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Battery Value Chain

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: TT00BI96
Curriculum: SAT 2024V
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 4 (2027-2028)
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 the course, the student has a good overall picture of the whole battery value chain. The student understands how the value chain is set up and what are the critical steps and can evaluate business opportunities within the value chain.

Student's Workload

135 hours, with 50 hours of contact teaching.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Basics of battery technology module.

Contents

Overview of the lithium-ion battery value chain from mining, refining, precursor and active material synthesis, cell manufacturing and assembly, electrochemical characterization and testing, logistics, applications, economy, reuse, and recycling forming a closed-loop part of a circular economy. Management of the battery value chain and business opportunities of energy storage.

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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