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Automotive Design




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Automotive design is a unique field of engineering, creativity, corporate spirit and safety. A car designer is bound by cars and can be a designer for any form of wheeled transport. The task of an automotive designer is to curate vehicle designs, components and ergonomics.

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Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in transportation design or industrial design

  • B.Tech in Automobile engineering

What you need to get started

  • Taking up courses including drawing, 3D design, computer-aided design (CAD), design and colour theory, model-making, and industrial materials, universities and schools offer internship opportunities for students to gain valuable experience,

Soft Skills

  • Creativity

  • Critical thinking

  • Communication

  • Innovative problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work with different materials

  • Attention to detail

  • Collaboration 

  • Analytical skills 

Technical Skills

  • 3D designing

  • Drawing

  • Colour theory

  • CAD (computer-aided design)

  • Model-making

  • Technical knowledge about automobiles

Colleges in India

  • National Institute Of Design, Ahmedabad

  • Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay (IDC, IITB), Mumbai

  • MIT Institute Of Design, Pune

  • DYPDC School of Design, Pune

  • The Design Village, Noida

Colleges Abroad

  • College for Creative Studies

  • Coventry University

  • Royal College of Arts

  • Strate School of Design

  • Umea Institute of Design


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