Transportation Design

CCS has an unparalleled reputation for automotive design, and now we’re extending our expertise. Learn what it takes to make it on the road, in the sky or across the sea. Bring us your ideas; we’ll teach you what to do with them. You’ll leave CCS knowing how to sketch your concepts, use design and modeling software to advance them to the next level, and sell your concept to future employers through verbal and visual presentation skills. Our program will provide you with the intensive technical and creative training you need to thrive in any transportation industry.

What Sets Us Apart?

Diversified Program
Our program finds the right fit for all types of design interests; we are not an auto-only program. Our students design all types of transportation, from boats and motorcycles to semitrucks and planes. This approach enables students to explore many areas of the transportation design industry and find their niche.

Location
We are located in the country’s center for automotive design. With the Big Three auto companies just minutes away, students are taught by industry professionals and have countless opportunities for industry interaction.

Reputation
CCS is well-known for our Transportation Design program. In fact, it was the first degree the College offered in 1962 and has since become world-renowned. With alumni working at every major automotive company around the world, and others working in the many different fields of transportation design, CCS has an unmatched reputation within the transportation design industry. Companies actively seek our graduates because they know they will be ready to work and contribute on day one.

2-D/3-D Visual Communications Skills
In the Transportation Design field, sketching is a necessity, and our rigorous visual communication classes teach students to draw objects, surfaces and different materials with a focus on perspective.

Global Perspective
Our Transportation Design program attracts the top design students from around the world. These students help bring a global perspective to the classroom and share different experiences and backgrounds from all parts of the globe.

Representative Career Choices

Airplane Design
Automotive Design
Bike Design
Boat Design
Motorcycle Design
Mass Transit Design

Transportation Design Department Videos

Previous Internships

AISI
Altair
American Iron and Steel
Arctic Cat
Armstrong-White
Bayer Material Science
Black & Decker
BMW Designworks
BMW Motorrad
Bose
Chase Design
Chrysler
Daihatsu
DEKA Research
Design A Storz
East Cape Canoes

Ecco Design
Fiat
Fisker
Ford
Funrise-Tonka
General Motors
GlobalWatt
GM Shanghai
Hagie Manufacturing Company
Hayashi of America
Honda R&D, Tokyo
Honda Tokyo
Intier/Magna
Johnson Controls
Lantech
Little Tikes

LPK
Mack Trucks
Mattel
Mazda Japan
Mercedes-Benz
Mercury Marine
Michelin North America
Milai Corporation
Navistar
New Balance
Nissan
Nissan Japan
Nissan London
Opel
Peugeot
Polaris

Porsche
Pratt & Miller Engineering
Procter & Gamble
Reebok
RTT
Samsung
Sportech Inc.
Subaru
Techno Art
Toyota
U.S. Marine Corps.
Visteon Design Office
Volkswagen
Volvo Monitoring and Concept Center
Whirlpool Kitchen Aid
Yazaki North America

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