Automobile designing has emerged a frontrunner in the designing sector with solar, electric and hybrid cars set to overtake the petrol and diesel vehicles in the near future. It would definitely give an impetus to the scope of automobile designing and engineering as well. Many countries, including India, are gearing up to switch from petrol/diesel vehicles to the latest technology by 2030. Various Indian and foreign universities offer 4 years long B Des programs in automobile designing. BTech automobile engineering is a much sought after course. Lots of job opportunities in automobile designing await aspirants both in India and overseas, especially in countries like Germany, France and Canada. An automobile designer is paid up to a whopping Rs 4 lakh per month as salary.
There are countless institutes which offer courses in automobile designing in India. Besides, there are BE /BTech/ ME/ MTech/ MS/ CAD/ CAM programs as well. Engineering graduates can opt for a variety of masters and diploma programs.
Automobile designing courses are offered by the Institute of Industrial Designing at its campuses in Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, New Delhi and Hyderabad. For more information visit: www.iidsign.co.in.
Four year long B Des programs and M Des courses too are offered at the Ahmadabad and the Bengaluru campuses of the National Institute of Design. The candidates have to seek admission at these institutions by clearing an entrance test. Besides, candidates can get admitted to the B Des and M Des programs at the selected IIT campuses in the country. The admission to these courses in the IITs is carried out through the UCEED entrance exam.
Many foreign universities offer courses in designing for those who have completed graduation. Higher studies in drafting and designing engineering, electrical engineering and electronics, environmental engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering, aerospace and mechanics could be pursued at various well-known universities around the world. Besides, interested candidates can specialize in transport designing as well.
The Cochin University of Science and Technology (www.cusat.ac.in) is a pioneer institute in aircraft designing and shipbuilding and naval architecture. Hundreds of aspirants opt for the designing courses at IIT Mumbai, Guwahati, Delhi and Kanpur as well. The automobile and transport designing courses at the institutes in Mumbai and Ahmadabad are quite popular. The DSK and the MIT schools of design in Pune to offer many courses in designing. Websites: ww.idc.iitb.ac.in, ww.nid.edu, www.dsksic.com, www.mitpune.com.
The DYP –DC Center for Automotive Research and Studies has three-year diploma courses and two-year masters program in automobile styling. Website: www.dypdc.com. Those who complete these courses can be placed in posts related to product development and manufacturing engineering.
Designing courses in foreign universities
The Beijing University in China, The HAN University of Applied Sciences in Netherlands, the Kanaus University of Technology in Lithuania, EBS Business School in Germany, Aalto University in Finland, SI University in Hungary, Brunei International University in England, Middlesex University, University of Central Lancashire and The University of British Colombia in Canada offer many graduate and postgraduate programs in automobile designing.
Academy of Art University
Art Center College of Design
Carleton University – School of Industrial Design
Carnegie Mellon University – College of Fine Arts
CCA – California College of Arts
CCS – College for Creative Studies
Cleveland Institute of Arts (CIA)
Cranbrook Academy of Art