Automobile Engineering is a branch of engineering concerned with the manufacturing, designing of mechanisms as well operations of automobiles. It is an introduction to vehicle engineering which deals with motorcycles, cars, buses, trucks etc. It includes elements of mechanical, electronic, software and safety.
Automobile engineering is research-intensive and involves application of mathematical models. Automotive engineers are involved in the design, manufacture, distribution and after-sales care of automobiles which includes cars, motorbikes and other vehicles. Safety engineering and quality management are other aspects of the same branch. It also includes manufacturing of vehicles.
The precise structure and content of an automotive engineering program will differ depending on the university you apply to. In some programs you will spend the first one or two years learning the foundations of mechanical engineering, whereas others will focus on automotive topics from the start. Modules you can expect to study include:
- Engineering mathematics
- Engineering materials
- Engineering mechanics
- Computing and programming for engineers
- Vehicle systems and design
- Dynamics and vibration
- Ground vehicle aerodynamics
- Electrical drive systems
Students of the program study the principles behind the working of automobiles. Some of the subjects in a Masters in Automobile Engineering include:
- Manufacturing Methods
- Engineering Thermodynamics
- Heat Transfer and Combustion
- Automotive Petrol Engines
- Engineering Analysis and Numerical Methods
- Automotive Design Engines
- Material Science and Technology
- Power Units and Transmission
- Automotive Chassis
- Vehicle Body Engineering
- Automotive Pollution and Control
Some of the specializations offered in a Masters in Automobile Engineering are as listed below:
- Automotive Mechatronics and Intelligent Vehicles
- Transportation and Automobile Design
- Automotive Engineering
- Advanced Automotive Electronic Engineering
Skills required for Automobile Engineering are as follows :
- An avid interest in motor vehicle engineering.
- Solid analytical skills and an creative approach to problem solving.
- A thorough understanding of technical concepts and federal safety standards and laws.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- The ability to prioritize and plan effectively.
The Masters of Automobile Engineering program requires you to have a previous understanding and knowledge of specific concepts. Listed below are some of the basic requirements:
Most of the universities in the USA, Canada require you to give the GRE. Few universities from Germany require GRE scores. However, GRE is not required for admission to Australian universities.
IELTS or TOEFL is compulsory for acquiring student visa and as a proof of English proficiency.
A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or any other related discipline is also required for MS in Automobile Engineering.
Automobile Engineering scholarships 2021 - 2022
- Orange Knowledge Programme Netherlands
- Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program AfDB 2021-22
- Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program USA
- New Zealand Aid Programme 2021-2022 Scholarships for international students
- Australia Awards Scholarships for International Students
- Global Korea Scholarship - Funded by Korean Government
- Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships
- ANU Chancellor’s International Scholarship
- British Chevening Scholarships 2021
- Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for Young Leaders Program
- Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships
- The Frank Wallace Scholarships at University of Bath for Chinese Sudents.
As an automotive engineering graduate you will be well placed for a role in design, manufacturing or testing in the automotive industry. Popular careers with an automotive engineering degree include:
- Automotive engineer
- Design engineer
- Product designer
- Nuclear engineer
- Mechanical engineer
- Research engineer