Exciting opportunities exist as interior and exterior designers in automotive and transport companies, and as design consultants. Some graduates choose to launch their own business. Students learn a range of transferable skills that can be applied to land, sea and air projects.
Students work on transport and industrial design projects in a creative and friendly studio environment. They have access to excellent workshops and modeling facilities, use industry-standard software and are expected to present their work to a professional standard.
Core skills are developed through structured and practical design projects, involving idea generation, drawing and rendering, clay modeling and relevant software. The programme works closely with visiting designers who are involved throughout. Teaching and learning techniques are varied and include individual and group design workshops, tutorials, seminars, and presentations.
Students have important technical and CAD input throughout the programmes from the Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies and complete a major design project in Year 3 in an area of personal interest. This flexibility gives the means to engage indulge in truly original and innovative thinking.
Our aims are to equip students with a broad range of specialist and transferable skills. The programme provides an opportunity to take part in work placements and to enter national design competitions. Students also exhibit their designs to the general public and potential employers at the end-of-year show.
All students must demonstrate that they have met the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 either through formal English language assessment or through success in a prior study at “A” level or equivalent in English.
Topics you will experience include:
- Core Skills I
- Core Skills II
- Course Introduction I
- Course Introduction II
- Design Technologies - Surface Modelling
- Industrial Design: History and Context
- Industrial Design: Style & Substance
- Trends and Visual Thinking
- Introduction to Graphic Design
- Advanced Design Technologies (Surface)
- Automotive Modelling
- Automotive Presentation Skills
- Digital Clay
- Ergonomics & Design
- Lighting Concepts
- Transport Design Concepts
- Transport Technology
- Design Futures for Product and Transport Design
- Design Project Context
- Digital Styling Project 1
- Digital Styling Project 2
- Professional Project 1
- Professional Project 2
In addition to the above, all students are required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities.
During the programme, we carefully introduce you to the key attributes of entrepreneurship, enterprise, and employability. This gives you a real insight into what is required in industry and gives you important networking opportunities. Alongside this, live projects and visiting lecturers further reinforce this.
In the final year, during our Design Futures project, you will improve your self-promotion skills, refine your portfolio and have a mock interview with an industry recruitment consultant. This will make you interview ready and prepare you well for the challenges ahead. Further, we also support you after graduation, with job-seeking assistance. We want you to succeed, and encourage graduates to visit and use our social networking sites for peer support.
Graduates from the Staffordshire University Transport Design degree are highly sought after across the design industry. They establish careers worldwide, designing everything from cars and trucks to motorbike bike helmets. Graduates have gone on to work for companies such as BMW or Ford. Some run their own businesses and others progress onto postgraduate study.