Battery Management and Safety

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Course Dates

Time Commitment

4-6 Hours


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Estimation and control of the states of the battery are essential to extract the maximum usable energy and highest available power while maintaining safe operation in hybrid and electric vehicle systems. Battery Management and Safety reviews the modeling techniques, concepts, and algorithms used in advanced battery management systems (BMS).


  • Understand and summarize the basic components and functionality of the Battery Management System
  • Design and model battery systems
  • Choose the appropriate model complexity for a given application
  • Parameterize equivalent circuit battery models using experimental I,V,T data
  • Discuss the factors that influence battery performance and required protection schemes
  • Apply the state of the art in battery modeling and controls research


  • Overview Parts 1-3 (61 min)
  • Equivalent Circuit Models for the Lithium lon Battery (25 min)
  • 1+1D Electrochemical Model (25 min)
  • Battery Thermal Modeling (20 min)
  • Data Collection and Model Parameterization (23 min)
  • Vehicle Energy Management Functions (12 min)
  • State of Charge (SOC) Estimation (12 min)
  • Battery Cell Balancing (21 min)
  • Battery Charging Standards and Algorithms (27 min)
  • Power Limits, Cold Temperature Performance (34 min)
  • Lithium lon Battery Safety Issues (26 min)
  • Battery Aging (34 min)

Modules are divided into shorter segments, making it easier to learn at your own pace.

If completing a specialization, all four modules must be purchased together and completed in 180 days. For individual modules, you will have 60 days to complete.

Successful completion requires you to receive an 80% passing grade on the module assessment.

Upon successful completion of 4 modules purchased as a group, you will receive the U-M Certificate in Current and Emerging Technologies.

Select 4 modules from one concentration to deepen your knowledge in a subject or area. If you choose a specialization, your certificate will note the specialization you completed.

There are no prerequisites for this module. A bachelor’s degree in a science, engineering, or technical field is recommended, but not required.

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Jason Siegel, PhD

  • Associate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering

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