Bachelor of Arts in

Automotive and Transport Design


Course length

3 Academic Year


October 2024





BA (Hons) in Automotive and Transport Design

The Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive and Transport Design applies design principles to transportation and covers the entire design process, from concept to engineering and branding. Students engage with industry leaders in Milan, gaining insights into the global automotive market and trends.

Student at work

car digital rendering

Car Sketch

Car Sketch


The program focuses on car design and then extends to other transportation forms, including electric vehicles and emerging mobility. The goal is to produce adaptable professionals who can succeed in the ever-changing automotive and transport sector on a global scale.

This program focuses on honing your sketching and rendering skills, enabling you to effectively convey your design concepts visually. You’ll learn to use CAD software for creating detailed digital models and prototypes of vehicles, an essential skill in modern automotive design. Additionally, you’ll gain hands-on experience in crafting physical models and prototypes of vehicle designs using various materials and techniques.

Understanding the materials used in the automotive industry and the manufacturing processes involved in vehicle production is also a crucial aspect of the curriculum. Moreover, you’ll explore the physics and engineering principles governing vehicle dynamics, handling, and performance.

Candidates are eligible if the award of this qualification is subsequent to a comprehensive educational path of a minimum of 12 years.

If required in the country of origin, they have passed national examination for university entry.

Students whose first language is not English will need to achieve an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.

Additionally, a motivational letter, a portfolio (if available), and an admission interview are required as part of the admission process.

The Bachelor of Arts in Automotive and Transport Design is organized in collaboration with major industry leaders and other universities. Certificates and academic credits are awarded according to the ECTS system.

Students have the opportunity to embark on a vocational internship with esteemed external institutions and companies, engage in an internal research internship, or immerse themselves in a study abroad experience. This immersive experience takes place during the first semester of the third year, providing an extended duration to maximize educational and personal growth.

Through these internships and study abroad opportunities, students will have the chance to apply and expand their knowledge, skills, and abilities in real-world settings. This immersive experience provides a rich and diverse learning environment, fostering personal and professional growth while enjoying the broader benefits of exploring new horizons for their upcoming careers.

The Major Project module aims at enabling students to develop and direct their own design project, taking into account learnings from previous modules. It aims also at encouraging students to demonstrate a high level of professional competence and to have a deep understanding of the social and philosophical context, in which they are practising.

Students are expected to demonstrate the enterprise potential in their ideas and to understand the future possibilities and contexts, in which ideas will exist. Students critically reflect upon their own learning and become prepared for continuous professional development.

With a Bachelor in Automotive and Transport Design, you’ll have several career opportunities in the automotive and design industries. Here are some options:

  • Car Designer: You could work as a vehicle designer for large car manufacturers, automotive design firms or automotive design consultancies
  • Automotive Component Designer: You can work on specific components such as headlights, bumpers, rims or seats, helping to improve the appearance and performance of crucial car parts.
  • Electric Vehicle Designer: With the current push towards electric mobility, you may specialize in electric vehicle design, including hybrid and battery vehicles.
  • Eco-vehicle Design: You can focus on low-emission vehicles or vehicles powered by renewable energy sources, contributing to the sustainability of the automotive industry.

In general, a Bachelor in Car Design will open the door to a range of creative and technical roles in the automotive industry, allowing you to contribute to innovation and the development of future vehicles.