Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

IIT Bombay Power Electronics and Motors for Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Build essential skills to advance your career within the field of EVs (electric vehicles) and gain insight into the design and development of new solutions optimized for India’s transportation future with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, the #1 ranked university in India.


Dates for next cohort will be announced soon

No application required

4.5 months

3-4 hours per week. Each week consists of two live sessions. Additional offline readings may be required.

$1,416 (INR 1,05,574)

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Fully synchronous

This program consists of live online sessions. If you are unable to attend a live session, recordings will be made available.

No application required

Ranked the #1 university in India by QS World University Rankings

Founded in 1958, IIT Bombay has become an authority in India's higher education landscape and worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering education and research.

Real world projects

Showcase your new skills to your employer or a hiring manager with an applied industry project.

Live sessions and office hours

Benefit from live, synchronous sessions led by instructors and faculty at IIT Bombay.


Program description

Develop a technical understanding of motors and power electronics to build the skills needed to help accelerate the EV revolution.


In this program, you’ll build expertise with the state-of-the-art technologies that are reshaping the future of transportation in India and around the world.

You’ll explore how innovators and entrepreneurs are leveraging new technologies to address environmental concerns and working to reach a 30% sales share for electric vehicles by 2030. You’ll discover how EV (electric vehicle) technology is overcoming existing constraints associated with thermal design, material selection, controller design, and more, and deepen your understanding of transmission components, energy storage systems, and control and power electronics. This is an ideal opportunity to gain the necessary skills to advance your career and help determine how EV technology can improve the world. As the world continues to shift towards sustainable EVs, demand for qualified professionals with knowledge around energy storage systems, power electronics, and more continues to rise. Upon completing this program, you’ll be prepared to succeed in this vital growing field.

Required background

This program is designed for working professionals with a background in electrical, electronics or mechanical engineering. Final year engineering students of Electrical Engineering may also apply.

If you do not have an undergraduate education in Electrical Engineering, relevant work experience or working knowledge of power electronics is required.

Skills you will gain

  • Motor design
  • Drive inverters
  • On-board chargers
  • Digital control of power electronics
  • Auxiliary DC-DC converters
  • Thermal design
  • Design of Power Electronics
  • Pulse Width Modulation
  • Motor Analysis

3 courses in this 4.5 month program

Course 1 of 3

Traction Motor Design


In this course, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the various types of motors used in EVs today, including PMSM, SyncRM, IM, and SRM. You’ll learn how these motors function compared to traditional internal combustion engines, and explore potential issues associated with EVs, including heating issues, demagnetization, and more.

Course 2 of 3

Design and Fabrication of power converters


In this course, you’ll explore the key design elements of a high-speed motor for increased power density and gain insight into the techniques required to optimize for performance. You'll also learn how inverters are utilized for motor drive applications and build familiarity with various types of inverters, gate drivers, and more.

Course 3 of 3

Motor Drives and Thermal Design


In this course, you’ll learn about various types of motor drive controllers, controller architecture, and firmware development. You'll also work on a simulation exercise and get an introduction to available simulation platforms, and then create a simulation to test your design in real-time.


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