✔ Getting ready to launch an EV product, and want to design your own battery management platform?

✔ Aspiring for a career in the Electric Cars , Electric Scooter, Micro-mobility or Stationary storage space?

✔ Want to become a master in Battery Management Systems?

✔ Want to 10x your knowledge and experience in Batteries and BMS technology with guidance from industry experts?

✔ Started a new project in Lithium-ion batteries but lack the hands-on knowledge?

This Masterclass on batteries, and battery management systems, designed by a team of experts led by an ex-Tesla Battery Engineer is what you've been waiting for!

The Battery Technology market is growing fast. Are you ready for it?



The Battery Technology industry is growing at a staggering pace!

There are thousands of open positions that you will be a good fit for after completing this course.

Ford recently announed 11.4 Billion dollars in investment in Battery factories in the United States.

Tesla recently opened its Giga Berlin Factory in Germany and soon to open another factory in Austin Texas.

By 2040, the Faraday Institution estimates that eight Gigafactories will be needed in the UK. Consequently employment in the automotive industry and battery supply chain could increase from 186,000 to 246,000 jobs.

France and Germany have recently offered financial incentives of €750 million and €1 billion respectively to EV battery manufacturing firms.

The opportunity in this space all over the world is tremendous right now, however you need the right skills to be able to access them.

Battery Technology Technician (Canada)

Electric Vehicle Controls Engineer (Canada)

Battery Research Scientist (Canada)

Battery Algorithms Engineer (USA)

Technical Program Manager - Battery Module (USA)

Electric Vehicle Design Engineer (USA)

Battery Applications Specialist (Germany)

Senior Engineer - Battery (Germany)

Chief Engineer - EV Battery Systems (UK)

Expert – Powertrain Electrification – HV Battery (UK)

Head - R&D - Electric Vehicles/Batteries & Powertrain (India)

Battery software engineer (India)

Battery Pack Team Lead (India)

Electronic Battery Design Engineer (China)

Product Application Engineer (Singapore)

The average salary for a skilled Battery Engineer is $120,000 to $190,000 per year. The jobs listed above are in the United States, but there are many jobs for Battery Engineers available worldwide, contact our support team during the course to look for career opportunities that will be a good fit for you.

  • Work in the cutting edge technology space
  • Relocate around the world and contribute your skills to development of Battery Gigafactories
  • Grow in your current company to a highly skilled position with better opportunities and projects to work on
  • Establish a new business in the space of Electric Cars, Electric Scooters, Solar, Telecom or Aerospace

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This is a one-of-a-kind course on Battery Technology which takes you deep into the workings of cell technology and and Battery Management Systems for Electric Vehicles and Stationary Storage Systems.


Understand a Lithium-ion Cell Inside-out

At the end of this course, you will be able to look at a lithium-ion cell and see through its outer shell. You will have a deep understanding of what happens chemically inside the cell and how we represent it in electrical terms. Without this knowledge, it is impossible to write the algorithms that govern a battery management system.


Apply what you Learn

Work on industry level projects on your own time at your own convenience. With our specially designed hardware kit, you will be learning about the hardware operating inside a battery management system and designing, writing the firmware industry level firmware code to have a functioning product in just 20 weeks from now!


Hands-on Experience with Lithium-ion cells

This course gives you the unique experience of working on an actual 18650 lithium ion cell - never before has it been so intuitive to understand the complexities of battery management.

To be a successful battery engineer, apart from theoretical knowledge, you need hands-on experience with lithium-ion cells.


Learn Battery Management to the Core

You've gathered tons of information about Battery Technology and Lithium-ion cells and its time to solidify the learning and put your skills to good use by building a Battery Management System using the MakerMax SC4 board.


Immerse Yourself in an Engaging Online Learning Experience

High definition video and studio quality audio make this course experience extremely engaging. The hands-on teaching style implemented in this course has proven to increase knowledge retention by at least 5 times.


Get Awarded with a Certificate of Achievement

A credible certificate from us, shows prospective employers and/or industry partners that you have the necessary knowledge to do the job. The certificate will definitely open doors for you, and the hands-on experience you get in this course will let you reach your goals 10x faster.

Course Structure


Week #1 - Introduction to EV technology


An introduction to what EVs are, why they are disrupting the automotive industry and how they compare to the ICE automobiles. You will learn about the evolution of batteries, and charging. You also learn about technologies such as battery swapping and how they have failed before, but companies are still investing millions into it.

(Image cred: Volkswagon)

Week #2 - Introduction to Li-ion technology


One of the most important parts of any electric vehicle - the battery and battery management system. You will learn about what is inside a Li-ion battery, and what are the effects of density, thickness, porosity and surface area on the performance of the Li-ion cell. This is immensely valuable when selecting cells for your battery application.

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Week #3 - Manufacturing process of Lithium ion cells


You will learn how lithium ion cells are manufactured including processes such as electrode assembly, binding process, formation process, aging, and cell testing. This information is valuable in diagnoising information when field failures happen with batteries. Sometimes the fault can be traced back to the manufacturing stages, so it is important to understand the usefulness of each stage. You will also learn about the different form factors in which lithium ion cells are available and how to know which form to choose for your application.

(Image cred: LG Chem)

Week #4 - Introduction to cell chemistry


You will learn what decides the open circuit voltage of a cell and understand the selection criteria for various cell chemistries available in the market today. Based on your application, there are advantages of using one chemistry over another, and you will learn how to make that selection.

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Week #5 - Characteristics of a Lithium Ion Cell


You will learn the terms that every battery engineer should know. These are essential to communicate to other EV engineers, suppliers, clients in the industry. You will also learn valuable information about discharge, charge and capacity characteristics of lithium ion cells. You will also learn about cell aging, and hysteresis.

(Image cred; MakerMax CCAX4 Cell Analyzer System)

Week #6 - BMS Hardware


You will learn what a Battery Management System (BMS) is and why it is necessary in certain types of products. You will then learn about how the blocks inside the BMS hardware and how the signals, power and data flow.

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Week #7 - BMS Hardware (continued)


You will learn the role of the microcontroller inside the BMS and how it receives signals, power various parts of a battery pack. You will then learn about how that data is processed and communicated to with the rest of the vehicle / product.

(Image credit: Texas Instruments)

Week #8 - Battery Management System Algorithms


Lithium ion cells need to be managed. This is the role of the battery management system. You will learn about the algorithms that every battery management system executes. This knowledge is essential to becoming a successful battery engineer in EVs , portable devices, communication devices and other battery operated electronics.

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Week #9 - Battery Management System Algorithms (continued)


You will continue to learn important algorithms needed to manage lithium ion cells like state of charge, power prediction, energy estimation which are powerful algorithms that are run in every battery management system. The knowledge of these will empower you to be able to make the most basic to the most advanced battery management systems.

(Image cred: Zhang's Research Group)

Week #10 - Review and Midterm Exam


This week is for reviewing the material you have covered over the past 16 weeks, catch-up on anything you're a little behind on and prepare for the final exam. You'll write a final exam that is focused on applying the skills you've gained over the past 17 weeks to prepare you for the next big opportunity in the Battery Technology space. Questions in this exam are based on industry experience and hands-on practical knowledge.

Week #11 - Lab session - Getting ready with the hardware kit and development environment


This course is designed to be application oriented, and this section is where you will get your computer ready for EV battery algorithm development. You will also learn in detail about the MakerMax SC4 Development Board that is included with your kit.

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Week #12 - Lab Session - Enabling features of the hardware kit


You will learn how to enable various features of the lithium ion shield like the OLED display for debugging and the on-board analog to digital converter for high accuracy measurements of cell voltage, current and temperature.

Week #13 - Lab Session - Enabling charging / discharging on the lithium ion shield


You will learn how to work with EV hardware including how to discharge cells, charge cells, monitor voltage current and temperature for lithium ion cells. Being able to accurately sense the voltage, current and temperature of a cell is the foundation of any strong battery management system. You will be able to learn this hands-on.

Week #14 - Battery Safety


You will learn how to write the SOC, Energy and Power Available algorithm for a BMS. This is essential to know for every battery engineer in the industry. You will be able to learn these algorithms by programming them on the SC4p1 shield using an STM32 microcontroller.

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Week #15 - Lab session - Battery Safety Algorithms on the hardware kit


You would have heard about battery fires in the field. We will train you to know how to safely operate any EV battery, so that any battery operated device designed by you keeps people safe while performing at its best possible. You will learn the essentials of BMS and battery safety.

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Week #16 - Lab Session - Battery Algorithms (continued)


You will take what you learned in Week 14, and implement this on actual hardware. You will learn how to write algorithms such as overvoltage and undervoltage protection, overcurrent protection, and overtemperature protection.

Week #17 - Modelling of Lithium-ion cells using Matlab and Simulink


You will learn how to represent a Lithium-ion cell as an equivalent circuit model. This model can then be used to predict the cell behaviour and its deterioration.

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Week #18 - Latest Innovation in Cell Technology - Silicon Anodes


This week is for reviewing the material you have covered over the past 16 weeks, catch-up on anything you're a little behind on and prepare for the final exam. You'll write a final exam that is focused on applying the skills you've gained over the past 17 weeks to prepare you for the next big opportunity in the Battery Technology space. Questions in this exam are based on industry experience and hands-on practical knowledge.

(Image cred: Tesla)

Week #19 - Latest Innovation in Cell Technology - Solid State Cells


You will learn how to represent a Lithium-ion cell as an equivalent circuit model. This model can then be used to predict the cell behaviour and its deterioration.

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Week #20 - Review and Final Exam


You will learn how to represent a Lithium-ion cell as an equivalent circuit model. This model can then be used to predict the cell behaviour and its deterioration.

(Image cred: University of Oxford)

Professionals from the following companies and more have enrolled in our courses.


Hardware Kit Shipped to Your Doorstep

This custom BMS development board will allow you to develop Battery algorithms on real 18650 Lithium-ion cells. You will be able to upload different drive cycles to the microcontroller and test the response of your algorithms to it. This is hardcore application based learning that is sure to 10x your understanding of battery systems.


This custom designed latest MakerMax SC4p1 board comes with the following features -

1. Charge a single Li-ion cell upto 1A

2. Discharge from 0.1 to 1.5A

3. Run Drive Cycles for simulating real life conditions on the cell

4. Analyze Voltage, Current and Temperature readings at high sample rates and accuracy

5. Measure State of Charge, Instantaneous Power, and Energy of a Lithium ion cell

6. On-board OLED display for diagnostics

7. On-board DIP switches for user input


Projects that can be conducted using this kit

1. How to prevent undervoltage during discharging

2. How to prevent overvoltage during charging

3. What is SOC and how to design its computation algorithm

4. What is SOE and how to design its computation algorithm

5. Effects of temperature on a Li-ion cell

6. Capacity fade of a Li-ion cell

7. What happens to a Li-ion cell during storage

8. What causes fires in Li-ion cells and how to prevent them

9. How to deal with overcurrent conditions for a Li-ion cell

10. Cycle a cell to understand its characteristics

11. Understand cell balancing and its importance

12. Keep track of the State of Health using metrics like DCIR and impedance

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All the above mentioned items and more will be shipped to your door free of cost.

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Why should you choose Makermax?


A FLEXIBLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

ACCESSIBLE FROM ANYWHERE

Our learning environment is loved by our course students. It is intuitive to use and can be accessed through any device, a computer, mobile phone or tablet. Here is how it will help you -

  • Video lectures are recorded in a face to face or lab environment with dynamic lecture slides at the backdrop. This makes the learning environment as effective as the instructor being right next to you.
  • Lab exercises are showcased through videos that allow you to learn in a hands-on way as experienced instructors show you the way.
  • Quizzes and assignments provide a checkpoint for you to assess how you are doing in the course and how far your learning has come.

LEARNING BY DOING

OUR UNIQUE AND CUSTOM DESIGNED HARDWARE KITS ARE AN IRREPLACEABLE LEARNING TOOL

Forum and live chat support ensures that all your course related queries are solved in timely manner. Having the right guidance at the right time can make a huge difference in your understanding of the material and save hundreds of painful hours trying to find the right information yourself.

BECOME A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY

STUDY GROUPS, NETWORK, Q&A, DISCUSSIONS, LIVE CHAT AND MORE!

Forum and live chat support ensures that all your course related queries are solved in timely manner. Having the right guidance at the right time can make a huge difference in your understanding of the material and save hundreds of painful hours trying to find the right information yourself.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

OUR INSTRUCTORS HAVE MANY YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE IN THE WORLD'S LEADING COMPANIES

The instructor of this course is an ex-Tesla battery engineer and battery technology expert with more than 10 years of industry experience, who will be available to assist, guide and answer your questions along the way.

OUR CERTIFICATES ARE HIGHLY REGARDED

A BIG STEP TOWARDS ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS

You will hold your Makermax Battery Masterclass course certificate with pride as you'll look back and see a big transformation in your concepts, experience and hands-on skills in the battery technology space. Our certificates are hence regarded highly in the battery and EV industries.

OUR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

We stand behind the quality of our courses and are confident that you will find it a valuable experience. We offer a 15 day money back guarantee on this course, so you can take it for a test run without any commitment!

Course Pre-requisites


Before you can enrol in the Battery Masterclass, you will need to complete any ONE of the following courses offered by Makermax.


Electric Vehicle Powertrain

OR

Battery Management Systems (BMS)

HERE ARE SOME OF THE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF ENROLING TODAY

TRANSFORM YOUR BATTERY AND BMS TECHNOLOGY JOURNEY WITH US


✔ Be flexible and complete the course from anywhere with online access to our uniquely designed course lectures, quizzes, assignments, lab exercises and exams.

✔ Learn hands-on skills using the hardware kit which includes the MakerMax SC4p1 board, and its accessories shipped to your door free of charge.

✔ Get expert help and expand your network with access to our community, Q&A help and live chat support so you can progress with experts by your side.

✔ If you join today, we will include our "Foundation of Embedded Systems course" and our "Building your career in the EV industry" courses, BMS hardware foundations course, and a 1 hour consulting call with Akshay (a $1150 value) for free. Note: This is a limited time offer.

FAQs


When does the course start and finish?

The course is designed to be completed over 20 weeks. On average students take 5 months to complete it. You will will have access to the course contents for 12 months, so you get more than enough time to complete and review the course material.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us in the first 14 days of the start of the course and we will give you a full refund for the amount paid.

What equipment/tools will I need to complete the course?

You need a computer (Mac, Windows or Linux) to view the contents of this course and to participate in the lab exercises. Any additional hardware that is needed for this course (like development boards and shields) would be shipped to your door free of charge!

18650 cells are not included in your course kit and will need to be purchased additionally. We will assist you in finding the right cell through your local shops.

How can I get help during the course?

Throughout the course, you will have an opportunity to ask questions to other students as well as the instructor. Our community experience is one-of-a-kind and offers support options including study groups, Q&A, discussion threads, weekly re-caps, live chat and more. This is uniquely designed to provide the support you need to transform your understanding of battery technology.

Do I need programming experience for the Battery Masterclass?

Basic knowledge of reading schematics and basic C or C++ will help you get through the algorithm lab sessions in this course. Here is a link to help you further.

https://makermax.ca/programming-experience-for-the-makermax-battery-masterclass/

Is there a certificate provided in the course?

There will be a certificate provided to you once you complete the requirements of the course and pass the midterm and final exam.

I am from Mechanical Engineering field, would I benefit from this course?

Many students and professionals from the Mechanical Engineering domain have joined this course and have greatly benefited from it. Most had minimal coding experience before they started the course. As a mechanical engineer here is how can succeed in this course.

1. Learn about the inner workings of Batteries and battery management through lectures, tutorials and hands-on laboratory exercises of this course. Note that these don't need any previous experience in programming.

2. Work through the course quizzes, assignments, midterm and final and receive feedback from experts to know where you are going wrong and what areas you need to concentrate on.

3. By enrolling today, you will also get enrolment in our best selling Foundations of Embedded Systems course which has helped more than 2000+ students from all fields to get familiar with the concepts of ARM programming and gain the foundational hands-on embedded programming skills needed.

4. If you want to excel in the field of Battery Management, Electric Vehicles, Solar, Stationary Storage, Telecom and Aerospace having a basic command over electronics and programming is necessary. This course will allow you to get out of your comfort zone and learn these things with experts by your side. It's a great place to try, fail and learn with experts there to support you along the way.

What help will I get with finding opportunities after course completion?

Our course certificates are highly regarded in the industry. With the knowledge gained through this course, many people have been able to secure jobs in the battery / bms / electric vehicle industries or start businesses in these areas.