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All about B.Tech/BE Automobile Engineering Course


All about B.Tech/BE Automobile Engineering Course

Last updated: 14 Oct 2020

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Introduction to Automobile Engineering

Automobile Engineering is the branch of engineering which deals with designing, manufacturing and operating automobiles. It is a segment of vehicle engineering which deals with motorcycles, buses, trucks. It also includes mechanical, electrical, electronic software and safety elements of the vehicle design and automobile engineering.

Few lines about B.Tech/BE Automobile Engineering

B.Tech/BE Automobile Engineering is an undergraduate course that is divided into 8-semesters. The course deals with the study of various engines and their construction, electrical systems, alternative fuels, safety, economics and quality of an automobile. The course gives a detailed understanding and working of the vehicles.

The course trains the students on various aspects of automobiles like engines, design, electronics, comforts, etc. The course trains the students on special skills so that they can understand the work ethics required in the industry. 

Eligibility for B.Tech/BE

The students who have passed PUC or 10+2 with science background can join to B.Tech/BE Automobile Engineering course. The students interested in joining B.Tech/BE courses are required to qualify competitive exams like CET/COMED-K/JEE with high marks in order to get merit seats in various colleges.

Admission Procedures

The students with relevant qualifications can join B.Tech/BE courses by two modes. The first one is Merit based admission and the second one is Direct admission.

Let’s discuss in detail

Merit Admission

The students who are interested to join B.Tech/BE Automobile Engineering degree should mandatorily appear for CET/COMED-K/JEE or institutional-based entrance exams and undergo counselling to choose their desired colleges for merit seats. The engineering college allots the merit seats to the students according to their rankings and marks obtained by them in their entrance exams and  marks scored in PUC or 10+2. 

There are two types of counselling for the B.Tech/BE students

1. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) Counselling

The students who are interested to join the government engineering colleges and other engineering colleges affiliated to the government should undergo the counselling procedures of Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). 

The students who intend to join for the merit seats under government quota are required to complete the counselling procedures and join for the B.Tech/BE programmes in their chosen colleges. The Engineering colleges under the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) are affiliated to the Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU).

2. COMED-K Counselling

The students who are interested to join the private autonomous engineering colleges and deemed universities that are affiliated to All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) are required to apply for the COMED-K counselling procedures. The students should qualify the COMED-K counselling procedures to get admission to their desired private autonomous engineering colleges or deemed universities for Engineering programmes. 

Direct Admission  

The students have another option of getting admission to B.Tech/BE Automobile Engineering course by direct admission process. Under this mode of admission, the students are given direct admission to their desired colleges under management quota. The direct admission students enjoy many special privileges like that they are not required to apply for any entrance exam for getting admissions. They have an option to choose their desired colleges and universities and book their seats in advance even before the starting of the academic year. The students who are interested in direct admissions are required to contact Galaxy Educational Services for more details.

Course Curriculum

The students of B.Tech/BE Automobile Engineering will be studying the following subjects during their course duration

Sl No

Subjects of Study

1.

Mathematics

2.

Physics

3.

Chemistry

4.

Basic Engineering

5.

Material Science

6.

Engineering Mechanics

7.

Thermodynamics

8.

Electronics & Instrumentation

9.

Manufacturing Technology

10.

Fluid Mechanics

11.

Mechanics of Solids

12.

Applied Thermal Engineering

13.

CAD/CAM

14.

Fundamentals of Vibration & Noise

15.

Materials Technology

16.

Automotive Chassis

17.

Fluid Power Control

18.

Automotive Engine Systems

19.

Automotive Transmission

20.

Vehicle Testing Lab

21.

Engine & Fuel Testing Lab

22.

Economics and principles of Management

23.

Alternative Fuels and Energy Systems

24.

Vehicle Body Engineering & Safety

25.

Automotive Aerodynamics

26.

Vehicle Dynamics

27.

Computer Simulation and IC Engine Processes

28.

Two and three Wheeled Vehicles

29.

Off Road Vehicles

30.

Tractors and Farm Equipments

31.

Modern Vehicle Technology

32.

Vehicle Performance Characteristics

33.

Modern Manufacturing Techniques

34.

Precision Engineering

35.

Production Management

36.

Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems

37.

Process Planning and Cost Estimation

38.

Tool Engineering and Design

39.

Flexible Manufacturing Systems

40.

Non-Traditional Machinery Techniques

41.

Foundry Engineering

42.

Combustion Engineering

43.

Gas Turbine Technology

44.

Fuel Cell Technology

45.

Refrigeration and Air Condition Systems

46.

Alternative Sources of Energy

46.

Automotive Air Conditioning

47.

Automotive Pollution and Control 

48.

Microprocessor Application in Automobiles

49.

Automotive Electronics

50.

Instrumentation and Control

51.

PLC and Data Acquisition Systems

52.

Microprocessor Based System Design

53.

Industrial Engineering

54.

Material Management

55.

Human Relations Management

56.

Entrepreneurship Development

57.

Facilities Planning

58.

Industrial Safety and Environment

59.

Supply Chain Management

60.

TQM and Reliability Engineering

61.

Marketing and Sales Management

62.

Vehicle Transport Management

Career & Scope

Automobile Engineering is one of the most demanding career choices among the students in the last decade who are willing to follow their passion for vehicle assembling and design. The students are hired in many automobile companies and allied industries.

Salary & Emoluments

The fresh B.Tech/BE Automobile Engineering students will be earning around 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 6 lakhs to 8 lakhs per annum.

Top Organisations hiring B.Tech/BE Automobile Engineering

Some of the top organisations hiring B.Tech/BE Automobile Engineering are:

  • Hyundai
  • Maruti Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Tata motors
  • Bajaj Motors
  • TVS
  • Mahindra & Mahindra

Job Roles available for B.Tech/BE Automobile Engineering Students

Some of the important job roles available are:

Vehicle Inspector: The vehicle inspector is responsible for ensuring vehicles meet safety standards—reporting violations and recommending repairs. They check cars for damages and drive them to determine any malfunctions. The inspector also connects the vehicles to mechanical and electrical testing devices to examine the components for damage or incorrect settings. They review the cars’ emission levels and any customizations added to the vehicles and confirm the cars meet all required regulations. If any repairs are necessary, the inspector will review the cars after repairs are completed to ensure they meet quality standards.

Auto Mechanic: The Auto mechanics are responsible for carrying out routine maintenance, diagnostic testing and mechanical repairs. They primarily work on motorized components including engines, drive belts, power-steering, brakes and transmissions. Newer vehicles can be plugged into a computerized diagnostic testing machine, which tells the mechanic what repairs are required. The mechanic may need to recalibrate a motor, rewire parts or replace the entire component. Auto mechanics are familiar with vehicle regulations and technological systems and ensure the vehicle is safe to operate when returned to the owner.

Auto Engineer: The Auto engineers research, develop and design the technical systems in vehicles. They work with the development and design team to utilize sophisticated technology in a safe and user-friendly way in the vehicle’s navigation, warning, control and fuel systems. The auto engineer can continue improving upon previous technologies used in their vehicle or develop new systems based on the current market trends. Throughout the design process, they troubleshoot any problems that arise and guarantee that they are fixed before production begins. They also partner with the process engineer to plan and develop the manufacturing process for their technological components.

Auto Designer: The Auto designers are responsible for developing the appearance of the interior and exterior of the car. They combine art, engineering and business to make the car visually pleasing, aerodynamic, functional and cost-effective. They use creativity to seamlessly incorporate all required mechanical, electrical, technical and comfort features into the vehicle. The designer partners with the auto engineer to create and implement the technological systems in an efficient way. They also work with the process engineer to implement an efficient manufacturing process for the aesthetic components.

Final Lines

The B.Tech/BE Automobile Engineers are in great demand in recent years. The increased number of vehicle buyers and vehicle manufacturers has created ample job opportunities for the skilled professionals. The B.Tech/BE Automobile Engineers are largely hired in the automobile industry and are highly paid professionals. They have excellent scope for career growth in the field. The students with a passion towards automobiles can join this course.

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