“The Lawrence Tech transportation program is as good as any I have seen in the automotive business in regard to developing future car designers. It has a dynamic and experienced staff of teachers and tutors and an unbelievably creative and talented crop of students who are ready to challenge the status quo. If the grade curve of graduates continues at its present rate, then the Lawrence Tech program will be at the forefront of transportation design education.”Martin Uhlarik, project design leader, Nissan Design Europe
If you are interested in learning how to design automobiles or other modes of transportation, Lawrence Technological University is the place to pursue your goal.
The Bachelor of Science in Transportation Design program offers motivated, talented, and skilled students the opportunity to excel in one of today’s most challenging and competitive fields.
Located in the heart of the American automobile industry, Lawrence Tech was founded in 1932 on the site where Henry Ford made automotive history by perfecting the moving assembly line. Looking to the future, and with industry support, Lawrence Tech has created a unique transportation design program that allows you to blend your creative design talent with a comprehensive understanding of automotive technology. This union of design and technology offers you the kind of experience that automotive design graduates from other programs can take years to acquire on the job. It can give you the edge in competing for top-level design positions.
Built around the University’s signature “theory and practice” approach to learning, the Bachelor of Science in Transportation Design combines in-depth conceptual investigation with extensive exposure to practicing designers and engineers. You will participate in real-world automotive-based projects and will regularly present your designs to industry professionals. You will acquire more practical experience through an internship and practicum before graduation.
Your 127-credit-hour program consists of:
Transportation design core
(with emphasis on leadership)
|Math and Science||16|
All items should be sent to the Office of Admissions except Portfolio and Program Questionnaire.
|Undergraduate Online Application (preferred method), Undergraduate Paper Application. Send to Office of Admissions.|
|Signature Page Application. Send to Office of Admissions.|
|Request previous school transcript to be sent to Lawrence Tech.
Send to: Office of Admissions
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
|Send ACT/SAT to Admissions Office.|
|Portfolio Requirement Design portfolio should include a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25 pieces. An acceptable portfolio is one that exhibits proficient drawing and conceptual skills. It should include a variety of art media and/or design projects that demonstrate observational sketching/drawing capabilities that convey artistic development proficiency. The pieces should be complete compositions of various themes and include still life, figurative drawing, perspective, and feature objects found in every day life. Examples of three-dimensional formation and sculptural form are encouraged. Portfolios will not be returned. Electronic submission of portfolios is encouraged.
The format for the portfolio submission is to be:
a.) Low resolution (VGA setting on digital camera)
b.) Images should be compiled into one file (for example, place one image per slide in a Powerpoint file)
c.) Save the filename with the student’s named.
d.) Send portfolio electronically to email@example.com
View a Portfolio Example
|Program Questionnaire (word document). Please send finished essay electronically to Professor Keith Nagara at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
International Students Only
WES. Send to Office of Admissions.
|TOFEL. Send to Office of Admissions.|
|Obtaining your I-20.|