Hybrid vehicle technologies such as powertrains provide new opportunities to achieve better trade-offs in vehicle designs. These technologies can lead to improvements in driving performance and fuel economy. This online module presents an introduction to the current status of hybrid vehicles and basic technologies, along with an in-depth discussion about the control and design of split hybrid electric vehicles.
The light vehicle industry is facing a shortage of engineering talent needed to retool for the use of electric drives as the primary source of motive power. Help fill that gap with Michigan Tech’s Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) curriculum. The coursework provides advanced knowledge and hands-on labs in the design, analysis, control, calibration, and operating characteristics of HEVs. Whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student, you can integrate any number of these courses into your degree. Another flexible option: simply take courses as a non-degree seeking student. The Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Course will develop your skills around hybrid technology vehicles. You will focus on hybrid & electric safety, operation principles, series & parallel, motor assisted systems, extended range hybrids, electric vehicle operation, servicing & maintenance and diagnostics.
This fast track route is ideal for for technicians who maintain, service and repair Hybrid or electric vehicles and have a good background knowledge.
Hybrid & Electric Safety
Operation Principles, Series & Parallel
Motor Assisted Systems, Extended Range Hybrids
Electric Vehicle Operation
Servicing & Maintenance
Flexible coursework options for students and professionals
More than 30 courses
Available for on-campus and online learning students
Interdisciplinary: mechanical, electrical, materials, and chemical
Selected by the Michigan Academy of Green Mobility for training
Continuing education for professional engineers
State tuition support for displaced and incumbent workers
Complete Overview of all High Voltage components involved in an electric or hybrid Vehicle.
Cradle-to-grave of an automotive OEM to understand the effect of electric vehicle on the carbon footprint.
Describe the main hybrid and electric vehicle development considerations and performance requirements for various vehicle system
Apply the operation of brushless dc and induction motors to HEV and EV vehicles
Define the torque speed curves for motors and the application to electric and hybrid electric vehicles
Define and analyze battery operation and performance requirements for HEV, PHEV, EREV and full electric vehicle applications
The Hybrid and Electrics Vehicles course is beneficial for both licensed and non-licensed students looking for an introduction to both types of vehicles.
The course provides an overview of the purpose of hybrid technology, along with its history and current electric car application. Emphasis is on safe operating practices when servicing both hybrid and non-hybrid systems.
Servicing hybrid and electric vehicles is divided into:
• Necessary tools (digital volt ohm meters, scan tools and oscilloscopes);
• Safety precautions (proper protective equipment, high voltage concerns and high voltage disconnect procedures);
• Hybrid systems (battery types and construction, drive and traction motors);
• Atkinson cycle engines and braking systems, both hydraulic and regenerative.