Development of Hybrid Drives using MATLAB & Simulink

A 3 month course which discusses about the basics of hybrid electric powertrains used in the automotive industry, different existing and future architectures, current trends, powertrain system design and modeling, simulation and controls related to such powertrains.

  • Domain : ELECTRICAL, HEV
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A Quick Overview

Environmental Pollution has become a rising concern over the past few years. Governments all over the world have rolled out incentives for people opting for hybrid and electric vehicles instead of conventional IC engine vehicles.

As of today, electric vehicles are limited by the range they can cover. Hybrid Electric Vehicles hold the advantage over electric vehicles because they employ IC engines as well. Since there are two sources of power generation in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle, the design is quite complex. This course has been designed to impart knowledge on how hybrid electric drives work in the automotive industry. This, along with knowledge on how to model powertrains will prove to be beneficial when trying to seek an opportunity in the HEV/EV domain.

This course covers details on:

  • Basics of Hybrid Electric Powertrains 
  • Existing and Future Architectures
  • Current Trends in the industry
  • Powertrain System Design and Modelling
  • Simulation and Controls related to Powertrains


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Course Syllabus

1 Introduction to the course: Objectives and Scope

  • Brief about the current transportation scenario
  • Driving factors
  • Automotive trends
  • Technologies
  • Hybrid vehicles
  • Course outline

2 Vehicle Dynamics: Longitudinal Traction equations, Road Load equations

  • Describing the longitudinal lumped dynamics of a vehicle
  • Tractive forces
  • Loads acting on the vehicle
  • Power requirement calculations

3System Development and Testing, Drive Cycles

  • Testing objective and parameters
  • Drive cycles
  • Energy and power requirement for the cycle
  • Different test procedures

4Energy and Performance: Analysis and Modeling

  • Fuel efficiency
  • Energy consumption
  • Acceleration performance
  • Drive quality
  • Purpose/applications and types of modeling
  • Energy flow
  • Forward and backward models

5Hybrid Architectures

  • Describing different architectures
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages

6IC Engines

  • Drivetrain basics
  • Engine basics
  • Operation
  • Engine maps
  • BSFC
  • Efficiency
  • Emissions

7 Transmission

  • Transmission Types:
    • MT, AMT, AT, CVT, DCT, EVT, DHT.
  • Torque Converters
  • Planetary gear sets
  • Clutches
  • Function
  • Losses

8 Electric Motors & Power Electronics

  • Principle of operation
  • Different types:
    • DC, AC, PMSM, Induction, SRM
  • Efficiency
  • Losses
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Electric Drives
  • Inverters
  • Motor Control
  • other Power Electronics

9Energy Storage Systems

  • Flywheels
  • Batteries
  • Ultracapacitors
  • Hydrogen
  • Battery definitions:
    • C-rate
    • Capacity
    • SOC
    • Specific Energy
    • Specific Power
  • Modeling
  • Controls
  • BMS

10Energy and Performance Management

  • Energy management strategies
  • Charge sustaining/depleting
  • Ways to improve fuel economy
  • Performance

11Optimization of Hybrid Drives

  • Optimal design and optimal control

12Current architectures

  • Description of existing Hybrid applications, Prius, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Ford

Flexible Course Fees

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3 Months Access


Per month for 3 months

  • Access Duration : 2 Months
  • Mode of Delivery : Online
  • Project Portfolio : Available
  • Certification : Available
  • Email Support : Available
  • Forum Support : Available

Lifetime Access


Per month for 3 months

  • Access Duration : Lifetime
  • Mode of Delivery : Online
  • Project Portfolio : Available
  • Certification : Available
  • Individual Video Support : 12/ Month
  • Group Video Support : 12/ Month
  • Email Support : Available
  • Forum Support : Available
  • Telephone Support : Available
  • Add-ons Industry Projects : 2
  • Dedicated Support Engineer : Available


  • Students of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in first, second, third, or final year.
  • Employees in engineering firms who are looking to upscale in their profession.


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1Who can take your course?

Graduate and Post-Graduate students as well as freshers and experienced engineers who want to learn about Hybrid Vehicle powertrain technology basics can take this course.

2Which companies will I get a job in?

 Mostly all automotive and supplier companies working in the field of developing Hybrid Electric powertrains. 

3What salary can I expect after this program?

Expected CTC after the program completion can range between 2.5 to 6LPA. For experienced professionals, you can expect a hike between 10-45%

4How is this course going to help me get a job?

Hybrid and electric powertrains are currently being developed by almost all OEMs and is an upcoming engineering field, Engineers with prior knowledge and experience of such systems are desirable.

5What is the real world application for the tools and techniques will you teach in this course?

The tools and techniques taught in this course are some of the tools used by Automotive companies for developing and simulating powertrain systems.

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