About this Specialization

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In this specialization, you will learn the major functions that must be performed by a battery management system, how lithium-ion battery cells work and how to model their behaviors mathematically, and how to write algorithms (computer methods) to estimate state-of-charge, state-of-health, remaining energy, and available power, and how to balance cells in a battery pack.
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 8 months to complete
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English
Subtitles: English
Learner Career Outcomes
29%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
14%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level
Approx. 8 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to battery-management systems

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823 ratings
218 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Equivalent Circuit Cell Model Simulation

4.7
stars
144 ratings
36 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Battery State-of-Charge (SOC) Estimation

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71 ratings
12 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Battery State-of-Health (SOH) Estimation

4.8
stars
43 ratings
10 reviews

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • The standard version of this specialization is 20 weeks in duration. The honors track requires an additional 4 weeks of study.

  • This is a graduate-level specialization that assumes that learners already hold a technical undergraduate degree: a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering or a Bachelor's degree in a closely related engineering discipline plus undergraduate-level competency in the following areas: Math (differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations), Science (calculus-based physics and general chemistry), and Engineering (linear circuits, electronics, and linear systems)

  • The courses are designed to be taken in order, from Course 1 through Course 5. Course 1 gives a broad overview, background concepts, and context for the others; Course 2 is a strong prerequisite for the remaining courses since it describes the mathematical and programming frameworks that will be used; Course 3 includes topics in random variables that are important for Course 4. Course 5 is the only exception, and may be taken any time after completing Course 2.

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  • After completing the specialization, you will be able to: use laboratory data to create mathematical models of battery cells, and use these models to implement state-of-charge, state-of-health, available power (state-of-function), available energy, and balancing algorithms.

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