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The course covers the various aspects related to a BMS and allows you to understand how to make choices on BMS development goals dependent on the specific need of the end application and the given battery technology

Specifically, you will learn why a BMS is needed for different battery technologies and look at several possible configurations. You will also learn about the communication means and advanced features of the BMS, which provide more information about the state of the battery system and guarantee that it is used optimally.


5 h






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Course content and evaluation

Battery management systems is an online course and can be taken at the learners’ usual study location. The course consists of two modules. 

  • Intro­duction to the Battery management systems, understand the confi­gu­ration
    and requi­re­ments, and what is meant by functional safety.
  • The concept of State of Health and State of Charge and learn what cell
    balancing is, why it is needed and when it is used.

Each module includes reading materials and animations to illustrate the content. To succeed in the course and receive a Certificate of Accom­plishment, you will need to complete at least 80% of the course contents. 


More information about the course structure and FAQ.

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Learning outcomes

This course empowers learners to: 

  • Explain the exact need for a BMS in a battery-supported application and list the set of functions aBMS should support
  • Interpret the BMS speci­fi­ca­tions in light of the basic functionalities
  • List the most important BMS components, their requi­re­ments, and their value for the system
  • Explain the concept of State of Health and State of Charge
  • Evaluate if a string of battery cells is balanced and what the impact is of imbalance.

Target group

This course is beneficial for battery system integrators, battery technicians and Energy Management System developers and providers. 

Prior knowledge

In order to be able to follow and benefit from the course you would need to have a basic understanding of battery cells, system components, and their working principles.

Suggested blended learning path

We recommend to continue your learning path with the following courses:

European colla­bo­ra­tions for innovation in sustainable energy

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is an EU body created by the European Union to strengthen Europe’s ability to innovate. EIT is active in different industries, such as manufacturing, health and culture. EIT InnoEnergy is responsible for accele­rating sustainable energy innovations and one of its tools for doing this is the European Battery Alliance for battery storage (EBA), that amongst other things produces training material for battery technology and electromobility. 

EIT InnoEnergy and EBA work with training providers all across Europe to adjust the training to local needs. Göteborgs Tekniska College are proud to be the first Swedish college to provide the online training from EIT InnoEnergy and EBA to the Swedish market.

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