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

Let MIT Professional Education — Short Programs help you take the lead in your organization.

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:

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: 70% U.S., 30% 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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The list of courses below can be searched by topic, or sorted by course title or date.

Course Topic Category Date Length Lead Instructors Fees Statussort descending
Downstream Processing Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Design & Manufacturing Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2017 5 Days Charles Cooney $4,600 Open
Build a Small Radar System Radar Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2017 5 Days Patrick Bell $4,000 Open
Fermentation Technology Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Design & Manufacturing Jul 24 - Jul 28, 2017 5 Days Daniel I. C. Wang,
Kristala L. J. Prather
$4,600 Open
Crisis Management and Business Continuity Crisis Management, Leadership & Communication Jul 24 - Jul 28, 2017 5 Days Steve Goldman,
Richard Larson
$3,600 Open
Beyond Smart Cities Energy & Sustainability, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 24 - Jul 26, 2017 3 Days Kent Larson $3,300 Open
Climate Change: From Science to Solutions Energy & Sustainability Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2017 5 Days Noelle Selin,
Daniel Cziczo
$3,300 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 $4,550 Open
Modeling and Simulation of Transportation Networks Data Modeling and Analysis Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2017 5 Days Moshe Ben-Akiva $3,500 Open
Product Platform and Product Family Design: From Strategy to Implementation Design & 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 Open
Systems Engineering and Architecture: Principles, Models, Tools, and Applications Systems Engineering Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2017 5 Days Edward F. Crawley $4,900 Open
Design and Analysis of Experiments Data Modeling and Analysis, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 24 - Jul 28, 2017 5 Days Paul Berger $3,650 Open
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 Open
People Analytics: Transforming Management with Behavioral Data NEW for 2017, Data Modeling and Analysis, Leadership & Communication Jul 24 - Jul 25, 2017 2 Days Alex Pentland,
Ben Waber
$2,000 Open
Additive Manufacturing: From 3D Printing to the Factory Floor Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2017 5 Days John Hart $4,900 Open
Engineering Leadership for Emerging Leaders Leadership & Communication Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2017 5 Days David Niño,
Joel Schindall
$5,250 Open
Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science Faculty Leadership & Communication Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2017 2 Days Charles Leiserson,
Chuck McVinney
$1,700 Closed
Design of Electric Motors, Generators and Drive Systems Design & Manufacturing, Energy & Sustainability Jun 26 - Jun 30, 2017 5 Days James Kirtley,
Steven Leeb
$4,000 Closed
Controlled Release Technology: Delivery Systems for Pharmaceuticals and Other Agents Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017 5 Days Robert Langer $3,400 Closed
High-Speed Imaging for Motion Analysis: Systems and Techniques Design & Manufacturing, Imaging Jun 26 - Jun 29, 2017 4 Days James W. Bales $2,900 Closed
Makerspace Technology: Selection, Use, and Installation of Software, Tools, and Technologies for Academic Makerspaces NEW for 2017, Design & Manufacturing TBD 5 Days Martin Culpepper,
Jonathan Hunt
$3,500 Closed
Innovative Precision Product Design Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 26 - Jun 30, 2017 5 Days Alexander Slocum,
Nevan Hanumara
$4,900 Closed
Rapid Prototyping Technology Design & Manufacturing TBD 5 Days Martin Culpepper $5,100 Closed
Commercial Real Estate Development Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 19 - Jun 21, 2017 3 Days Chris Gordon,
W. Tod McGrath
$3,900 Closed
Formulation and Stabilization of Biotherapeutics Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Design & Manufacturing Jun 12 - Jun 14, 2017 3 Days Bernhardt L. Trout,
Mark Manning
$2,550 Closed
Tribology: Friction, Wear, and Lubrication Design & Manufacturing Jun 26 - Jun 30, 2017 5 Days Nannaji Saka,
Nam Pyo Suh
$3,650 Closed
Evaluating Real Estate Markets Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 14, 2017 1 Day William C. Wheaton $1,300 Closed
Quantitative Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Clinical Applications for Engineers Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2017 5 Days Thomas Heldt,
Roger Mark
$4,500 Closed
Global Real Estate Markets Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 22 - Jun 23, 2017 2 Days Albert Saiz $2,600 Closed
Real Estate Finance: Advanced Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 15 - Jun 16, 2017 2 Days David Geltner $2,600 Closed
Applied Cybersecurity Computer Science Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017 5 Days John R. Williams,
Abel Sanchez
$4,800 Closed
Real Estate Finance: Fundamentals Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2017 2 Days Walter Torous $2,600 Closed
MIT Master Trainers Program in Educational Mobile Computing Computer Science Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2017 3 Days Hal Abelson $3,500 Closed
Nuclear Plant Safety Energy & Sustainability Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017 5 Days Neil Todreas,
Benoit Forget
$3,700 Closed
Sustainability: Principles and Practice Energy & Sustainability TBD 5 Days Noelle Selin $3,000 Closed
Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Demand and Market Shares Data Modeling and Analysis Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2017 5 Days Moshe Ben-Akiva $4,500 Closed
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 Closed
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,
Stefanie Jegelka
$4,700 Closed
Radical Innovation Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 12 - Jun 14, 2017 3 Days Sanjay Sarma $2,800 Closed
Creating and Maintaining Safe and Productive Makerspaces that Matter to Students Design & Manufacturing TBD 3 Days Martin Culpepper $2,500 Closed
Multiscale Materials Design Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2017 5 Days Markus Buehler $3,500 Closed
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 Closed
Advances in Computer-Aided Design for Manufacturing NEW for 2017, Design & Manufacturing TBD 5 Days Wojciech Matusik,
Justin Solomon
$4,750 Closed
Challenges of Leadership in Teams Leadership & Communication TBD 5 Days Clark K. Colton,
Bonnie Burrell van Stephoudt
$5,850 Closed
Advanced Business Resiliency Crisis Management TBD 5 Days Richard Larson,
Steven Goldman
$3,000 Closed
Technology and Sustainability Design & Manufacturing, Energy & Sustainability Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2017 3 Days Timothy Gutowski $3,000 Closing soon
Professional Communications for Engineers, Scientists, and Managers Leadership & Communication Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017 5 Days Edward Schiappa $4,200 Closing soon
Data and Models: Regression Analytics Data Modeling and Analysis, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017 5 Days Frank Dale Morgan $3,650 Closing soon
Innovation: Beyond the Buzzword Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2017 3 Days Federico Casalegno $2,500 Closing soon
Advances in Imaging Imaging, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 10 - Jul 13, 2017 4 Days Ramesh Raskar $3,200 Closing soon
Mastering Innovation & Design-Thinking Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2017 3 Days Joel Schindall,
Blade Kotelly
$3,400 Wait List