Electric-drive Vehicle Technologies

Dig into the world of transportation and automobiles through this course focused on electric vehicles. The newest type of vehicle represents many advancements in the field and the future of the sector. Learn about topics such as: 

  • technology components like batteries, controllers, and sensors
  • data collection and management, including infrastructure requirements and cooperation among all players in the EV world
  • the effects of EVs on other sectors, including the environment, traditional automobiles, policies, and regulation

Starts: Offered On-Demand
Format: completely online, 6-week courses
Engagement:  topical discussions on foundational course content, and current articles and media
Commitment:  approximately 5-10h per week; 30-60 hours total for the program
Assessments and certification: successful completion of weekly assignments earns a Certificate of completion from the College of Engineering at WSU (Wayne State University)

  • WSU enrolled students:  $250/course
  • WSU Alums:  $600/course
  • Others:  $1,200/course

Discounts available for Corporate Partners or companies with 5+ registrants

Technology requirement: Any laptop or smartphone with internet access

Course materials

Course materials will be available electronically at the start of the course.


INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENTS: Individual assessments are not timed and are multiple-choice questions.

ENGAGEMENT: You must make at least 2 posts, per week. Your posts/comments can either be on the Course Feed or Course Help sections. For example, you can make 1 newsfeed and 1 discussion comment, 2 newsfeed comments or 2 discussion comments each week and receive full credit.

Course schedule by week

Week Topics Engagement Individual Assessments

Moving Away from Fossil Fuels: Energy Storage, Principles of Alternate/Renewable Energy


Individual Assessment-1


Fundamentals of EVT: Batteries, Controllers, Inverters


Individual Assessment-2


EV Technologies: Structures, Drivetrains, Performance Metrics


Individual Assessment-3


EV Technologies: Sensors, Motors, Control Systems


Individual Assessment-4


Data in EVTs: Generation, Collection and Management


Individual Assessment-5


EV Technologies: Environmental Impacts, Life Cycle Analysis, Infrastructure Costs


Individual Assessment-6