M.Sc. On Campus

Transportation Systems and Design

Art Center College of Design

12 months
48380 USD/year
48380 USD/year
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Develop compelling, sustainable and viable transportation and mobility solutions for an inspired future with this Transportation Systems and Design program at Art Center College of Design.


The Master of Science Transportation Systems and Design program at Art Center College of Design 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.

Learing outcomes

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

Courses included:
  • Vehicle & Transportation Product Development 
  • Vehicle & Transportation Systems Architecture 
  • Customer Centered Research 
  • Concept and Systems Design Studio 
  • Digital Skills 
  • Visual Communications—Fundamentals OR Visual Communications 
  • Introduction to Interaction Design 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

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  • International

    48380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24190 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    48380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24190 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Pasadena

1629 - 2760 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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