EP6003 - Engineering Batteries 1 - Li-ion batteries


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 2 hours

Course content

  • Electrochemistry and chemistry for batteries
  • Battery chemistry
  • Cell designs
  • Engineering and dimensioning analysis

Learning outcome


  • Designs of secondary lithium ion batteries - LIB
  • Electrochemistry of electrochemical cells and batteries in particular.
  • Energy calculations of LIB
  • Principles of most common chemistries in anodes and cathodes
  • Electrolyte compositions of LIB
  • Battery chemistry
  • Basic LIB cell designs
  • Engineering and dimensioning analysis
  • LIB terminology


  • Calculate energies and efficiencies of common LIBs
  • Differentiate between different energy losses in LIB and their contribution to energy efficiency in in LIBs
  • Understand how cell design can be changed to design cells for power or energy applications


  • The candidates can distinguish between different cell LIB chemsitries and their use in different applications and markets.
  • The candidate can estimate energy usage in different LIBs and set up simple models for operation at different C-rates and separate different heat sources and contributions to loss in energy efficiency.

Learning methods and activities

14 times 45 minutes lectures.

4 mandatory exercises

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Written 2 hour digital home exam. marks A-F, where A is best and F is fail.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Continuing Education, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (EVUIVC0)

Required previous knowledge

Bachelordegree in engineering.

Chemistry and physics on university or college level.

Course materials

Notes given and lecture notes handed out.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  2.5 SP
Study level: Further education, higher degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Energy and Process Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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