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BA (Hons) Transport Design

Offered by: Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT)
Exam BodyStaffordshire University, UK
Course Duration3 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time

Year 1: RM 23,800 + £ 250
Year 2: RM 24,500 + £ 250
Year 3: RM 25,500 + £ 250
Total: RM 73,800 + £ 750

Fees (International Student)

Year 1: RM 24,800 (USD 5,860) + £ 250
Year 2: RM 26,200 (USD 6,240) + £ 250
Year 3: RM 26,900 (USD 6,410) + £ 250
Total: RM 77,900 (USD 18,510) + £ 750

FacultyDesign Innovation
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyArts & Design
Course DescriptionExciting opportunities exist as interior and exterior designers in automotive and transport companies, and as design consultants. Some graduates chooseto launch their own business. Students learn a range of transferable skills that can be applied to land, sea and air projects.

Students work on transport and industrial design projects in a creative and friendly studio environment. They have access to excellent workshops and modelling facilities, use industry standard software, and are expected to present their work to a professional standard.

Core skills are developed through structured and practical design projects, involving idea generation, drawing and rendering, clay modelling and relevant software. The programme works closely with visiting designers who are involved throughout. Teaching and learning techniques are varied and include individual and group design workshops, tutorials, seminars and presentations.

Students have important technical and CAD input throughout the programmes from the Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies, and complete a major design project in Year 3 in an area of personal interest. This flexibility gives the means to engage indulge in truly original and innovative thinking.

Our aims are to equip students with a broadrange of specialist and transferable skills. The programme provides an opportunity to take part in work placements and to enter national design competitions. Students also exhibit their designs to the general public and potential employers at the end-of-year show.

Year 1

  • Core Skills I
  • Core Skills II
  • Course Introduction I
  • Course Introduction II
  • Design Technologies - Surface Modelling
  • Industrial Design: History and Context
  • Industrial Design: Style & Substance
  • Trends and Visual Thinking
  • Introduction to Graphic Design

Year 2

  • Advanced Design Technologies (Surface)
  • Automotive Modelling
  • Automotive Presentation Skills
  • Digital Clay
  • Ergonomics & Design
  • Lighting Concepts
  • Transport Design Concepts
  • Transport Technology


Year 3

  • Design Futures for Product and Transport Design
  • Design Project Context
  • Digital Styling Project 1
  • Digital Styling Project 2
  • Professional Project 1
  • Professional Project 2

In addition to the above, all students are required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities.

Entry Requirements

Route 1: Entry to Year 1

  • Successful completion of STPM with 2 full passes or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.0 and completion of SPM or equivalent; or
  • Successful completion of A-Level with at least a pass in 2 subjects and successful completion of O-Level or equivalent; or
  • Recognised Matriculation or foundation with CGPA 2.0 at SPM Level; or
  • A qualification that APIIT accepts as equivalent to the above.


A Portfolio of Art & Design work which can include:

  • Sketch work and finished drawings
  • Photographs of models or other 3D works Art, illustration, photography etc.
  • Examples of your computer skills
  • Please bring in sketch ideas for a “new personal transportation device”.

Route 2: Entry to year 2

  • Successful completion of the relevant APIIT Diploma, or
  • Successful completion of study in another recognised institution with academic credits equivalent to the first year of an honours degree in relevant subjects

All students must demonstrate that they have met the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 either through formal English language assessment or through success in prior study at “A” level or equivalent in English.

Career Prospects

During the programme we carefully introduce you to the key attributes of entrepreneurship, enterprise and employability. This gives you a real insight into what is required in industry and gives you important networking opportunities. Alongside this, live projects and visiting lecturers further reinforce this.

In the final year, during our Design Futures project, you will improve your self promotion skills, refine your portfolio and have a mock interview with an industry recruitment consultant. This will make you interview ready and prepare you well for the challenges ahead. Further we also support you after graduation, with job-seeking assistance. We want you to succeed, and encourage graduates to visit and use our social networking sites for peer support.

Graduates from the Staffordshire University Transport Design degree are highly sought after across the design industry. They establish careers worldwide, designing everything from cars and trucks, to motorbike bike helmets. Graduates have gone on to work for companies such as BMW or Ford. Some run their own businesses and others progress onto postgraduate study.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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