Automotive and Transport Design: Boat MDes/BA degree

Course Essentials
Course Type Undergraduate
Length 4 years full-time
Qualification MDes
Course code MDes: WH23 BA: WH25
Entry requirements Full details
Faculty/School Coventry School of Art and Design


This Automotive and Transport Design: Boat degree course will give you the skills and understanding to work as an industrial designer in the boat industry. Past graduates have worked with Camper & Nicholson Yachting Ltd, Fairline Boats, Marine Projects and Sunseeker International amongst others.

On the course you will learn to use both 2D and 3D industrial design skills, as well as physical and virtual tools to create innovative boat designs.

Contrary to information in the printed prospectus this course has not been confirmed as accredited by Royal Institute of Naval Architects.

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Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A-C including Mathematics and English Language, 240 UCAS Tariff points from at least three A2 levels or equivalent qualifications including one Art or Design subject.

Applicants will be required to attend a portfolio review.

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Why study Automotive and Transport Design: Boat MDes/BA degree

  • Awarded 'Best Design School' at the Canadian Motor Show, 2004  
  • Designed to fulfil an industry need for marine designers
  • You will have the opportunity to take part in a professional enhancement year

Your future

As a graduate of Boat Design you will be well prepared for employment as a designer within the marine industry or as a 3D designer in other creative industries. You may also wish to apply for further study at postgraduate level.

Course content

You will also learn the theory and analysis needed to underpin boat design work. An understanding of naval architecture will be given, plus production engineering and ergonomic requirements for successful boat designs.

During the third year of our four year course you may be able to undertake collaborative projects with industry as well as apply for an industrial placement (internship) in the later part of that year.

In your final year you will work on substantial design projects that will allow you to integrate your knowledge and skills and to present yourself at our prestigious Degree Show.

You will need skills in visualising and drawing plus the potential to be skilled in the manipulation of three dimensional forms. Creativity is essential. A strong interest in marine culture and the will to succeed in a competitive environment will also be an asset.

How to apply

Full-time, via UCAS: Applications for this course on a full-time basis should be made through UCAS. For details on how to apply, please see the UCAS website.

International application form: International students may apply using the online application form or contact our International Office for application advice and guidance.

Contact details

Undergraduate students

Full-time students from the United Kingdom should contact our Recruitment and Admissions Office:

Telephone: 024 7615 2222
Fax: 024 7615 2223


International students

International students should contact our International Office:

Telephone: +44 24 7615 2152
Fax: +44 24 7615 2175
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