Single-Course English 5 ECTS

Formula Student Electric: implementation, testing and design optimization (BlueDot)

Overall Course Objectives

The objective of the course is to allow students to apply their theoretical knowledge to solve practical problems relating to modern Electrical Vehicles.

This course is offered as a part of the DTU EVenture Blue Dot project. DTU EVenture currently supports projects relating to Formula Student competitions, Roskilde Festival projects and International Future Energy Challenge.

Due to aforementioned, Formula Student Electric race car developed by DTUs FSE team (Vermilion racing, part of EVenture) is used as the hardware platform and framework for problem formulation.

As a part of the course, students will, with the help of the professor, define a project scope relevant to the racecar platform and within abilities/interests of students.

Students are encouraged to contact course responsible ( before signing up for this course for further clarifications.
DTUs Formula Student Team:

Learning Objectives

  • Conceive larger eMobility technology project in connection with one of the competitions EVenture supports
  • Perform analyses a complexity of a project problem and formulate a list of tasks in order to tackle the problem (eg. state of the art, modeling, simulation, experiments, validation, iterative approach…).
  • Propose design and solution implementation for project and its analyses and discussion on advantages and disadvantages for alternative solutions.
  • synthetize a time plan, cost benefit analysis and risk matrix with risk mitigation strategies for given list of tasks.
  • explore and analyze relevant technologies, rules and guidelines of a particular competition for solving the given problem.
  • argue for the choice of technologies on the basis of clearly formulated premises.
  • complete the production of a technical documentation including models, code, drawings, calculations, notes, datasheets, list of components, budget…
  • present documentation in clear and readable way

Course Content

The exact project and theme will be agreed between the student and a technical project supervisor chosen by the student in connection with the enrollment. EVenture supports all engineering disciplines related to eMobility (eg, electronics, power, structural, aerodynamic, thermal, storage engineering to name a few)

Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge and concepts of electrical and mechanical engineering

Teaching Method

This course consists of technical introductory lectures after which students are grouped in the teams according to their scope preference and knowledge.
Each group is tasked with the design and analysis of a specific Electric Vehicle subsystem, with the primary goal of contributing to the student competitions EVenture is participating in.


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13 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 46795
Course type Bachelor

7.500,00 DKK