If you have passion for cars and checking out the latest in auto industry is what you enjoy then I have this informative article for you. If I say your passion can become your profession will you believe me, yes its true Automobile Engineering has emerged as a successful career option in past few years. So fuel your dream of becoming an automobile engineer and begin your journey.

Automobile Engineering as career option has a wide scope. Read this article to know all about scope of automobile engineering, job opportunities, courses available, top automobile engineering colleges and also the key recruiters.

What is automobile engineering? What are the job opportunities in this field?


Automobile engineering is one of the options available for graduate level study in engineering. Deemed Universities conduct entrance test for admission. The discipline involves understanding the mechanics of vehicle chassis, internal combustion engine, electrical systems, design and maintenance of automobiles.

Aspirants should have passed Plus Two examination with at least 50 per cent marks in mathematics and 50 per cent marks in mathematics, physics and chemistry/ computer science/ biotechnology/ biology put together. Those who are appearing for the qualifying examination can also apply.

To become an automobile engineer, one should opt for BE/ B.Tech. Course in automobile engineering or mechanical engineering, and further specialize in transportation and automobile design at the postgraduate or postgraduate diploma level.

The selection is based on the rank obtained in the State-level engineering entrance examination and marks obtained in the qualifying examination.

Job opportunity

As automobile market is flooded with several manufacturers, the need for automobile engineers is also increasing. Automobile industry giants provide many job opportunities. Some of them are listed below

  • Automobile Engineering Technicians
  • Safety Engineering
  • Emissions Research
  • NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) Engineers
  • Performance Engineers
  • Vehicle Dynamics Controllers
  • Operations Research
  • Designing

Key recruiters of automobile engineering in India

Maruti, Suzuki, Ashok Leyland, TATA, Apollo Tyres, Bajaj, Hero Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, Honda

Caterpillar, Escorts, Yamaha, Mahindra & Mahindra, Mercedes, general motors and many more

Courses Available in automobile engineering

– B.E in Automobile Engineering
– B.Tech in Automobile Engineering
– M.Tech in Automobile Engineering
– Post Graduate Diploma in Automobile Maintenance
– Diploma in Automobile Engineering
– Certificate Programme in Automobile Technology

Top Automobile Engineering Colleges in India

SNo. College Name City
1 Sathyabama University Chennai
2 Manipal Institute of Technology Manipal
3 Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology Chennai
4 IIT Delhi
5 IIT Roorkee
6 Madras Institute of Technology Chennai
7 Kohinoor Technical Institute Pune
8 Pimpri Chichwad Polytechnic Pune
9 Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering & Technology Coimbatore
10 P.S.G. College of Technology Coimbatore

This article has compiled information from various sources to enrich your knowledge regarding job prospects and scope of automobile engineering as career option with a hope to help our subscribers in choosing their desired field of automobile as a profession.