M. Tech. in Automotive Engineering

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Overview

Mobility plays an important role in the development of economy of the world. Particularly, the road transport is very important for day to day movement of people and goods. Though the road vehicles have a history of more than a century, the development of newer vehicles, creating new designs, improving the existing designs, adoption of new materials and manufacturing methods and introduction of new technologies to improve their performance is a continuing process.

The road transport vehicles are automobiles and commercial vehicles. Normally, we refer the personal transport vehicles as automobiles and the bigger vehicles used for transportation of goods and public as commercial vehicles. Developed countries like the USA, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Japan and South Korea have made a mark in design and production of road vehicles. Automotive companies like GM, Ford, Chrysler, Jaguar, Daimler-Benz, BMW, Volkswagen, Renault, Volvo, Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Nissan, Hyundai, Tata Motors, Mahindra and Mahindra are well known worldwide. Almost all of these companies have established their operations in India too. In addition, companies which provide technology support for automobile development like Robert Bosch, Delphi, Continental and a number of engineering service companies are operating in India. India is one of the largest two wheeler producers in the world; Hero Motors, Bajaj, TVS Motors are the famous two wheeler manufacturers in India.

It is the primary responsibility of the universities to produce quality graduates to sustain growth of automobile sector. The department has been offering automotive engineering programme at the postgraduate level since 2001. The programme focuses on automotive structural design, analysis, evaluation, development and physical testing of automotive systems. The programme teaches courses like modern automotive systems, powertrain, vehicle dynamics, handling and simulation, noise, vibration and harshness, structural safety and impact, electric and hybrid electric vehicle, intelligent vehicle technology, vehicle aerodynamics and thermal management and modern CAE methods. The graduates are getting opportunities in the well-known automotive companies mentioned earlier; a few of them are taking entrepreneurship route and many of them have taken research route for growth. 

In fact, Automotive Engineering is one of the flagship courses of Faculty of Engineering and Technology of MSRUAS. Over the years, the department has grown intellectually as well, created excellent infrastructure and has developed a reputation amongst students, parents, industry and research sponsors. 

Objective

  • Knowledge and understanding of construction, working principles and functional requirements of modern automotive systems
  • Design, model, simulate, analyze and validate automobile components / systems
  • Selection of materials and manufacturing processes for automobile components and systems
  • Evaluating the performance of automotive components/​systems by conducting physical test
  • Analysis of automobile components and systems using modern CAD, CAE, CFD and MBD tools
  • Developing a project activities giving general perspective and opportunities for a career in the automotive industry
  • Teamwork, lifelong learning and continuous improvement

Highlights

  • Innovation Centre

    Students, together with faculty, have the facility to convert innovative ideas into technology demonstrations. Ideas are assessed based on relevance to society. These projects are then entered in national and international competitions and a select few are registered for patents.

  • Uses application-based learning.
  • Offers research opportunities.
  • Includes internship, training, and placement support with various universities and industries worldwide.
  • Provides state of the art facilities in Engine Testing, Vehicle Aerodynamics, NVH, Vehicle Dynamics Testing and simulations. 
  • Includes expert guest lectures from various institutions and industries.

  • We offer accommodation in student hostels on our campus, and even offer third-party off-campus hotels where necessary to ensure students can focus on what matters the most. 
  • Our on-campus facilities include WiFi any time of the day, 24/7.
  • From a host of eateries and laundry facilities, we ensure that students have access to all facilities.
  • We encourage students to participate in co-curricular activities on campus which include sports and cultural events, both at a university level and a faculty level.
  • We help students focus on independent and sponsored research with projects and a dissertation. 

Structure

Study Domains

  • DCC

    Department Common Courses

    • An overview into mechanical, electronic, automotive engineering sciences.
  • PSC

    Programme Specialisation Courses

    • A deep dive into the core domain of automotive engineering including Vehicle Dynamics, NVH, CAE, Materials, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles.
  • FCC

    Faculty Common Courses

    • Students can choose from a list of courses offered across the university from multiple disciplines to earn credits.
  • GPI

    Group Project and Internships

    • Students need to participate in interdisciplinary team work and demonstrate a working product, and participate and output based projects, seminars and internships in industry account for this percentage.
  • PCE

    Professional Core Electives

    • Students can choose from subjects offered within Automotive Engineering to develop a sharper skill in any of these electives.
  • DP

    Dissertation and Publication

    • Students need to actively participate in output-based projects, seminars, and internships in an industry.

Course Progression

Course Credits
Modern Automotive Systems

19AUC501A Theory

4
Automotive Materials and Manufacturing Processes

19AUC502A Theory

4
Noise, Vibration and Harshness

19AUC503A Theory

4
Vehicle Dynamics, Handling and Simulation

19AUC504A Theory Tutorials Practicals

5
Computer Aided Engineering

19AUC505A Theory Tutorials Practicals

5
Research Methodology and IPR

19FET508A Theory

2
Professional Communication

19FET509A Theory

0

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Vehicle Aerodynamics and Thermal Management

19AUC506A Theory

4
Professional Core Elective-1*

19AUE5X1A Theory

4
Professional Core Elective-2*

19AUE5X2A Theory

4
Professional Core Elective-3*

19AUE5X3A Theory

4
Professional Core Elective -4*

19AUE5X4A Theory

4
Value Education

19AUE5X4A

0

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Internship

19AUP521A Practicals

4
Group project

19AUP522A Practicals

8
Dissertation and Publication Phase-1

19AUP523A Practicals

0

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Dissertation and Publication Phase-2

19AUP524A Practicals

24

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Details

Professional Core Elective Courses List
Stream / SpecialisationCourse CodeCourse Title
Automotive Product Design 19AUE511AElements of Design for Automotive Products
Automotive Product Design19AUE512AAutomotive Concepts and Product Development Process
Automotive Product Design19AUE513AAutomotive Interior and Exterior Design 
Automotive Product Design19AUE514AAutomotive Product Visualization and Animation
Automotive System Design 19AUE521AAutomotive Structures and Occupant’s Safety
Automotive System Design 19AUE522AAutomotive Powertrain
Automotive System Design 19AUE523AIntelligent Vehicle Technology
Automotive System Design 19AUE524AAutomotive System Design
Advanced Vehicle Technology19AUE531AElectric and Hybrid Vehicle 
Advanced Vehicle Technology19AUE532AEnergy Storage Systems 
Advanced Vehicle Technology19AUE523AIntelligent Vehicle Technology 
Advanced Vehicle Technology19AUE534AElectric Vehicle Structures and Safety

*Students can choose the set of electives in particular specialisation and also they can choose across the specialisation. 

Teaching and Assessment

Students performance during each semester is assessed through Continuous Evaluation (CE) and a semester-end Examination (SEE). CE and SEE carry equal weightage. Students are awarded grades based on the marks scored.

Key Skill Development

  • Ability to use the knowledge, understanding and skills required to conduct automotive engineering design with the working principles and functional requirements of modern automotive systems.
  • Ability to simulate, analyse, synthesise and evaluate components and systems. 
  • Ability to be imaginative and creative in automotive engineering design and development.
  • Ability to select materials for manufacturing processes for automobile components and systems
  • Ability to evaluate the performance of automotive components and systems by conducting physical tests.
  • Ability to analyse automobile components and systems using modern CAD, CAE, CFD and MBD tools such as Ansys, Adams, LS-Dyna and MSC/​Nastran.
  • Ability to find opportunities for a career in the automotive industry.
  • Ability to work in a team, learn lifelong and practice continuous self-improvement.

Admissions

Eligibility

Indian Nationals

  • Candidates must have a BE or B Tech or equivalent in Civil Engineering; or, they should have degrees in Architecture, Construction Technology, Mechanical, Aeronautical, Transportation Engineering, Automotive and Automobile , Industrial Production Engineering or Allied Disciplines related to Civil Engineering.
  • A candidate seeking admission to postgraduate programme must have passed BE/B. Tech or equivalent examination approved by AICTE in appropriate discipline with at least 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA.
  • Candidates who belong to SC/ST categories are given a different qualifying mark as per government notifications.

Application Process

Through RUAS-AT

  1. Take the RUAS-AT Entrance Test
  2. Admission counselling for selection
  3. Once selected, students need to fill in the admission form
  4. Pay tuition fee
  5. Submit documents to the University
    1. See Documents for Indian Nationals
    2. See Documents for NRI/ OCI/ SAARC

Through PGCETCET/ GATE

  1. PGCCET Programme code xxx,
  2. Counselling and Selection
  3. Download the admission form
  4. Submit completed form and documents at the University Admissions Office
  5. Pay fees online or through DD at the University admission Office. See full instructions.

Other accepted scores

  • Contact Director Admissions

Fees & Scholarships

Government Seats:

  • As per Government of Karnataka for Indian nationals

University Seats:

  • Rs 2,13,550 per annum for Indian nationals

Eligibility

International Students/​OCI/​NRI/​SAARC

  • Candidates should have the equivalent qualification approved by Association of Indian Universities.
  • Should have proof of proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 8

Application Process

Through RUAS-AT

  1. Take the RUAS-AT Entrance Test
  2. Admission counselling for selection
  3. Once selected, students need to fill in the admission form
  4. Pay tuition fee
  5. Submit documents to the University
    1. See Documents for Indian Nationals
    2. See Documents for NRI/ OCI/ SAARC

Through PGCETCET/ GATE

  1. PGCCET Programme code xxx,
  2. Counselling and Selection
  3. Download the admission form
  4. Submit completed form and documents at the University Admissions Office
  5. Pay fees online or through DD at the University admission Office. See full instructions.

Other accepted scores

  • Contact Director Admissions

Fees & Scholarships

NRI/ Foreign Students:

  • USD 6000 + Other fee Rs.38,550 per annum

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Contact
Director - Admissions
Mr. S L Narasimhan
Phone
+91 80 4536 6616
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