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Why Choose Automotive Design?

CalendarOctober 06, 2021
Why Choose Automotive Design?

With the combination of creativity and technology, a career in automotive design can be extremely fulfilling. To define it, Automotive Design is a field that involves designing and define parts or even the whole of the vehicle. However, this is not limited to only automobiles; they extend to designing any wheeled transportation. Let us look into the courses, skills required, and career options for taking up automotive design. 

Automotive design as a course

Automotive design engineering courses allows students to understand wheeled vehicles and their working principles. Most colleges build the course structure by focusing on three main areas, namely 

  • Product design
  • Product development
  • Product manufacturing

These course requires applicants to take mathematics, physics, and chemistry as their intermediate-level subjects in 11th and 12th grade. Automotive design is an extremely competitive field. When applying to become an automotive designer, you must have at least a bachelor's degree in industrial design. Taking up a bachelor's in automotive engineering will also provide a strong base for specialization in various subjects such as:

  • Automotive manufacturing
  • Aerodynamics
  • Ergonomics and more

Most courses focus on vehicle design, functions, and dynamics. Hence, it is important to analyze and choose a suitable university and the courses it offers. Some designers choose to study for a master's degree to get a higher salary. Due to fierce competition, a high degree of education is conducive to employment. 

Career prospects

Along with a university degree, it is also essential to gain vehicle-related work experience. A good way to learn more could be visiting an automobile factory workshop to see how the vehicle is assembled and operated. An internship will help expand knowledge and stimulate enthusiasm for vehicle manufacturing. A person can leave a mark during the internship in addition to learning through it.

For a fresher, an automobile designer plays the role of either an interior or exterior designer. The job roles of the designers is to first prepare the sketch and then work with CAD(Computer Aided Design). The most promising design is created as a clay model prototype and then rendered in 3D. With professional development, you can be promoted to manager, lead designer, prototype engineer, etc.

Skills required

In addition to having a degree, various other skill sets add up on a professional level. Some of them are listed below-

Strong artistic and creative mind, hunger for learning new things, knowledge of materials and products or objects are a must.

  • Love to work on 2D & 3D designs
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to lead a team.
  • Understand engineering aspects of design with an approach to problem solving
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Knowledge about latest trends & technology in the automobile design industry

To conclude, If you have a creative side that matches your mathematical abilities, the automotive design course is the one for you!