Profession automotive designer

Automotive designers create model designs in 2D or 3D and prepare isometric drawings and graphics. They also conduct research collecting data about (new) materials, market trends and production processes.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Aesthetics

    Set of principles based on which something is appealing and beautiful.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Vehicle manufacturing process

    Series of steps taken in order to produce a car or any other motor vehicle such as the design, the chassis and body assembly, the painting process, the interior assembly and the quality control.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Material mechanics

    The behaviour of solid objects when subjected to stresses and strains, and the methods to calculate these stresses and strains.

  • Mechanics of motor vehicles

    The way energy forces interact and affect components in motor vehicles such as cars, buses, invalid carriages and other motorised vehicles. 

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.

  • Physics

    Have a wide background of physics which is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

Skills

  • Execute analytical mathematical calculations

    Apply mathematical methods and make use of calculation technologies in order to perform analyses and devise solutions to specific problems.

  • Draw design sketches

    Create rough pictures to assist in creating and communicating design concepts.

  • Liaise with engineers

    Collaborate with engineers to ensure common understanding and discuss product design, development and improvement.

  • Use a computer

    Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

Optional knowledge and skills

examine engineering principles manual draughting techniques design prototypes manage supplies use manual draughting techniques 3d printing process use cad software perform physical stress tests on models analyse production processes for improvement synthetic natural environment use cadd software defense system adjust engineering designs create a product's virtual model ergonomics build a product's physical model cadd software analyse stress resistance of products perform market research write stress analysis reports assess operating cost monitor technology trends cad software estimate duration of work conduct performance tests