Graduate Transportation Systems and Design

Graduate Transportation Systems and Design Overview Video

Graduate Transportation Systems and Design

Develop compelling, sustainable and viable transportation and mobility solutions for an inspired future.

Our Master of Science program is designed for those destined to be creative thought leaders across the expansive transportation field, including the automotive industry. Huge, challenges related to climate change, geo-political upheaval, technological disruption and environmental impact may well alter the transportation world as we know it beyond recognition. The very complexities of these forces of change require future transportation designers to think holistically, across disciplines and far beyond the sketch pad.

Because designers can bring invaluable insights to an enterprise well before it even starts developing new products or services, our curriculum encompasses a combination of design methodology, strategic innovation, systems thinking, customer-driven research and entrepreneurial practices.

The program's community of students—often with prior degrees in design, architecture, urban planning, business, engineering, anthropology or economics—brings diverse perspectives and stimulates the trans-disciplinary culture essential to advance the future of transportation.

This program of study encourages and equips graduates to become agents of change at the critical nodes of transportation enterprises and agencies—whether these are in startup companies, the user-experience labs of automotive manufacturers or the strategy groups of major transit agencies.

Of course, our graduating students will be extraordinary designers but turning their ideas to reality will require them to lead and change thought across many stakeholder boundaries—this is what will stand them apart.

There's an urgent need for a new kind of transportation designer, one who understands that the real value of design stretches way beyond styling.

Geoff WardleExecutive Director, Graduate Transportation Systems and Design
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Transportation Systems and Design

Inglewood sponsored project concept by student Kiran Jesudasan

How do you develop compelling mobility solutions for an inspired future?

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Featured Course

Urban Form & System Design Studio 1

In this two-semester studio class, students conceptualize and design transportation systems of the future.

Sponsored Projects

Sponsored Projects bring industry professionals into the classroom

Take the next step toward a career designing transportation systems.