Transportation Design, M.A. | Pforzheim University | Pforzheim, Germany
18 months
3000 EUR/year
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The Master of Arts in Transportation Design program at Pforzheim University is designed for graduated industrial or transportation designers with Bachelor or Diploma degrees. The language of instruction is English.


Completing the Transportation Design program at Pforzheim University will enable you to work immediately after graduation in the vehicle or automotive industry in a position of responsibility beyond your own design work. In contrast to graduates of the Bachelor course, the Master of Arts in Transportation Design fulfills the necessary requirements to structure a project team, to plan a design project and to supervise its execution.


The graduates are able to work in a responsible position in the automotive industry almost immediately after graduation. In contrast to the graduates of the Bachelor course, the graduates of the Master of Arts in Transportation Design fulfill the necessary requirements to structure a project team, to plan design projects and to organize and supervise their implementation.

The areas of application include design in series design or advanced design, model construction supervision, and work in mixed teams (development, marketing, design).

Programme Structure

The master's program is divided thematically into three main parts:

  • in the module 'Professional Studies', theoretical knowledge specialized in and typical for vehicle design as well as automotive-typical representation techniques are taught.
  • The module 'Automotive Exterior' contains a complete vehicle exterior design. As a study project in the sense of an examination document, the course participants create a 3D data model of their design and generate renderings from it. 
  • The module 'Automotive Interior' has basically the same sequence as the previous one, but with the higher complexity inherent to the subject. The knowledge necessary for the creation of an interior design is taught within the module. The study work in the sense of an examination document is created in the same technology as in the previous module. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed application form MATD 
  • English language certificate: For applicants whose native language is NOT English, language certificates according to § 3g) apply: TOEFL (IBT minimum 87 points, ITP minimum 560 points), IELTS (6.5 and above), or TOEIC (785 pts. and above) or equivalent (European Reference CEFR Level B2). Further information for international students
  • Basic knowledge of German is recommended!
  • A bachelor's / diploma certificate qualifying for a master's degree. The certificate must be from the fields of Transportation Design / Industrial Design, have at least 180 ECTS and a grade point average better than 2.5.
  • a portfolio: the number of works can be chosen freely
  • a letter of motivation
  • one or more letters of recommendation
  • if applicable: proof of work experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Pforzheim

730 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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