Transportation Systems and Design

Art Center College of Design

24 months
43762 USD/year
43762 USD/year
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Develop compelling, sustainable and viable transportation and mobility solutions for an inspired future.

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The Master of Science program has been designed to attract students passionate about the automotive industry and the expansive field of transportation and personal mobility. The innovative curriculum encourages creativity and strategic thinking to create compelling transportation solutions for the automotive industry at a systems level, rather than a product level.

Because design brings value well beyond the areas of product and service development, our curriculum encompasses a combination of design methodology, strategic innovation, systems thinking, customer-driven research and entrepreneurial practices. The program’s community of students—often with prior degrees in design, architecture, urban planning, business, engineering, anthropology and economics—brings diverse perspectives and stimulates the transdisciplinary culture essential to advance the future of transportation design.

This course of study encourages graduates to become agents of change within design studios and manufacturers, as well as organizations responsible for transportation systems solutions at the national, state and local levels.

Programme Structure

  • Vehicle & Transportation Product Development 
  • Vehicle & Transportation Systems Architecture 
  • Customer Centered Research 
  • Concept and Systems Design Studio 
  • Digital Skills 
  • Transportation Histories & Futures Part 1 
  • Visual Communications—Fundamentals OR Visual Communications 
  • Introduction to Interaction Design 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


82 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  A Fully Completed Application
  •  Application Fee
  •  Official Transcripts from all colleges attended
  •  English as a Foreign Language Proficiency
  •  Program-Specific Requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21881 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    43762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21881 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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