automobile engineer is possibly one of the coolest things on this planet! If
you love automobiles and have a calling that tells you that it is what you have
to choose as a path for your future, then don't think twice before plunging in!
sketching, designing, computer aided drafting and using CAD for creating maps;
there is ample of cool stuff for you to try your hands on. You might wonder as to who an
automobile engineer is? The answer is simple. Someone who is involved in
the process of designing the appearance and the functionality of automobiles
such as cars, vans, trucks, motorcycles and other automobiles. It is not just a
pleasure to make your passion your work, but also a source of satisfaction that
evolves from the fact that you are actually creating stuff! Being able to
contribute towards the technological advancements of your country is nothing
less than a matter of great pride. The 'Make
in India' campaign started under the government calls out for such young
and daring engineers who wish to take up challenges in their future.
Your love for
automobiles can take the shape of an ultra-stylish model of a car or a
customised motorbike! It is absolutely enthralling to give shape and space to
your ideas. Bringing your ideas to life gives a sense of accomplishment,
something which is incomparable to transient pleasures.
automobile starts with a simple idea which takes birth in the mind of an
engineer. Later this idea evolves with the hard work of the engineer as it
starts to take shape and identity. Automobile engineers work in teams and put
up an excellent show of collaboration and team-spirit. Being an automobile
engineer, your job would be spontaneous, incorporating all the changes in
designs that might come up during modelling.
designing work starts from generating 3-D images of the model with the help of
CAD (Computer Aided Drafting- the most widely used tool for technical designing
these days). All the basic and minute details of the automobile are included in
the designs, from the tips of the exhaust to the curves of the model. The
colour, pattern, inside and outside details of the vehicle are finalised with
the modelling and are skilfully represented in the drawings.
For pursuing a
career in automobile engineering or anything related to automobiles, you need
to have a sense of appreciation for any machine that can run on an engine and
carry people! It is most important to have a love for automobiles and curiosity
for understanding how they are made and how they work. Creativity is the key!
Along with these skills, drawing, designing and sculpting are some excellent
skills to brush up for pursuing a career in automobile designing.
Usually, a bachelor's
degree is a minimum requirement for giving a start to your career. You can also
go on to opt for a master's degree. Before even starting your graduation
course, while you are still in school, you can take up courses in CAD, Maths
and Model making which are necessary skills for earning an automobile degree.