Automotive Design MA (ADT071)


Coventry University

Automotive Design MA


This course runs from 2017/18

This Automotive Design MA course is suitable for both aspiring practitioners of automotive design and those aiming for design management positions.

This course will equip you with the skills required of a designer in the automotive industry. It contains elements of two and three-dimensional design and provides the opportunity to apply CAD to automotive projects.

Why choose this course? 

  • Lectures delivered by senior figures in automotive design and business;
  • option of working on a project set by the automotive industry;
  • recent collaborators include PSA (Peugeot-Citroen), Ford and Renault.


What will I learn? 

The first term will be spent achieving a grounding in the basics of automotive design. Vehicle packaging, automotive modelling, and the business of the automotive industry are all covered in lectures, seminars and studio classes within the first three months. We have an ongoing programme of visiting lectures delivered by senior figures in automotive design, automotive journalism and business.
The second term will involve further skill developments plus a 'live' design project run in conjunction with the automotive industry. Our recent collaborators include PSA (Peugeot-Citroen), Ford and Renault. During this exciting project you will learn to work in teams to achieve a design output for demanding clients.
During the third term you will undertake more design projects and start researching for your MA major project. Your major project takes up the whole of the final term, leading up to the industry-sponsored MA Degree Show at the end of the year.

Teaching contact hours 

We do not offer a part-time evening or weekend pattern of delivery, but if you wish to study part time during the day, please contact the course director to explore further.

How will this course enhance my career prospects? 

Recent graduates have been recruited by manufacturers and consultants in Europe and the Far East keen to acquire their skills in and knowledge of the automotive design process.

Career options include:

  • Automotive design,
  • research,
  • teaching and design management. 


How much does it cost?

Full-time Home and EU: £7,374

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