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Degree Program in Design 16S Vehicle Design (for students who stated studies autumn 2016), Lahti


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Introduction to design
Introduction to design studies 5
Designer's digital environments 6
Design theory and consepts 4
Artistic basis of design
Art history 5
Visual design 7
Colour 3
Design process
Introduction to vehicle technology 3
Introduction to vehicle design 3
Design drawing 5
Design process I 4
Model-building techniques, metal 4
Model-building techniques, plastic 4
Model-building techniques, wood 4
Swedish language, written skills 1.5
Swedish language, oral skills 1.5
User-centred design
User-centred design 5  
User-centred research and development methods 2  
Life drawing I 3  
Professional communication 3  
Information literacy 1  
Eco-efficient design
Eco-efficient design 5  
Model-building techniques for vehicle design 4  
Advanced manufacturing technology, metal 3  
Advanced manufacturing technology, plastic 3  
Designer's presentation
Designer's portfolio 6  
Design drawing and presentation techniques 3  
Drawing and painting 3  
English Language and Communication 3  
Advanced design process
Design process 2 5  
Modelling as a tool 5  
Sculpture I 3  
History of design 3  
Product development and the designer
Product development project 8    
Entrepreneurship in the creative industry 3    
Computer-aided design and manufacturing 4    
Professional profile
Designer identity 5      
Strategic design 5      
Futures research 5      
Advanced professional studies
Expert project 7      
Advanced manufacturing technology, model-building techniques for vehicle design 5      
Research and development methods 3      
Specialisation practice 15  
Professional practice 15    
Thesis planning 5      
Thesis research and writing 5      
Thesis publication 5      
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User interface design 5    
Design for special groups 5    
Presentation Methods 5    
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ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 60653550332731342114341611111199910.310.310.311.311.311.37774.74.74.711.311.311.

The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

The degree programme in Design, major in Vehicle Design, focuses on the design of vehicles in private transport, and public passenger and freight transport. A vehicle designer can be involved in the design of the shape of vehicles, their control systems, parts, services, or other related products. A vehicle designer typically works on a product development team with professionals from other fields. Design categories include motor or human-powered vehicles that travel by water, air or land. The vehicles can be designed for use in leisure, commercial traffic, or public passenger or freight transport.

The studies focus on design processes, product development, usability, ergonomics, and the management of various visualisation and model-building techniques.

Vehicle design studies take the form of individual and group work, under the supervision of experts, in lectures or projects, to be realised in cooperation with companies in the field, when possible. To be successful in their profession, students need to have good visual expression, skills in visual perception, the ability to constantly look for new information, and the interaction skills to cooperate with experts in other fields. The studies provide the students with the knowledge and skills to work in other product design roles and to apply for further studies in the field.