MIT Institute of Design

Transportation Design

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Transportation Design

Transportation Design

The learners of Transportation Design experience that the courses of study exclusively explore an inborn human need of human mobility. Beginning with the concept of transporting people and commodities using a variety of means, its emphasis moves on creating sustainable systems for Transportation Design. It is not only limited to Automobile Design and car design but to design systems which enhance mobility for humans and commodities. Learners' innovative ability is challenged further when the scope of a transport vehicle is extended from land, water to air even space. Transportation design courses at MIT ID equip the learners with the required knowledge and skills to be professional Transportation designer.

With topics like Emerging Technologies, Composites, Aerodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Automobile engineering, Automotive Modelling, Transportation for Specific Needs, Vehicle Packaging Design and Use of Automotive Clay & GFRP the learners are capable of creating newer transportation design systems to improve mobility. Thus Transportation design courses in India at MIT ID are different from the conventional Transportation design courses in India.

With the rapid growth in the Automobile sector Transportation design courses in India have become very popular in recent times.

COURSE DETAILS

B.Des

Eligibility:

10 + 2 (in any discipline)

Duration:

4 years

Focus:

• Provides a foundational understanding of transportation design concepts.

• Covers a broad range of design principles, materials, and techniques.

• Emphasizes the basics of automotive or other modes of transportation design.

Skills Acquired:

• Fundamental design skills.

• Knowledge of design software tools.

• Basic understanding of engineering and manufacturing processes.

Career Opportunities:

• Entry-level positions in transportation design studios or related industries.

• Junior design roles in automotive or other transportation sectors.

Course Structure

Course Code Course Name Credits
BFNDC000  Overview of Design 
BFNFD101  Representation skills: Design Drawing 
BFNFD102  Colour & Digital Studies 
BFNFD103  Geometry 
BFNFD104  Basic Material Studies 
BFNFS105  Three dimensionalities of form, space, structure (2D to 3D) 
UC1  SHD/ Environment studies  
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BFNDC201Design Process Basics2
BFNDC202IDS2
BIDDD203Representation Techniques4
BIDDF204Basic Form studies4
BIDST205Prototyping materials Techniques4
UC2 4
Course Code Course Name Credits
GTDC301 Design Context 01: History of Automotive Design & Future Trends 2
GTFD302 Design Drawing 01: Automotive Sketching & Rendering 4
GTDC303 Design Context 02: Model Making – Physical & Digital 4
GTFD304 Fundamentals of Design 01: Automotive Anatomy & Basic Ergonomics 4
GTFS305 Form Studies 01: Form Study (Basic) 2
GTPR306 Design Project 01: Simple Product Design 4
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
GTFD401Design Drawing 02: Advanced Automotive Sketching & Rendering4
GTDC402Design Context 03: Automotive Model Making – Physical & Digital6
GTFS403Form Studies 02: Form Study (Advanced)4
GTPR404Design Project 02: Automotive Brand Study4
GTDC405Design Context 04: Vehicle Ergonomics (Advanced)2
Course Code Course Name Credits
GTFD501 Fundamentals of Design 02: Automotive Architecture & Packaging 2
GTDC502 Design Context 05:  Color Material and Finish 2
GTDG503 Digital Methods 01: Advanced Visualization 2
GTDC504 Design Context 06:  Human Machine Interface (HMI) 4
GTPR505 Design Project 03: Collective Transportation 6
GTPR506 Design Project 04: Styling Project 4
Course Code Course Name Credits
GTPR601 Design Project 05: Vehicle Face Lift (Vehicle Graphics) 4
GTPR602 Design Project 06: Vehicle for Special Needs 6
GTPR603 Design Project 07: Vehicle Interior Design 4
GTDC604 Design Context 07: Open Elective  2
GTPR605 Design Project 08: Future Mobility
Course Code Course Name Credits
GTPR701 Design Project 09:  Sustainable Mobility Design 6
GTPR702 Design Project 10:  System Design 6
GTBS703 Business Studies 01: Design Management & Entrepreneurship 2
GTPR704 Design Project 11:  Mini Project 6
Course Code Course Name Credits
GTPR801 Industrial Internship * 4
GTPR802 Graduation Project 16

M.Des

Eligibility:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design

Age Limit : 30 years

Duration:

2 years

Focus:

• Specializes and deepens knowledge in transportation design.

• Explores advanced concepts, emerging trends, and innovative technologies.

• Often allows for specialization in a specific area of transportation design.

Skills Acquired:

• Expertise in specialized areas of transportation design.

• Advanced proficiency in design software and technologies.

• Research and analytical skills applicable to design problem-solving.

Career Opportunities:

• Specialized design roles in transportation companies.

• Opportunities in leadership, management, or academia.

• Potential for entrepreneurial ventures or consultancy.

Course Structure

Course Code Course Name Credits
PTDC101 Design Context 01: Design Overview 0
PTDC102 Design Context 02: History of Automotive Design & Future Trends 2
PTFD103 Fundamentals of Design 01: Automotive Anatomy & Basic Ergonomics 4
PTFD104 Design Drawing 01: Automotive Sketching & Rendering 4
PTFS105 Form Studies 01: Form Study (Basic) 4
PTDG106 Digital Methods 01: Digital Sculpting 2
PTPR107 Design Project 01: Design Process and Simple Product Design 4
Course Code Course Name Credits
PTFD201 Design Drawing 02: Advanced Automotive Sketching & Rendering 4
PTST202 Technology 01: Aerodynamics of Ground Vehicle 2
PTPR203 Design Project 02: Automotive Brand Study 2
PTFS204 Form Studies 02: Form Study (Advanced) 4
PTFD205 Fundamentals of Design 02: Automotive Architecture & Packaging 2
PTPR206 Design Project 03: Exterior Design 6
Course Code Course Name Credits
PTPR301 Design Project 04: Automotive CMF & Facelift 4
PTPR302 Design Project 05: Automotive Interiors Design 6
PTDC303 Design Context 03:  Human Machine Interface (HMI) 4
PTPR304 Design Project 06: Collective Transportation  4
PTBS305 Business Studies 01:  Design Management 2
Course Code Course Name Credits
PTPR401 Summer Project* 2
PTPR402 Advanced Mobility Design 4
PTPR403 Graduation Project 14

PGD in Automotive Clay and Digital Sculpting

Eligibility:

Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Scupting, Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design,

Age Limit : 30 years

Duration:

2 years

Focus:

• Specializes and deepens knowledge in various digital and physical model making tools and techniques.

• Explores new and established software and material handling processes.

Skills Acquired:

• Expertise in specialized areas of transportation design.

• Advanced proficiency to work at a high level of skills in Alias® & allied software.

• Mastery in the ability to translate a designer’s vision into a tangible reality.

Career Opportunities:

• Digital modelling roles such as Class A and Concept Modeler in transportation companies.

• Opportunities as clay modelers, protype/hard modelers in design studios.

Course Structure

Course Code Course Name Credits
23TRD5101 Design Overview 1
23TRD5102 Drawing: Prespective Drawing, Technical Drawing 2
23TRD5103 Model Making with Simple Materials 4
23TRD5104 Form Studies:Clay Model – Form Manipulation 6
23TRD5105 Digital Methods: Alias Basics 2
23TRD5106 Digital Methods: Alias Techniques & Wire Framing 5
Course Code Course Name Credits
23TRD5107 Fundamentals of Vehicle Packaging 1
23TRD5108 Project 01 – Existing Old Vehicle Sculpting (Clay) 6
23TRD5109 Project 02 – Existing New Vehicle Sculpting (Clay) 6
23TRD5110 Digital Methods: Alias Surface Modeling & Reverse Engineering 5
23TRD5111 Hard Model Making Techniques 2
Course Code Course Name Credits
23TRD6101 Project 3 : Concept Vehicle Sculpting : Clay 6
23TRD6102 Project 4 : Exterior/Interior Component Sculpting : Digital 3
23TRD6103 Project 5 : Exterior/Interior Component Sculpting : Clay 3
23TRD6104 Project 6 : Existing Vehicle Sculpting : Digital  6
23TRD6105 Hard Model Making of Component 2
Course Code Course Name Credits
23TRD6106 Digital to Physical Model Making 5
23TRD6107 Internship or Project 15

Considerations

  • Career Goals: If you aspire to take on leadership roles or specialize in a particular aspect of transportation design, a Master’s degree might be beneficial.
  • Experience: Some professionals may gain industry experience with a Bachelor’s degree and progress in their careers without pursuing a Master’s.
  • Personal Development: The choice between a Bachelor’s and a Master’s may also depend on personal goals, preferences, and the desired depth of academic and professional development.

STUDENT WORK

 

Project: Mining Truck

by Kartikey Singh

 

Project: Rescue Vehicle

by Abhishek Moze

Project: Hatchback Interior

by Akash Singh

 

Project:  Delivery Vehicle

by Nishant Khamar

 

Project: Police Vehicle

by Rishi Kherdia

 

Project: Explorer Vehicle

by Nihar Rane

CAREERS

The quickly changing evolution of India’s economy necessitates a comparable increase in the realm of infrastructure. This is especially true in the many modes of transportation for goods and people.

MIT Institute of Design offers a specialized industrial design course focusing on comprehensively addressing the needs of transportation equipment and systems. The program emphasizes examining transportation products within the current economic and social landscape, evaluating the success or failure of existing systems and gadgets, and proposing future transportation solutions.

This enables practical problem-solving while also looking for solutions that are relevant to our future society and environment. It looks to offer students the knowledge and abilities needed to be a creative designer in the transportation business, whether motorized or nonmotorized, rural or urban, public or personal.
The rapidly changing growth of India’s economic growth demands an increase of a corresponding growth in the domain of infrastructure. This is especially so in the different sectors of transportation – of goods and people. This specialist industrial design course offered by MIT’s Institute of Design is concerned with addressing holistically the needs of transportation devices and systems in a broader context. It acknowledges the need to reconsider transport products in the framework of the present day scenario vis a vis the economic and social needs, the need to analyse the success or failure of existing systems and devices, and to propose future transport solutions. This Transport Design course not only covers practical problem-solving, but seeks solutions relevant to our future society and the environment. A variety of practical projects will help students to build towards that integration and developmental skills, knowledge and understanding. It aims to provide students with the skills and understanding required of a creative designer in the transportation industry whether motorized or non motorized, rural or urban, public or personal. This course has the following objectives
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of the discipline of design and transportation design
  • To understand the socio-economic and cultural contexts of design and the ethical responsibilities of the professional designer
  • To develop a capability to practice as a professional designer in the field of transportation design
  • To understand research concepts, strategies and methods and the skills to apply them in the field of transportation
  • To develop knowledge, understanding and skills in resolving and communicating technical and manufacturing aspects of transportation design related projects to a professional standard

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FACULTY

Prof. Dr. Nachiket Thakur

Asst. Prof. Kiran Tuplondhe

Incharge H.O.D. Transportation Design

Asst. Prof. Mahesh Nagarkar

Transportation Design

Asst. Prof. Arjun Ranaware

Transportation Design