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Future Mobility; Transport Design (with a Placement Year)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Product design

Design

Transport planning

On our unique Future Mobility: Transport Design course you’ll learn a broad set of design and communication skills, learning from our team of expert academics in our amazing design studio. You’ll apply your skills to collaborative industry projects with world renowned brands, building a portfolio of innovative and exciting work. You'll develop concepts that explore the future of the way we travel, designing vehicles for land, sea and air.

Get to grips with the future of mobility and transport with the brand-new BA (Hons) Future Mobility, Transport Design course at Staffordshire University and take the future into your own hands as your journey through the process of design and concept to manufacture and operations.

On our unique Future Mobility: Transport Design course you’ll learn a broad set of design and communication skills, learning from our team of expert academics in our amazing design studio. You’ll apply your skills to collaborative industry projects with world renowned brands, building a portfolio of innovative and exciting work. You'll develop concepts that explore the future of the way we travel, designing vehicles for land, sea and air.

Our course is the perfect platform for you if you want to explore the possibilities of autonomous vehicles, motorcycles, super cars and mass transit transportation – alongside industry giants in the transportation sector, including big-hitters like JCB, and Jaguar Land rover. At Staffordshire University, you’ll be given the practical and technical opportunities to showcase your ideas through Computer Aided Design and physical modelling, ready to showcase to industry through our annual GradEx show. There are also opportunities to make connections in competitive environments, such as the Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition, in which students from Staffordshire University have placed, and even won, in recent years

At our award-winning institution, you’re also guaranteed the opportunity to complete a work placement as part of your studies, either by negotiation or by using the extensive network of connections that Staffordshire University has build up over time with the likes of BMW, Bentley Motors, and more.

What’s more, our experienced academics will be at the helm to guide you through your studies, offering support and experience-led knowledge to help build your expertise and give you the confidence to hit-the-ground-running when you graduate.

By choosing the placement route, you will have the opportunity to spend a year in industry working at a selected company. You will be able to develop your skills, knowledge and experience as part of your degree and return to the third year feeling even more confident about tackling your negotiated major project.

You can choose where to be based for your placement. Previous students have completed placements at companies across The UK and internationally.

Assessment methods

"All assessment takes place through the submission of course work. This will include sketch work, models, presentation material, digital modelling files and written work.

There are no exams on this course."

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

Department:

Digital, Technologies and Arts

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Product design
79%
med
Design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

71%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,550
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
52%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Design occupations
15%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,550
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
52%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Design occupations
15%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

92%
low
Employed or in further education
52%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Leisure and travel services

This subject includes degrees in urban studies and housing as well as planning qualifications. Be a little careful when looking at the stats, as most jobs in planning, especially in town planning, go to Masters students in the subject — planning is a very popular Master's degree (and even then we don't actually have enough graduates to meet employer demand). So if you want a job in planning, expect to stay on at university after you have finished your first degree. First degree graduates in planning are more likely to start working in surveying than planning roles - although that is partly down to our serious shortage of surveyors. This all adds up to a subject that is in demand - but do keep a look out for work experience opportunities to make your good prospects even better.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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