2008. This college has visualized creating a benchmark of excellence in the field of education. College provides a comfortable surrounding and good...

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Aalim Muhammed Salegh Polytechnic College

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Aalim Muhammed Salegh Polytechnic College (AMSPC), Chennai was established in 1996 and managed by Aalim Muhammed Salegh Trust. The college is approved by AICTE, Govt. of India and affiliated to Directorate of Technical Education, Govt....

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Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology (AVIT), Chennai established in 1998, is another milestone in the success journey of Vinayaka Missions. AVIT became an ambit institution of Vinayaka Missions University (VMU) in 2004. The college...

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Abhinav Institute of Technology & Management

Thane West, Maharashtra, India

Abhinav Institute of Technology & Management (AITM), Thane(W) established in 1994 as a part of Abhinav Group of Institution, is a widely recognized educational institute in the state of Maharashtra. It is an ISO 9001:2008 approved...

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Acharya Institute of Technology

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Acharya Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangalore was established in 2000 as a part of Acharya Institutes. AIT is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi, is approved by All India Council for Technical...

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Acharya Institutes, Bangalore

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Acharya Institutes, Bangalore was established in 1990 under the aegis of JMJ Education Society. The unique strength of Acharya Institutes stems from the fact that we understand the nuances of providing successful curricular and...

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Aditya College of Engineering & Advanced Studies

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Aditya College of Engineering & Advanced Studies (ACEAS), Ahmedabad was established by a collective initiative and efforts of an eclectic group of technological, medical, pharmaceutical, and management professionals endowed with...

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Adventure Academy

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Adventure Academy, Chennai is a Chennai based company committed to children’s skill development programs. Their objective is to introduce well researched, need based, quality skill development programs for children in the age...

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Ahmedabad Institute of Technology

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Ahmedabad Institute of Technology (AIT), Ahmedabad was established in June 2004 under the ageis of The Ashok Education Land Mark Trust with the approval of All India Council for Technical Education to fulfill technical educational needs...

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