Short Programs

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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 renowned MIT faculty who are leaders in their fields from biotechnology to energy to systems engineering.

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Course Topics

Our courses cover the following areas:

Professional Certificates

For those who seek advancement in a specific area beyond the completion of individual courses, MIT Professional Education — Short Programs currently offers two professional certificate programs:

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Time: 2-5 days 

Delivery: Classroom teaching by MIT faculty and industry experts

Location: MIT campus, Cambridge, MA

Offerings: More than 50 professional short courses; 2 Professional Certificate Programs

Attendees: 65% U.S., 35% international; mid-career technical, scientific, business, and government professionals; age 20s-50s

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 approximately $900 to $1,000 per day or $1,050 to $5,850 per course (housing and meals not included)

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

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Course Topic Category Date Length Lead Instructors Fees Statussort descending
Multiscale Materials Design Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 11 - Jun 15, 2018 5 Days Markus Buehler $3,650 Open
Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science Faculty Leadership & Communication Jun 11 - Jun 12, 2018 2 Days Charles Leiserson,
Chuck McVinney
$1,750 Open
Understanding and Predicting Technological Innovation: New Data and Theory Data Modeling and Analysis, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 23 - Jul 27, 2018 5 Days Jessika Trancik $3,900 Open
Professional Communications for Engineers, Scientists, and Managers Leadership & Communication, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 9 - Jul 13, 2018 5 Days Edward Schiappa $4,400 Open
Additive Manufacturing: From 3D Printing to the Factory Floor Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 23 - Jul 27, 2018 5 Days John Hart $4,900 Open
Build a Small Radar System Radar Jul 23 - Jul 27, 2018 5 Days Patrick Bell $4,200 Open
Controlled Release Technology: Delivery Systems for Pharmaceuticals and Other Agents Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Jul 9 - Jul 13, 2018 5 Days Robert Langer $3,400 Open
Precision Engineering Principles for Mechanical Design Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 25 - Jun 29, 2018 5 Days Alexander Slocum,
Nevan Hanumara
$5,100 Open
Downstream Processing Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Design & Manufacturing Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2018 5 Days Charles Cooney $4,750 Open
Fermentation Technology Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Design & Manufacturing Jul 23 - Jul 27, 2018 5 Days Daniel I. C. Wang,
Kristala L. J. Prather
$4,750 Open
Tribology: Friction, Wear, and Lubrication Design & Manufacturing Jun 25 - Jun 29, 2018 5 Days Nannaji Saka,
Nam Pyo Suh
$3,650 Open
Formulation and Stabilization of Biotherapeutics Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Design & Manufacturing Jun 11 - Jun 13, 2018 3 Days Bernhardt L. Trout,
Mark Manning
$2,700 Open
Crisis Management and Business Continuity Crisis Management, Leadership & Communication Jul 23 - Jul 27, 2018 5 Days Steve Goldman,
Richard Larson
$3,700 Open
Quantitative Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Clinical Applications for Engineers Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Jun 11 - Jun 15, 2018 5 Days Thomas Heldt,
Roger Mark
$4,750 Open
Climate Change: From Science to Solutions Energy & Sustainability Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2018 5 Days Noelle Selin,
Daniel Cziczo
$3,300 Open
Product Platform and Product Family Design: From Strategy to Implementation Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Systems Engineering, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2018 5 Days Olivier L. de Weck,
Timothy W. Simpson,
Bruce Cameron
$4,500 Open
Applied Cybersecurity Computer Science Jun 25 - Jun 29, 2018 5 Days John R. Williams,
Abel Sanchez
$4,950 Open
Data and Models: Regression Analytics Data Modeling and Analysis Jul 9 - Jul 13, 2018 5 Days Frank Dale Morgan $3,850 Open
People Analytics: Transforming Management with Behavioral Data Data Modeling and Analysis, Leadership & Communication Jul 9 - Jul 11, 2018 3 Days Alex Pentland,
Ben Waber
$3,200 Open
Design and Analysis of Experiments Data Modeling and Analysis Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2018 5 Days Paul Berger $3,850 Open
Design of Electric Motors, Generators and Drive Systems Design & Manufacturing, Energy & Sustainability Jun 18 - Jun 22, 2018 5 Days James Kirtley,
Steven Leeb
$4,125 Open
Organizations, Innovation, and Technology: Putting Ideas to Work Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 18 - Jun 22, 2018 5 Days Sanford L. Weiner,
Richard J. Cohen
$4,100 Open
Designing Efficient Deep Learning Systems - Spring Session NEW for 2018, Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analysis Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2018 2 Days Vivienne Sze $2,500 Open
Engineering Leadership for Emerging Leaders Leadership & Communication, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 16 - Jul 20, 2018 5 Days David Niño,
Joel Schindall
$5,250 Open
Mastering Innovation & Design-Thinking - Winter Session Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jan 23 - Jan 24, 2018 2 Days Joel Schindall,
Blade Kotelly
$3,400 Open
Designing Efficient Deep Learning Systems NEW for 2018, Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analysis TBD 2 Days Vivienne Sze $2,500 Registration opening soon
Mastering Innovation & Design-Thinking Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 9 - Jul 11, 2018 3 Days Joel Schindall,
Blade Kotelly
$3,400 Registration opening soon
High-Speed Imaging for Motion Analysis: Systems and Techniques Design & Manufacturing, Imaging Jun 18 - Jun 21, 2018 4 Days James W. Bales $3,100 Registration opening soon
Commercial Real Estate Development Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 18 - Jun 20, 2018 3 Days Chris Gordon,
W. Tod McGrath
$4,500 Registration opening soon
Evaluating Real Estate Markets Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 13, 2018 1 Day William C. Wheaton $1,500 Registration opening soon
Rapid Prototyping Technology Design & Manufacturing TBD 5 Days Martin Culpepper $5,100 Registration opening soon
Global Real Estate Markets Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 21 - Jun 22, 2018 2 Days Albert Saiz $3,000 Registration opening soon
Real Estate Finance: Advanced Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 14 - Jun 15, 2018 2 Days David Geltner $3,000 Registration opening soon
Real Estate Finance: Fundamentals Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 11 - Jun 12, 2018 2 Days Walter Torous $3,000 Registration opening soon
Beyond Smart Cities Energy & Sustainability, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 25 - Jun 27, 2018 3 Days Kent Larson $3,300 Registration opening soon
The Invention Process: Invention in the Context of Innovation Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2018 5 Days Emanuel Sachs $4,550 Registration opening soon
Systems Engineering and Architecture: Principles, Models, Tools, and Applications Systems Engineering Jul 16 - Jul 20, 2018 5 Days Edward F. Crawley $5,100 Registration opening soon
Modeling and Simulation of Transportation Networks Data Modeling and Analysis Jul 23 - Jul 27, 2018 5 Days Moshe Ben-Akiva $3,600 Registration opening soon
Innovation: Beyond the Buzzword Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 16 - Jul 18, 2018 3 Days Federico Casalegno $2,500 Registration opening soon
MIT Master Trainers Program in Educational Mobile Computing Computer Science Jul 30 - Aug 1, 2018 3 Days Hal Abelson $3,500 Registration opening soon
Nuclear Plant Safety Energy & Sustainability Jun 11 - Jun 15, 2018 5 Days Neil Todreas,
Benoit Forget
$3,800 Registration opening soon
Innovation and Technology in Agriculture and the Environment Innovation TBD 5 Days Markus Buehler $4,500 Registration opening soon
Advances in Imaging: VR-AR, Machine Learning, and Self-Driving Cars Imaging Jul 9 - Jul 12, 2018 4 Days Ramesh Raskar $3,300 Registration opening soon
Radical Innovation Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 11 - Jun 13, 2018 3 Days Sanjay Sarma $3,000 Registration opening soon
Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Demand and Market Shares Data Modeling and Analysis Jun 18 - Jun 22, 2018 5 Days Moshe Ben-Akiva $4,700 Registration opening soon
Machine Learning for Big Data and Text Processing Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analysis Jun 18 - Jun 22, 2018 5 Days Regina Barzilay,
Tommi Jaakkola,
Stefanie Jegelka
$4,700 Registration opening soon