• Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Courses in Michigan

    Listed below are alternative fuels and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) courses offered in Michigan. This list is intended to aid students in locating undergraduate alternative fuels and HEV classes in their area. This list is not comprehensive and will continue to grow.

    MCC Hybrid Class
    Students learn about HEV technologies found in a Toyota Prius at Macomb Community College


    Macomb Community College

    Macomb Community College Catalog

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    • AUTO 2000 - Connected, Automated & Intelligent Vehicles
      • This course introduces students to the various technologies and systems that will enable automating various driving functions, connecting the automobile to sources of information that assist with this task, and allowing the automobile to make autonomous intelligent decisions concerning future actions of the vehicle that potentially impact the safety of the occupants.
    • AUTO 2450 - Hybrid & Alternative Fuel Vehicles 
      • This course provides an introduction to Hybrids and Alternative Fuel Vehicles. Material covered includes high voltage batteries, regenerative braking, safety procedures, hybrid maintenance and diagnostics. Carbon-based fuels and future propulsion options will be included.

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    Delta College

    Delta College Catalog

    • AUT 109 - Hybrid Electrical Vehicle Safety
      • Studies safety procedures required for working on a Hybrid Electric Vehicle and its systems. Includes high-voltage vehicle safety, personal protection, tools and equipment handling. Demonstrates and utilizes hybrid technology testing and diagnostic testing equipment. Identifies major components, high voltage wires, electric machines, inverters, converters, test points and sensing systems. Handles high voltage and low voltage batteries. Safely demonstrates jump-start procedures. Disables and enables high voltage systems, set into service mode. Identifies examples of emergency first responder key procedures. 100% mastery ofskills is required to pass this course. (15-0)
    • AUT 119 - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Service I
      • Studies the operating principles, maintenance, trouble shooting, and service technology of hybrid electric vehicles systems. Includes High-Voltage vehicle safety, operation of hybrid engine, internal combustion engines (ICE), electric motors. Practices service techniques for high voltage inverters, converters and diagnostic systems. Diagnoses and services the high voltage battery, wiring, and climate control systems. Practices boost starting procedures of low voltage battery. Practices disabling and enabling high voltage system for emergency first responder procedures. (25-50)
    • AUTO 216 - Hybrid Electrical Vehicle Safety
      • Studies safety procedures required for working on a Hybrid Electric Vehicle and its systems. Includes high-voltage vehicle safety, personal protection, tools and equipment handling. Demonstrates and utilizes hybrid technology testing and diagnostic testing equipment. Identifies major components, high voltage wires, electric machines, inverters, converters, test points and sensing systems. Handles high voltage and low voltage batteries. Safely demonstrates jump-start procedures. Disables and enables high voltage systems, set into service mode. Identifies examples of emergency first responder key procedures. 100% mastery of skills is required to pass this course.
    • AUTO 226 - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Service I
      • Studies the operating principles, maintenance, trouble shooting, and service technology of hybrid electric vehicles systems. Includes High-Voltage vehicle safety, operation of hybrid engine, internal combustion engines (ICE), electric motors. Practices service techniques for high voltage inverters, converters and diagnostic systems. Diagnoses and services the high voltage battery, wiring, and climate control systems. Practices boost starting procedures of low voltage battery. Practices disabling and enabling high voltage system for emergency first responder procedures.

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    Ferris State University

    Ferris State University Catalog

    • AUTO 480 - Alternate Fuel and Vehicle Systems
      • The emphasis will be placed on the alternate fuel, hybrid, and electrical vehicles as they apply to the varying types of transportation industry.

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    Gogebic Community College

    Gogebic Community College Automotive Technology

    • AUT 244 - Intro to Hybrid and Alternative Vehicles
      • Intended for both the entry level and experienced technician, introduces basic hybrid vehicle safety and maintenance. Upon completion, learners will be able to identify a hybrid vehicle, locate and identify the major components and locate, identify, and remove the safety disconnect Hybrid Vehicle High Voltage system

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    Grand Rapids Community College

    Grand Rapids Community College Catalog

    • TR275 - Hybrid Vehicle Operation Maintenance and Diagnostics
      • In this course students learn basic operation, maintenance and diagnostics unique to hybrid vehicles. Course content focuses on high voltage safety procedures, use of specialized diagnostic equipment for high voltage systems, high voltage drive system diagnostics and repair, and power system diagnostics. This course is designed to prepare students to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Light Duty Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Specialist (L3) certification.

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    Grand Valley State University

    Grand Valley State University Catalog

    • EGR 463 - Alternative Energy Systems and Applications
      • Introduction to the current issues of energy for sustainability. Principles of alternative and renewable energy sources including solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, wind, hydropower, biomass, geothermal, hydrogen, and nuclear energy. Fundamentals of combustion of hydrocarbon fuels and alternative fuels such as biofuels. Fuel cells and electrochemical energy storage units
    • EGR 477 - Hybrid Electric Battery Systems
      • Students will learn to model and control hybrid electric battery systems, and will design a complete battery management system. The course will cover topics such as battery chemistry, vehicle power electronics and communication interfaces, cell balancing, thermal, mechanical, and small signal measurements in a noisy battery environment.
    • EGR 577 - Hybrid Electric Battery Systems
      • Students will learn to model and control hybrid electric battery systems, and will design a complete battery management system. The course will cover topics such as battery chemistry, vehicle power electronics and communication interfaces, cell balancing, thermal, mechanical, and small signal measurements in a noisy battery environment.
    • EGR 655 - Power Electronics
      • The construction, characterization, and system realization of power switching devices. Specific topics include single-phase and three-phase rectifying circuits, DC chopper circuits, AC voltage controllers, frequency converters, and harmonic analysis.
    • EGR 656 - Electrical Drive Systems
      • A second course in DC and AC machines and their industrial applications. Topics include adjustable speed drives, speed control of DC and AC machines, slip energy recovery, synchronous machine drives. A significant course project is required.

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    Henry Ford Community College

    Henry Ford Community College Catalog

    • AUTO 260 Alternative Automotive Propulsion Systems
      • This course is designed to provide the student with intermediate-level instruction on alternative automotive propulsion systems that are presently being developed for the automobile transportation industry. Course content will include instruction on theory of operation and service of alternative propulsion systems, with emphasis on safety issues and concerns regarding the servicing of these systems. Topics to be covered will include Hybrid systems, (both series and parallel) plug-in Hybrids, EV-Electric Vehicles including battery types, FCV-Fuel Cell Vehicles, Hydrogen-ICE Vehicles, Alternative Fuels and Flex Fuel Vehicles and Supplemental Assist Vehicle (capacitive, hydraulic, and inertial units).
    • REEN 170 Battery Technologies
      • Covers the development of battery technology over the years. Focuses on applications of emerging technology. Topics include, but are not limited to, battery construction, cell characteristics, electric data, energy density, capacity retention, and cycle life of batteries. Also includes fundamental formulations and design aspects in secondary batteries used in electric propulsion. Provides overview of battery technology including acid, nickel metal hydride, and lithium ion cells with their applications for use in hybrid and electric vehicles. Discusses how to evaluate storage battery technologies, simple voltaic cells with aqueous electrolytes, primary non-rechargeable batteries, and secondary rechargeable batteries. Course work examines developments in stationary and new propulsion systems for hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles.

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    Jackson College

    Jackson College Catalog

    • AUT 160 - Alternative Fuels
      • This course is an overview of alternative fuels used in automobiles and light trucks. Students learn about various alternate fuels, their effect on exhaust emissions, their effect on the environment, the economic impact of alternate fuels and how they contribute to the reduction of
    • AUT 240 - Hybrid Technology
      • This course will introduce students to hybrid technology through a combination of classroom and lab experiences. Topics include safety procedures when working on the high voltage systems, understanding the various warning lights, understanding normal operation and diagnosis of the various high voltage systems. Lab will include hands-on activities on a hybrid vehicle.

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    Kalamazoo Valley Community College

    Kalamazoo Valley Community College Catalog

    • AUTO 172 - Alternative Fuels & Advanced Technology Vehicles
      • The rapid increase in fuel prices, coupled with concerns for the environment and air quality, have led many Americans to seek information about alternatives to gasoline, diesel fuel, and other petroleum-based products. This introductory course is designed to provide basic information for the general public, the automotive technician, the employer, the fleet operator, and the instructor and will allow you to begin to understand the nature and extent of the problems, as well as some viable solutions that are currently available or in development. Recommended prerequisite: Have an interest in environmental quality and energy independence in transportation with a good understanding of basic automotive technology.
    • AUTO 200 - Alternative Auto Propulsion
      • This course will be of interest and specifically geared toward existing automotive students as well as technicians already employed in the field. The focus is to provide the student with instruction on alternative automotive propulsion systems that are presently being used for the automobile transportation industry. Course content will include instruction on theory of operation and service of alternative propulsion systems, with emphasis on safety issues and concerns regarding the servicing of these systems.

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    Kettering University

    Kettering University Catalog

    • MECH-541Advanced Automotive Power Systems
      • This course serves to expand student’s knowledge of automotive power systems. Topics covered include, detailed thermodynamic cycle analysis of various power cycles, emerging alternative fuels and power systems for automotive use (current topics include high-blend alcohol/gasoline fuels, gasoline direct injections (GDI) engines, hybrid electronic Powertrains, and fuel-cells). Students are also expected to work on design projects which are determined by the instructor. Students are expected to work on projects leading to the development of presentations and/or technical papers for professional society meetings (i.e. SAE, Global Powertrain Congress, etc.).
    • MECH-545Hybrid Electric Vehicle Propulsion
      • An introduction to the principles of hybrid electrical vehicle propulsion systems for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students. A major emphasis of the course will be to broaden the mechanical engineering student’s knowledge of electrical engineering so that he/she can understand the fundamentals of electrical motors, electrical motor controls, and electrical energy storage systems. The course is also intended to strengthen the knowledge of electrical engineering students relative to automotive powertrain design. With this background, the integration of these hybrid electric components into the hybrid electric vehicle powertrain system will be studied, including electric energy storage (batteries, flywheels, ultra-capacitors) and electrical energy production-fuel cells. Relevant codes and standards will be emphasized.

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    Lansing Community College

    Lansing Community College Automotive Technologies

    • AUTM 180 - Intro to Alternative Fuels
      • Students will use various sources in the alternative fueled vehicle industry to learn what alternative fuels are available. Students will examine the need for alternative fuels including: Propane, Natural Gas, Ethanol and Biodiesel. Students will also learn about new technologies such as Electric Drive and Hydrogen fueled vehicles as well as Fuel Economy and Idle Reduction considerations.
    • AUTM 210 - Advanced Electrical/Electronics
      • This course covers advanced electrical/electronic theory and operation and repair of automotive lighting and motor driven accessories. Emphasis will be placed on testing and diagnosis of vehicle communication systems/subsystems, and microprocessors as applied to electronic computer controlled systems. This course  prepares the student for ASE testing and certification in these specialty areas. Certification in all eight (8) areas leads to an ASE Master Technician certification that is recognized nationally.
    • AUTM 280 - Electric/Fuel Cell Technology
      • This course is designed to help prepare the student to enter the automotive repair and service industry in the area of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. It is an intensive study of vehicle electric and fuel cell theory, application, installation, diagnosis, service and safety regulations.
    • AUTM 284 - Hybrid Systems and Maintenance
      • This course introduces the student to the features of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) as they apply to the hybrid vehicle, hybrid drive systems (transaxles and gears), brake systems, HVAC systems, and cooling systems service. First responder, predictive maintenance procedures, hybrid trucks, and Belted Alternator System (BAS) are also examined.
    • AUTM 286 - High Voltage Battery Tech
      • This course introduces the student to high voltage battery technology: electrical service safety precautions and personal protection, high voltage tools and equipment usage, battery energy management hardware systems, battery removal and installation, and battery rebuilding.
    • AUTO 288 - High Voltage Management
      • This course introduces the student to AC induction electric machines, permanent magnet electric machines, power inverter systems, electric propulsion sensing systems, communication networks, predictive maintenance, and building an ATV.

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    Michigan Technological University

    Michigan Technological University Catalog

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    • EE 4219 - Introduction to Electric Machinery and Drives
      • Provides a thorough understanding of how electric machines can be used to drive loads with control of speed, torque and position. Topics include basic electro-mechanics, rotating machinery, dc machines, ac machines, power electronics and load modeling. Applications include industrial systems, hybrid/electric vehicles and electric power systems.
    • EE 4220 - Introduction to Electric Machinery and Drives Laboratory
      • Provides a hands on understanding of how electric machines can be used to drive loads with control of speed, torque, and position. Topics include basic electro-mechanics, rotating machineer, dc machines, ac machines, power electronics, and load modeling.
    • EE 4295 - Introduction to Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Electric Vehicles
      • Hybrid electric drive vehicle analysis will be developed and applied to examine the operation, integration, and design of powertrain components. Model based simulation and design is applied to determine vehicle performance measures in comparison to vehicle technical specifications. Power flows, losses, energy usage, and drive quality are examined over drive-cycles via application of these tools.
    • EE 4296 - Experimental Studies in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
      • Hands-on course examines hybrid electric vehicles from an energy perspective. Topics include powertrain architecture, vehicle testing, fuel consumption, aerodynamics and rolling resistance, engines, batteries, electric machines and power electronics. Course culminates with study of system interactions with emphasis on idle reduction and regenerative braking.
    • EE 5221 - Advanced Electric Machinery and Drives
      • Advanced electromechanics of rotating and linear machines. Topics include dynamic analysis of machines, reference frame transformations, reduced order models, models of mechanical loads, power electric drives for motors, and digital simulation of machines and electric drive systems. Applications discussed will include renewable energy and electric propulsion systems.
    • EE 5295 - Advanced Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicles
      • Hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) will be studied and simulated using advanced powertrain component analysis and modeling. An in-depth analysis and study of power flows, losses, and energy usage are examined for isolated powertrain components and HEV configurations. Simulation tools will be developed and applied to specify powertrain and vehicle components and to develop control and calibration for a constrained optimization to vehicle technical specification.
    • EE 5296 - Powertrain Integration in HEV
      • This hands-on course examines challenges with powertrain integration in Hybrid Vehicles. Topics include Vehicle Development Process, Thermal Management, Vehicle Controls, Safety, Calibration, and Vehicle Simulation Models. The course project includes optimizing performance of a configurable HEV using modeling and experimentation.
    • EE 5750 - Distributed Embedded Control Systems
      • This course will develop an understanding for the design and application of embedded control systems. Topics to be covered include: embedded system architecture, model-based embedded system design, real-time control, communication protocols, signal processing, and human machine interface. Embedded applications in advanced hybrid electric vehicles will also be introduced.
    • MEEM 4260 - Fuel Cell Technology
      • In this course, after fuel cell technology basics and operating principles, fuel cell performance will be briefly described from energy and thermodynamic viewpoints. Major types of fuel cells will be discussed: Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC), Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC), Alkaline Fuel Cells (AFC), Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell (PAFC), Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (MCFC) and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC). The balance of the fuel cell power plant, thermal system design and analysis will be discussed that affect the power generation. Finally, the components needed, issues related, and pertinent analysis will be covered to delivering electric power generated from the fuel cell.
    • MEEM 4295 - Introduction to Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Electric Vehicles
      • Hybrid electric drive vehicle analysis will be developed and applied to examine the operation, integration, and design of powertrain components. Model based simulation and design is applied to determine vehicle performance measures in comparison to vehicle technical specifications. Power flows, losses, energy usage, and drive quality are examined over drive-cycles via application of these tools.
    • MEEM 4296 - Experimental Studies in Hybrid Vehicles
      • Hands-on course examines hybrid electric vehicles from an energy perspective. Topics include powertrain architecture, vehicle testing, fuel consumption, aerodynamics and rolling resistance, engines, batteries, electric machines and power electronics. Course culminates with study of system interactions with emphasis on idle reduction and regenerative braking.
    • MEEM 4450 - Vehicle Dynamics
      • This course will develop the models and techniques needed to predict the performance of a road vehicle during drive off, braking, ride, and steering maneuvers. Topics to be covered include: acceleration and braking performance, drive train performance including an introduction to hybrid electric power train architecture, vehicle handling, suspension modeling, tire models, and steering control. Matlab will be used as a computational tool for implementation of the models.
    • MEEM 5220 - Fuel Cell Technology
      • Fuel cell technology basics, operating principles and performance will be discussed from energy and thermodynamic viewpoints. Major types will be described and emphasis will be on construction features, performance behavior and analysis. The balance of fuel cell power plant and thermal system design and analysis that affect power generation; as well as hydrogen infrastructure and issues related to delivering electrical power generated from the fuel cell will be covered.
    • MEEM 5295 - Advanced Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Electric Vehicles
      • Hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) will be studied and simulated using advanced powertrain component analysis and modeling. An in-depth analysis and study of power flows, losses and energy usage are examined for isolated powertrain components and HEV configurations. Simulation tools will be developed and applied to specify powertrain and vehicle components and to develop control and calibration for a constrained optimization to vehicle technical specifications.
    • MEEM 5296 - Powertrain Integration in HEV
      • This hands-on course examines challenges with powertrain integration in Hybrid Vehicles. Topics include Vehicle Development Process, Thermal Management, Vehicle Controls, Safety, Calibration, and Vehicle Simulation Models. The course project includes optimizing performance of a configurable HEV using modeling and experimentation.
    • MEEM 5750 - Distributed Embedded Control Systems
      • This course will develop an understanding for the design and application of embedded control systems. Topics to be covered include: embedded system architecture, model-based embedded system design, real-time control, communication protocols, signal processing, and human machine interface. Embedded applications in advanced hybrid electric vehicles will also be introduced.
    • MSE 5760 - Vehicle Battery Cells and Systems
      • The behavior and application of batteries will be examined by introducing concepts from thermodynamics, materials science, transport processes and equivalent circuits. The non-ideal power source behavior of rechargeable batteries in applications will be treated using electrolyte: electrode transport and electrode materials chemistry. Prior exposure to freshman chemistry, elementary electrical circuits, and elementary transport theory is assumed.

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    Mott Community College

    Mott Community Collge Catalog

    • AUTO-264 Hybrid Vehicle Fundamentals and Repair
      • Using the laboratory and classroom, this course discusses the theory of a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), safety when servicing, and specialty tools used on HEVs. Also covered will be diagnostic procedures of DC to DC converters, inverters, high voltage batteries, high voltage wires, traction motors, and HEV braking systems. The proper removal/replacement procedures of HEV components and HEV scan tool data interpretation will also be covered.

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    Muskegon Community College

    Muskegon Community College Catalog

    • AT 140-Intro to Hybrids and Alternative Fuels
      • This class will provide an overview of hybrid and alternative fueled vehicles. Practical manufacturing theory and production methods of both biodiesel and ethanol will be explored. Students will engage in small scale production of both biodiesel and ethanol. Exposure to various alternative powered vehicles will occur as available.

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    Northwestern Michigan College

    Northwestern Michigan College Catalog

    • AT 210 - Hybrid Technology
      • This course provides a comprehensive systems overview of the operating principles, maintenance, and service of hybrid electric vehicles.

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    Oakland University

    Oakland University Catalog

    • ECE 4630 - Electric and Hybrid Drive Systems
      • Introduction to electric drives and their applications including mobile robots, electric vehicles, plug-in EV and hybrid EV. Brush and brushless DC, AC synchronous and induction, stepper motors. Load torque-speed-current profile, losses. Power processing units, dc-dc converters, H-bridges, 3-phase inverters. Clarke and Park transform, field oriented control, pulse width modulation and space vector modulation. Torque, speed and position control synthesis and analysis. Battery types, state-of-charge models, heat issues. Regenerative braking, alternative energy. Computer simulation and visualization of principles.

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    Southwestern Michigan College

    Southwestern Michigan College Automotive Technology

    • AUTO 246 - Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Electric Vehicles
      • This course guides the student from basic carbon-based fuels and alternative fuels, through hybrid vehicle operations, including electronic controls as they relate to hybrid performance.  Theory, construction, diagnosis, and proper repair techniques of hybrid vehicles systems are extensively covered.  Students will use proper test equipment and diagnostic charts to diagnose and repair a hybrid vehicle.

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    St Clair County Community College

    St Clair County Community College Catalog

    • ETA 160 - Battery Powered Electric Vehicles - Beginner
      • This course provides training on the design methods and practical maintenance of battery powered electric vehicles (BEVs). Detailed safety precautions and battery technology basics will encompass about 50% of the course. BEV history will be covered along with the pros and cons of electric vehicles. Other topics include past battery technologies, basic battery testing, electric motor types and lithium battery management systems. The remainder of the class time will be devoted to the actual assembly of electronic components for a complete gasoline-to-electric conversion.
    • ETA 165 - Battery Powered Electric Vehicles - Intermediate
      • This course provides practical training on the design and use of electronic controllers, battery management systems (primarily for Lithium-Iron-Phosphate batteries), power management, DC to DC converters, accessory systems, SAE J1772 AC protocols, J1772 Level 1 and 2 of DC to DC direct current charging, balancing of a battery pack for optimum performance and longevity, solutions for enhanced braking, solutions for air conditioning, and heating and mechanical interface challenges. Potential future technologies will be covered.
    • ETA 170 - Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
      • This course provides an introduction to Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) and standard Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs). Topics will include hybrid battery systems, regenerative braking, safety procedures and hybrid maintenance. A portion of the course will include hands-on conversion of a standard Hybrid Electric Vehicle to a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle.

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    Wayne County Community College

    Wayne County Community College Academic Programs

    • AUT 150 - Introduction to Alternative Fuels
      • Students will use various sources in the alternative fueled vehicle industry to learn what alternative fuels are available, which include an overview of alternative fuel engine technology, compressed natural gas technology, electronic diagnostic and integration methods, system specific electronics, emission testing, cylinder inspection, and driver orientation/safety/vehicle inspection.
    • AUT 152 - Introduction to Electric and Fuel Cells
      • This course is designed to help prepare the student to enter the automotive repair and service industry in the areas of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. It is an intensive study of vehicle electric and fuel cell theory, application, installation, diagnosis, service, and safety regulations.
    • AUT 153 - Introduction to Gaseous Fuels
      • This course is designed to help prepare the student to enter the auto repair and service industry in the areas of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. It is an intensive study of three gaseous fuels - natural gas, propane, and hydrogen. Theory, application, installation, diagnosis, and safety regulations will be covered.
    • AUT 154 - Introduction to Hybrid Fuel Technology
      • This course covers the fundamentals of hybrid vehicle technology. The course is intended to give the student an understanding of the types of hybrid vehicles, hybrid vehicle components, how hybrid vehicles operate, and basic service procedures; this will enable the student to obtain employment as an advanced technology vehicle techinician.
    • AUT 155 - Introduction to Hydrogen Applications and Safety
      • This course will give the student an understanding of the properties of hydrogen, its use as a fuel for internal combustion engines and fuel cells, and the storage, transportation, and safety considerations, enabling the student to obtain employment as an alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicle technician.

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    Wayne State University

    Wayne State University Catalog

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    • AET 5110 Fundamental Fuel Cell Systems
      • Introduce various types of fuel cells, materials properties of electrodes and polymeric membranes, and electrochemical mechanisms. Reforming of various types of hydrocarbon fuel to hydrogen, and reforming technology.
    • AET 5310 Fundamentals of Battery Systems for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
      • Covers fundamental electrochemistry and engineering aspects for electric propulsion batteries including lead acid, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion and capacitor technologies.
    • AET 5330 Modeling and Control of Power Electronics and Electric Vehicle Powertrains
      • Basic methodologies for modeling, control system design of renewable power sources and power electronics systems.
    • AET 5600 Alternative Energy Product Realization System
      • Identification of a strategy for application of technology in the marketplace; application development, integration into vehicle production, concurrent engineering manufacturing issues, quality and testing in manufacturing.
    • AET 5810 Power Management for Advanced Energy Storage Systems and its Applications
      • Operating principles and modeling of energy storage techniques; control and power management, power electronic converters, electric machines, and power systems; power management strategies of hybrid energy systems including HEV and alternative energy systems.
    • ECE 5330 Modeling and Control of Power Electronics and Electric Vehicle Powertrains
      • Basic methodologies for modeling, control system design of renewable power sources and power electronics systems.
    • ECE 5340 Advanced Energy Storage Systems for Electrification of Vehicles
      • The objective of this course is to learn fundamentals of energy storage systems for electric-based transportation and to provide basic knowledge in the multidisciplinary field of energy storage devices and their applications for land, space and marine vehicles. The focus of the course will be on advanced batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells for transpiration applications; battery sizing and integration to various land-marine-space vehicles; and the fundamentals of battery management systems including various methodologies in electrical control and thermal management modes.
    • ECE 5620 Embedded System Design
      • Microcontroller architecture and its subsystems. Wired and wireless protocols for vehicular networking applications. Design and implementation of real-time embedded systems.
    • ET 7300 Advanced Battery Systems for Electric-drive Vehicles
      • Aims to familiarize students with advanced battery technologies and their applications in hybrid and electric vehicles. Contents include: a descriptive overview of energy sources and conversions, HEV/PHEV/EV technology, hybrid prowertrain configuration and components, in-vehicle energy storage systems, electrochemistry fundamentals, battery power and capacity/energy, battery system design (cell, module and pack), Battery Management System (BMS), cell monitoring and balancing, thermal management, on-board diagnostics, battery charging schemes and systems.
    • ETT 4150 Fundamentals of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
      • Hybrid and electric vehicle technologies: concepts and design, energy analysis, unified model approach, hybridization, hybrid powertrain architectures, IC engines for HEVs, transmissions used in HEVs, on-board energy storages.
    • ETT 4310 Energy Storage Systems for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
      • Overview of advanced battery technologies and applications in EV/HEV, hybrid powertrain configuration and requirements, in-vehicle energy storage systems, battery development, thermal management, control systems, cell monitoring, balancing, and on-board diagnostics.
    • ETT 4410 Introduction to Advanced Energy Storage
      • Comprehensive coverage of energy storage for automotive and renewable energy; battery technology; hydrogen electrochemical cells and regenerative fuel cells; mechanical energy storage; thermal and chemical storage; superconductor.
    • ETT 4510 Power Management and Applications of Energy Storage Systems
      • Principles of electric machines, power electronics, control, and power management strategy for energy systems, and the applications of energy storage systems in alternative energy systems and electric drive vehicles.
    • ETT 4650 Power Electronics and Charging Infrastructure for Hybrid and Electric Drive Vehicles
      • Principles of power systems, distribution systems, and ac/dc charging systems; applications of power electronic technologies in traction control, battery management, and regenerative braking for electric drive vehicles.
    • EVE 5110 Fundamentals of Electric-drive Vehicle Engineering
      • Cover engineering fundamentals and basic design of electric-drive vehicle powertrains by understanding and analyzing the relevant multi-physics and applying the associated equations and simple models.
    • EVE 5120 Fundamentals of Battery Systems for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
      • Fundamental electrochemistry and engineering aspects for electric propulsion batteries, including lead acid, nickel metal hydride, and lithium ion technologies. 
    • EVE 5130 Fundamental Fuel Cell Systems
      • Introduce various types of fuel cells, materials properties of electrodes and polymeric membranes, and electrochemical mechanisms. Reforming of various types of hydrocarbon fuel to hydrogen, and reforming technology.
    • EVE 5150 Advanced Energy Storages
      • Fundamentals of all major energy storage methods, including storage of energy as heat, in phase transitions and reversible chemical reactions, and in organic fuels and hydrogen; principles of energy storage in mechanical, electrostatic and magnetic systems.
    • EVE 5410 Power Electronics and Control
      • Control of electric energy using power electronic semiconductor devices; mathematical analysis of circuits containing these devices; design, modeling and control of power converters; applications of power electronic converters.
    • EVE 5430 Modeling and Control of Power Electronics and Electric Vehicle Powertrains
      • Basic methodologies for modeling, control system design of renewable power sources and power electronics systems.
    • EVE 5450 Control and Optimization for Integrated Electric-drive Vehicle Systems
      • Understanding of how to control a system using modern control theory, how to optimize the performance of a system using various optimization technologies, and how to apply the control and optimization technologies to EDV systems.
    • EVE 5600 Electric-drive Vehicle Product and Infrastructure Development
      • Integration of design, development, and deployment processes, efficient operation of heterogeneous and complex design considerations, and proactive risk identification and management caused by technology and infrastructure uncertainties.
    • EVE 5620 Energy Economics and Policy
      • Demand for energy, energy supply, energy markets, and public policies affecting energy markets. Coal, oil, natural gas, electricity, and nuclear power sectors and examines energy tax, price regulation, deregulation, energy efficiency and emission control policies.
    • EVE 5640 Energy and the Environment
      • Sustainability problems of our present energy systems and of potential solution in utility and transportation sectors. Energy evolution and decarbonization process from fossil fuels. Impacts of greenhouse gas emissions. Principles of renewable energy systems.
    • EVE 5810 Power Management for Advanced Energy Storage Systems and its Applications
      • Operating principles and modeling of energy storage techniques; control and power management, power electronic converters, electric machines, and power systems; power management strategies of hybrid energy systems including HEV and alternative energy systems.
    • EVE 7300 Advanced Battery Systems for Electric-drive Vehicles
      • Aims to familiarize students with advanced battery technologies and their applications in hybrid and electric vehicles. Contents include: a descriptive overview of energy sources and conversions, HEV/PHEV/EV technology, hybrid prowertrain configuration and components, in-vehicle energy storage systems, electrochemistry fundamentals, battery power and capacity/energy, battery system design (cell, module and pack), Battery Management System (BMS), cell monitoring and balancing, thermal management, on-board diagnostics, battery charging schemes and systems.
    • EVE 7310 Electric-drive Vehicle Modeling and Simulation
      • Cover modeling, simulation and control of electric-drive vehicle powertrain including plant modeling, controls model development, and in-the-loop controls testing. Proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink is required.
    • EVE 7450 Embedded Systems for Vehicles
      • Advanced embedded processors and operating systems, power modules, auxiliary execution engine, display interface, memory controller, USB controller, DMA, I/O, initialization and configuration, programmable serial controller, serial audio interface, and video input.

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    Western Michigan University

    Western Michigan University Catalog

    • EDMM 4250-Automatic and Automated Drive Line Control Systems
      • The operation, study of design, manufacture of automatic and hybrid transmissions/transaxles, including hydrodynamic converter, hydraulics, electronics, torque capacities, and gear systems. Measurements and computations for pumps, motor/generator, controller, valve mechanism, clutch, band, and gear system.
    • ME 5770-Fuel Cell and Alternative Energy
      • Fundamentals of fuel cells, working principles and types. Function of main components, basic chemistry and thermodynamics, electrochemistry. Alternative fuels and emerging energy technologies. Fuel cell and hydrogen era. Open to upperclass and graduate students.

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