IDE3812 - Mobility design 1 - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design


Mr Liam Ferguson

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)


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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