Hybrid Vehicles, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
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249 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Hybrid Vehicles Certificate in collaboration with Chalmers University of Technology - ChalmersX. Learn to design hybrid powertrains which meet the needs of modern vehicles, by combining the strengths of both electric motors and combustion engines.

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Why are hybrid vehicles still more common than battery electric ones? Why are electric vehicles still more expensive than conventional or hybrid ones? 

In The Hybrid Vehicles Certificate, which is part of Battery Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Vehicles Professional Certificate and is also offered by EdX in partnership with Chalmers University of Technology - ChalmersX, you will get the answers to this and much more. 

While electric motors can improve vehicles regarding performance, energy consumption and emissions, they suffer from high cost and weight of batteries. Smart combinations of electric motors and combustion engines in a hybrid powertrain can combine these strengths with the advantages of combustion engines.

Key facts

This course is aimed at learners with a bachelor's degree or engineers in the automotive industry who need to develop their knowledge about hybrid powertrains. 

In this course, we will examine different mechanical layouts of hybrid powertrains and how they influence the performance and complexity of the powertrain. 

Different sizing of powertrains in micro, mild, full hybrids, as well as plug-in hybrids, is also discussed and you’ll learn how they can be modelled and analyzed for example by simulation of driving cycles. You will also learn about the Energy Management system and how this controls the hybrid powertrain modes and when to charge and discharge the battery.

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • How to combine the strengths of electric and conventional powertrains

  • Pros and cons of different types of hybrid powertrains

  • Sizing of the electric machine, battery and combustion engine

  • How to control a hybrid powertrain 

  • Simulate a hybrid powertrain and its controller 

  • Analyze cost-effectiveness of different types of hybrid powertrains

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months
    • 10 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • ChM009x - Electric and ConventionalVehicles

Tuition Fee

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