Should I study mechanical engineering for working in the automotive industry?

I want to do work in the auto sector. For that I need degree in automobile engineering, but due to lack of automobile engineering colleges in India, I have to choose mechanical engineering. Now my question is, after completing a mechanical engineering degree, can I get the same job as an automobile engineering degree holder? Please tell me as time is very crucial for me.
posted by Vishal, Delhi, India on September 7, 2013

Answer by Khadijah Latiff

Hi Vishal,

I hope my answer can help. I do not work for the auto sector but I have a few friends who work for Fiat and Continental Auto. My friends have degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in college joined the Society for Automotive Engineering. The auto industry frequently hires students with mechanical engineering degrees and also electrical engineering degrees. If you have interest in the auto industry, I suggest you check out SAE if there are any chapters near you.

Good luck!