MIT Institute of Design
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Transportation Design Courses

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.

Faculty
Nachiket Thakur   R. Donshong Koren   Parag Panchal
Prof. Dr. Nachiket Thakur
H.O.D. Transportation Design

Asst. Prof. R. Donshong
Koren
Transportation Design
Asst. Prof. Parag Panchal
Transportation Design
Vibhor Sharma        
Asst. Prof. Vibhor Sharma
Transportation Design
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Course Structure
B.Des Programme
Semester 1 Semester 5
Semester 2 Semester 6
Semester 3 Semester 7
Semester 4 Semester 8

Semester 1

Course Code Course Name Credits
GFNFD101 Design Overview  0
GFNFD102 Design Drawing 1  4
GFNFD103 Fundamentals of Design 1 (Colour) 3
GFNFD104 Fundamentals of Design 2 (Geometry) 1
GFNFD105 Fundamentals of Design 3 (Materials) 4
GFNDS106 Fundamentals of Design 4 (Form Space and Structure) 4
GFNDG107 Digital Methods 1 2
GFNDC108 Inter Design Studies 1 (Environ Exposure) 1
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Semester 2

Course Code Course Name Credits
GFNFD201 Design Drawing 2 : Freehand , Analytical & Perspective 3
GFNFD202 Fundamentals of Design 5 : Colour II 2
GFNFD203 Fundamentals of Design 6 : Solid Geometry 2
GFNFD204 Fundamentals of Design 7 : Three Dimensionalaties of Form , Space & Structure 3
GFNFD205 Fundamentals of Design 8 : Materials 3
GFNDS206 Digital Methods 2 : Advanced Image Processing and Vector Graphics Applications 1
GFNPR207 Design Process : Problem Solving 5
GFNDC208 Interdesign Studies 2 : Urban Environment Exposure  1
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Semester 3


Course Code Course Name Credits
GTDC301 Design Context 01: History of Art and Design 1
GTFD302 Design Drawing 01: Automotive Sketching 2
GTDC303 Design Context 02: Model Making with simple materials 6
GTDC304 Design Project 01: Simple Product Design 4
GTDG305 Digital Methods 01: Computer Aided Surfacing  Alias  1
GTFD306 Fundamentals of Design 01: Automotive Photography 3
GTST307 Technology 01: Automotive Materials &Manufacturing Processes 2
GTDC308 Design Context 04: Introduction to Automotive Ergonomics 1
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Semester 4

Course Code Course Name Credits
GTFD401 Design Drawing 02: Advanced Automotive Sketching 2
GTDG402 Digital Methods 02: Computer Aided Surfacing  Alias  1
GTPR403 Design Project 01: Form Transition, Speed Forms & Clay Modelling 7
GTPR404 Design Project 02 : Nature & Form 6
GTPR405 Design Project 03:  Vehicle Brand Analysis 4
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Semester 5

Course Code Course Name Credits
GTFD501 Design Drawing 03: Automotive Sketching and Marker Renderings 2
GTDG502 Digital Methods 03: Computer Aided Surfacing  Alias  1
GTST503 Technology 02: Technical Studies- Automotive Systems  2
GTPR504 Design Project 04: Vehicle Packaging and Interiors 8
GTPR505 Design Project 05: Collective Transportation 7
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Semester 6

Course Code Course Name Credits
GTFD601 Design Drawing 04: Automotive Sketching (Wacom based) 2
GTDG602 Digital Methods 04: Computer Aided Surfacing  Alias  1
GTPR603 Design Project 06: Vehicle Face Lift (Vehicle Graphics) 5
GTDC604 Design Context 05: Open Elective  2
GTST605 Technology 03: Vehicle Standards & Norms 1
GTPR606 Design Project  07: Vehicle for Special Needs  9
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Semester 7

Course Code Course Name Credits
GTFD701 Design Drawing 05: Advanced Automotive Sketching 2
GTDG702 Digital Methods 05: Computer Aided Surfacing  Alias  1
GTDC703 Design Context 06: Design Management 1
GTST704 Technology 04: Aerodynamics of Ground Vehicle 3
GTPR705 Design Project 08:  Sustainable Transportation 6
GTPR706 Design Project  09: System Design 7
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Semester 8

Course Code Course Name Credits
GTPR801 Industrial Internship 4
GTPR802 Graduation Project 16
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M.Des Programme
Semester 1  
Semester 2  
Semester 3  
Semester 4  

Semester 1


Course Code Course Name Credits
PTDC101 Design Context 01: Design Overview  0
PTDC102 Design Context 02: History of Art and Design 1
PTFD103 Design Drawing 01: Automotive Sketching 2
PTDC104 Design Context 03: Materials (Paper and Clay) 5
PTDG105 Digital Methods 01: Photoshop Basics 2
PTDC106 Design Context 04: Colour Theory and Psychology, CMF (Color Materials and Finishes) 2
PTDG107 Digital Methods 02: Computer Aided Surfacing  Alias  1
PTDC108 Design Context 05: Automotive Photography 2
PTFD109 Fundamentals of Design 01: Form Study 2
PTFD110 Design Project 01: Simple Product Design 2
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Semester 2

Course Code Course Name Credits
PTFD201 Design Drawing 02: Advanced Automotive Sketching 2
PTDG202 Digital Methods 03: Computer Aided Surfacing  Alias  1
PTST203 Technology 01: Aerodynamics of Ground Vehicle 2
PTST204 Technology 02: Vehicle Standards &Norms 1
PTPR205 Design Project 01: Form Transition, Speed Forms & Clay Modelling 7
PTPR206 Design Project 02: Vehicle Brand Analysis 3
PTPR207 Design Project 03: Nature & form 4
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Semester 3

Course Code Course Name Credits
PTFD301 Design Drawing 03: Automotive Sketching & Advanced Marker Techniques 2
PTDG302 Digital Methods 04: Computer Aided Surfacing  Alias  1
PTPR303 Design Project 04: Vehicle Packaging and Interiors 7
PTPR304 Design Project 05: Vehicle Face Lift (Vehicle Graphics) 2
PTPR305 Design Project  06: System Design 8
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Semester 4

Course Code Course Name Credits
PTPR401 Graduation Project 20
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Scope

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