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All about B.Tech/BE Automotive Engineering Course


All about B.Tech/BE Automotive Engineering Course

Last updated: 15 Oct 2020

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What is Automotive Engineering?

Automotive Engineering is one of the most sophisticated courses in engineering which involves design, manufacturing, modification and maintenance of an automobile such as buses, cars, trucks and other transportation vehicles.

The automotive industry is a gigantic sector and nowadays it is one of the indispensable parts of the industry as it plays an important role in the commutation. With advent of technology, almost every day a new automotive product is introduced in the markets and therefore, those who study automotive engineering have to keep themselves updated with the current norms of the industry.

Few lines about B.Tech/BE Automotive Engineering

The B.Tech/BE Automotive Engineering is an undergraduate course that is divided into 8-semesters. The course focuses on topics such as design, manufacturing and working of vehicles such as cars, buses, motorcycles. The course focuses on tools, engines, machinery, electrical and electronics systems used in vehicles as well as in manufacturing them.

The course also imparts knowledge of cost estimation, plant processes and management, CAD, Safety aspects research and development are also covered in the course.

Eligibility for B.Tech/BE Automotive Engineering

The students who have passed PUC or 10+2 with a science background can join the B.Tech/BE Automotive 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 Automotive 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 Automotive Engineering programme 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 Automotive 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 for B.Tech/BE Automotive Engineering

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

Sl No

Subjects of Study

1.

Engineering Mathematics

2.

Engineering Physics

3.

Engineering Graphics

4.

Environmental Science

5.

Elements of Electrical Engineering

6.

Elements of Mechanical Engineering

7.

Mechanics of Solids

8.

Basics of Computer Programming

9.

Machine Design & Industrial Drafting

10.

Electrical Machines & Electronics

11.

Manufacturing Process

12.

Fluid Mechanics

13.

Thermodynamics

14.

Dynamics of Machines

15.

Mechanics of Deformable Bodies

16.

Automobile Engines

17.

Automobile Systems

18.

Control Engineering

19.

Power Electronics

20.

Automobile Maintenance

21.

Management

22.

Component Design

23.

Heat Transfer in Automobiles

24.

Automobile Chassis and Body Engineering

25.

Quality Checking and Management

26.

Vehicle Dynamics

27.

Mechanical Measurements

28.

Automobile System Design

29.

Automobile Air Conditioning System

30.

Automobile Electrical and Electronics System

31.

CAD/CAM

32.

Hydraulics & Pneumatics

33.

Military/Special/Purpose Vehicles

34.

Two-Wheeler/Three-Wheeler Design and technology

35.

Alternative Fuels & Engines

36.

Aerodynamics

37.

Cost Estimation

38.

Plant Assembly Processes

Career & Scope

Automobile manufacturing firms as well as firms supplying parts and tools to the automobile industry are the prime recruiters. The B.Tech/BE Automotive Engineering students are in great demand.

Salary & Emoluments

The fresh B.Tech/BE Automotive 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 Automotive Engineering

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

  • Tata Motors
  • Hyundai
  • Kia
  • Renault
  • TVS
  • Bajaj

Placement Opportunities

Some of the important job roles available are:

Car Detailer: The Car detailers clean the interior and exterior of vehicles by washing, vacuuming, waxing and polishing the car. If needed or requested by the vehicle’s owner, they may also steam and deodorize the carpets, buff the painted surfaces, apply protective finishes to the exterior and shine the wheel rims. Car detailers interact with the customers to determine what services they need and drive vehicles around their shop to complete the work.

Tire Technician: The Tire technicians service, repair and replace car tires to create a fuel-efficient and smooth ride for the driver. They are knowledgeable about various tire types—including snow tires—and recommended treads for various road or off-road environments. Tire technicians can be employed by a tire specialty repair shop or as part of a bigger automotive technician team at a large auto body shop.

Auto Body Repair Technician: The Auto body repair technicians are responsible for safely and efficiently fixing car frames, suspensions, dents, windows and the wheel alignment after a vehicle has been damaged. They primarily focus on the exterior, non-mechanical components of the vehicle and make them look new again. Auto body repair technicians often directly interact with customers in their repair shop and must have strong customer service and business skills to give the customer an upfront estimate of the cost and time required to repair their vehicle.

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.

Conclusion

The B.Tech/BE automotive engineering students can expect excellent career opportunities in the field of automobile sector. The increased number of customer’s vehicles has created ample job roles for skilled professionals. The B.Tech/BE Automotive Engineering students are decently paid and can expect excellent career growth in the field. The students with a passion towards vehicles can join this course.

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