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Automobile Engineer




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Automobile Engineers combine their technical knowledge, mechanical skills, and creative expertise and curate designs for the appearance and components of the vehicles. They are not bound by cars alone, but any form of wheeled transport.

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Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • B.Tech in Mechanical/ Automobile Engineering

  • B.Tech + M.Tech (Dual Degree)in Mechanical/ Automobile Engineering

  • M.Tech 

What you need to get started

  • It's important to gain experience through a work placement, internship or a year in industry, which may be part of your degree.

  • Experience gained by getting involved in initiatives such as Formula Student or by volunteering.

Soft Skills

  • A passion for cars

  • Aptitude for mathematics

  • Fast learning curve

  • Good reflexes

  • Automotive engineers should have a keen interest in mechanics, cars, mathematics and electronics

  • One must be well organized and methodical in their working habits

  • Automotive engineers must be able to communicate ideas and give orders in a clear, concise fashion

  • Assessing project requirements

  • Agreeing and negotiating project budgets, timescales and specifications with clients and managers

  • Developing and implementing test procedures

  • Building prototypes of components to carry out tests on

  • Interpreting and analysing results and data

  • Sourcing vehicle components and selecting the best materials to use

  • Providing technical advice and answering queries from clients

  • Using specialist computer modelling software to produce designs

  • Making improvements to vehicles in response to customer feedback

  • Investigating and solving problems, eg mechanical failures

  • Working closely with suppliers

  • Writing reports and documentation

Technical Skills

  • Use of computer-aided design (CAD)  to develop ideas and produce designs

  • Building prototypes of components and test their performance, weaknesses and safety

  • Investigate mechanical failures or unexpected maintenance problems

  • Inspect and test-drive vehicles and check for faults.


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