Short Programs

Learn from Leaders at MIT

Executives, managers, and practitioners worldwide come to courses offered by MIT Professional Education — Short Programs to gain crucial knowledge and take home applicable skills. Short Programs participants learn from MIT faculty who are leaders in their fields from biotechnology to energy to systems engineering. You can spend five days studying controlled-release drug delivery with the biomedical engineering professor who invented it. Or focus a week on learning about radar by building and testing your own imaging radar system. Additionally MIT Professional Education — Short Programs currently offers the following Professional Certificates for those who seek advancement in a specific area beyond the completion of individual courses: the Professional Certificate Program in Innovation and Technology and the Professional Certificate Program in Real Estate Finance and Development. Let MIT Professional Education — Short Programs help you take the lead in your organization.

Short Programs attendees come from across the U.S. and around the world. About 30 percent are international; another 20 percent come from New England states. Most are mid-career technical, scientific, business, and government professionals in their 20s through 50s and beyond who wish to advance their careers.

The list of courses below can be searched by topic, or sorted by course title or date.

We are currently working on the 2017 course schedule. The prices listed are for 2016.

Time: One to five days 

Delivery: Classroom teaching by MIT faculty and industry experts

Location: MIT campus in Cambridge, MA

Offerings: More than 50 professional short courses, as well as two Professional Certificate Programs

Key features: Learn the fundamentals and industry applications of advanced topics

Calendar: June, July, and August (and occassional other months); most courses offered once yearly

Admission: Open enrollment

Credits: Continuing Education Units and MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion

Fees: From $900 to $1,000 per day or $1,050 to $5,600 per course (housing and meals not included)

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Coursesort descending Topic Category Date Length Lead Instructors Fees Status
Additive Manufacturing: From 3D Printing to the Factory Floor Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days John Hart $4,700 Closed
Advances in Imaging Imaging, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 4 Days Ramesh Raskar $3,000 Closed
Agriculture, Innovation, and the Environment Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical, Innovation, Sustainability, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days Markus Buehler $4,500 Closed
Applied Cybersecurity Computer Science TBD 5 Days John R. Williams,
Abel Sanchez
$4,800 Closed
Beyond Smart Cities Energy / Transportation, Innovation, Sustainability, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 3 Days Kent Larson,
Ryan Chin
$3,200 Closed
Build a Small Radar System Radar TBD 5 Days Patrick Bell,
Michael Watts
$3,950 Closed
Challenges of Leadership in Teams Leadership / Communication TBD 5 Days Clark K. Colton,
Bonnie Burrell van Stephoudt
$5,600 Closed
Climate Change: From Science to Solutions Energy / Transportation, Sustainability TBD 5 Days Noelle Selin,
Daniel Cziczo
$3,500 Closed
Commercial Real Estate Development Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development TBD 3 Days W. Tod McGrath $3,900 Closed
Controlled Release Technology: Delivery Systems for Pharmaceuticals and Other Agents Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical TBD 5 Days Robert Langer $3,350 Closed
Creating and Maintaining Safe and Productive Makerspaces that Matter to Students Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing TBD 3 Days Martin Culpepper $2,500 Closed
Creative Design Making with a Robotic Arm Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing, Robotics TBD 5 Days Larry Sass,
Dan Smithwick
$4,200 Closed
Crisis Management and Business Continuity Crisis Management TBD 5 Days Steve Goldman,
Richard Larson,
Bill VanSchalkwyk
$3,500 Closed
Culture Matters: Communicating Effectively in a Global Workplace Leadership / Communication TBD 3 Days Jane Dunphy,
Bhaskar Pant
$2,400 Closed
Data and Models in Engineering, Science, and Business Data Modeling and Analysis TBD 5 Days Frank Dale Morgan $3,600 Closed
Decision-Making, Design, and Strategy Under Uncertainty Data Modeling and Analysis, Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing, Energy / Transportation, Systems Engineering TBD 5 Days Richard de Neufville,
Mort Webster
$4,100 Closed
Design and Analysis of Experiments Data Modeling and Analysis TBD 5 Days Paul Berger $3,600 Closed
Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Demand and Market Shares Data Modeling and Analysis TBD 5 Days Moshe Ben-Akiva $4,500 Closed
Downstream Processing Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical, Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing TBD 5 Days Charles Cooney $4,475 Closed
Energy, Sustainability, and Life Cycle Assessment Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing, Energy / Transportation, Sustainability TBD 3 Days Timothy Gutowski $2,600 Closed
Engineering Leadership for Early Career Professionals Leadership / Communication TBD 5 Days David Niño,
Joel Schindall
$5,250 Closed
Engineering Leadership for Mid-Career Professionals Leadership / Communication TBD 5 Days David Niño,
Joel Schindall
$5,350 Closed
Evaluating Real Estate Markets Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development TBD 1 Day William C. Wheaton $1,300 Closed
Fermentation Technology Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical, Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing TBD 5 Days Daniel I. C. Wang,
Kristala L. J. Prather.
$4,475 Closed
Formulation and Stabilization of Biotherapeutics Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical, Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing TBD 3 Days Bernhardt L. Trout,
Mark Manning
$2,300 Closed
Global Real Estate Markets Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development TBD 2 Days Albert Saiz $2,600 Closed
High-Speed Imaging for Motion Analysis: Systems and Techniques Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing, Imaging TBD 4 Days James W. Bales $2,900 Closed
Innovation: Beyond the Buzzword Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 3 Days Federico Casalegno $2,500 Closed
Innovative Precision Product Design Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days Alexander Slocum,
Nevan Hanumara
$4,900 Closed
Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science Faculty Leadership / Communication TBD 2 Days Charles Leiserson,
Chuck McVinney
$1,700 Closed
Machine Learning for Big Data and Text Processing Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analysis TBD 5 Days Regina Barzilay,
Tommi Jaakkola
$4,500 Closed
Mastering Innovation & Design-Thinking Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 3 Days Joel Schindall,
Blade Kotelly
$3,350 Closed
MIT Master Trainers Program in Educational Mobile Computing Computer Science TBD 3 Days Hal Abelson Closed
Modeling and Simulation of Transportation Networks Energy / Transportation TBD 5 Days Moshe Ben-Akiva $3,400 Closed
Multiscale Materials Design Data Modeling and Analysis, Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days Markus Buehler $3,300 Closed
Nuclear Plant Safety Energy / Transportation TBD 5 Days Neil Todreas,
Benoit Forget
$3,600 Closed
Precision Medicine Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical TBD 5 Days Ernest Fraenkel,
Peter Szolovits
$4,500 Closed
Product Platform and Product Family Design: From Strategy to Implementation Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing, Systems Engineering TBD 5 Days Olivier L. de Weck (Course Director, on sabbatical leave 2017),
Timothy W. Simpson,
Bruce Cameron
$4,500 Closed
Professional Communication Bootcamp Leadership / Communication TBD 5 Days Edward Schiappa $4,200 Closed
Quantitative Cardiovascular Physiology and Clinical Applications for Engineers Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical TBD 3 Days Thomas Heldt,
George Verghese
$2,350 Closed
Radical Innovation Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 3 Days Sanjay Sarma $2,700 Closed
Rapid Prototyping Technology Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days Martin Culpepper $5,100 Closed
Real Estate Finance: Advanced Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development TBD 2 Days Walter Torous $2,600 Closed
Real Estate Finance: Fundamentals Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development TBD 2 Days W. Tod McGrath $2,600 Closed
Survey Design, Implementation, and Evaluation Data Modeling and Analysis, Leadership / Communication TBD 3 Days Adam Berinsky $2,500 Closed
Sustainability: Principles and Practice Energy / Transportation, Sustainability TBD 5 Days Noelle Selin $3,000 Closed
Systems Engineering and Architecture: Principles, Models, Tools, and Applications Systems Engineering TBD 5 Days Edward F. Crawley $4,700 Closed
Technology, Organizations, and Innovation: Putting Ideas to Work Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days Sanford L. Weiner,
Harvey M. Sapolsky
$4,000 Closed
The Invention Process: Invention in the Context of Innovation Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days Emanuel Sachs $4,500 Closed
Tribology: Friction, Wear, and Lubrication Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing, Tribology TBD 5 Days Nannaji Saka,
Nam Pyo Suh
$3,600 Closed
Understanding and Predicting Technological Innovation: New Data and Theory Data Modeling and Analysis, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days Jessika Trancik $3,650 Closed