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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 23, 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 10, 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 Sajid

Jun 3, 2020

Really awesome. Worth learning, highly indepth and appropriate for students learning Electric vehicles and battery systems

By B C

Apr 15, 2020

A very good intoductory course to learn about Battery Management Systems from the scratch.Concepts were clearly explained.

By SarathReghunath

Oct 27, 2020

As the name suggests, it gives a good introduction to battery-management systems for those with no previous experience


Jun 12, 2020

Very useful course. Explanation is also in a good manner. One can develop interest in Electric Vehicle battery design.


May 25, 2020

The Course gave Very Good Overview on BMS and its requirements. The Mentor was teaching the Course with Good Command.

By Huyen N

Jan 18, 2023

Great material and appropriate pace. I can't recommend this course highly enough. Thank you for an excellent course!

By Antonio M R

Aug 10, 2020

Really useful with a very well-explained and presented introduction to key Lib concepts and industry details. Thanks

By Deepak P T

Dec 17, 2021

module wise quizzes are very thought provoking.

one learns more by mistakes and by reading the answer suggestions.

By Samuel A

Dec 3, 2020

Excellent course for introducing Battery Management System. The battery pack capacity estimation section was great.


May 23, 2020

A very fundamental course for anyone willing to learn about BMS. A kick-starter. Very Informative and up to mark..!

By Gabe G b

Nov 1, 2019

I am an Electrical Engineer focusing on Utility Scale Energy Storage. This is a great course for understanding BMS.

By saurabh k

Nov 12, 2018

I Got overview of BMS design and function related to Battery management system. waiting for next course to complete


Jul 30, 2020

The course is result oriented and very helpful. Coursera platform is really good in online learning point of view.

By Kharan S

Jul 24, 2020

Clear and precise. To the point. The flow of the course is good. I would recommend to beginners to do this course.

By Nikhil P

May 14, 2020

Great Experience on getting introduced to World of Batteries ! Moving forward for more experience and knowledge...

By Jaideep G

Aug 27, 2021

Excellent methodology of teaching followed by quality quizzes. This course surely generates interest in Batteries

By Amogh C

Jan 13, 2020

The introductory concepts covered were excellent and motivates me to take further courses in the specialization!

By Mark U

Jan 25, 2021

Great Intro and overview of fundamentals providing a good breadth of information. Looking forward to the next.

By Shiv P S R

Mar 21, 2021

The Course was very good. It helped me a lot in defining my own BMS specifications and drawing its schematics.

By Craig J

Apr 3, 2020

Very practical. Doable for someone who hasn't done any engineering in 30 yrs and was a mechanical engineer.

By Luis A R S

Jul 22, 2020

Como curso introductorio a un BMS deja bastante claro los conceptos básicos necesarios para entender un BMS

By David P

Oct 12, 2021

Good pace. Very good coverage of basics, even for someone who is familiar with battery management systems.

By JustinSmith

Mar 7, 2022

This course was a perfect introduction to the rapidly advancing field of BMS application and development.

By Ihsan F

Nov 7, 2021

Best course of Li-ion Battery. starting from basics and have much details about battery management system

By Jayakumar S

Oct 13, 2022

Great course. Provides clear explanation into BMS topics.

Lots of math & calculations! Bit challeneing!