Automotive designer - How to become an Automotive designer?


The persons who are involved in designing of the external appearance and internal structures of vehicles are referred to as automotive designer. All the design specs are made with the help of certain software designing tools. The designing is made in such a way as to ensure the long life and smooth functioning of the vehicle. To become a successful automotive designer, one should posses adequate educational qualification and experience in the area.

Qualifying exam

The candidate should have a bachelor degree in engineering or diploma from any of the reputed educational institution to get in to the post of automotive designer. The qualification should be obtained in areas of Mechanical or Automobile or Production engineering. Knowledge in design software such as CAD is preferred for the post of the same. At the initial level, the candidate is admitted to trainee level positions. By gaining experience they can get in to post of automotive designer. To get in to the job the aspirant has to clear the competitive test carried out by the recruiting firm that offers the same.

Who are eligible to apply?

The students who have completed HSC are eligible to join the bachelor of engineering degree program. The studies should be completed with Science as the main stream of study. Those students who have passed the engineering degree in any of the streams of Mechanical /Automobile / Production engineering are eligible to apply to the post.

Key elements in the process

  • Complete HSC with Science as the major subject of study.
  • Pursue Engineering degree in any of the area of Mechanical /Automobile / Production
  • Seek out and apply for the post of automotive designer in any of the reputed automobile manufacturing firms

Skills required for an Automotive designer?

The candidate should have enough technical and drawing skills to get in to the post of Automotive designer. They should have a creative and proactive approach in designing things. Ability to put innovative ideas in to design is preferred for the job. This will be good for the safe and smooth working of the designed vehicle. The candidate should be well versed with the use of software design tools for computerized design.



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4 Responses to “Automotive designer - How to become an Automotive designer?”

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    I am in class 11th now i want to be automotive designer can i get some help about what to do after 12th for that ?

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    How to idustrial or automotive designing without doing non medical or with commerce with maths.

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    Ashish Chhirang:

    I am reading in 10th class.My wish to may be a automobile Designer.Which step i take after pass my 10th class.Tell me all information in full detail.Try to tell the answer very soon.
    Thank you sir.

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    I work as a Lead Designer (Automotive Design) and I find it unbelievable that you guys have written a whole lot of rubbish about how one would become a Automotive Designer. I am truly horrified that you’re misleading young minds.

    One would need to study UG in Product design, Transportation design / Automotive design in a few places in India / abroad….

    or do a masters in Automotive design in some top institutes in UK, Italy, US, Germany or NID in india…..Its very hard to get into anyone of them….Plz google for the key words I used above and you’ll find Ur answers.

    I did my MA in Automotive Designa t Coventry University, UK