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About the Course

This course can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5730, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. This course will provide you with a firm foundation in lithium-ion cell terminology and function and in battery-management-system requirements as needed by the remainder of the specialization. After completing this course, you will be able to: - List the major functions provided by a battery-management system and state their purpose - Match battery terminology to a list of definitions - Identify the major components of a lithium-ion cell and their purpose - Understand how a battery-management system “measures” current, temperature, and isolation, and how it controls contactors - Identify electronic components that can provide protection and specify a minimum set of protections needed - Compute stored energy in a battery pack - List the manufacturing steps of different types of lithium-ion cells and possible failure modes...

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Jan 24, 2019

Very good course for the beginners. Mr. Plett explains the concepts so clearly and his teaching style makes the subject more interesting. This course is very useful to those who are interested in BMS.


Jun 11, 2020

I must say, the instructor is extremely humble and very experienced. It has been an honour to learn from him. Some solved examples during the lectures might add to the already excellent experience.

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By Jaivikkumar K

Aug 02, 2020

Excellent course.


May 17, 2020

Very good course.

By Enumula D

Aug 15, 2020

very good course

By Amarnath S

Aug 07, 2020

Excellent course

By Sarbojit M

Jul 27, 2020

Very good course

By Aditya S

Jul 10, 2020

Nicely Explained

By Seyezhai R

May 25, 2020

Excellent course

By Owais A A

Sep 23, 2019

Amazing Course!

By Suman S

Dec 17, 2019

Useful course


Sep 21, 2020

Great course

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By Devang

Aug 21, 2020

Nice course

By Sammed C B

Jun 08, 2020

best course

By Aashish K

Jun 10, 2019

nice course

By Ehsan H

Apr 17, 2020

Just great

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Nov 01, 2019


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By Naeemul I

Jun 13, 2020

very good

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By Kellen D

Feb 27, 2019

I think that this course is an excellent introduction to battery basics and BMS fundamentals. Dr. Plett does a great job of covering the bases while making sure to not go too deep into the material where it would be better suited for another course. My only reason for giving 4 stars is that some of the quiz questions are worded a little confusingly or that the correct answer is not an option. However it does not take away from the learning that can take place with this course.

By Juan C C M

Sep 29, 2019

The course is very interesting and I consider that the content is perfect for the course objectives. However, It could be very useful that the instructors give feedback on the weekly forums as well as to include numerical exercises in the videos because sometimes it is difficult to understand the numerical problems and it delays the individual progress in the course.

By John R H

Jan 08, 2019

This is a good review of battery cells from a high level and drills down into some of the issues in Li-ion cell (a must if you are going to use them in a design). I would highly recommend taking this course if you are just getting started and plan to use Lithium Ion cells, or just want to know a little more about cells/batteries as a whole.

By Shinji S

Apr 26, 2020

I was able to gain new knowledge, but I also wanted to dig deeper. For example, how to set the upper and lower limits of DOD, and cell characteristics / life consideration points at that time. It is especially disappointing that the question remains unsolved even after the end because the answer to the quiz cannot be confirmed.