M.Tech. Automotive Engineering

The Automobile industry is at a point of inflection, and is witnessing a dramatic transformation in dimensions such as auto-shift to driver-assisted and autonomous driving, IC engines to electric engines, infotainment to connected automobiles, and passive safety to active safety. All stakeholders in the industry need to upgrade themselves to be a part of this change to innovate, achieve and lead the future of automotive industry.

M.Tech. Automotive Engineering is a four-semester Work Integrated Learning Programme designed to help engineering professionals build skills required to remain competitive in the rapidly evolving workplace, and enable rapid career progression the automotive industry.

Admissions begin in April 2020

Option to pay fees using easy EMI option available.

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  • Programme Highlights
  • Programme Curriculum
  • Learning Methodology
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Fee Structure
  • How to Apply
Programme Highlights
  1. Learn without a career break with online classes conducted mostly on weekends or after-business hours.

  2. Special focus on Engine technologies, Electric mobility, Automotive control systems, and Automotive systems engineering

  3. Futuristic curriculum developed by academic experts in consultation with leading automotive organisations

  4. A two-day intensive boot camp session to learn and apply contemporary topics such as ‘Design Thinking, ADAS, Engine Calibration and Automotive Systems Engineering’.

  5. An annual conclave to network, learn and share best practices with the leading industry professionals and academicians

  6. The education delivery methodology is a blend of classroom and experiential learning. Emphasis on Experiential learning through an Integrated Automotive Engineering lab with remote access capabilities, in addition to assignments, case studies and other work integrated activities

  7. Semesters 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cover four courses each. The 4th semester covers Dissertation/ Project Work.

  8. The Dissertation (Project Work) in the final semester enables students to apply concepts and techniques learnt during the programme.

  9. The programme uses a Continuous Evaluation System that assesses the learners over convenient and regular intervals. Such a system provides timely and frequent feedback and helps busy working professionals stay on course with the programme.

  10. Participants who successfully complete the programme will become members of an elite & global community of BITS Pilani Alumni.

  11. Submit fee using easy-EMI option.


Programme Curriculum

Participants need to take at least 12 courses towards coursework, and complete one Project/ Dissertation. The coursework requirement for the programme would consist of a set of core courses and electives. Core courses are compulsory for all participants, while electives can be chosen based on individual learning preferences.

First semester

  • Advances in IC Engines

  • Automotive Systems Engineering

  • Mechatronics

  • Advances in Metals, Composites & Plastics

Second Semester

  • Vehicle Dynamics

  • Advances in Vehicle Body Structures

  • Elective-1

  • Elective-2

Third Semester

  • Elective-3

  • Elective-4

  • Elective-5

  • Elective-6

Fourth Semester

  • Dissertation


  • Product Design

  • Computer Aided Engineering

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics & Heat Transfer

  • Tribology

  • Durability, Crash & Safety Engineering

  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes

  • Advanced Vehicle Acoustics

  • Automotive Control Systems

  • Automotive Security

  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

For fee details and programme information, please click here to download the Programme Brochure.

Choice of Electives is made available to enrolled students at the beginning of each semester. A limited selection of Electives will be offered at the discretion of the Institute.

Learning Methodology


Lectures are conducted live via online classes. These lectures can be attended via the internet using a computer from any location. These online classrooms offer similar levels of interactivity as regular classrooms at the BITS Pilani campus.

Classes for students admitted during the period Nov-Dec 2019 will begin in Jan 2020. The class schedule is announced within 1 week of completion of the admission process.

The online lectures are conducted usually over weekends for a total of 7-8 hours per week. If you miss a lecture, you can also access the recorded lecture on the internet.


Learners can access engaging learning material at their own pace which includes recorded lectures from BITS Pilani faculty members, course handouts and recorded lab content where applicable.


Continuous Assessment includes graded Assignments/ Quizzes, Mid-semester exam, and Comprehensive Exam.


The program emphasises on application of engineering and science learnt in the class through virtual and remote labs.:

  • Learners perform a variety of experiments using industry scale simulation software in a virtual lab such as Ricardo, Matlab Simulink etc. Controlled experiments are performed in Automotive Engineering Remote Labs, accessing physical lab equipment using remote control systems.


Case Studies and Assignments: Carefully chosen real-world cases & assignments are both discussed and used as problem-solving exercises during the programme.


Work Integrated Learning Exercise It is a group exercise wherein participants are encouraged to apply the classroom learning in their workplace to gain practical insights.
During the final semester participants carryout a semester-long intensive project work applying the various concepts learnt throughout the program guided by the organisation mentor and supervisor. Participants are provided access to virtual labs and faculty expertise to support the project work.

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum eligibility to apply: To apply, candidates must be employed professionals holding BE/ B.Tech. in relevant disciplines with at least 60% aggregate marks, and minimum one year of working experience in relevant domain.

The programme is designed for highly driven and ambitious professionals who wish to prepare themselves for the emerging technologies in Automotive Engineering, and acquire skills in core technical areas such as IC Engines, Electric Mobility, ADAS to lead research and development projects in technology driven automotive engineering organisations.

Fee Structure
  • The following fees schedule is applicable for candidates seeking new admission during the academic year 2019-20

    Application Fees (one time) : INR 1,500

    Admission Fees (one time) : INR 16,500

    Semester Fees (per semester) : INR 50,000

  • The one-time Application Fee is to be paid at the time of submitting the Application Form through the Online Application Centre.

  • Admission Fee (one-time) and Semester Fee (for the First Semester) are to be paid together once admission is offered to the candidate. Thus, a candidate who has been offered admission will have to pay Rs. 66,500/-. You may choose to make the payment using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card through the Online Application Centre. Fee payment by easy-EMIs is now available. Click here to learn more

  • Semester Fee for subsequent semesters will only be payable later, i.e. at the beginning of those respective semesters.

  • Any candidate who desires to discontinue from the programme after confirmation of admission & registration for the courses specified in the admit offer letter will forfeit the total amount of fees paid.

  • For the examination centre at Dubai, in addition to the semester fees, for each semester there will be an examination centre fees of 1000 UAE Dirhams or equivalent per semester out of which 500 UAE Dirhams is to be paid at the time of appearing in Mid-semester examinations at Dubai Centre for that semester and the remaining 500 UAE Dirhams is to be paid at the time of appearing in comprehensive examinations at Dubai centre for that semester.

  • All the above fees are non-refundable.

How to Apply
  • Admissions will begin in April 2020. To apply, you will need to visit the BITS Pilani Online Application Center. Create your login at the Application Center by entering your unique Email id and create a password of your choice. Once your login has been created, you can anytime access the online Application Center using your email id and password.

  • Once you have logged in, you will see a screen showing 4 essential steps to be completed to apply for the programme of your choice.

  • Begin by clicking on Step 1 - ‘Fill/ Edit and Submit Application Form’. This will enable you to select the programme of your choice. After you have chosen your programme, you will be asked to fill your details in an online form. You must fill all details and press ‘Submit’ button given at the bottom of the form.

  • Take the next step by clicking on Step 2 - 'Download Application PDF Copy’. This will download a pdf copy of the application form on your computer.

  • Now, click on Step 3 - 'Pay Application Fee’ to pay INR 1,500/- using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card.

  • Take a printout of the downloaded Application Form and note down the Application Form Number that appear on the top-right corner of the first page. This Application Form Number should be referred in all future correspondence with BITS Pilani.

  • In the printout of the downloaded Application Form, you will notice on page no. 3 a section called the Employer Consent Form. Complete the Employer Consent Form. This form needs to be signed and stamped by your organisation’s HR or any other authorised signatory of the company.

  • Further on page no. 4 of the printed Application Form is a section called the Mentor Consent Form. The Mentor Consent Form needs to be signed by the Mentor. Click here to know who could be a Mentor.

  • Further on page no. 5 of the downloaded Application Form, is a Checklist of Enclosures/ Attachments.

  • Make photocopies of the documents mentioned in this Checklist.

  • Applicants are required to self-attest all academic mark sheets and certificates.

  • Finally, click on Step 4 - 'Upload & Submit All Required Documents’. This will allow you to upload one-by-one the printed Application Form, Mentor Consent Form, Employer Consent Form, and all mandatory supporting documents and complete the application process. Acceptable file formats for uploading these documents are .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF, .ZIP and .JPEG.

  • Upon receipt of your Application Form and all other enclosures, the Admissions Cell will scrutinise them for completeness, accuracy and eligibility.

  • Admission Cell will intimate selected candidates by email within two weeks of submission of application with all supporting documents. The selection status can also be checked by logging in to the Online Application Centre.



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