Credits: 3

Semesters Offered

Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023

Learning Objectives

  • Training on the design specifications for an electric racing car.
  • Training on the fundamentals of electric machines.
  • Gain system level knowledge on applications of power electronics.
  • Gain design experience on inverter drive operation.
  • Training on sensors and encoders.
  • Gain design experience on the selection of proper components for desired specifications.
  • Gain experience on how to work in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Gain experience on project management.
  • Develop written and oral communication skills.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to the electric vehicles
  • Power electronics
  • Electric machines
  • Charging systems
  • Battery and battery management system
  • Drive and propulsion systems
  • Simulation of electric cars in Autonomie software

Learning Outcomes

Coverage of ABET Oucomes




ABET (a):  An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering


ABET (b):  An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data


ABET (c):  An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs


ABET (d):  Ability to function on a multi-disciplinary team


ABET (e):  Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems


ABET (f):  Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities


ABET (g):  Ability to communicate effectively


ABET (h):  The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context


ABET (i):  Recognition of need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning


ABET (j):  Knowledge of contemporary issues


ABET (k):  Techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for practice


Coverage: Significant (S) – Moderate (M) – Little (L) – None (blank)