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Basics of Battery Chemistry

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IT00BL34
Curriculum: IT 2023
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2025-2026)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Mäkinen, Seppo
Language of Instruction: English

Learning Outcomes

After the course student understands the basics of electrochemical energy storage. The student also has a good grasp of various battery chemistries and how to choose the correct one for the application.

Student's Workload

135 hours, with 50 hours of contact teaching.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Technology field basic studies.


Basic electrochemistry and the applicability to batteries, electrochemical measurements, electrochemical energy storages, the materials of Li-ion batteries now and in the future, and the other non-active components of Li-ion batteries.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material shared by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Contact teaching, exercises, online teaching, and independent studies.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student can provide creative solutions in all the course-related exercises.
Grade 3: The student can solve the course-related exercises.
Grade 1: The student can solve the basic course-related exercises.

Assessment Methods

Teacher's evaluation, assignments, and an exam.

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