• 3 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Electrical Engineering
  • Online
Course Code
  • 11 September 2023
Course Type
  • Professional Certificate
  • Electrical Engineering

Course Overview

Through a scientific and practical approach, the Battery Energy Storage and Applications course introduces the fundamental principles of electrochemical energy storage in batteries, and highlights the current and future scenarios where batteries are used for energy storage.

Course Details

The Battery Energy Storage and Applications course provides a comprehensive understanding of electrochemical energy storage theories and battery technology from the ground up. It covers introductory topics on the fundamentals of batteries, including basic concepts and terminologies in electrochemistry, types of batteries used in commercial applications, and a detailed explanation of contemporary lithium-ion batteries, as well as lead-acid and nickel-metal hydride batteries. The course also discusses the challenges and importance of recycling existing battery systems, as well as environmental health and safety aspects of batteries. In addition, the course delves into the commercial applications of existing battery technologies in transport and power sectors, and explores the potential of energy storage using battery technology beyond lithium-ion, with topics on recent advancements in electrochemistry and future energy storage systems.


Module List 
1  Introduction to Electrochemical Energy Storage

  • Principle of Electrochemical Energy Storage Systems
  • Overview of Current Status of Electrochemical Energy Storage Systems
  • Overview of Applications of Electrochemical Energy Storage – Global Perspective
2 Definitions, Measures and Units

  • Terminologies in Electrochemistry – Current, Voltage, Oxidation – Reduction, Cell Potential, Electrochemical Couples, Electrode, Electrolytes and Collectors, Galvanic Cell, Electrochemical Cell and Battery
  • Units of Electrochemical Parameters and Their Conversions
  • Measure of Basic Electrochemical Parameters
3 Theory of Batteries – Construction and Chemistry

  • Performance Comparison of Batteries, Power and Energy
  • Densities, Specific Power and Specific Energy of Different Batteries
  • Charging and Discharging of Different Batteries
  • Comparison of Energy Storage Technologies Based on Battery Chemistry
4 Lead Acid Batteries

  • Construction and Electrochemistry of Lead Acid Batteries
  • Battery Characteristics, Charging and Discharging of Lead Acid Batteries
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Applications of Lead Acid Batteries
5  Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries

  • Construction and Electrochemistry of NiMH Batteries
  • Battery Characteristics, Charging and Discharging of NiMH Batteries
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Applications of NiMH Batteries
6 Li-Ion Batteries

  • Electrochemistry and Construction of Li-Ion Batteries
  • Battery Characteristics, Charging and Discharging of Li-Ion Batteries
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Battery Manufacturing and Supply Chain of Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Applications of Li-Ion Batteries
7 Other Lithium-Based Batteries

  • Li–Air Batteries – Construction, Chemistry and Characteristics
  • Li–Sulphur Batteries – Construction, Chemistry and Characteristics
  • Other Types of Batteries
  • Battery State Estimation – State of Charge (SOC), State of Health (SOH), State of Function (SOF)
8  Recycling and Disposal of Batteries

  • Need and Importance of Recycling
  • Lithium Reserves – Resource Extraction
  • Scope for Recycling of Batteries
  • Challenges in Disposal of Batteries
  • Environmental Health and Safety of Battery Recycling and Disposal
9 Battery Chargers

  • Charger Configurations and Features – An Introduction
  • Performance Characteristics of Chargers
  • Electronics, Automotive and Industrial Applications
10  Safety in Commercial Battery Storage Systems

  • Common Hazards and Safety Considerations, Fundamental Failure Modes
  • Compliance to Safety Aspects in Commercial Battery Installations
  • Mandated Fire Safety Compliance in Battery Installations – Effectiveness of Strategies
  • Various Standards/Codes and Regulations
11  Application of Battery Energy Storage Systems

  • Residential Applications – Self-consumption, Off-Grid Homes, and Emergency Backup.
  • Commercial Applications of Batteries – Peak Shaving, Load Shifting, Emergency Backup, Microgrids, Renewable Integration and Various Grid Services
  • Energy Storage in Transportation Sector – Electric Vehicles, Degrees of Vehicle Electrification, Current and Future Electric Vehicle Market
  • Grid-Tied Energy Storage System Applications
12  Future of Battery Energy Storage System

  • Innovations in Battery Electrochemistry, Advanced Materials and Battery Systems
  • Scope for Advancements in Existing Battery Technology
  • Batteries Beyond Lithium Ion
  • Supercapacitors as Energy Storage Systems

Regardless of academic and professional background, this course provides a theoretical understanding of batteries as a system of electrochemical energy storage.

It covers the basics of electrochemistry and practical aspects of contemporary battery technology, including recent advancements, environmental safety aspects, and the large-scale commercial applications of batteries as energy storage systems. By the end of the course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of battery energy storage systems.

To obtain a certificate of completion for EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency course, students must achieve a 65% attendance rate at the live, online weekly webinars.  Detailed summaries or notes can be submitted in lieu of attendance.  In addition, students must obtain an overall 50% marks in the set assessments which are a practical assessment and a proctored exam. Students must obtain a minimum 40% marks in proctored exam to pass this course. Students must also obtain a mark of 100% in weekly quizzes. If a student does not achieve the required score, resubmission/re-attempt opportunity is given only in the practical assessment and the weekly quizzes, not in the exam.


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Electrical concepts, such as Battery Energy Storage, naturally involve people from diverse academic and professional background, and hence this course will serve and benefit the following spectrum of people:

  • Electrical Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Power Generation and Utility Engineers
  • Automation Engineers
  • Electrical and Instrumentation Engineers and Technicians
  • Plant Managers
  • Plant Supervisors
  • Occupational Hazard Managers
  • Power System Maintenance Personnel
  • Health and Safety Personnel
  • Procurement Personnel
  • Control Engineers
  • Plant Operators and Technicians
  • Policy Makers of Organizations
  • Renewable Engineers

You are expected to spend approximately 5-8 hours per week learning the course content. This includes attending a weekly webinar that runs for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This professional development program is delivered online and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take three months to complete.

Registrations are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure you book your place at least one week before the start date of the program.

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