Duration of Program 4 years (8 Semesters)


Seats 20*

*Total Seats in Automotive Design Engineering

B.Tech Automotive Design Engineering  program at UPES has been offered since 2005 to cater to the demand of designers and engineers in the automotive sector. Automotive design is a distinctive field that encompasses engineering, creativity, business acumen, and safety. An automotive designer is not bounded by automobiles only, they can be a designer for any form of wheeled transportation. This course includes a wide assortment of topics on the related aspects of the transportation sector, energy, and environmental concerns, application of fossil and alternative fuels, and development of vehicles of the future. Automotive design engineering is a combination of art and science; a strong aesthetic sense is needed, as well as a solid grounding in the engineering and materials involved in building cars and their component parts. Our alumni from this program have been at the forefront of reputed organisations such as Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Ashok Leyland, etc. 

Based on the present requirements in the automotive sector two specialisations will be offered from 2022 under the B. Tech Automotive Design Engineering program. 


B.Tech Automotive Design Engineering with specialisation in Aerial Technology 


Aerial Vehicles have found potential in Aerial Photography, Search and Rescue, Traffic control, Environmental and Wildlife Monitoring, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Precision Agriculture, Air Sampling, Firefighting, Power line inspection, Postal delivery, and many more applications. Aerial vehicles have rotors, propellers and a frame. The frame of an Aerial vehicle is typically made of a lightweight, composite material to reduce weight and increase manoeuvrability.

Co-Delivered Courses by Partner Industries


"To be a forerunner in engineering education by delivering excellent engineering graduates fortified with sound knowledge and integrity, by performing cutting-edge research and by innovating new technologies to benefit the nation and the world at large”


  • To develop industry focused engineers with expertise in the areas of oil and gas, energy, infrastructure, transportation, electronics, automotive design and aviation.
  • To sustain a strong focus on delivering excellent engineering and science education by providing an exposure to the concurrent research and industry trends and by employing innovative pedagogy tools/ techniques.
  • To promote research, technology incubation and entrepreneurship to address the most pressing needs of our society and nation.
  • To maintain a professional and ethical environment conducive to the intellectual growth of faculty and students, fostering communication, dialogue and sharing of ideas.
  • To strengthen our linkages with academic institutes worldwide


The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.


PEO 1. Graduates will have the scientific and technical knowledge to have successful career in auto and allied industries.

PEO 2. Graduates will have competency to analyze challenges and advancements in the focus areas of power train, drive train, stability and safety aspects of vehicle engineering.

PEO 3. Graduates will be motivated and confident to pursue advanced education, research and development and other creative efforts in automotive engineering and allied areas.

PEO 4. Graduates will have higher-order thinking and leadership skills to become technology leaders of tomorrow.

PEO 5. Graduates will contribute to the welfare of society and environment by taking sound professional and responsible technical decisions.

PSO 1. Evaluate thermal performance of IC engines under different fuel modes.

PSO 2. Investigate the troubleshooting of automotive systems.

PSO 3. Design and develop automotive systems using modern tools.



Category Course Credits
Life Skills Life Skills 1 2
Life Skills Life Skills 2 2
Major Mathematics I 4
Major Physics I 4
Major Object Oriented Programming 3
Major Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering 3
Major Object Oriented Programming Lab 1
Major Basic Electrical and Electronics Engg Lab 1
Major Physics I Lab 1
  Total 21





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 1 3
Life Skills Life Skills 3 2
Major Chemistry I 4
Major Mathematics II 4
Major Workshop Practices 2
Major Engineering Graphics 2
Major Chemistry I Lab 1
  Total 18





Category Course Credits
Exploratory Exploratory 1 3
Life Skill Life Skill 4 2
Major Components of Automotive Chassis 4
Major Thermodynamics and Heat engines 3
Major Automotive Manufacturing Assembly Drawing 1
Major Engineering Mechanics 3
Major Fluid Mechanics 3
Major Automotive Materials and Manufacturing processes 4
Major Fluid Mechanics Lab 1
Life Skill Social Internship 0
  Total 24





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 2 3
Life Skills Life Skills 5 2
Major Automotive Electrical and Electronics  3
Major Material Science and Testing Lab 1
Major Internal Combustion engines  3
Major Mechanics of vehicle and Machines  3
Major Mechanics of vehicle and Machines LAB 1
Major Strength of Material  3
Major Hybrid and Electric Vehicles 3
  Total 22





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 3 3
Life Skills Life Skills 6 2
Exploratory Exploratory 2 3
Major Automotive Thermal and Battery Management System 3
Major Automotive Thermal Management LAB 1
Major Vehicle Dynamics  4
Major Microprocessor based control system 3
Major Engine Testing & Hybrid vehicle lab  2
Major Microprocessor Lab 1
Major Project I 1
  Total 23





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 4 3
Exploratory Exploratory 3 3
Major Automotive Ergonomics and styling 2
Major Automotive Sub-system Design 4
Major Machine Vision Application in Vehicle 3
Major CAD Application in Automotive systems lab 2
Major Industrial Visit 0
 Major Project 2 2
Major Specialization Course I 3
Major Specialization Course II 3
  Total 25





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 5 3
Exploratory Exploratory 4 3
Major Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) 3
Major Industrial Internship 0
Major Project 3 2
Major Comprehensive Viva 0
Major Specialization Course III 3
Major Specialization Course IV 3
  Total 17





Category Course Credits
Exploratory Exploratory 5 3
Signature Course Signature 6 3
Major Project 4 4
Major Specialization Course V 3
Major Auto Certification and Homologation 2
  Total 15





Course Credits
Morphing for Digital modeling of Automotive design 3
Vehicle personality design & Design of Amphibious Vehicle 3
Design of special purpose Electric vehicle 3
Vehicle form development & Vehicle ergonomics 3
Vehicle packaging 3



UPES believes in offering innovative course delivery with digital experience, field visits, model making, research-based learning and project based learning, to ensure the best learning outcome for students. UPES has collaborated with the online Learning Management System, Coursera, which provides the student access to world class courses from leading universities across the world, with top-notch academicians conducting the courses.

  • Active learning in Engineering

a) Integration of classroom demonstrations to aid teaching and learning. Interactive Phase diagram,
b) Integration of simulations into classroom teaching for enhanced learning.
c) Use of Ovako Steel Navigator.  

  •  In-house development of customized software tools for engineering analysis and design.
  • Combustion Analysis for calculation of adiabatic flame temperature. 
  • Introduction of 'Innovative Assignment design and transmission portal' for inculcating integrity and self-reliance in students.
  • In house developed virtual labs to enhance lab session preparedness. 
  • Field trips at different levels (Year Wise) to improve exposure to real world problems.
  • Induction cum mechanical engineering orientation program.
  • Design and Manufacturing based project assignments. 
  • Practice informed learning through Bosch Centre of Excellence.
  • Exposer to hydraulic, pneumatic, sensoric and PLC circuit design through Bosch Centre of Excellence.
  • Integrated learning through mechanical, mechatronics and design systems
The B. Tech. Automotive Design Engineering prepares the students to be suitable for various roles in the industry as follows 

  • Design Engineer 
  • Automotive Engineers 
  • Product Engineer 
  • Quality Engineer 
  • Automotive sales Engineer 
  • Service Engineer  

The curricula for the program have been framed in consultation with industry, academia, alumni and parents to make the students industry ready on graduation. 

ADE program involves several industry interactions to establish relations in several aspects as follows:

Organization with MOU Signed  Year of MOU Duration
1 Lockheed Martin Corporation 01.12.2014 2 Years
2 Indian Oil Corporation Ltd 31.03.2014 5 Years
3 Rexroth Bosch Group 25.08.2013 3 years

Establishing laboratory

Organization Support Laboratory Name Year of Establishment


Rexroth Bosch Group Bosch lab 2013


Mahindra and Mahindra
Electrical vehicle lab 2019

Automotive HR round table
This is one of the initiative of UPES to bring together senior HR leaders and professionals from Indian automobile industry representing marquee companies like Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, Ashok Leyland, IBM, etc.
HR Round Table-2017
HR Round Table-2018

Students participate in International/National Conference, Research and Development Activities, faculty led research projects, international internships, semester exchange programs, Product developments (Patents), KPIT Sparkle, Mahindra Rise etc.
Students actively participate in competitive events such as Solidworks-X-Design, BAJA SAE INDIA, Efficycle (SAE Northern India), SUPRA (SAE INDIA), EFFI-CARS, QUAD TORC, Go-Kart (NKRC) etc.

Student Achievements

Minimum 50% Marks in Class X and XII. Minimum 50 % in PCM (Physics/Chemistry
and Mathematics) in Class XII
UPESEAT / JEE Mains / Board Merit / SAT


Examination Pathway:

Name of Program Name of Test Mode of Test Test Dates Last Date to Apply
B.Tech. UPESEAT Centre Based / Online Test will be conducted as per govt. guidelines 13th May to 15th May 2022 9th May 2022


Non - Examination Pathway:

Eligibility Criteria Admission Criteria
JEE Main, SAT & Board Merit
(1) Minimum 50% marks at Higher& Senior Secondary level (10th&12th) and minimum 50% aggregate in PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) at Senior Secondary level (12th class).
(2) JEE Main cut-off Rank to be announced (on UPES website) after the declaration of JEE Main 2022 results)
(3) SAT Cut off - 50 percentiles and above
(4). Minimum 80% Marks at Higher & Senior Secondary Level and Minimum 80% aggregate in PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Math’s) at
Senior Secondary Level
Through Merit Rank / Cut-off Score

# Upto 20% seats shall be filled through the non-exam category (10% through JEE Mains and 10% through Board Merit). In case of seats following vacant in this category; UPES has the right to fill these through UPES Examination. University also reserves the right to conduct further CBT / Pen Paper / Online tests for admission

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