Automobile Engineering is a branch study of engineering which teaches manufacturing, designing, mechanical mechanisms as well as operations of automobiles. It is an introduction to vehicle engineering which deals with motorcycles, cars, buses, trucks, etc. It includes branch study of mechanical, electronic, software and safety elements.
The objective of this program is to provide the student with adequate knowledge and skill of basic Automotive engineering concepts, working principles related to design, manufacturing, service and maintenance. In addition, understand and implement the procedure for pollution control, legal aspects such as automotive act, fleet management, insurance, registration of vehicles under different State body control, emission standards
Background of Automotive Engineering
The automotive industry, with ever-rising demand for vehicles, in line with the double-digit economic growth, expected to grow leaps and bounds in the near future in Ethiopia. For a country to have sustainable economic development producing skilled manpower with state of the art technology to support the growing automotive industry is an utmost necessity. As of now there exists an acute shortage of skilled and highly trained manpower in industries as well as in academic institutions. Moreover Insurance companies’ transport and road authority, TVET colleges and Universities are looking for an automotive professional with substantial engineering and technological background. Without any formal education, people were getting acquainted with some repair and maintenance work as per their understanding. These informally developed poor maintenance work habits are still existing and influencing all over the countries automotive-related sectors. Bahir Dar University gave considerable attention to Automotive engineering. In view of that, Automotive engineering needs to be given in a manner that would accelerate the process of small and large scale industrial development by producing qualified and competent manpower in both the local and international area with adequate knowledge and skill both in practical and theoretical aspects
The objective of this program is to provide the student adequate knowledge and skill of basic Automotive engineering concepts, working principles related to design, manufacturing, service, and maintenance. In addition understand and implement the procedure for pollution control, legal aspects such as automotive act, fleet management, insurance, registration of vehicles under different State body control, emission standards
Should You Become an Automotive Engineer?
Here are some typical qualities of our automotive engineering students:
Enjoy physics and math.
Have critical thinking ability sufficient for diagnosis of automotive failures.
Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with customers, supervisors, and fellow employees from a variety of social, emotional, cultural and intellectual backgrounds.
Have good communication abilities sufficient for effective interaction with others in spoken and written English.
Remain continuously on task for several hours while standing, sitting, moving, lifting, bending and/or working in awkward positions.
Able to focus and concentrate on diagnostics, repair, and maintenance tasks requiring electrical and mechanical skills.