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.
Automotive and Transport Design BA (Hons)
|BBC to include at least one Art or Design subject
|Minimum five graded 9-4, or equivalent, including English and Maths.
|DDM in an Art or Design subject
|27 to include Visual Arts or Design Technology at Higher level
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page. Chat with International admissions.
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.
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.
• Form Design and Visual Communication
• Design Studio Methods and the Industries
• Design Context
• Design, Function and Users
• Design Innovation
• Design Application
• Design and the Professions
• Design Futures
If you wish to do so, you can opt to take the Work Placement Year module or Study Abroad Year module which both typically run for a full academic year between years 2 and 3 of your course. You are able to progress onto the relevant module if you have successfully completed the first two years of the course (i.e. having accumulated 240 credits) and provided that you confirm your interest in undertaking this option before the end of your second year, typically in August.
While the Professional Enhancement Year and International Enhancement Year modules you undertake are non-credit bearing but do not incur any additional tuition fees, if successfully completed, these modules will appear on your final academic transcript. In addition, if you complete this year, you will also gain an enhanced degree award title as the additional suffix of “With Professional Enhancement” if you’ve gone on a work placement and “With International Enhancement” if you’ve gone on a study abroad programme will be added.
• Concept Creation - 50 credits
• Design Delivery - 60 credits
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