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.

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 occasional 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 Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2017 5 Days John Hart $4,900 Registration opening soon
Advanced Business Resiliency NEW for 2017, Leadership / Communication Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017 5 Days Richard Larson,
Steven Goldman
$3,000 Registration opening soon
Advances in Imaging Imaging, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 17 - Jul 20, 2017 4 Days Ramesh Raskar $3,200 Registration opening soon
Applied Cybersecurity Computer Science Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017 5 Days John R. Williams,
Abel Sanchez
$4,800 Open
Beyond Smart Cities Energy / Sustainability, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2017 3 Days Kent Larson $3,300 Registration opening soon
Build a Small Radar System Radar Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2017 5 Days Patrick Bell $4,000 Open
Challenges of Leadership in Teams Leadership / Communication Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2017 5 Days Clark K. Colton,
Bonnie Burrell van Stephoudt
$5,850 Registration opening soon
Climate Change: From Science to Solutions Energy / Sustainability Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2017 5 Days Noelle Selin,
Daniel Cziczo
$3,300 Registration opening soon
Commercial Real Estate Development Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 19 - Jun 21, 2017 3 Days W. Tod McGrath $3,900 Registration opening soon
Controlled Release Technology: Delivery Systems for Pharmaceuticals and Other Agents Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017 5 Days Robert Langer $3,400 Registration opening soon
Creating and Maintaining Safe and Productive Makerspaces that Matter to Students Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing TBD 3 Days Martin Culpepper $2,500 Closed
Crisis Management and Business Continuity Leadership / Communication Jul 24 - Jul 28, 2017 5 Days Steve Goldman,
Richard Larson
$3,600 Open
Data and Models: Regressive Analytics Data Modeling and Analysis, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017 5 Days Frank Dale Morgan $3,650 Registration opening soon
Design and Analysis of Experiments Data Modeling and Analysis, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 24 - Jul 28, 2017 5 Days Paul Berger $3,650 Open
Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Demand and Market Shares Data Modeling and Analysis Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2017 5 Days Moshe Ben-Akiva $4,500 Open
Downstream Processing Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical, Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2017 5 Days Charles Cooney $4,600 Registration opening soon
Evaluating Real Estate Markets Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 14, 2017 1 Day William C. Wheaton $1,300 Registration opening soon
Fermentation Technology Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical, Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing Jul 24 - Jul 28, 2017 5 Days Daniel I. C. Wang,
Kristala L. J. Prather.
$4,600 Open
Formulation and Stabilization of Biotherapeutics Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical, Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing Jun 12 - Jun 14, 2017 3 Days Bernhardt L. Trout,
Mark Manning
$2,550 Open
Global Real Estate Markets Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 22 - Jun 23, 2017 2 Days Albert Saiz $2,600 Registration opening soon
High-Speed Imaging for Motion Analysis: Systems and Techniques Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing, Imaging Jun 26 - Jun 29, 2017 4 Days James W. Bales $2,900 Registration opening soon
Innovation and Technology in Agriculture and the Environment Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017 5 Days Markus Buehler $4,500 Registration opening soon
Innovation: Beyond the Buzzword Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2017 3 Days Federico Casalegno $2,500 Registration opening soon
Innovative Precision Product Design Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 26 - Jun 30, 2017 5 Days Alexander Slocum,
Nevan Hanumara
$4,900 Registration opening soon
Leadership for Emerging Engineering Professionals Leadership / Communication Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2017 5 Days David Niño,
Joel Schindall
$5,250 Registration opening soon
Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science Faculty Leadership / Communication Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2017 2 Days Charles Leiserson,
Chuck McVinney
$1,700 Registration opening soon
Machine Learning for Big Data and Text Processing Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analysis Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2017 5 Days Regina Barzilay,
Tommi Jaakkola
$4,500 Registration opening soon
Mastering Innovation & Design-Thinking Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2017 3 Days Joel Schindall,
Blade Kotelly
$3,400 Open
MIT Master Trainers Program in Educational Mobile Computing Computer Science Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2017 3 Days Hal Abelson $3,500 Registration opening soon
Modeling and Simulation of Transportation Networks Data Modeling and Analysis Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2017 5 Days Moshe Ben-Akiva $3,500 Open
Multiscale Materials Design Data Modeling and Analysis, Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2017 5 Days Markus Buehler $3,500 Registration opening soon
Nuclear Plant Safety Energy / Sustainability Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017 5 Days Neil Todreas,
Benoit Forget
$3,700 Open
Organizations, Innovation, and Technology: Putting Ideas to Work Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017 5 Days Sanford L. Weiner,
Richard J. Cohen
$4,000 Registration opening soon
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, Innovation, Systems Engineering, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2017 5 Days Olivier L. de Weck,
Timothy W. Simpson,
Bruce Cameron
$4,500 Registration opening soon
Professional Communications for Engineers, Scientists, and Managers Leadership / Communication Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017 5 Days Edward Schiappa $4,200 Registration opening soon
Quantitative Cardiovascular Physiology and Clinical Applications for Engineers Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2017 5 Days Thomas Heldt,
George Verghese,
Roger Mark
$4,500 Registration opening soon
Radical Innovation Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 12 - Jun 14, 2017 3 Days Sanjay Sarma $2,800 Open
Rapid Prototyping Technology Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days Martin Culpepper $5,100 Registration opening soon
Real Estate Finance: Advanced Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 15 - Jun 16, 2017 2 Days David Geltner $2,600 Registration opening soon
Real Estate Finance: Fundamentals Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2017 2 Days Walter Torous $2,600 Registration opening soon
Sustainability: Principles and Practice Energy / 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 Registration opening soon
Technology and Sustainability Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing, Energy / Sustainability Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2017 3 Days Timothy Gutowski $3,000 Open
The Invention Process: Invention in the Context of Innovation Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2017 5 Days Emanuel Sachs $4,500 Registration opening soon
Tribology: Friction, Wear, and Lubrication Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing Jun 26 - Jun 30, 2017 5 Days Nannaji Saka,
Nam Pyo Suh
$3,650 Registration opening soon
Understanding and Predicting Technological Innovation: New Data and Theory Data Modeling and Analysis, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 24 - Jul 28, 2017 5 Days Jessika Trancik $3,700 Registration opening soon