Coventry University

Automotive and Transport Design BA (Hons)

We aim to cover the broadest spectrum of automotive and transport design focusing on design driven innovations.

We examine issues of autonomy, sustainability, ergonomics and the user experience and interaction in relation to exterior and interior design, surface and colour applications, lifestyle and future design solutions.

An award-winning course with a long history of achievement, we can offer you access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for virtual, digital and physical design realisation

Career Prospects

Professional enhancement is central to our ethos and you will be encouraged to embrace either an industry placement or international study exchange before your final year. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be used to working proactively to generate ideas as an individual or in teams and meeting deadlines.

We will encourage and guide you to enter national and international design competitions which can enhance your portfolio, expose you to potential employers and increase networking prospects.

Career opportunities are vast and varied - you could start your own business, become a design consultant, modeller, illustrator, CAD professional, design manager or marketing professionals. Graduates have found opportunities in automotive exterior and interior design, lighting systems design, clay and 'hard' modelling, digital modelling and surfacing, 3D visualisation and animation, colour and materials design, user interface design, lifestyle products and design research.

Our Creative Futures employment team is on hand to offer tailored career and enterprise support if you wish to gain employment or take advantage of professional practice opportunities within course specific industries. It provides specialist careers information, advice and guidance to all our students from their first year through to final year and beyond graduation, with the aim of helping them to achieve their desired career outcome. Our dedicated enterprise officers also offer valuable assistance on how to begin as a freelancer/entrepreneur

Course Details

We aim to cover the broadest spectrum of automotive and transport design focusing on design driven innovations.

We examine issues of autonomy, sustainability, ergonomics and the user experience and interaction in relation to exterior and interior design, surface and colour applications, lifestyle and future design solutions.

An award-winning course with a long history of achievement, we can offer you access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for virtual, digital and physical design realisation

Year 1

Year One is about learning core skills and gradually applying them to increasingly ambitious projects. We aim to develop your 2D skills and apply them to three-dimensional designs solutions. You will have the opportunity to work in groups to develop dialogue and criticism around form based problem solving and concept creation. Teaching and learning will be supported by a curriculum that aims to cover all areas of design, practical and theoretical, historical and forward looking.

Form Design and Visual Communication
Design Studio Methods and the Industries
Design Context
Design, Function and Users

Year 2

Year Two is focused on developing as aspiring designers and creating a professional profile that relates to your career aspirations. You will be working on projects, most of them set and supported by industry partners.

Design Innovation
Design Application
Design and the Professions
Design Futures

Year 3

The final year gives you the opportunity to apply the learning and the experiences you have made in the preceding years and to create a body of work that showcases your talent and vision to an external audience. You will work on a self-determined final major project.

Concept Creation
Design Delivery

Placement Year

The Professional Placement or Study Abroad Year gives you the opportunity to engage with international and professional exchange or internship partners and to gain valuable experience that will support your development in your chosen career path, and as graduates. The Professional Placement or Study Abroad Year offers the flexibility to engage in longer placements and ones that normally fall outside of our taught semesters (please note a Professional Placement Year or Study Abroad Year is subject to availability, competitive application, meeting visa requirements and additional costs).

Study Abroad
Professional Placement

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