How to become an automotive engineer?

Asked by: Guest - 20 May 16
I have done my graduation in mechanical engineering and want to pursue automotive engineering as a career. What are the job prospects and essential requirements to get posted as an automotive engineer?

Our expert said - 20 May 16
Automotive engineering is considered a specialization of mechanical engineering. A mechanical engineer can easily get their entry to the field of automotive engineering, if they have passion working with the vehicular technology. Candidate is expected to have strong knowledge in advanced calculus, physics and chemistry. Those who are interested in higher education can go ahead with Masters and Ph D degree in Automotive Mechanical Function, Automotive System Studies etc.

The skills expected from an automotive engineer along with their job responsibilities are:

- Predicting vehicle and component behaviour using computerised technology
- Preparing plans and designs to develop vehicles and their subsystems
- Developing testing procedures and investigating products
- Modify existing vehicles, troubleshoot and resolve engineering problems in them
- Research and analyse the technical data and environmental safety.

Job prospects for an automotive engineer can be

- Senior level management positions
- Open their own consulting engineering firm
- Sales position in automobile companies.

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