Professional Certificate of Competency in Fundamentals of Electric Vehicles

Short Course in Electric Vehicles

Course Duration
  • 3 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Electrical Engineering
  • Online Mechanical Engineering
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
Course Type
Course Type
  • Professional Certificate
  • Mechanical Engineering
Course Fees

Course Overview

This course introduces students to the technical know-how, scientific advancements, and future developments of an industry that is the thing of the present and that is projected to have much deeper implications on the global arena in the years to come – electric vehicles. The course will help develop an understanding of the fundamentals of building an electric vehicle, the components involved, and the applications of electric vehicles. 

Course Details

One of the major environmental issues that we face now is global warming for which one of the most important contributors is Carbon Emission that is caused due to conventional. 

In recent times, the development of high-efficiency, clean, and safe transportation has been the focus of research and development. 

Today electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and fuel cell vehicles are seen as a replacement conventional vehicles soon. 

This course will offer you with the essential information and skills required in the field of Electric Vehicles. 

Course Benefits:

  • You may be eligible to claim CPD points through your local engineering association.
  • Understand the fundamentals of building an electric vehicle & their applications.
  • Learn about the scientific advancements in the EV industry.
  • Gain in-depth understanding of the modern technologies used in EV manufacturing.


Module List 
1  Introduction to Electric Vehicles 

  • EVs, hybrid vehicles and fuel cell vehicles 
  • Feasibility of EV 
  • Reduction of carbon dioxide emission 
  • Autonomous cars 
  • Impact of EV on transportation industry and society 


2  Electric Vehicle Body 

  • EV layouts 
  • Hybrid EV layouts 
  • Cables and components 
  • Other systems: HVAC, braking and power steering 


3  Fundamentals of Electric Machines and Power Conversion  

  • Fundamentals of electromagnetics 
  • Principles of electric machines 
  • Traction motors 
  • Machine configuration for electric machines 
  • Power electronics in power conversion 
  • Power conversion systems in electric vehicles 


4  Electric Propulsion Systems 

  • DC motor drives 
  • Induction motor drives 
  • Permanent magnetic BLDC motor drives 
  • SRM drives 


5  Electric Vehicles (EVs) Transmission and Performance 

  • Configurations of EVs 
  • Tractive effort in normal driving 
  • Energy consumption 
  • Performance of EVs 


6  Hybrid Electric Drive Train  

  • Electrical coupling 
  • Design principle 
  • Operation pattern 
  • Control strategy 
  • Mechanically coupled 
  • Design objectives and drive train configuration 
  • Operation pattern 
  • Control strategy 


7  Batteries 

  • Types of Batteries 
  • Lead-acid batteries 
  • Alkaline batteries 
  • Sodium–nickel batteries and sodium–sulphur batteries 
  • Lithium-ion batteries 
  • Battery life and range 
  • Battery recycling 


8  Fuels Cells 

  • Operating principles 
  • Fuel cell technologies 
  • Fuel supply   
  • Hydrogen storage 
  • Hydrogen production 
  • Non-hydrogen fuel cell 
  • Fuel cell electric vehicles  


9  Charging 

  • Charging, infrastructure, and standards 
  • Wireless charging technology 
  • Solar charging 


10  Vehicle to Grid Interface and Electrical Infrastructure 

  • EV and PHEV charging infrastructure 
  • Vehicle to home  
  • Vehicle to grid  


11  Safe Working and Hazard Management 

  • High voltage safety precautions 
  • Safe work process 
  • Hazard management 
  • Tools and equipment 


12  Case Studies 

  • Tesla Roadster 
  • Nissan Leaf 
  • Honda FCX Clarity 
  • Toyota Mirai 
  • Volkswagen Golf GTE  


What you will gain 

You will achieve the following: 

  • Understand the essentials of electric vehicles. 
  • Understand the demerits of conventional transport sector. 
  • Understand the scope of large-scale commercial adoption of electric vehicles. 
  • Develop an understanding on the fundamental of electric vehicles. 
  • Have a scientific and technological know-how of the manufacture of electric vehicles. 
  • Comprehend the modern technologies used in electric vehicle manufacturing by the top EV manufacturers of the present times.  
  • Have an idea on the potential scientific advancements in EV industry projected for the future times.  

To obtain a certificate of completion for EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency, students must achieve a 65% attendance rate at the live, online fortnightly webinars. Detailed summaries/notes can be submitted in lieu of attendance. In addition, students must obtain a mark of 60% in the set assignments which could take the form of written assignments and practical assignments. Students must also obtain a mark of 100% in quizzes. If a student does not achieve the required score, they will be given an opportunity to resubmit the assignment to obtain the required score.

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Payment Methods

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Who will benefit 

  • Renewable Energy Associates 
  • Electrical Engineers 
  • Automobile Engineers 
  • Instrumentation Engineers 
  • Automation and Assembly Engineers 
  • Chemical Engineers and Process Engineers 
  • Environmental Engineers and Biochemical Engineers 
  • Chemical Plant Managers 
  • Instrumentation and Control Designers and Engineers 
  • Energy Technology Associates 
  • Personnel working on fossil and renewable technology 
  • Personnel associated with Carbon Trading Mechanism  
  • Personnel associated with Energy Market  
  • Sales Engineers 
  • Project Managers and other Engineers 
  • Administrative Staff and HR Managers 

You are expected to spend approximately 5-8 hours per week learning the course content. This includes attending fortnightly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program has a 65% attendance requirement in the live webinars in order to graduate from the program.  If you are unable to attend the live webinars, you have the option of watching the recording of completed webinars and sending a summary of what you have learnt from the webinar to the Learning Support officer.  The summaries go towards your attendance requirement for the program.

This program is run online on an intensive part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take three months to complete.

We understand that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular module challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated Learning Support Officer for assistance.

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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