Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Automobile Engineering) - Course Overview

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B.E.  Automobile Engineering is a 4 years’ graduate degree program, the minimum eligibility is 10+2 class with Physics, Chemist, y and Math from a recognized school board or its equivalent exam.

Some of the top colleges and institutes which provide admission to B.E.  Automobile Engineering are as follows:


  1. PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
  2. Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai
  3. N.C. College of Engineering, Panipat
  4. IIT Hyderabad – Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  5. BITS Pilani


The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 10,000 to 4 lacs, for a span of 4 years. ?


For admission in B.E. Automobile Engineering is depend upon the premise of candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, and ensuing round of counselling.


B.E.  Automobile Engineering course is the investigation and study of manufacturing, designing and operating automobiles such as trucks, buses, cars etc. and their particular engineering subsystems. B.E. Automobile Engineering course additionally offers specialization in alternative fuels, aerodynamics, chassis, emissions, electronics, ergonomics, materials, manufacturing, motorsport, rapid prototyping, vehicle, power train and pedestrian safety or supply chain management.


Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Sales Officer, Professor, Associate Professor, Sr. Officer/Executive, Automobile Engineer, Embedded Automotive, Software Engineer, Product Development Engineer, Design Engineer etc. A fresh graduate in this field can earn an average salary between INR 2 to 6 lacs in a year. Salary can be increased as per the performance and expertise of the candidates.

Given below are some of the main highlights of the course.

Course LevelGraduate
Duration of the Course4 years
Examination TypeSemester and Annual
Eligibility10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Admission ProcessEntrance exam and Merit Based
Average Course FeeINR 10,000 to 4 lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 2 to 12 lacs
Top Recruiting CompaniesTATA Motors, Honda, Ford, Mahindra, Ashok Leyland, Renault Nissan, General Motors, Hyundai, Bajaj, Maruti Suzuki etc.
Top Job AreasAutomobile Manufacturing Industry, Maintenance and Service Stations, Private Transport Companies, Defence Services & Defence Establishments, Engineering Universities and Colleges, Automobile Garage & Maintenance Workshops, Design Engineering (Automobile), Engineering (Production Unit) etc.
Top Job PositionsSales Officer, Professor, Associate Professor, Sr. Officer/Executive, Automobile Engineer, Paint shop Automobile, Embedded Automotive, Software Engineer, Product Development Engineer, Design Engineer etc.

Automobile Engineering is a discipline of engineering which contracts with manufacturing, designing and operating automobiles. It is a branch of vehicle engineering which manages with buses, motorcycles, trucks, etc. It incorporates electrical, mechanical, software electronic, and safety elements.


Subjects basically studies in this program are Environmental Science and Engineering, Production Technology, Applied Thermodynamics, Mechanics of Machines, Fluid Mechanics and Machinery, Fuels and Lubricants, Automotive Engine Components, Automotive Diesel engines, Automotive Electrical systems, Automotive Materials and Metallurgy, Automotive Transmission, Automotive pollution and control, Quality Control, Manufacturing Processes and Reliability Engineering etc.


Those students who have a natural interest for cars, mathematics, mechanics, and electronics as their work are extremely technical therefore they must be organized and systematic in their working propensities are the most appreciated for it. Those candidates who have expertise in resolving problems and can come up with creative and innovative solutions to potential issues and design work likewise are beneficial for it.

Given below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course

Manipal Institute of TechnologyManipalINR 3,00,000
SRM Engineering CollegeKanchipuramINR 3,53,000
Amity UniversityNoidaINR 4,36,000
Rajasthan Technical UniversityKotaINR 36,300
Lovely Professional UniversityJalandharINR 59,000
Arya College of Engineering and ITJaipurINR 80,900
Hindustan College of Science and TechnologyMathuraINR 99,300
Rajarambapu Institute of TechnologySangliINR 1,01,000
Galgotias UniversityNoidaINR 1,59,000
Kalinga Institute of Industrial TechnologyBhubaneswarINR 3,23,000
DIT UniversityDehradunINR 2,03,000
Government College of Engineering & ResearchPuneINR 24,600

B.E. Automobile Engineering: Eligibility

To pursue B.E. Automobile Engineering course, students must be 10+2 pass with 50% marks in physics, chemistry and mathematics from recognized Board examination. For some top prestigious institutes like NITs, IITs or BITS the minimum percentage criteria required is 60%.

Diploma holders in the mechanical or related stream are additionally eligible to take admission, in the second year of the program. Candidates should have done their diploma after 10th. In most of the cases applicants having bachelor degree in science are also eligible.

Admission in some of the engineering colleges, institutes depends on the basis of several entrance exams conducted at state and national level.


Some private institutes like BITS Pilani, SRM University, VIT University etc conduct their own entrance exam.


Following are a few entrance tests that are conducted by some of the B.E. Automobile Engineering colleges in India:


  1. All India Engineering Entrance Exams
  2. Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT)
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examinations (IIT JEE)
  4. University of Delhi Combined Entrance Examination (CEE)

A year- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

Semester ISemester II
Technical English - ITechnical English – II
Mathematics - IMathematics – II
Engineering Physics - IEngineering Physics – II
Engineering Chemistry - IEngineering Chemistry – II
Engineering GraphicsBasic Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Fundamentals of Computing and ProgrammingEngineering Mechanics
Semester IIISemester IV
Transforms And Partial Differential EquationsStatistics And Numerical Methods
Engineering ThermodynamicsApplied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Fluid Mechanics and MachineryEngineering Materials and Metallurgy
Automotive EnginesStrength of Materials
Mechanics of MachinesElectronics and Microprocessors
Production TechnologyAutomotive Chassis
Semester VSemester VI
Environmental Science and EngineeringPrinciples of Management
Design of Machine ElementsAutomotive Engine Components Design
Automotive TransmissionAutomotive Chassis Components Design
Automotive Electrical and ElectronicsTwo and Three Wheelers
Vehicle Design and Data CharacteristicsFinite Element Analysis
Automotive Fuels and LubricantsComposite Materials
Semester VIISemester VIII
Engine and Vehicle Management SystemVehicle Body Engineering
Vehicle DynamicsMarketing Management
Vehicle MaintenanceAutomotive Safety
Automotive Pollution and Control-
Automotive Aero-dynamics-

This field offers extensive variety of opportunities for the candidates and it includes production plants, automobile manufacturing industries, service stations, private transport companies, state road transport corporations, motor vehicle departments, insurance companies etc.


With the computer skills and knowledge in CAM (Automation), CAD (Computer Aided design), ERP, Automobile engineers may find job opportunities in computer aided industries as Designers.


Automobile maintenance Engineers are offered the post of general supervision of mechanics in a workshop, factory and garage. B. Tech candidates in automobile engineering with an MBA degree could come to the bleeding edge in marketing management careers.


There are a lot of open doors for the qualified individuals and they can choose a career in automobile industry, which prompts splendid future. Presently, with so many foreign automobile companies such as Audi, Volkswagen, Renault etc focusing on India as a base for manufacturing cars, the extension for a career in automobile industry is rising quickly.

Sales OfficerSales Officer is in charge for showing and selling automobiles to peoples who are coming to the showrooms. They should let them know the specification and specialization of the car.INR 2 to 3 Lacs
ProfessorProfessor instructs courses in their branch of knowledge. They often enjoy reading and research, and is able to explain tough concepts to students.INR 7 to 8 Lacs
Automobile EngineerAutomobile engineer are responsible for vehicle development, design, testing and manufacturing.INR 5 to 6 Lacs
Design EngineerDesign engineer are responsible to study, research, and develop ideas for new design of a product and a system used to create them.INR 6 to 7 Lacs
Product Development EngineerProduct Development Engineer are in charge for designing and developing a device, assembling systems that are produced as an item for sale by most of production manufacturing process.INR 4 to 5 Lacs
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