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Automotive and Transport Design
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Automotive and Transport Design

Coventry University
Coventry, Great Britain
 1248 Points
1 Year

Program Description

Aiming to build on knowledge gained in undergraduate study or professional practice, this postgraduate course offers you the opportunity to develop core skills demanded by design studios or global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

We currently have major industry links, and you should have a chance to show your work to industry leaders. Ultimately, you will be provided with the opportunity to get ahead with our Automotive Design MA.

Working on studio delivered briefs and ‘live’ industry projects, you will be taught the underlying theory, 2D and latest 3D techniques used to resolve automotive design challenges within the areas of exterior, interior, colour and trim design. We offer state-of-the-art facilities, including an automotive clay modelling studio, laser cutting, rapid prototyping, 3D printing and a 12-camera motion capture studio for the measurement of human motion, machine interaction and biomechanics.

Past graduates have gone on to become design directors and chief designers at Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Ford, Aston Martin, Lotus, Tata, SAIC, PSA (Peugeot-Citroen), Johnson Controls, Faurecia, and Volvo.

Entry Requirements

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Bachelor's Degree
Degree from State Technical Institute
English Level

Information about requirements:

  • You should have a degree in industrial, product, automotive or transport design.
  • A 500 word personal statement suggesting area of potential MA research.

More requirements:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Relevant professional experience

Other accepted qualifications:

  • Applicants who can demonstrate relevant experience at an appropriate professional level but do not have the formal academic entry qualifications may be admitted subject to an application and assessment.

Other accepted English qualifications and information:

  • SELT
  • Cambridge Pre-U
  • 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.

Information about portfolio:

  • Evidence vehicle exterior and interior design knowledge at a professional level (ideally through placement and/or professional experience) in critical evaluation, creative problem solving, and presentation. Freehand sketching (sketchbooks, etc.) skills and exploration of a wide range of ideas must be extensively demonstrated through project work.
  • Illustrate proficiency in developing automotive surfaces and volumes from 2D to 3D through automotive clay modelling or appropriate analogue materials and in CAD.



Collaboration in Practice

Automotive and Transport Design Specialism 1

Final Project Plan

Professional Context

Automotive and Transport Design Specialism 2

Automotive and Transport Design Specialist Investigation

Automotive and Transport Design Final Project

Global Professional Development- Entrepreneurship


Career opportunities are considered vast and varied within automotive design, research, teaching and design management.

  • You could start your own business
  • become a design consultant
  • modeller
  • illustrator
  • CAD professional
  • design manager
  • marketing professional

Recent graduates have been recruited by some of the industry’s most well-known manufacturers, including:

  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Honda
  • GM
  • Hyundai
  • SAIC
  • Tata and Geely

Some have become consultants for companies such as Concept Group International and Drive.


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