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What kind of aptitude is required if someone were to choose Automobile Engineer as major?

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RE: What kind of aptitude is required if someone were to choose Automobile Engineer as major?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Automobile engineers design, test , develop and manufacture automotive products such as heavy and light vehicles. Automobile engineers need knowledge of many different aspects of engineering including mechanical engineering , combustion, aerodynamics, electrical and electronics systems and fuel technology.

To excel in this profession, one should have the ability to think in an orderly and logical way, as well as having imagination and a curious mind. Automobile engineers often are required to work to deadlines, so he must be able to work under pressure.

He needs to have good analytical and problem solving skills. He must be able to prioritize and plan effectively. Excellent communication skills are needed to work in a team. Advanced computer skills are needed in this career for example to use computer aided design technology or to work on sophisticated computer equipment in modern vehicles.

Automobile engineering is mainly divided into three main streams i.e. product engineering, development engineering and manufacturing engineering. Product engineers design components/systems and tests a part seeing that it meets all its requirements, performs as required, material meets desired suitability and so on.

The development engineer , engineers the attributes of the automobile. The manufacturing engineer determines how to make it. The automobile industry in India is growing at a rapid rate hence the job prospects for skilled and trained manpower with good technical knowledge of automobile manufacturing are bright.

RE: What kind of aptitude is required if someone were to choose Automobile Engineer as major?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
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Greeting's for the day!!!

The Indian Automobile Industry is going through a phase of rapid change and high growth. With new projects up on regular basis, the industry is undergoing technological change. The major players are expanding their plants and focusing on mass customization, mass production, etc.

Investment in Auto Sector:

Nearly every automobile company is investing at higher rate than ever before to achieve high grwoth trajectory. The overall investment in the sector has been increasing quite rapidly. It is expected that by the end of 2015 the Indian Automobile Sector will be investing a huge amount as Rs. 35,000 crores.

Growth in the Sector:

At present the industry is enjoying a growth rate of 14-17% per annum, with domestic sales growth at 12.8%. the growth rate is predicted to double by 2015.

As it is seen, the total sales of passenger vehicle cars, utility vehicles, multi utility vehicles in the yearhas increased in such a way that they have overtake Germany and Japan in Sales Volumes.

Financing schemes have become an important factor in the growth of automobile sales. Mor and more financial schemes are coming up with easy installment plans to lure the customers.

Apart from domestic production, the industry is consistently focusing on the automobile exports. The autom component segment is contributing a lot in the export arena. The liberalized policies of the government are now making the companies go for more and more exports.

Employment in the Sector:

Investment is leading to the employment growth in the sector. With the emergence of new projects and introduction of technological advancements, the focus is more on the skilled and experienced human resource. The companies are looking for skilled and hardworking people whocan give their best to the organization.

The Engineers in the Automotive or electrical or Mechanical field are in demand. Some of the firms are going for automation, i.e. planning for CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems, arelaso recruiting people with IT specializations.

Personal Qualities and Skills or Required Aptitute:

1. Automobile Engineers need knowledge of many different aspects of engineering, including mechanical engineering, combustion, aerodynamics, electrical and electronic systems and fuel technology.

2. You will need ability to think in an orderly and logical way, as well as having imagination and curious mind. Automobile Engineers often work to deadlines, so you must be able to work under pressure.

3. You need to have good analytical and problem solving skills. You must be able to prioritise and plan effectively. You also need to keep up to date with new development and regulations.

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