Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Liam Ferguson


This unit introduces the field of transportation design including materials technology, ergonomics, future trends and external influences, and transportation design history. Project work will be undertaken using the appropriate drawing and rendering techniques to initiate and present transportation concepts.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. accurately sketch preliminary transportation concepts
  2. detail their design solutions using appropriate means and materials
  3. analyse transport design problems
  4. understand transportation design styling terms
  5. understand the types of materials, construction techniques, advances in engineering and technology that have recently occurred in the automotive/transportation industries
  6. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.


Folio: 80%; Research assignments: 20%

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including: 4 hours per week of studio and 8 hours of independent study.

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