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Engineering College in Bangalore

Automobile Engineering


The Department of Automobile Engineering was started in the year 2011 and offers Bachelor’s Degree under the affiliation of Visvesvaraya Technological University. The Department has highly qualified and experienced faculty members, who are specialized in various advanced fields. The Department has well equipped laboratories that are well managed by experienced faculty and technical staff,

who have more than two-three decades of voluminous teaching and research experience on the faculty. Prestigious thing about the department is two Professors have Doctorate Degrees and the remaining are pursuing from VTU, JNTU (Hyd.) and (IIT Madras).

College of Automobile Engineering, Bangalore


Under Graduate

B.E. in Automobile Engineering

Duration  : 4 Years
Eligibility : Pass in 10+2 / Higher Secondary (HS) / Pre University (PUC) / 'A' Level (with 12 years of schooling) or its equivalent with English as one of the languages. Shall have secured a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate in Physics, Mathematics and any one of the following : Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electronics, Information Science. AIT admits students as per prevailing rules and regulations of VTU.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

1. Graduates of Automobile Engineering use and apply core mathematical and analytical techniques to facilitate problem formulation and solution of Automotive Engineering problems.

2. Automobile Engineering Graduates analyse new technical challenges and create technical advancements in the automotive industry and also synthesize.

3. Graduates identify complex systems of vehicles as from technical and social perspectives through a broad platform in automotive engineering.

4. Graduates of Automobile Engineering evaluate Automotive Systems and products in terms of direct use and lifecycle analysis and take Environmental and Economic aspects into consideration.

Program Outcomes (POs)

1. Participate creatively in the “Engineering Design Process” of complex automotive engineering design problems at conceptual and detail design stages.

2. Apply good engineering practice to the critical comparison and selection of manufacturing processes and materials for the production of automotive engineering components.

3. Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific and engineering principles to the solution of practical problems of automotive systems and processes; with an emphasis on the relevance of theory and analysis, including the ability to develop and use models from which the behaviour of the physical world can be predicted.

4. Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge in order to analyse data and solve problems in a logical, practical and concise manner.

5. Learn independently and apply that skill in order to extend the subject knowledge base or apply acquired knowledge to novel situations in an engineering environment.

6. Critical review of the present knowledge base, its applicability, usage and relevance to enhance product and enterprise performance.

7. To prepare students for successful careers in automotive and ancillary industries that meets demands across the globe.

8. To promote students, the awareness of the life-long learning and to introduce them to professional ethics and codes of professional practice.


“To Create Professionally Competent, Globally acceptable Automobile Engineers for both research and employment.”


“To equip students with the fundamental concepts, practical knowledge and professional ethics through innovative practices leading to proficiency in the field of Automobile Engineering.”

Advisory Board

Chief Advisor

Dr. H D Maheshappa
Acharya Institute of Technology



Dr. M H Annaiah
Professor & Head,
Department of Automobile Engineering.


Member Secretary

Dr. C N Chandrappa
Department of Automobile Engineering.



Dr. Rana Prathap Reddy
Reva University, Bangalore.

Mr. Parashuram
Vice Chairman,
Toyota Kirloskar Motors, Bangalore.

Dr. Raghavendra Bhat
Sr. Divisional Manager (Foundary & Forging),
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

Mr. S Arase Gowda
Senior Manager,
Honda Logistics India PVT. Ltd., Kolar.

Dr. Sreedhar
Karnataka Remote Sensing Agency.

Dr. Kulkarni
Department of Aeronautical Engineering,
IISc, Bangalore.

Our Professors

Acharya institute of technology is known for global leadership in technical education, and the Acharya faculty is a combination of young and experienced, passionate and curious individuals. They are the most distinguished scholars, who constantly do research in their respective fields.

    Composite Materials Technology

    Materials science and engineering, is an interdisciplinary field which deals with the discovery and design of new materials. Though it is a relatively new scientific field that involves studying materials through the materials paradigm (synthesis, structure, properties and performance), its intellectual origins reach back to the emerging fields of chemistry, mineralogy and engineering during the Enlightenment. It incorporates elements of physics and chemistry, and is at the forefront of nanoscience and nanotechnology research. In recent years, materials science has become more widely known as a specific field of science and engineering. It is an important part of forensic engineering (the investigation of materials, products, structures or components that fail or do not operate or function as intended, causing personal injury or damage to property) and failure analysis, the latter being the key to understanding, for example, the cause of various aviation accidents. Many of the most pressing scientific problems that are faced today are due to the limitations of the materials that are available and, as a result, breakthroughs in this field are likely to have a significant impact on the future of technology.

    FEA and Optimization

    Finite element method (FEM) is a numerical technique for finding approximate solutions to boundary value problems for partial differential equations. It uses subdivision of a whole problem domain into simpler parts, called finite elements, and variational methods from the calculus of variations to solve the problem by minimizing an associated error function. Using the FEA the static, dynamic and coupled field analysis can be carried out. Topology optimization is a mathematical approach that optimizes material layout within a given design space, for a given set of loads and boundary conditions such that the resulting layout meets a prescribed set of performance targets. Using topology optimization, engineers can find the best concept design that meets the design requirements. Topology optimization has been implemented through the use of finite element methods for the analysis, and optimization techniques based on the method of moving asymptotes, genetic algorithms, optimality criteria method, level sets,[1] and topological derivatives.


    Materials that are used for biomedical or clinical applications are known as biomaterials. The following article deals with fifth generation biomaterials that are used for bone structure replacement. For any material to be classified for biomedical application three requirements must be met. The first requirement is that the material must be biocompatible; it means that the organism should not treat it as a foreign object. Secondly, the material should be biodegradable (for in-graft only); the material should harmlessly degrade or dissolve in the body of the organism to allow it to resume natural functioning. Thirdly, the material should be mechanically sound; for the replacement of load bearing structures, the material should possess equivalent or greater mechanical stability to ensure high reliability of the graft.

    Engineering Design & Surface Metrology

    The engineering design process is a methodical series of steps that engineers use in creating functional products and processes. The steps tend to get articulated, subdivided, and/or illustrated in a variety of different ways, but regardless, they generally reflect certain core principles regarding the underlying concepts and their respective sequence and interrelationship. Also, the process is highly iterative - i.e. parts of the process often need to be repeated many times before production of a product can begin - though the part(s) that get iterated and the number of such cycles in any given project can be highly variable. Surface metrology is the measurement of small-scale features on surfaces, and is a branch of metrology. Surface primary form, surface waviness and surface roughness are the parameters most commonly associated with the field. It is important to many disciplines and is mostly known for the machining of precision parts and assemblies which contain mating surfaces or which must operate with high internal pressures.

    Mrs. Shaila D Hosamani
    Research Area: Material Science.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Bharath A
    Research Area: FEA, Optimization and Composite Structures.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Rajiv T G
    Research Area: Composite Materials.
    University: Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Kataiah G S
    Research Area: Material Science.
    University: JNTU, Hyderabad.

    Mr. Prashanth K P
    Research Area: Biomaterials.
    University: Bangalore University, Bangalore.

    Mrs. Swathi M B
    Research Area: Engineering Design & Surface Metrology.
    University: IIT, Madras.

    Name of the Project: Establishment of Material Testing Laboratory.

    Principal Investigator: Dr. M H Annaiah

    Sponsoring Agency: VGST (Vision Group of Science & Technology, Govt. of Karnataka)

    Amount Sanctioned (in rupees): Rs. 40,00000/-

    Duration: 2 Years

    Outcome of the project: Facilities are being utilised by Research scholars, UG & PG Students.

    Date of Award: 16-06-2014, IISc, Bangalore.

Course Catalog

Automobile Engineering (B.E.)

Semester 1

  • Engineering Mathematics - I.
  • Engineering Physics.
  • Elements of Civil Engineering &
         Engineering Mechanics.
  • Elements of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Basic Electrical Engineering.
  • Workshop Practice.
  • Engineering Physics Laboratory.
  • Constitution of India & Professional Ethics.

Semester 2

  • Engineering Mathematics - II.
  • Engineering Chemistry.
  • Computer Concepts & C Programming.
  • Computer Aided Engineering Drawing.
  • Basic Electronics.
  • Computer Programming Laboratory.
  • Engineering Chemistry Laboratory.
  • Environmental Studies.

Semester 3

  • Engineering Mathematics - III.
  • Material Science and Metallurgy / Mechanical
         Measurements and Metrology.
  • Basic Thermodynamics.
  • Mechanics of Materials.
  • Manufacturing Process-I.
  • Computer Aided M/C Drawing / Fluid Mechanics.
  • Metallography and Material testing / Mechanical
         Measurements & Metrology Laboratory.
  • Foundry and Forging Laboratory / Machine Shop.

Semester 4

  • Engineering Mathematics - IV.
  • Material Science and Metallurgy / Mechanical
       Measurements and Metrology.
  • Applied Thermodynamics.
  • Kinematics of Machines.
  • Manufacturing Process-II.
  • Computer Aided M/C Drawing/ Fluid Mechanics.
  • Metallography and Material testing / Mechanical
       Measurements & Metrology Laboratory.
  • Foundry and Forging Laboratory / Machine Shop.

Semester 5

  • Management and Entrepreneurship.
  • Design of Machines Elements-I.
  • Automotive Engines and Components.
  • Dynamics of machines.
  • Auxiliary Systems of Automotive Engines.
  • Automotive Fuels & Combustion.
  • Automobile Engg Laboratory - I.
  • Fuel Testing and Fluid Mechanics Laboratory.

Semester 6

  • Automotive Chassis and Suspension.
  • Automotive Transmission.
  • Design of Machines Elements - II.
  • Auto Electrical & Electronic Systems.
  • Heat and Mass Transfer.
  • Elective I (Group-A).
  • Automobile Engg Laboratory – II.
  • Engine Testing Laboratory.

Semester 7

  • Operations Research.
  • Vehicle Body Engineering and Safety.
  • Mechanical Vibration & Vehicle Dynamics.
  • Automotive Air Pollution and Control.
  • Elective II (Group-B).
  • Elective III(Group-C).
  • Service and Reconditioning Laboratory.
  • CAD/CAM/CAE Laboratory.

Semester 8

  • Earth Moving Equipments and Tractors.
  • Autotronics.
  • Elective IV(Group-D).
  • Elective V(Group-E).
  • Project Work.
  • Seminar.


Group A

  • Automotive Air Conditioning.
  • Composite Materials.
  • Modeling and FEA.
  • Statistical Quality Control and Reliability.

Group B

  • Vehicle Transport Management.
  • Two and Three Wheeled Vehicles.
  • Non Traditional Machining.
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing.
  • Total Quality Management.

Group C

  • Non Destructive Testing.
  • Engg. Economics & Automotive Cost
  • Advanced IC Engines.
  • Engineering System Design.
  • Robotics.

Group D

  • Tribology.
  • Simulation of IC Engine Processes.
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics.
  • Alternative Energy Sources for Automobiles.

Group E

  • Hybrid Vehicles
  • Control Engineering
  • Nano Technology
  • Maintenance Engineering

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