As I have completed my 10+2, I want to do automobile engineering. Tell me about the course details of subject, which it consists, and give me the list of colleges in Karnataka and Tamilnadu. Please also give me the details of total tuition fee with living expenses. After completing this course what job can I get, where can I get and the basic pay I can get. Is this course is valuable in future?
In Automobile engineering, you will study fundamentals of basic sciences like Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics; basics of engineering sciences like Engineering Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Materials Science and technology, Strength of Materials and Engineering drawing. You will study basics of Electrical and Electronics Engineering as well as advanced topics in engineering like manufacturing process, process automation and control, production planning and control. You will also have to study subjects in mechanical engineering like mechanical measurement, fluid dynamics, machine drawing, manufacturing technology, heat transfer, machine design, Turbo machines, internal combustion engines, etc. You will study automotive machines, Automobile manufacturing technology, etc. You will learn Computer technologies and CAD/CAM. Some colleges offering B.E/B. Tech in Automobile Engineering are: Karnataka - B.V. Bhoomraddi College Of Engineering & Technology, Vidyanagar, Hubli-580 031 Malnad College Of Engineering, P.B.No.21, Hassan-573 201 P.E.S. College Of Engineering Mandya –571401 B.L.D.E.A College Of Engineering Bijapur-586 103 Gurunanak Dev College Of Engineering Mailur Road, Bidar-585 403 Nehru Samaraka Vidya Kendra Trust, 7th Block, Jaya Nagar,Bangalore Tami Nadu - Anna University Chennai 600 025 Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering Post Bag No. 3, Pennalur, Sriperumbudur 602 105 Madras Institute Of Technology Chromepet, Chennai Chengai MGR Dist. 600 044 Hindustan College Of Engineering Old Mahabalipuram Road,Padur, Kelambakkam - 603 103. P.S.G. College Of Technology, Post Box No. 1611, Peelamedu, Coimbatore - 641 004 Sri Ram Engineering College Vepampattu, Thiruvallur District Course and living expenses per year, if you live in a hostel, would be about 75,000 – 90,000 a year. After the course, you will mainly be employed in automobile manufacturing plants such as Maruti Udyog Ltd., Telco, Fiat, etc. Here you can be involved in any of the following duties: Research, design, development and manufacture of vehicles Manufacture of forgings and castings Assembling Vendor development and materials management Marketing and sales You can also get a job with a company involved in the auto ancillary manufacturing industry. These companies manufacture parts of automobiles and supply to the automobile manufacturing companies. Maintenance and servicing of automobiles are also a big industry in the world today. There are large-scale and specialised garages which offer good opportunities as supervisors. You can also work as surveyors for insurance companies provided you have a licence from the central government. Starting salaries for automobile engineers are in the range of Rs 7,000-9,000 per month for degree holders and Rs 3,500-6,000 per month for diploma holders who are taken in as trainees. With around 5-7 years experience your pay packet salary will touch the Rs 16,000-30,000. The slow down in the automobile industry worldwide has had its effect in the Indian automobile industry as well. But the growth has remained steady and is set to continue. Many multinationals like Daewoo, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, and Fiat have entered the market and are offering state-of-the-art vehicles. Also the dismal number of models in India as compared to the west has been a boon for the customisation industry. So the prospects of a career in automobile engineering looks encouraging. Other new avenues that you can explore as an automobile engineer are vehicles running on alternative forms of fuel such as Propane, Methanol, Ethanol, Hydrogen and even electricity and solar power. Then there is the issue of passenger as well as pedestrian safety. These remain the challenges for the automobile engineers in the new century.