Automotive body repairs closely resemble mechanical engineering and they need to possess good knowledge about automobile parts of motor vehicles and well versed in mechanical engineering. It basically involves the structure of materials analyzed in macroscopic forms. It combines the knowledge of applied sciences and chemistry.
Professionals involved in automotive body repairs see huge demand in forensic and disaster management such as failure analysis. They also find their scope in nano sciences and nano technology in the field of applied sciences. It is one of the ancient subjects derived from metallurgy and ceramics such as plastics and their properties, applications of semi conductors and biomaterials. They also find scope in polymers, semi conductors, metals, nano technology, crystallography, electronic & magnet materials, Ceramograhy, Tribology, glass sciences, textiles, etc. Formal training in automotive body repairs in preferable in many cases due to advancement in technology and new advanced devices are hitting the market.
M.Eng. or a Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in Material or mechanical engineering or even an accredited BSc degree in Material engineering.
The salary package of the automotive body engineers could be somewhere between 1.8 Lac to 2.5 Lac p.a. (Approx).