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Automotive Engineering | Careers and Where to Begin

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Automotive engineering is about the design, manufacturing, and operation of cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other automobiles. Within automotive engineering there are a variety of sub disciplines including safety, performance, vehicle dynamics, fuel economy, cost, manufacturing, and more. For those who want to go into automotive engineering, note that most colleges don't offer it as a major in terms of undergrad. The most common major for people to begin with is actually mechanical engineering. Then after you get your bachelor's you either go into the workforce in the automotive industry, or pursue further education specifically in automotive engineering. While in school you will want to get as much exposure to the field by joining clubs like the society of automotive engineers so you can participate in various competitions. This will give you something to put on your resume and get you that hands on experience that is so valuable for your career. One big area of research at the moment is self driving cars. This is where you'll see much more than just mechanical engineering working on these vehicles. People from all disciplines including electrical engineers, computer engineers, materials engineers, computer scientists, and more are needed for these projects. However, there are more areas of research that are briefly mentioned in the video beyond self driving cars. *************************************************** Forbes Article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017/06/27/what-will-mechanical-engineers-do-after-most-cars-go-electric/#459db26e6387 *************************************************** ► For more information on math, science, and engineering majors, check us out at https://majorprep.com *************************************************** ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/majorprep ► PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/majorprep ► Facebook: https://facebook.com/majorprep
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vikash sharma (1 day ago)
I'm machnical engineering student how could I do automobile engineering
Prasanna CEO (3 days ago)
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Gaurav Jadhav (7 days ago)
What is the average income of a automobile engineer
Haris Aziz (10 days ago)
I’m 13 and I’ve wanted to be an automotive engineer since I was 7.(UK)
Yusuf Patanwala (13 days ago)
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MINICARLOS S29 (16 days ago)
I get even more excited to get into the automotive engineering everytime I see this videos
Mohammad Sakeeb c (16 days ago)
I completed btech mech but which course would i study for automotive jobs
pritam sharma (18 days ago)
I am studying in automobile engineering
Ravi Chandel (23 days ago)
Shipping engine
Hamza Jutt (1 month ago)
Answer me quickly m waiting ur reply
Hamza Jutt (1 month ago)
Hello sir is it possible admission in automobile engineering after 10th
Noor Kamran (1 month ago)
Is chemistry subject is necessary for an automotive engineering?
MajorPrep (1 month ago)
No not really
Nova Cornor (1 month ago)
Hi!Thankyou so much,this video is quite helpful.However i wanted to ask that ecer since i was a kid my dream was to make video games and chose software engenieering for that.However later when i saw making of games the processes seemed creppy to me and uncomfortable the way they are detailing chracter modles and facial animations.I then searched a quiz on google to help me chose my engenieering fiels since i am doing engeniering.The ans was enviormental.Now have searched alot but i dont find satisfactory detail related to it.Can you please make a video like this on enviormental engeenireing.That will be very helpful for me :)
INDOOR SMORE (1 month ago)
Engineers run the world (besides the tucked up secret societies and the banks) cant wait to become one for cars
Achu Sachu (2 months ago)
friend I'm a plus two student if I want to become an automotive engineer what should I do( which course u prefer and which college and in which country)
joseph akiki (2 months ago)
What is the type of engineering where you can fix and scan cars and trucks
maximilian2000 (2 months ago)
3:05 Please don't take Elon Musk too seriously. Remember Hyperloop, and his idea of transporting people on rockets instead of planes?
Hidayat Uillah (3 months ago)
Sir please you help me.im Auto mechanic
dope0royalty (4 months ago)
how does math come into the picture in automotive engineering ? in other words what is math used for mostly in automotive engineering ?? anyone can answer me that??
Inspiration _ (4 months ago)
dope0royalty Math is used very frequently in: algorithms, braking, drag coefficients, downforce, suspension stiffness, psi, and so many more things. I want to be an automotive designer and eventually move into performance engine design, but both of these jobs require calculations for costs, weight, momentum, aerodynamics, and Hell, even add in rear differential clutch discs. Most math is just intermediate algebra, physics, and trigonometry. Calculating quadratic curves and parabolas is also useful, as well as a decent and general knowledge in Calculus can’t hurt.
jose castanon (4 months ago)
What about industrial engineering majors?
Optic500 (4 months ago)
I dont even understand basic maths cause i hate it, but i would like to work in the automotive engineer. Surely computers do all the maths for you.
Cat man (24 days ago)
Optic500 just shut the fuck up you retard
Optic500 (2 months ago)
Evy Negrete in fallout 4 game you dont require thinking maths from modding stuff, being a repair guy like a technician
Evy Negrete (2 months ago)
Optic500 If you’re going to be an engineer you have to like math. Every single engineering subsection involves a lot of math.
Inspiration _ (4 months ago)
Optic500 No. You can use a computer to solve the equations but the question is, where do you get the equation from? You have to setup the equation which is where most of the knowledge of mathematics becomes critical. The formula for calculating drag can be remembered and used in a calculator, but you need accurate measurements involving things like angles, xyz axis, friction with air, material, and many more variables. An advanced knowledge in math is required because of the amount of calculations that must be done for the designing and fabrication of parts. It doesn’t work like a computer will solve anything. It’s not like I can look up “what’s the cure to cancer” much similarly to “what’s the drag coefficient of a — sized piece of — which has a gross weight of — and an angle of — relative to — “. A computer can’t reason. That is why you need advanced mathematics skills to even be considered for hire.
Optic500 (4 months ago)
White Wolf but they should have computers to do that fot them, and let the mechanics fit the parts. Im sure a garage wouldn't mind if your maths is shit aslong as your good at fitting
Purework10801 Epic was (5 months ago)
I’d love to do this shit except I suck at math and chemistry so
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chris miles (5 months ago)
Im so confused on what I want to do between automotive engineering and mechanical for cars I want to work with engines acceleration suspension and testing and shaping and aerodynamics, manufacturing too
zubair hakda (4 months ago)
same here. when you find a way please do tell me.
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George K. (7 months ago)
If i want to become a car designer, regarding just the appearance of the vehicle ( although i know i 'd have to take aerodynamics and safety measures into consideration ), should i study industrial design ( which will lead up to a master on automotive design ) or automotive engineering? I need to know , next year i am planning on going to college!
Abdul Wadood (8 months ago)
i am abdul wadood. i am 13 years old and studying in class 8 and i am very interested in auto motive engineering and i love cars plz look affter me.
Ali Shahid (5 months ago)
Mazak :P
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A2 the JDM fan boy (6 months ago)
That's my interest too my real name is Abdullah :)
MESSI JR (8 months ago)
im no a enghlis
wow thanks so much for this video I've been interested in automotive engineering for a while now, but had no idea of some of the factors that your video discussed. You my friend have a new subscriber now.
MajorPrep (9 months ago)
So glad to hear it helped! Thanks for the comment and the sub :)
Francisco Ariagno (9 months ago)
This video helped me out a lot, but I am still having this issue of which engineering I should take, because I really like cars (and I mean a lot), but if choose only this engineering (automotive) I would probably gonna be doomed to the automotive industry (which in a way it's ok, but what if wanna change onto another industry). And that's where it comes the other option of studying electrical engineering as it gives me more job options/offer and a more bigger area (more industry), because I also like the trend of electric cars and renewable energy sources and generation, which also may give me other abroad job offers which I am very keen of (like moving to Australia, New Zealand or Canada, to name some). But what makes me go to automotive engineering is that the stuff that you should learn seem to be much more interesting than the electrical engineering. So after all this, I want you to tell me what should I do?. (I am from Argentina and thanks God I have both engineering's in my country)
Junaid Mj (23 days ago)
hj hfj it sure is
Evy Negrete (2 months ago)
Francisco Ariagno Hey bro, there are more jobs as a mechanical engineer than as an electrical engineer. You can get into the automotive industry, but if you don’t like it you could switch it up to aerospace or marine etc
Francisco Ariagno (4 months ago)
The Epic Teenager Argentina
The Epic Teenager (4 months ago)
Francisco Ariagno which country are you from??
Francisco Ariagno (4 months ago)
The Epic Teenager the automotive engineering Wich I am going to study is sponsored and financed by the Volkswagen group of my country, so they are basically searching engineers for the automotive industry where you can work in any area of the industry, production, R&D, Management, etc....
abood gendy (9 months ago)
Im interested in circuits, micro-controllers,robotics, programming, n math. I don't know which engineering major to join, can anyone give me some advice please??
STAR AXE (6 months ago)
Mechanical engineering is good.
BONELESS PIZZA w (6 months ago)
go kill yourself
Mustafa Ahmed (8 months ago)
Electrical and electronics engineering
Rulez (9 months ago)
abood gendy work on your english
Jungi Faloom (9 months ago)
"Then there's fuel economy where you look at fuel efficiency in *l/100 km*". There, fixed it. :)
TheSampLamp (8 months ago)
Jungi Faloom We use miles per gallon here in the US.
Kerstkrans Ya-Mian (9 months ago)
I would expect *_everyone_* to know about Takata now :p
STAR AXE (6 months ago)
Kerstkrans Ya-Mian Lol
Ripan Jot (9 months ago)
Which country is best for getting degree in automotive engineering and scope for good carrier? (Neglect USA)
hj hfj (8 months ago)
I just did some online research. And to answer your question, it's pretty self explanatory. The countries with institutes that offer the best Automotive Engineering programs would be from the nations that manufacturer some of the best cars in the world! So to answer your question that would be AMERICA, GERMANY and obviously JAPAN! I've been looking into Nagoya University - Automotive Engineering. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcxadDrz_T0
MajorPrep (9 months ago)
I really don't know this answer but was curious and did a very quick google search and it said Germany is the best for automotive applications.
Steve Huguenin (9 months ago)
I can't hear the music play
MajorPrep (9 months ago)
I've made it more quiet in the last few videos.
Pmax16 (10 months ago)
I'm not really into cars, but this video is actually pretty good. Good job, glad I subscribed! Btw, can you make a video on Mechatronics? I would love to have a bigger picture of this field.
Pmax16 (10 months ago)
MajorPrep Wow, that was a really quick reply! Thank you though. Hahaha
MajorPrep (10 months ago)
Thank you! And yes I will get a video on that at some point, been a very popular request.
Nataku (10 months ago)
If I have an Automotive Engineering course nearby should I take that over Mechanical Engineering?
CAR ADDICTS (1 day ago)
Nataku If you are crazy for cars don't think too much just do automobile engg But if you want job security or wanna make money go for mechanical it will give much more job options
STAR AXE (6 months ago)
I’m stuck between Automotive and Machanical too, but heard automotive is less math and a little more science.
MajorPrep (10 months ago)
That depends on you but because mechanical is so broad I tend to lean toward that cause there is so much you can do. That's only my opinion though.
Ron Davin Divina (10 months ago)
You sound like Sal Khan from Khan Academy.
pinefruit (10 months ago)
I understand you do more engineering vids, but I was wondering if you could do architecture :) great vid btw ! U deserve more subs
Steve Huguenin (9 months ago)
pinefruit Have you heard about Industrial Design Engineering?
Steve Huguenin (9 months ago)
pinefruit LOL I wonder where there is job in automotive engineering anyway. Do you know which area of mechanical engineering you would like to work? What do you expect in your job?
Victoria Osawaru (10 months ago)
MajorPrep I'm new on your channel I'll be majoring in building/ architectural engineering this fall can you please make a video on that? I heard it's a branch of civil engineering ..love from Rome
MajorPrep (10 months ago)
Awesome! Best of luck with pursuing the degree :)
pinefruit (10 months ago)
MajorPrep I think it's something I'm capable of doing... I think I'm going to put In the extra effort :)
Andrei Paala (10 months ago)
Please make a video about plant engineering
Andrew Abou afech (10 months ago)
Please can you make a video about engineering management ?
OriginaLkrowpy (10 months ago)
Great video :)
MajorPrep (10 months ago)
Thank you!
blackezi3 (10 months ago)
I'm interested in being a Fuel Systems Engineer or a Vehicle Controls Engineer. Anyone know anything about it? Would an Electrical Engineering Technology 4 yr degree be a good educational goal?
Johny John (1 month ago)
blackezi3 its exactly what I wate to do and I have a bachlors degree on energy engineering and I thinkits so much possible for you either
imOpinionn (10 months ago)
I don't know how common these things are in the US but in Germany at least we have programs that take about 60% of any given engineering major and about 60% of what people in business majors will take and teach them together. The idea is to have broad knowledge in both fields and to then primarily work in project management or quality management. Could you do a video on that, given of course, that you are familiar with similar programs!
MajorPrep (10 months ago)
That is something I am not too familiar with. But if I can find someone who has experience with it then I would be happy to get a video
Mr Nabzio (10 months ago)
Thanks for the video
Eric Agbayani (10 months ago)
would you recommend a major in statistics?
Pascal (10 months ago)
Do you would prefer Mechatronics or Automotive Engineering?
MajorPrep (10 months ago)
Well like I said automotive engineering isn't really a major (at least at most schools). So I would go with mechatronics cause it's more broad and it can still lead you into the automotive field.
mitsos mitsopoulos (10 months ago)
Can an industrial engineer pursue career in automotive industry?i mean he can obviously work in the manufacturing ,but can he do more than that like desinging, testing etc?
Jek Tono Porkins (10 months ago)
Aerospace engineers can work on aerodynamicz
George Mendez (10 months ago)
Do you think a tech support internship would help me become a software engineer? Im taking it part time along with calc 3 (using matlab), physics 1 (calc based), french lvl 3, and computer science 101
OpticObsidiaN (10 months ago)
Could you do a video on if you think the average person could graduate with an engineering degree? As in, you don't have to be gifted in the maths or sciences
MajorPrep (10 months ago)
I probably will do more on this topic. But yes look at the video "How much math do engineers use?" and I talk about that for a bit.
Vick Obi (10 months ago)
OpticObsidiaN he covered that already in one of his videos
Future Trunks (10 months ago)
I woke up in a new Bugatti
AreFallout (10 months ago)
Justin Ward Or Will she buy him a car since he is from the future.
SKYNET #2025 (10 months ago)
I woke up in a new Pagani.
Justin Ward (10 months ago)
Your Mommy bought you a car Trunks?

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