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Certificate in Battery Engineering



Graduate Certificate in Battery Engineering, Materials and Manufacturing

NEXT START DATE: January 6, 2025





12 months




$20,500 (estimated)

Program overview

The battery industry is rapidly expanding to meet growing demand for renewable energy and mobile power. The UW Graduate Certificate in Battery Engineering, Materials and Manufacturing is a 15-credit certificate program that focuses on key aspects of battery engineering including electrochemical engineering, battery materials and manufacturing, and battery system design and control. The program has a hybrid format, with 9 months of remote learning courses and a 2-week intensive hands-on training experience at the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds in Seattle.


Designed for working professionals

Courses will be held remotely in the evenings, with a 2-week culminating intensive training experience at the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds in Seattle.


Hands-on learning with a 2-week intensive at the Clean Energy Testbeds

Our courses involve at-home labs with small-scale versions of real battery measurements. The final 2-week training involves full scale battery testing and manufacturing.


Earn graduate credit toward a stackable Masters

Completing this certificate program earns graduate-level credit that can be applied toward a UW Stacked Masters Degree in Engineering.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand and apply basic principles of electrochemical engineering as they relate to energy conversion and storage.
  • Gather and interpret battery characterization and performance data.  
  • Relate battery performance to underlying battery structure and materials properties.     
  • Describe and evaluate manufacturing methods used in the battery industry.   
  • Use engineering principles to design a battery system for a desired application.
  • Communicate effectively with others involved in battery technology.


Complete the courses below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program.

  • Introduction to Batteries and Electrochemical Energy Conversion

  • Principles of Battery Engineering

  • Advanced Topics in Battery Engineering and Manufacturing

  • Battery Seminar

  • Clean Energy Institute Battery Lab


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Admission & cost

This program is designed for students who hold a bachelor's degree in chemistry, physics, or chemical, mechanical, or materials engineering. Admission priority will be for students with a strong interest or experience in batteries and energy storage, with academic track record as a secondary consideration.

The estimated cost of tuition for this program is $20,500. This estimate does not include additional expenses for travel and lodging for the 2-week intensive at the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds.

Admission requirements

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Meet your instructors


Stuart B. Adler

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Stu Adler and his research group seek to better understand the electrocatalytic properties of solids, and how these properties relate to electrochemical processes and devices. The broad motivation for his work is energy sustainability - electrocatalysts enable key technologies for energy conversion and storage, including fuel cells, solid-state electrolysis and photochemical devices, batteries, and gas separation membranes. His group employs cutting-edge transient and operando electrochemical diagnostics, in conjunction with detailed physical models, to better understand local properties and dynamics of electrocatalysts.



Eric Stuve

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Adjunct Professor, Chemistry

Stuve's teaching interests include energy and the environment, process design, and fuel cell engineering. Working with Professor Stu Adler, he developed a curriculum in fuel cell and electrochemical engineering that covers electrochemical fundamentals, polymer exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, and solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). He has integrated fuel cells into the capstone design course, as fuel cell systems embody all of the concepts of chemical engineering, but on a scale accessible to students working in a university laboratory. More than 500 students have participated in fuel cell projects, and a number have pursued careers in fuel cell and electrochemical energy systems.