Alumni of other programs usually find great jobs when they graduate: working for our alumni.
You can either become a CCS graduate or work for one.
The CCS Transportation Design program has spent 55 years becoming the best. This century’s wave of ingenuity brought with it autonomous vehicles and mobility-forward design, and we educate the designers who are leading this charge and whose influence in the transportation industry is unmatched anywhere.
CCS alumni swell the ranks of every major car design studio and nearly all the Tier 1 auto suppliers. Our graduates account for 60% of the design team at Fiat Chrysler, led by Global Head of Design and alumnus Ralph Gilles. GM Design employs more than 175 of our alumni, and our graduates are key designers at power sports company studios.
It all began right here in Detroit, the heart of the US automotive industry where our faculty of award-winning, industry-savvy professionals have no rivals.
Transportation Design will be a STEM-designated program for students starting in the fall of 2021. New international students completing this program will qualify to apply for the STEM optional practical training (OPT) extension for F-1 students.
What Sets Us Apart?
Internationally Recognized Faculty
Internationally recognized designer and alumnus Paul Snyder leads the undergraduate program in ground, aeronautic, marine, and emerging mobility systems, bringing more than 25 years of global industry experience from Tokyo, Milan, Los Angeles and Detroit.
The global design chiefs Moray Callum of Ford Motor Company, Ralph Gilles of Chrysler and Mike Simcoe of General Motors — who all keep a close eye on the program’s quality — sit on the CCS Board of Trustees.
Real-World Design Opportunities
Students secure competitive internships at top firms around the world and work on sponsored design projects with industry insiders.
Automotive Color and Trim Designer
Automotive Exterior Designer
Automotive Interior Designer
Autonomous Vehicle Designer
Concept Hardware Artist
Mass Transit Designer
Mobility Systems Designer
Recreational Vehicle Designer
Transportation Systems Designer
Vehicle Exterior Designer
Vehicle Interior Designer
Virtual Reality Designer
American Iron and Steel
Bayer Material Science
Black & Decker
Design A Storz
East Cape Canoes
Hagie Manufacturing Company
Hayashi of America
Honda R&D, Tokyo
Michelin North America
Pratt & Miller Engineering
Procter & Gamble
U.S. Marine Corps.
Visteon Design Office
Volvo Monitoring and Concept Center
Whirlpool Kitchen Aid
Yazaki North America
Transportation Design Department