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.

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

Course Topics

Our courses cover the following areas:

Additionally, for those who seek advancement in a specific area beyond the completion of individual courses, MIT Professional Education — Short Programs offers Professional Certificate Programs in Innovation and Technology and Real Estate Finance and Development.

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

FInd a course

Coursesort ascending Topic Category Date Length Lead Instructors Fees Status
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
Tribology: Friction, Wear, and Lubrication Design & Manufacturing Jun 26 - Jun 30, 2017 5 Days Nannaji Saka,
Nam Pyo Suh
$3,650 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
Technology and Sustainability Design & Manufacturing, Energy & Sustainability Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2017 3 Days Timothy Gutowski $3,000 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
Sustainability: Principles and Practice Energy & Sustainability TBD 5 Days Noelle Selin $3,000 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 Wait List
Real Estate Finance: Advanced Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 15 - Jun 16, 2017 2 Days David Geltner $2,600 Open
Rapid Prototyping Technology Design & Manufacturing TBD 5 Days Martin Culpepper $5,100 Closed
Radical Innovation Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 12 - Jun 14, 2017 3 Days Sanjay Sarma $2,800 Open
Quantitative Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Clinical Applications for Engineers Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2017 5 Days Thomas Heldt,
Roger Mark
$4,500 Open
Professional Communications for Engineers, Scientists, and Managers Leadership & Communication Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017 5 Days Edward Schiappa $4,200 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
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
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 Open
Nuclear Plant Safety Energy & Sustainability Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017 5 Days Neil Todreas,
Benoit Forget
$3,700 Open
Multiscale Materials Design Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2017 5 Days Markus Buehler $3,500 Open
Modeling and Simulation of Transportation Networks Data Modeling and Analysis Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2017 5 Days Moshe Ben-Akiva $3,500 Open
MIT Master Trainers Program in Educational Mobile Computing Computer Science Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2017 3 Days Hal Abelson $3,500 Open
Mastering Innovation & Design-Thinking Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2017 3 Days Joel Schindall,
Blade Kotelly
$3,400 Open
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
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 Open
Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science Faculty Leadership & Communication Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2017 2 Days Charles Leiserson,
Chuck McVinney
$1,700 Open
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 Open
Innovation: Beyond the Buzzword Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2017 3 Days Federico Casalegno $2,500 Open
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 Open
High-Speed Imaging for Motion Analysis: Systems and Techniques Design & Manufacturing, Imaging Jun 26 - Jun 29, 2017 4 Days James W. Bales $2,900 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 Open
Formulation and Stabilization of Biotherapeutics Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Design & Manufacturing Jun 12 - Jun 14, 2017 3 Days Bernhardt L. Trout,
Mark Manning
$2,550 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
Evaluating Real Estate Markets Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 14, 2017 1 Day William C. Wheaton $1,300 Open
Engineering Leadership for Emerging Leaders Computer Science, Leadership & Communication Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2017 5 Days David Niño,
Joel Schindall
$5,250 Open
Downstream Processing Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Design & Manufacturing Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2017 5 Days Charles Cooney $4,600 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
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 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
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 Open
Crisis Management and Business Continuity Crisis Management, Leadership & Communication Jul 24 - Jul 28, 2017 5 Days Steve Goldman,
Richard Larson
$3,600 Open
Creating and Maintaining Safe and Productive Makerspaces that Matter to Students Design & Manufacturing TBD 3 Days Martin Culpepper $2,500 Closed
Controlled Release Technology: Delivery Systems for Pharmaceuticals and Other Agents Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017 5 Days Robert Langer $3,400 Open
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 Open
Climate Change: From Science to Solutions Energy & Sustainability Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2017 5 Days Noelle Selin,
Daniel Cziczo
$3,300 Open
Challenges of Leadership in Teams Leadership & Communication Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2017 5 Days Clark K. Colton,
Bonnie Burrell van Stephoudt
$5,850 Open
Build a Small Radar System Radar Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2017 5 Days Patrick Bell $4,000 Open
Beyond Smart Cities Energy & Sustainability, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 24 - Jul 26, 2017 3 Days Kent Larson $3,300 Open
Applied Cybersecurity Computer Science Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017 5 Days John R. Williams,
Abel Sanchez
$4,800 Open
Advances in Imaging Imaging, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 17 - Jul 20, 2017 4 Days Ramesh Raskar $3,200 Open
Advances in Computer-Aided Design for Manufacturing NEW for 2017, Design & Manufacturing Jun 26 - Jun 30, 2017 5 Days Wojciech Matusik,
Justin Solomon
$4,750 Open
Advanced Business Resiliency NEW for 2017, Crisis Management, Leadership & Communication Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017 5 Days Richard Larson,
Steven Goldman
$3,000 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