Duration of Program 2 Years (4 Semesters)


Seats 50*

*Total Seats in M.Des. 

UPES School of Design’s Postgraduate Programme, M.Des in Transportation & Mobility Design educates and prepares students with relevant skills and knowledge to resolve the prevailing and future challenges around mobility. The curriculum includes developing the ability to work on conceptual ideas, acquired thorough knowledge of developments in the automotive industry, strong comprehension of the use of modern methods and aids in transportation design.

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.


  • Automotive Concept Design

  • Interior and Exterior Automotive Design

  • Automobile Accessories Design

  • Motorcycle Design

  • Recreational Vehicle Design

  • Watercraft Design

  • Public Transit Design

  • Automotive Design Strategist

Examination Pathway:

UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPES-DAT) followed by a personal interview and a presentation on the work portfolio.


Name of Test Mode of Test Date of Test Duration Last Date to Apply
UPES-DAT  Online 23 Oct 2021 1 hr 22 Oct 2021


  • Date of interview and portfolio presentation will be announced post UPES-DAT result


Non-Examination Pathway:

Valid & Qualified CEED Score followed by Portfolio Presentation & Interview

Date of interview and portfolio presentation will be announced post UPES-DAT result.8

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Minimum 50% marks at Higher and Senior secondary Level(X & XII).
  2. Tech/BE in relevant discipline / B.Arch. / BFA. Or 3 Year Degree such as B.Sc./BA/BFA in applied Art/Design of any other relevant disciplines (With minimum 50% Marks) with 1 year of relevant industry experience. OR 2 years M.Sc./MTech in Computer Science and Engineering. IT Subjects / Domains (Only For Interaction Design) or equivalent.



Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDCS 7003 Understanding Design and Design Process   2
SDCS 7004 Elements and Principles of Design   4
SDTD 7005 Vehicle Sketchng & Representation Skill   4
SDTD 7001 History of Automobile & Design   2
SDTD 7006 Vehicle Ergonomics   2
SDID 7004 Model Making   3
SDTD 7007 Form Design   2
SDPJ 7106 Design Project 1 - Simpl Mbility Design   5
  Total   24





Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDTD 7008 Vehicle Sketching & digital Representation Skills   4
SDCS 7005 Design Research Methodology   2
SDTD 7009 Digital Sculpting I (Alias/Other Software)   3
SDTD 7010 Vehicle Styling   3
  Open Elective 1   2
  Open Elective 2   3
SDTD 7011 Vehicle Packaging   2
SDTD 7012 Clay Modeling   3
  Professional Elective 1   5
SDPJ 7107 Design Project 2: 2 Wheel Vehicle Design    
SDPJ 7108 Design Project 2: 3 Wheel Vehicle Design    
  Total   27





Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDTD 8003 Digital Sculpting II (Alias/Other Software)   3
SDTD 8004 Vehicle Standards & Compliances   2
SDCS 8001 Design Management & Professional Practice   2
SIIB 8101 Summer Internship   2
SDTD 8005 Portfolio Design   2
SDTD 8006 Vehicle Interiors & CMFG   3
  Open Elective 3   2
  Open Elective 4   3
  Professional Elective 2   5
SDPJ 8108 Design Project 3: Futuristic Vehicle    
SDPJ 8109 Design Project 3: Personal Vehicle/Public Transportation    
  Total   24





Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDPJ 8110 Post Graduation Project - Transportation & Mobility Design   15
  Total   15



Open Elective 1


 Subject Code Subject Credits 
SDTD 7013O Advanced Digital Rendering 2
SDID 7011O Biomimicry in Design 2
SDID 7012O Photography and Videography 2
SDXD 7011O Data Visualization 2
SDXD 7012O Data Driven Design 2
SDGD 7002O Game Design 2
SDXD 7013O Sustainable Design 2
SDFD 7020O Fashion Photography 2
SDFD 7021O Fashion Styling 2



Open Elective 2


 Subject Code Subject Credits 
SDTD 7014O Vehicle Graphics 3
SDID 7013O Digital Marketing 3
SDID 7014O Game Without Equipment 3
SDXD 7010O Understanding Digital Media 3
SDXD 7014O Digital Media and Society 3
SDFD 7022O Costumes & Theatre 3
SDFD 7023O Costumes & Movies 3



Open Elective 3


 Subject Code Subject Credits 
SDTD 8007O Automotive Materials & Processes 2
SDTD 8008O Automotive Technology 2
SDID 8005O Mechanism and Robotics 2
SDID 8006O Elements of Space, Form and Composition 2
SDXD 8003O Design for Social Need 2
SDXD 8004O Design for Special Need 2
SDFD 8009O Fashion Communication 2
SDFD 8010O Fashion Show Production 2



Open Elective 4


 Subject Code Subject Credits 
SDTD 8009O 3D Printing 3
SDTD 8010O FRP Molding 3
SDID 8007O Design for Bottom of the Pyramid 3
SDID 8008O Design for 2050 3
SDXD 8005O Affective Interface Design 3
SDXD 8006O Machine Learning for Designers 3
SDXD 8007O e-Learning & Instructional Design 3
SDFD 8011O Visual Merchandising 3
SDFD 80120 Advertising & Promotion 3


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