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Battery ABC

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: TT00BI91
Curriculum: SAT 2024V
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2026-2027)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Mäkinen, Seppo
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Taking the course in advance? See the courses during the academic year 2023-2024.

Learning Outcomes

After this course, the student has a basic understanding of the chemical phenomenon behind Li-ion batteries, different battery types, and how to utilize them in various applications. The student also has a good grasp of safety, manufacturing, the circular economy of batteries, and their future challenges.

Student's Workload

135 hours, with 50 hours of contact teaching.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Technology field basic studies.

Contents

Chemistry of Li-ion batteries, making of composite electrodes, cell types and their connections to modules and packs, Li-ion battery applications, use and (dis)charging behavior, recycling, reuse, safety, and overall view on the battery value chain.

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.

Further Information

Juho.Heiska@vamk.fi


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