M.Sc. On Campus

Transportation Systems and Design

Art Center College of Design

12 months
50024 USD/year
50024 USD/year
Tuition fee
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In the Transportation Systems and Design program at Art Center College of Design, you will join a community of creative leaders dedicated to transformation in diverse transportation disciplines, including automotive design, urban planning, public transit design, and much more.


Transportation is trans-disciplinary: you’ll study design and user experience, policy and global trends, technology and environmental impact. Here, you’ll gain skills in design methodology, strategic innovation, systems thinking, customer-driven research, and entrepreneurial practice.

Careers in Transportation Design

Rapid developments in transportation and mobility require rapid thinkers and innovative leaders who can create sustainable and accessible solutions. 

ArtCenter graduates go on to exciting, disruptive roles in the fields of aerospace, rail, logistics, transit, automotive design, autonomous mobility, and much more. With a master degree in Transportation Systems and Design from Art Center College of Design, you can build a career in:

  • Public transit design
  • Transit and urban planning
  • Transportation product strategy
  • Automotive design strategy
  • Specialist vehicle design
  • Interior and exterior automotive design
  • Automotive concept design

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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Fully Completed Application
  • A non-refundable application fee
  • Transcripts from all colleges attended
  • English as a foreign language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50024 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25012 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    50024 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25012 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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