Transportation Design – Fundamentals and Industrial Practice

The lecture covers the subject area of transportation and product design. The students will learn to develop their own ideas methodically, to implement them graphically and to be able to present them in a way that is understandable to others. The course thus promotes the ability to communicate with other disciplines.

The major topics of the lecture are:

  • Communication and Design
  • Fundamentals of product design
  • History of car design
  • Development and function of the modern automobile design
  • Working methods of designers
  • Decision-making


  • Recommended: "Automotive Engineering I"

This course is held in cooperation with Hochschule Hof .

The number of participants is limited by 20.

Key data 2024:


  • Active participation - high practical component
  • Exclusively block courses - no exercises
  • Gain other perspectives


18.04.2024 – 1. Lecture
9:00 – 17:00 h
Room: S206 – ika – Steinbachstr. 7, 52074 Aachen

03.06.2024 – 2. Lecture
9:00 – 17:00 h
Room: Seminarraum zmb – zmb (Zentrum für metallische Bauweisen) – Seffenter Weg 198, 52074 Aachen

15.07.2024 – 3. Lecture
9:00 – 17:00 h
Room: S206 – ika – Steinbachstr. 7, 52074 Aachen


  • Oral examination with practical part
  • Drawing on time of a product
  • Presentation of drawing and product


05.08.2024 – oral examination
10:00 – 16:00 h
Venue: Red Dot Design Museum – Gelsenkirchener Str. 181, 45309 Essen

Learning Outcomes

  • Creating perspective sketches of geometrically complex objects.
  • Building presentations and designing presentation content.
  • Communication techniques.


Lutz Fügener


Claus Bertram Heinrich Bonerz M.Sc.
Group Leader Vehicle Concepts & Mobility Systems
+49 241 80 26717

Study programs

Maschinenbau B.Sc. Maschinenbau M.Sc. Automotive Enginieering M.Sc.




Summer term


Intelligent mobility

Learning formats

Blended Learning


Institute for Automotive Engineering
RWTH Aachen University
Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen · Germany
+49 241 80 25600

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