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Design and Transport MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Transport Planning / Design

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc offers graduates the opportunity to study the world of complex transportation infrastructures and technologies and develop their specialist design and problem-solving interests. The programme is not focused on any one particular mode of transport; rather, the emphasis is on gaining understanding of complexity, devising strategies for dealing with wicked problems, and developing your technical, practical, creative and professional skills. Acknowledging the rapidly changing world of transport design and related systems, we cover a broad range of transport themes – from passengers to freight and cargo – within the automotive, aerospace and marine industries. Issues of design concept generation and development, modelling of designs and systems, human factors, sustainability and collaborative group working will be addressed.

There is a strong ethos of cross-disciplinary and transcultural collaborative working. All design projects are underpinned by sound research activities that combine with critical and creative thinking, enabling you to develop innovative design solutions for land, sea, air and space transport, which are grounded in usability, functionality and sustainability. Graduates of the course should be prepared for managerial and practical work in the transport manufacturing, transport service and consultancy industries. You could go on to pursue interesting and demanding careers in automotive design, motorcycle design, yacht design, market strategy and design research worldwide.

Different course options

Full time | Coventry University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a first degree in an engineering or design discipline and an interest in a specific area of transportation design. Applicants with other backgrounds will also be given sympathetic consideration for admission.

University information

Coventry University is famed for its top-class student support facilities, including the Jaguar Centre, which was designed specifically to support postgraduate students. Postgraduate courses are offered in an array of subjects like Creative Writing, Social Work, Financial Management, Aerospace Engineering and Psychology. You can gain a postgraduate qualification through teaching, online learning or research. Options include: Certificate...more