March 2023 | Starting date for the
15th EDITION of Master TAD


What is Master TAD?

Master TAD is a Specializing Master in Car Design
of the Politecnico di Milano
managed by

It is a pathway to excellence for those who seek scientifically rigorous training to meet the professional challenges that automakers’ design departments are offering in this era of far-reaching change and radical innovation in the industry.

Reliance on facilities at the Design Department at the Politecnico di Milano, such as its Prototype lab and Polifactory, enrich the learning experience by assuring the availability of equipment up to the task of the Specializing Master.


What are the Master TAD objectives?

The goal of this Specializing Master is to train a professional designer to develop
her or his own creativity, while innovatively blending it with the academic knowledge
specific to the syllabus.

At the same time, the student is expected to experience the whole style-development process typical of the automobile industry. This Specializing Master is designed to enable graduates in industrial design, engineering or architecture who are interested in a career in automobile design to bring rigorous focus to their curriculum.


Master TAD Professional Outcomes

Master TAD produces an innovative professional with advanced skills
related to the main tasks involved in creating an automobile’s style.

Its goal is to give students the chance to enter the production stream for auto-industry design.

This is not limited to traditional roles or companies but encompasses a network of enterprises that interact and collaborate with corporate design departments on co-design projects. Acquired skills include teamwork and conflict management.


The Master TAD programme

The Transportation & Automobile Design Specializing Master is made up of lessons, project seminars, workshops, and a final Master thesis.  The course plan consists of 15 learning modules, selected so as to provide a mix that will assure the theoretical and practical knowledge essential to developing transportation-design projects with full awareness of the context.

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