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Studying Automobile Engineering

If you’ve always been fascinated by cars and wanted to be able to design and build them, then automobile engineering might be just the course for you. This discipline of engineering is concerned with designing, manufacturing and operating automobiles—cars, bikes, buses, trucks and the likes.It is a multi-disciplinary field, incorporating elements of electrical, mechanical and software engineering.

The future for automobile engineering looks bright; with companies working hard to design low-emission vehicles, electric cars and self-driving vehicles. Also, demand for vehicles in developing countries is soaring, with the increase in purchasing power of the people living in those parts of the world.

The UK is at the forefront of mechanical engineering teaching, learning and research. There are nearly 45 universities offering study programmes in mechanical engineering.

Some of the universities where you could study automobile engineering are:

  • Coventry University
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Bedfordshire

Salary and Career Prospects

There is a severe shortage of suitably qualified automobile engineers in the UK. Upon graduation, you could work in design, production or research and development functions. Some of the roles you could take up are: Design Engineer, Principal Test Engineer, Simulation and Modeling Engineer and Systems Engineer.

Salaries for freshly qualified graduates could be anywhere in the range of £20,000 to £28,000 (18 to 25 lakhs INR). With experience and attainment of charted engineer status, you could earn over £60,000 (54 lakhs INR).

Why Study in UK?

The UK is a world-renowned seat of learning, teaching and research with 3 universities in top 10 and 7 in top 50 in THE World Rankings 2018. UK government is investing heavily in major engineering projects like HS2, Cross rail (rail projects) and Hinkley Point (nuclear power plants).

The UK is home to some of world’s most prestigious engineering companies like Tesla, Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Siemens and Dyson.

It is possible for students to remain in the UK after finishing their studies, provided they meet all prevailing visa requirements.

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