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hi guys,i am new to the forums.I am 19 years old and doing A/L s this year .I have an idea of studying automobile engineering,

1.Does srilankan universities have automobile engineering?

2.What are the private institutes in sl that i can follow it?

3. Some say its better to study it in a foreign college in malaysia or australia, is it true?

4.do we have enough vacancies for automobile engineers in sl.

Plz help me out on this....your ideas are heighly appriciated.

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1.Does srilankan universities have automobile engineering?

No. What Sri Lankan universities have is a degree in Mechanical Engineering. First degrees offered in engineering streams by Sri Lankan Universities are BSc (Bachelor of Science) degrees and are not BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) degrees. While the difference between the two degrees is nowadays virtually non-existent, the BSc degree provides an overall view of the fundamentals behind a particular stream of engineering.

I studied mechanical engineering at University of Moratuwa from 2001-2004, and our course focused on Thermodynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Fluid Dynamics, Mechanics of Machines, Fundamentals of Production Processes, Basic electrics, electronics and computer programming, Engineering Mathematics, Fundamentals of Robotics and control systems etc, together with lessons on basic automobile engineering (combustion processes, engine configurations, fuel injection and carburetion) Naval and Marine Engineering (ship building, Ship engines, pumps and material movement systems, various shipbuilding and loading calculations etc), and so on. The degree was more focused on the Science aspects rather than the practical aspects. Anyone who wanted to specialize in a particular area had to either enroll in an MSc program (local or abroad), or gather knowledge and experience while working in the industry.

From what I understand, BEng degrees are more focused on the practical aspects of the discipline. There's a plethora of UK universities offering BEng degrees directly in Automobile Engineering.

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AFAIK, there's no local (gov) unis that offer it. But places like german tech do.

I have a school friend who went to german tech and then worked at a couple of car agents. So if you plan to work in SL that'd be the line to go i guess since its not like there's any automotive manufacturers here. I cna put you in touch to get some advice if you want..

The other option is to go overseas and plan a career overseas..

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No. What Sri Lankan universities have is a degree in Mechanical Engineering. First degrees offered in engineering streams by Sri Lankan Universities are BSc (Bachelor of Science) degrees and are not BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) degrees. While the difference between the two degrees is nowadays virtually non-existent, the BSc degree provides an overall view of the fundamentals behind a particular stream of engineering.

From what I understand, BEng degrees are more focused on the practical aspects of the discipline. There's a plethora of UK universities offering BEng degrees directly in Automobile Engineering.

The BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) is a specialist degree usually leading to accreditation from professional bodies (i.e CEng). The BSc Engineering follows a broader curriculum and is not recognised by professional bodies.

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thank you so much guys,for your ideas and info....

Actually now my plan is to finish A/Ls first,then i am going to join to german tech or city and guilds and follow a part time course on this subject,and after i get my A/L results, ill plan the rest.

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I finished my Diploma at City and Guilds where the classes were conducted at German Tech, it wasn't that good to be honest even though the certification is recognised. The courses organised by CGTTI itself are much more better offering better practical facilities and teaching methods, but i think it is conducted in Sinhala not sure. Currently studying in Malaysia at a College called the The Ottomotif College (TOC for short). Amazing place hands down. Quite expensive but if this is the field you really love this is the way to go!

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Octanehead,

I hope you don’t mind sharing information. Please give the contact information.

Because there are plenty of young students who want to join Auto Engineering establishments.

Inform the cost and how do they recruit students to that establishment. people.

Sylvi Wijesinghe.

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I finished my Diploma at City and Guilds where the classes were conducted at German Tech, it wasn't that good to be honest even though the certification is recognised. The courses organised by CGTTI itself are much more better offering better practical facilities and teaching methods, but i think it is conducted in Sinhala not sure. Currently studying in Malaysia at a College called the The Ottomotif College (TOC for short). Amazing place hands down. Quite expensive but if this is the field you really love this is the way to go!

To join City and guild what are the qualifications needed ? How many O/L subjects should you be passed etc.

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Hi guys! Okay so regarding City and Guilds courses you can go to one of their offices located in Nugegoda or contact Skill's International, there offices are in Colpetty! Good results at O/L maths is a must. Also having A/L's is an added advantage!

Regarding the Malaysian college TOC you can contact their agent Aspirations Education (google search you can get their contact details) They will help you out with everything. here is a link to the college website http://www.toc.edu.my/

I think I should say this as well. Studying automotive is fun only to the people who actually have a passion for it! Its not something you can take easy and chill about with. To be honest nothing in life is like that. But i have noticed that many people think its a fun thing and there is not much to do in this field and take things for granted. I have seen many people take up these courses and drop out saying that its too tough and all that crap! So yes if you actually do love it and dont mind getting your hands dirty then this is for you!

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Try cgtti or aeti.Becouse a full time course will give a lot of knowledge for begineers.

While you doing that you can start City & Guilds Diploma.

If you interested in a degree.There are BEng in Automobile Engineering in CINEC and Open university.

And there is a 2 year HND course for Automobile Engineering at ICBT.

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ICBT has a HND in Automotive? Wait do they even have a practical area to perform tasks? o.O

Btw Arabian Motors carries out City And Guilds courses too. Would be a great place to learn as its 80% practical based !

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ICBT has a HND in Automotive? Wait do they even have a practical area to perform tasks? o.O

Btw Arabian Motors carries out City And Guilds courses too. Would be a great place to learn as its 80% practical based !

Octanehead, while you are studding at Malaysia are you doing a part time job ? As in the same field ?

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if you need to survive a university course in Design and Development of vehicles, you need a good background in Maths (Linear algebra, Differential Equations, Derivative and Intergrals etc.) and Physics(Electronics, Thermo dynamics etc) and also C/C++ programming.

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13 hours ago, vag2 said:

if you need to survive a university course in Design and Development of vehicles, you need a good background in Maths (Linear algebra, Differential Equations, Derivative and Intergrals etc.) and Physics(Electronics, Thermo dynamics etc) and also C/C++ programming.

With all due respect, I disagree. You don't need all that if you're planning to start with a simple diploma first and then move on from there while working. We've got to work with what we have here, so I don't think Vihan should be discouraged just because he hasn't done maths for A/L.

 

20 hours ago, vihanweerasinghe said:

I have an idea of studying automobile engineering,i did commerce for AL and got A pass for mathematics in OL.

There are many options locally now. Government and private. See the links links and places shared by others above.

http://www.icbt.lk/icbt/landpage/ ICBT HND in Automotive Engineering

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On 5/19/2018 at 9:44 PM, Davy said:

With all due respect, I disagree. You don't need all that if you're planning to start with a simple diploma first and then move on from there while working. We've got to work with what we have here, so I don't think Vihan should be discouraged just because he hasn't done maths for A/L.

 

There are many options locally now. Government and private. See the links links and places shared by others above.

http://www.icbt.lk/icbt/landpage/ ICBT HND in Automotive Engineering

thank u very much davy I need more information about this field and plz share ur experience as well

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18 hours ago, vihanweerasinghe said:

thank u very much davy I need more information about this field and plz share ur experience as well

You should be able to get more information if you search online and in the links provided by others above. Even German Tech have full time and part time diplomas starting from the very basics. If you plan on going all the way up to getting a bachelor's degree, then make sure you follow the correct courses in order to get exceptions to follow the degree, as there are entry qualifications you must satisfy. 

18 hours ago, vihanweerasinghe said:

any overseas digrees ?

If  you're willing to go overseas to study, then the options are endless.

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On 1/27/2013 at 6:36 AM, Airborne said:

Try cgtti or aeti.Becouse a full time course will give a lot of knowledge for begineers.

While you doing that you can start City & Guilds Diploma.

If you interested in a degree.There are BEng in Automobile Engineering in CINEC and Open university.

And there is a 2 year HND course for Automobile Engineering at ICBT.

Are there courses for automotive engineering in Open University too?

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Hi,

I've finished my ALs abroad and am looking for universities or institutes that provide a degree (preferably a masters) for Automotive Engineering in Sri Lanka. My priority is to try for a university but from what I've obtained through research online.. I could only find institutes that provided degrees, mainly CINEC and ICBT. Are there any more options avaible? Everyones opinion is appreciated.

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what do you mean by automotive engineering? You can be a automotive"technician" but not an "Automotive Engineer". The Engineers who are involved in Automotive product development come from different specializations such as Electronics, Mechanical, Industrial, Software engineering Base Degrees. There is no way one "automotive engineer" could have enough knowledge to design a car alone, its too complex since 40years or so when electronics and software entered the scene.

However, a proper background in maths and physics is mandatory to be an engineer working in Automotive design (Military and Aerospace design fall into the same category)

The path of getting a HND or diploma and continuing to Bachelor degree does not work in Sri Lanka,because there is no Automotive Industry here. 1st thing OP should do is to do a Bachelor in Electronics or Mechanics,(better go to a country which has any Automotive industry, even in India or Malaysia) and go for a Master of mechatronics in an industrial country (Germany,France,Sweden, Netherlands,Japan,Italy..) like many Indian undergraduates do nowadays. If you can stretch your budget, UK or US is also a possibility.

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Isn't Automotive engineering a bigger branch when compared to Automobile engineering? Both are similar according to forums that i have seen. But they say automobile is about everything that has an engine and runs on wheels, whereas Automotive is everything related to an automobile, in a sense all that is part of an automobile. Well I don't intend to design cars, I though the knowledge that I'd from such a course would help me fix and/or modify cars. Besides, I'm only sort of left with Sri Lanka as an option. I've found institutes that provide a degree for Automotive Engineering, CINEC provides a masters in automotive engineering, ICBT provides Bachelor's i guess. Those were the only two options I had found in Sri Lanka. Since I'm currently living abroad my only methods of research is online, relatives and some peers who live in SL. Are there any other places that provide degrees? You could lookup the websites of the institutes i mentioned for more details. 

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The phrase "automotive" brings to mind the Design and Development of components that are used in an "automobile". But even one product like an Electronic Control Unit is developed by teams consisting of Electronics,Software,Mechanical and Application engineers. The phrase"Automobile engineer" would bring to mind, System Engineers who are responsible for the overall vehicle project. Usually they come from an engineering background in electronics,mechanics or software and many years experience in automotive product development. There is no way to become such a system engineer in a country with no automotive industry.

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