Transportation & Mobility Design Course

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Start Date
August 2021
UGC recognised degree in Bachelors and Masters in design
How to apply?

Overview of Transportation and Mobility Design

Growing urbanity and changing lifestyles demand high end mobility and commuting convenience. To address the changing forms of movement one needs a thorough understanding of automotive materials and technology, systems of transportations and the future of mobility. One also needs to be aware of factors like economy, culture, etc. which considerably influence the movement of people in particular contexts. At The Design Village, the Transportation and Mobility Design programme considers multi-facets of the field making TDV amongst the best Transportation and Mobility Design colleges in Delhi.

Overview of Bachelor in Transportation and Mobility Design

The Transportation and Mobility Design course at TDV is not just a styling course that focuses merely on form explorations; it deals with issues of mobility while keeping in mind vehicular aerodynamics. It also focuses on exploring new ways of mobility. The Transportation and Mobility Design students at TDV follow an end to end process of automobile design – addressing the industry brief, form generation, technology integration, materials and manufacturing processes.

The programme follows an integrated approach where students look at the domain in the larger context of India and the world. This helps to bring together the concepts and values of sustainability, environmental studies and living traditions. The curriculum helps in sensitizing students towards consumption and confronts them with the responsibility that has to be taken for this cause. The versatile curriculum of the programme allows it to be amongst the best Transportation and Mobility Design courses in Delhi and TDV to be one of the best Transportation and Mobility Design institute in Delhi and Noida

Area of focus

The focus of the programme is to equip the students with tools and techniques which can help them to become a Transportation and Mobility Designer who doesn’t only solve problems of today but also proposes new ways for the future. Areas of focus include :

  • Automotive Ergonomics – A lot of focus is laid on vehicle interiors for maximum comfort and efficiency.
  • Automotive systems and technology- Transportation as a much larger umbrella comprising all modes of movement, systems and technology.
  • Materials and manufacturing processes, Form studies, Speed forms and Aerodynamics.
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How We Teach

The pedagogy at The Design Village is driven by intrinsic motivation, personal responsibility of the students and lifetime learning attitude, all of which is held together by support of facilitators. The journey of a student is based on the learning manifesto of each student and the itinerary chalked out to achieve it and hence the journey undertaken by every design villager at TDV is unique, and bespoke and it does not have to cease at the end of four years.

Although the journey is individual, the villager is not alone. There is a support system of relevant people, to assist the villagers at every junction. Each villager charters their own personal learning path. This path is custom made for them with a great mix and match of experiences, projects and tools through three streams of interrelated activities:

  • Taskbox: It includes design problems of various scales and durations derived from real-life situations.
  • Basket: It is a cluster of courses characterized by a common theme, discipline or learning objective.
  • Villaging: It consists of the activities for personal development, with the goal to build the TDV community and oneself.

The pedagogy makes TDV a unique and the best institute for interior design in Noida and Delhi.

Curriculum Details Overview

The curriculum for Bachelor’s degree in Transportation and Mobility Design is designed in such a way that over a course of four years, students will become aware of themselves and their values. They will understand what they consider important in the world and how to let this drive their design education. This gives students the freedom to choose what kind of Transportation and Mobility Designer they want to become as they evolve.

Briefs for taskbox are offered in a variety of contexts ranging from lifestyle products, public services, accessories to a range of cross disciplinary as well as manifestation independent ones. In basket courses students will go through courses like Form Generation, Material, Form and Manufacturing, Human Machine Interaction, Ergonomics, Future Studies, Vehicular Packaging and CMF. Through 10 design projects the students are encouraged to apply this learning and much more while working with real world problems and clients. In addition courses like Implications of Design, Visual Aesthetics, Conflicting concerns, Context Mapping, Design for values, and many more are offered as electives alongside. The villaging modules are intentionally the same for all the programmes to ensure development of the self and the village community.

Work Example - Student works

Student Work - Abu Baqar Abu

Faculty Members

Student Work - Varun Manocha

Varun Manocha

B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering (Hons.), National University of Singapore Singapore.

Student Exchange Programme. Industrial Design, Hochschule Hannover, Germany.

M.Des. Industrial Design (Transportation & Automobile Design), National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar, India.

Student Work - Pranay Rattan

Pranay Rattan

Graduate Diploma, MIT Institute of Design, India

MFA- College for Creative Studies, Detroit, USA

Student Work - Amitya Sony

Amitya Sony

Bachelor of Engineering, Textile Technology, Govt. Engineering College, University of Rajasthan

Masters in Industrial Design, Apparel Design, NID, Ahmedabad

Student Work - Pawan Pagaria

Pawan Pagaria

Student Work - Anupam Banerjee

Anupam Banerjee

Career Options and Opportunities

The field of Transportation and Mobility Design is evolving at the pace which is hard to gauge. Future trends forecast how we interact with our devices will not be limited to touch or visuals but will soon start employing other senses. In this light, there are plenty of opportunities for students after graduating as Bachelor of Transportation and Mobility Design. A student can choose to engage in their career as:

  • Mobility Designer
  • Automotive Designer
  • Automotive Accessory Designer
  • Public Transit Designer
  • Vehicle Customization Designer
  • Transit And Urban Vehicle Designer
  • Design Entrepreneur
  • Strategy Designer
  • Design Researcher
  • Systems Designer
  • Brand Manager
  • Social Designer
  • Chief Design Officer
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • Design Thinker
  • Design Manager

Necessary and intense support is provided by TDV facilitators to help kickstart careers of young Design Villagers.

Resources and Facilities:

  • On campus Material Library
  • Design Publications library
  • IT Lab
  • Concrete Workshop and Lab
  • Wood & Metal Workshop
  • Pottery Workshop and Lab


  • Sewing Machines
  • Leather Machine
  • Interlock Machine
  • Heavy Duty Iron
  • Measuring scale
  • Mannequins
  • Weaving Looms
  • Lathe Machine
  • Milling Machine’
  • Drill Machine
  • Patta grinder Machine
  • Tool grinder Machine
  • Buffing cum Grinder Machine
  • Wood Hacksaw Machine
  • Scroll Saw
  • Welding Setups
  • Air Compressor
  • Router Machine
  • 3D printer
  • DSLR Cameras and tripod set up available on request
  • 3D Projection Mapping Cameras available on request


What is a Bachelor in Transportation and Mobility Design Course?

The Bachelor in Transportation and Mobility Design is an undergraduate programme in which students gain in-depth knowledge and perspective of the field Transportation and Mobility Design. The Transportation and Mobility Design course at TDV is not just a styling course that focuses merely on form explorations; it deals with issues of mobility while keeping in mind vehicular aerodynamics. It also focuses on exploring new ways of mobility.

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