Master of Design (MDes) in Transportation Design

Master of Design (MDes) in Transportation Design

Program Overview

Transportation Design is a unique program centered on creating delight through good design. The learner starts with an observed need or an idea which is transformed through form, structure, color, material, texture, environment, and detailing to a digital and physical prototype. The outcome could be a product, an interaction, a space, or an experience which creates sustainable value and evokes a positive emotional response for the intended user.

Key Details

  • Range of

  • Choice of

  • Two-year
    (4 semesters)

  • Project-Based

  • Full-time

  • Integrated cross-
    disciplinary approach

Last Date To Apply :

Course Duration

2 Years

Neeraj Setpal

Program Coordinator

Neeraj setpal is a determined transportation design professional studied from ISD French campus at Pune have multi domain experience in automotive design and Industrial Design combined. His recent major achievements associated with the companies like Olectra-BYD for all range of electric bus designs, BOSON Motors USA - Intelligent Electric Truck Design, and have significant work experience over 10 years for major OEMs like Volvo-Eicher Commercial Vehicles, TATA ACGL, ASHOK LEYLAND UAE, JCB, WHITE WAGON Tractors, JOHN DEERE, STROM MOTORS Electric Cars, CAPGEMINI ENGINEERING, BAJAJ ELECTRICALS, and many. He is profound into vehicle styling aesthetics and industrial/product design styling with his skill sets to prove strong design indulgence for future. His work is recognized widely with the national and international design communities and strong determination into building better design society by mentoring and guiding young designers that have passion. Innovative styling and better design approach that he emphasizes in his organization to bring great value while working with core R&D and Production departments in his previous organization and continuing his didactic working when into design training and mentoring as well. He was associated with startups to make their very first product a reasonably strong into design language, CMF and graphics, along with the zeal to take further interests into future ready designs with new-age technology with Industry 4.0 revolution.


  • Graduate of any stream (10+2+3 Minimum)
  • 50% aggregate in all subjects
  • Proficiency in English
  • Valid score of MIT Pune Design Aptitude Test (DAT)
  • Valid score of Design Scholarship Test (DST)
  • DAT is jointly conducted by MIT Institute of Design, Ujjain and MIT Institute of Design (MIT-ID), Pune

Program Curriculum

Sr. No Course Code Course Name Credits
1 MDN1001 Introduction to Design 2
2 MID1002 Design Drawing 3
3 MDN1003 Fundamentals of Design 2
4 MDN1004 Critical & Creative Thinking 2
5 MID1001 Form Studies 3
6 MDN1301 Elective 1 2
7 MDN1302 Elective 2 2
8 MDN1201 Design Project 1 4

Sr. No Course Code Course Name Credits
1 MID2001 Materials & Manufacturing 4
2 MID2002 Human Factors 2 2
3 MID2003 Digital Design Tools 2 2
4 MTD2001 Detailing of Automotive Components 4
5 MDN2301 Elective 1 2
6 MDN2302 Elective 2 2
7 MTD2201 Design Project 2 4

Sr. No Course Code Course Name Credits
1 MTD3001 Vehicle Brand Analysis 2
2 MTD3002 Color, Material, Finishes and Graphics 4
3 MTD3003 Advance Vehicle Interior 2
4 MTD3201 Design Project 4 6
5 MTD3202 Design Project 5 6

Sr. No Course Code Course Name Credits
1 MTD4201 Design Project : Capstone 20

Career Prospects

Transferable Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Independent Thinking
  • Self-Direction and Research
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
  • Global Perspectives
  • Ethical Understanding

Technical Skills

Best Placements

Avantika University offers unparalleled career prospects through placement opportunities with elite companies, top corporations, Fortune 500 organizations, and unicorn start-ups of national and global repute. We bridge talent with opportunity, with job placements at the forefront of innovation and excellence.


Our faculty combine their academic excellence and real-world experience to create a joyful and collaborative learning environment, guiding the students towards their goals.

Our esteemed cadre of faculty members embodies a wealth of knowledge and dedication to academic excellence. Our diverse team of educators fosters intellectual curiosity and growth, guiding students toward their fullest potential with passion and expertise across a spectrum of disciplines.

Program Fee

Particulars For Indian Nationals (INR) For NRI, PIO, CIO and Foreign Nationals (INR)
Tuition Fee 3,47,000 5,20,500
Development Fee 52,000 78,000
University Fee 16,000 24,000
Registration Fee 10,000 15,000
Total Fee 4,25,000 6,37,500

An additional amount of rupees 10,000 is payable as a security deposit during admission. This amount shall be refundable on completion of the academic program.

The Hostel facility is available on first-come-first-served basis. Hostel and Mess facility is available on the campus at an additional cost. The hostel facility shall be Twin Non-AC accommodation. The mess facility shall include Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner.


Students Loan facility will be available to the students securing admission to the university. Disbursement of the loan is as per the banks' terms and conditions.

  Twin sharing Twin sharing# Triple sharing
Hostel Fee 115,000 90,000 65,000
Mess Fee 110,000 110,000 110,000
Hostel Security Deposit 10,000 10,000 10,000
Fees 2,35,000 2,10,000 1,85,500

Refund Policy

Avantika University will cancel an Admission only if the student fails to meet the Entry Requirements. The complete fees will be refunded within 15 days of cancellation of admission.

A student opting to withdraw his/her admission will be entitled to the refund of fees as detailed:

Sr. No. Refund of Fees paid Point of time when notice of withdrawal is served
1 100% 15 days or more before the formally notified last date of admission
2 90% Less than 15 days before the formally notified last date of admission
3 80% 15 days or less after the formally notified last date of admission
4 50% 30 days or less, but more than 15 days, after the formally notified last date of admission
5 0 More than 30 days after the formally notified last date of admission

Fees shall be refunded to the student within fifteen days from the date of receiving a written application from him/her towards cancellation of admission.

All legal disputes if any will be in the Ujjain Jurisdiction only.

Student Projects

At Avantika University, student projects embody creativity, innovation, and practical problem-solving. Through interdisciplinary teamwork, students tackle real-world challenges, honing their skills and making a meaningful impact, thus preparing for future success.

At Avantika University, students' projects are a testament to creativity, innovation, and practical problem-solving. Embracing interdisciplinary teamwork, they tackle real-world challenges head-on, refining their skills and leaving a lasting impact. This immersive approach equips them with the tools for future success, shaping them into visionary leaders of tomorrow


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Festive Spring Summer collection for LABEL

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Modern Era

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Redesign a utility product

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Embroidery of India

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