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Automotive and Transport Design BA (Hons)

Coventry University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This exciting course is designed to provide you the opportunity to develop the skills and expertise to produce innovative and visionary designs for every form of transport imaginable. This includes cars, motorbikes, boats, luxury yachts, construction vehicles and vehicle interiors, as well as emerging areas such as electric vehicles and personal mobility devices.Our excellent industry links, with diverse employers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Herman Miller, Lotus, Dyson, Aston Martin, Speedo, Ford and Electrolux, for example, provide opportunities for ‘live’ collaborative projects, work placements, industry visits, design competitions and expert advice through regular guest lectures. You can start building your contacts and gain the networking experience to establish yourself as a design professional long before you graduate.Coventry University has gained an international reputation for automotive research and teaching covering design, engineering, business and media. A former winner of ‘Best Design School’ in the World Automotive Design competition, we have hosted major symposiums on the future of transport design, including RINA conferences and the ITS-UK Automotive User Interest Group.You will be taught by specialists in automotive, transport and broader industrial design with expertise in concept, modelling, interior, exterior and design-led development of low carbon vehicles. Their extensive professional experience includes working for well-known companies like General Motors, Daihatsu, Nissan, Ford and JLR.The course is informed by and reflects the changing nature of the issues that drive automotive and transport design. Sustainability, social impact of designs, internationalisation, global branding and design in context are changing people’s perceptions about diversity in transportation. Such ‘drivers of design’ are embedded within coursework and we regularly review our curriculum in response to feedback from our many industry connections.We deliberately strike a balance between traditional hand-processes and emerging technologies. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in workshops for physical and digital model making, whilst having the opportunity to access state-of-the-art milling, rapid prototyping and 3D printing.Key Course Benefits:* Links with universities in Europe, Asia, China, North and South America provide opportunities to study abroad and gain an international perspective.* Extensive facilities include: state of the art laser cutting, rapid prototyping, desktop CNC milling, 3D printing facilities, paint spraying, scanners, two large block material workshops, large scale painting facilities, styling clay workshops and handwork shops.* Specialist design studios with presentation equipment and ample display and pin-up spaces, break out areas for small group work, wireless internet access in all areas, supported by a dedicated print bureau for 2D outputs up to A0 size and several art supplies shops.* The regular speaker programme makes use of our extensive links with specialists and current practitioners – with presentations from industrial leaders of various disciplines covering design and other areas relevant to our students development and understanding of professional activities.* Past graduates include Christopher Svensson, Design Director - The Americas at Ford Motor Company; William Thorogood - Senior Creative Director at LEGO System A/S; Mark Fetherston, lead designer for Mercedes-Benz; Matt Weaver, Design Director of Infiniti Europe; and leading F1 aerodynamicist John Iley.* Computing suites offer current modelling, animation and analysis software, as well as graphic, modelling and visualisation packages, including Alias, Maya, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, Vector works, Showcase, VRED and SRAMSIS and Ja

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

Coventry University

  • University League Table

    52nd

  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Typically more than 13,000 non-UK students study at the university's UK campuses each year, with over 18,000 more studying in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement via the international experience scheme (subject to availability).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 74 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    119 52%

    43rd

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    24th

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    49th

    24

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