True to its name, our program prepares students to design the future of transportation.

Our multi-disciplinary program combines social science, urban planning and policy with engineering and design to equip students to envision mobility solutions to today’s transportation challenges.

Typical length of study for the MS in Transportation Systems and Design is six full terms, and the program may be completed in two years.

Curriculum subject to change.

TERM 1
Vehicle & Transportation Product Development 1
Vehicle & Transportation Systems Architecture 1
Customer Centered Research 2
Concept and Systems Design Studio 3
Digital Skills 3
Transportation Histories & Futures Part 1 1
Visual Communications—Fundamentals OR Visual Communications—Advanced 3
Introduction to Interaction Design 1
TERM 2
Transportation Histories & Futures Part 2 2
Visual Communications—Fundamentals OR Visual Communications—Advanced 3
Future Scenarios Development 1
Interaction Design Studio Part 1 3
Professional Development & Strategic Presentation 2
Product Development & Manufacturing Technology 1
Advanced Concept & Systems Design Studio 3
TERM 3
Interaction Design Studio Part 2 3
Professional Presentation 3
Business & Politics of the Transportation Industry 1
Design Strategy Studio 3
Strategic Prototype and Systems Design Studio Part 1 3
Transportation electives 3
TERM 4
Strategic Prototype & Systems Design Studio Part 2 3
Thesis Project Presentation 6
Transportation electives 3
TERM 5
Thesis Development Studio 6
Transportation electives 6
TERM 6
Thesis Development Studio 6
Business & Product Development Studio 3
Completed Thesis  
Transportation electives 3
TOTAL
Total Required Units 82