Automobile & Transportation Design

The course equips students to function as a professional designer in the automobile and transportation industry. UID’s Automobile & Transportation Design course is unique in its scope of interest dealing with the whole transportation design field in cooperation with the industry. Besides being technology-driven, the course has been designed paying equal attention to important factors such as consumer needs, environmental concerns, socio-economic conditions and ecological contexts. The course throws light on the ethical responsibilities of a professional automobile and transportation designer along with offering a blend of creative designs and automobile styling skills with elements of ergonomics and marketing. At UID, students learn to handle complex automobile and transportation projects using a multidisciplinary approach.

The course offers students an opportunity to quickly explore their design ideas and bring them closer to reality with the help of tools such as powerful 3D software and rapid prototype. Students are encouraged to have a balanced thinking process on conceptual ideas and detailed realistic design solutions.

Automobile & Transportation Design programme is unique in its scope of interest dealing with the whole transportation design field in cooperation with the industry. Besides being technology-driven, the course has been designed paying equal attention to important factors such as consumer needs, environmental concerns, socio-economic conditions, and ecological contexts. During the course, you start with designing cars, motorcycle, buses and non-motorized transportation systems which in turn help develop in designing smart transportation solution for future. The process consists of 2D sketching, Virtual modeling, and finally 3D physical modeling.

Increasing globalization has led to a rise in the demand for mobility, leading to stiff competition in the automobile and transportation industry. Since by now, all vehicle companies have high technical standards, state-of-the-art technologies and new production possibilities, visual identity and attractiveness are the new catchphrase in the sector. Automobile and Transportation Design has become one of the most important factors for commercial success. The automobile and transportation industries contribute to several important dimensions of nation building, including generating government revenue, creating economic development, encouraging people development and fostering R&D and innovation.

The Automobile and Transportation Design programme at UID is a mix of strategic-thinking design methodology that encourages innovation and offers marketing and communication insights along with providing fundamental learning in design. The highlight of the programme is its collaboration with the industry for workshops, seminars and live projects to build networking with the industry and provide a semi-professional experience to students while pursuing the course.

The course aims to provide students with the necessary skills and understanding needed of a professional designer in the automobile and transportation industry. The course covers all aspects of the automobile and transportation industry including mass transportation, public and private transport, rural and urban transport as well as motorized and non-motorized transport.

  • Address the needs of the automobile and transportation industry holistically
  • Develop thorough understanding of the various disciplines of automobile and transportation design
  • Develop the necessary skills to practice as a creative professional in the industry
  • Analyze research concepts, study current markets and create strategies for future product designs
  • Understand the socio-economic and cultural contexts behind consumer needs
  • Seek relevant solutions for the industry that address the societal and environmental concerns
  • Develop excellent marketing and communication skills to be able to work with a team

The course will broadly cover the following aspects:

  • Introduction to Automobile and Transportation Design
  • Fundamentals of Sketching
  • Concept Sketching & Digital Rendering
  • Design Communication
  • 3D Representation Techniques
  • Vehicle Packaging Design & Branding
  • Design Culture
  • Environment, Socio-economic & Cultural Aspects of Transportation

Majority of automobile designers work in the concept and design departments at large automobile manufacturing companies. Car manufacturers are always on the lookout for innovative and creative designers who can boost sales and make them stand apart with their new ideas.
Salaries of automobile designers vary depending on numerous factors, including their talent, experience and location.

UID has designed a well structured curriculum for each course to foster unique creativity and vision. Our programme and courses are carefully designed to make a real difference to the student learning experience.

The structure of the programme aims to create a fine balance between theoretical and practical education. The programme focuses on the basics of the field of design while stressing on the possibilities to practice specific skills and knowledge related to specific courses.  The programme takes you through a facet of creative skills required to excel in your chosen field. During the course, students will be guided and mentored by experts while being given the opportunity to interact with industry professionals. The learning outcomes are assessed at the end of each semester to ensure that students have a firm understanding of the latest concepts before moving on to emerging trends.

Each course creates a dynamic environment , which builds the self confidence of the students along with a foundation of creative and technical skills.

The learning model at UID is incubated to create and adapt to an appropriate environment of learning that facilitates our students with new experiences. We make sure our learning model engages the learner into new dimensions of work. This model provides an environment for interactive student engagement and enhances the system thinking ability.

At UID, we believe that the experiential knowledge gained while developing and implementing this unique learning model is transferable to other disciplines as well.

Banibrata Sarkhel

Academic Consultant

Fellow & Chartered Engr. M. Tech, BITS, Pilani

Rakesh Sharma

Assistant Professor

BA, Rajasthan Univ. ITI (Carpentry), Directorate of Technical Education, Jodhpur

UID organises a number of workshops on a regular basis to help students connect with and expand their creativity. The workshops introduce students to the concepts of design and provide a strong grounding and encourage personal and artistic growth through innovative self-expression. All the classrooms are equipped with unique modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment thatprovide an extensive experience in art and design. The workshops offer insights into topical themes in the field of design along with practical exercises that come with a high level of professionalism.

The workshops offer a hands-on experience of working in the industry and ensure that you can operate as professionals while you are studying. The workshops are committed to encouraging and supporting students in their creative journey.

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