Originally a part of the Industrial Design Department, the Transportation Design Department was established in 1991.
The Transportation Design Department, along with its corporate sponsors, provides students the opportunity to design automobiles, motorcycles, marine and aircraft, commercial transport, personal mobility and public transit.
List of department chairs:
George Jergenson, 1947-1969 (Chair of ID)
Keith Teter, 1969-1985 (Chair of ID)
Ronald C. Hill, 1987-2000 (Chair of ID, then Chair of TRAN in 1991)
Ken Okuyama, 2001-2004
Geoffrey Wardle, 2004-2005, Acting Chair (Associate Chair)
Stewart Reed, February 2005 - present