ECTS - Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (AE421) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Electric and Hybrid Vehicles AE421 3 1 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
EE234 ve AE312
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies .
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali Amini
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to give the students the understanding of the electric and hybrid vehicle concept and the theoretical background on which this concept is based.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • define the electric car concept, electric car types and components.
  • model the road resistances
  • mode the energy flow from source to wheel
  • model the battery problems
  • define the alternative energy sources and stores
  • identify the definition and function of the electric motors
Course Content Electric vehicle components; history of electric vehicles; types of electric vehicles; batteries and battery modeling; alternative energy sources and stores (photovoltaics, flywheels, capacitors, fuel cells); DC and AC electric motors, brushed DC motors, and brushless electric motors; power electronics and motor drives; electric vehicle drivetrain.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Electric Vehicle Components
2 History of Electric Vehicles
3 Types of Electric Vehicles
4 Types of Electric Vehicles
5 Batteries and Battery Modeling
6 Alternative Energy Sources and Stores
7 Alternative Energy Sources and Stores
8 1st Midterm
9 DC and AC Electric Motors
10 Brushless Electric Motors
11 Brushed DC Motors
12 2nd Midterm
13 Power Electronics and Motor Drives
14 Review
15 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Design Fundamentals, by Iqbal. Husain, 1st Edition, CRS Press (2005).
2. Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, by T. Denton, 1st Edition, Routledge (2016).

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 5
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 20
Presentation - -
Project 1 25
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 21 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to expand and get in-depth information with scientific researches in the field of mechanical engineering, evaluate information, review and implement.
2 Have comprehensive knowledge about current techniques and methods and their limitations in Mechanical engineering.
3 To complete and apply knowledge by using scientific methods using uncertain, limited or incomplete data; use information from different disciplines.
4 Being aware of the new and developing practices of Mechanical Engineering and being able to examine and learn when needed.
5 Ability to define and formulate problems related to Mechanical Engineering and develop methods for solving and apply innovative methods in solutions.
6 Ability to develop new and/or original ideas and methods; design complex systems or processes and develop innovative/alternative solutions in the designs.
7 Ability to design and apply theoretical, experimental and modeling based researches; analyze and solve complex problems encountered in this process.
8 Work effectively in disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams, lead leadership in such teams and develop solution approaches in complex situations; work independently and take responsibility.
9 To establish oral and written communication by using a foreign language at least at the level of European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
10 Ability to convey the process and results of their studies systematically and clearly in written and oral form in national and international environments.
11 To know the social, environmental, health, security, law dimensions, project management and business life applications of engineering applications and to be aware of the constraints of their engineering applications.
12 Ability to observe social, scientific and ethical values in the stages of data collection, interpretation and announcement and in all professional activities.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 3 42
Special Course Internship
Field Work 14 1 14
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 10 10
Homework Assignments 2 3 6
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 3 6
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 130