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This course with the fundamental knowledge and insights to advance their understanding of battery techno­logies. You will fully understand the key role of batteries as the go-to tool for energy storage, together with the core components and parameters of batteries themselves.

You will also explore the chemistry and electrochemical phenomena that lie behind battery operation and a concise view of the different currently available battery technologies. Lastly, this course gives you a peek at the principal and emerging technologies that are poised to reshape the energy panorama.


20 h






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Course content and evaluation

Funda­mentals on batteries is an online course and can be taken at the learners’ usual study location. The course consists of four modules. 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 a minimum score of 75 points in the general assessment. 


More information about the course structure and FAQ.

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Learning outcomes

This course empowers learners to: 

  • Summarise current battery techno­logies in terms of working principles and main characteristics
  • Understand the limitations of each technology based on their working principles
  • Predict the most suitable appli­ca­tions for each battery technology
  • Reflect on the challenges that each battery technology faces
  • Evaluate emerging, cutting-edge battery techno­logies and their potential applications

Target group

This course is beneficial for anyone interested in developing their knowledge of battery storage funda­mentals and electroche­mical phenomena as well as current and emerging battery storage technologies. 

Prior knowledge

In order to be able to follow and benefit from the Funda­mentals on batteries course learners would need to have a basic knowledge of chemistry, math, physics, and electrical systems.

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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