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:

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Professional Certificates

For those who seek advancement in a specific area beyond the completion of individual courses, MIT Professional Education — Short Programs currently offers three 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; 3 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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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 23 - Jul 27, 2018 5 Days Jessika Trancik $3,900 Wait List
Tribology: Friction, Wear, and Lubrication Design & Manufacturing Jun 25 - Jun 29, 2018 5 Days Nannaji Saka,
Nam Pyo Suh
$3,650 Closed
The Invention Process: Invention in the Context of Innovation Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2018 5 Days Emanuel Sachs $4,750 Wait List
Technology and Sustainability Design & Manufacturing, Energy & Sustainability Jul 9 - Jul 11, 2018 3 Days Timothy Gutowski $3,000 Closed
Real Estate Finance: Fundamentals Energy & Sustainability, Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 11 - Jun 12, 2018 2 Days Walter Torous $3,000 Closed
Real Estate Finance: Advanced Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 14 - Jun 15, 2018 2 Days David Geltner $3,000 Closed
Rapid Prototyping Technology Design & Manufacturing Jun 18 - Jun 22, 2018 5 Days Martin Culpepper $5,500 Closed
Radical Innovation Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 11 - Jun 13, 2018 3 Days Sanjay Sarma $3,000 Closed
Quantitative Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Clinical Applications for Engineers Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical TBD 5 Days Thomas Heldt,
Roger Mark
$4,750 Closed
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 Closing soon
Principles and Models for System Architecture - MITxPRO Joint Program Systems Engineering Jul 17 - Jul 20, 2018 4 Days Edward F. Crawley $4,300 Closing soon
Principles and Models for System Architecture Systems Engineering Jul 16 - Jul 20, 2018 5 Days Edward F. Crawley $5,100 Closing soon
Precision Engineering Principles for Mechanical Design Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 25 - Jun 29, 2018 5 Days Nevan Hanumara $5,100 Closed
Persuasive Communication for Technology Professionals Leadership & Communication, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 9 - Jul 13, 2018 5 Days Edward Schiappa $4,400 Closing soon
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 Closing soon
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 Closed
Nuclear Plant Safety Energy & Sustainability Jun 11 - Jun 15, 2018 5 Days Neil Todreas,
Benoit Forget
$3,800 Closed
Multiscale Materials Design Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 11 - Jun 15, 2018 5 Days Markus Buehler $3,650 Closed
Modeling and Simulation of Transportation Networks Data Modeling and Analysis Jul 23 - Jul 27, 2018 5 Days Moshe Ben-Akiva $3,600 Closing soon
Modeling and Optimization for Machine Learning NEW for 2018, Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analysis Jul 16 - Jul 20, 2018 5 Days Justin Solomon,
Suvrit Sra
$4,700 Closing soon
MIT Master Trainers Program in Educational Mobile Computing Computer Science, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 30 - Aug 1, 2018 3 Days Hal Abelson $3,575 Closed
Mastering Innovation & Design-Thinking Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 9 - Jul 11, 2018 3 Days Joel Schindall,
Blade Kotelly
$3,400 Wait List
Machine Learning for Healthcare NEW for 2018, Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analysis, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI Jul 16 - Jul 17, 2018 2 Days David Sontag $2,500 Closing soon
Machine Learning for Big Data and Text Processing: Foundations Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analysis, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI Jun 18 - Jun 19, 2018 2 Days Regina Barzilay,
Tommi Jaakkola
$2,000 Closed
Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science Faculty Leadership & Communication Jun 11 - Jun 12, 2018 2 Days Charles Leiserson,
Chuck McVinney
$1,750 Closed
Innovation: Beyond the Buzzword Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 16 - Jul 18, 2018 3 Days Federico Casalegno,
Yihyun Lim
$2,700 Wait List
Humans, Technology, and the Future of Work Innovation TBD 3 Days Ashley Nunes $2,700 In development for 2019
High-Speed Imaging for Motion Analysis: Systems and Techniques Design & Manufacturing, Imaging Jun 18 - Jun 21, 2018 4 Days James W. Bales $3,100 Closed
Global Real Estate Markets Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 21 - Jun 22, 2018 2 Days Albert Saiz $3,000 Closed
Formulation and Stabilization of Biotherapeutics Design & Manufacturing Jun 11 - Jun 13, 2018 3 Days Bernhardt L. Trout,
Mark Manning
$2,700 Closed
Fermentation Technology Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Design & Manufacturing Jul 23 - Jul 27, 2018 5 Days Daniel I. C. Wang,
Kristala L. J. Prather
$4,750 Closing soon
Evaluating Real Estate Markets Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 13, 2018 1 Day William C. Wheaton $1,500 Closed
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 Closing soon
Downstream Processing Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Design & Manufacturing Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2018 5 Days Charles Cooney $4,750 Closing 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 Closed
Designing Efficient Deep Learning Systems NEW for 2018, Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analysis, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI Jul 23 - Jul 24, 2018 2 Days Vivienne Sze $2,500 Closing soon
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 Closed
Design and Analysis of Experiments Data Modeling and Analysis Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2018 5 Days Paul Berger $3,850 Closing soon
Data and Models: Regression Analytics Data Modeling and Analysis Jul 9 - Jul 13, 2018 5 Days Frank Dale Morgan $3,850 Closing soon
Crisis Management and Business Continuity Crisis Management, Leadership & Communication Jul 23 - Jul 27, 2018 5 Days Steve Goldman,
Richard Larson
$3,700 Wait List
Controlled Release Technology: Delivery Systems for Pharmaceuticals and Other Agents Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Jul 9 - Jul 13, 2018 5 Days Robert Langer $3,400 Closing soon
Computational Design for Manufacturing NEW for 2018, Computer Science, Design & Manufacturing Jul 16 - Jul 18, 2018 3 Days Wojciech Matusik $3,000 Closing 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 Closed
Climate Change: From Science to Solutions Energy & Sustainability Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2018 5 Days Noelle Selin,
Daniel Cziczo
$3,300 Closing soon
Build a Small Radar System Radar Jul 23 - Jul 27, 2018 5 Days Patrick Bell $4,200 Closing soon
Beyond Smart Cities Energy & Sustainability, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 25 - Jun 27, 2018 3 Days Kent Larson $3,400 Closed
Applied Cybersecurity Computer Science Jun 25 - Jun 29, 2018 5 Days John R. Williams,
Abel Sanchez
$4,950 Closed
Advances in Imaging: VR-AR, Machine Learning, and Self-Driving Cars Imaging, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI Jul 9 - Jul 12, 2018 4 Days Ramesh Raskar $3,300 Closing soon
Advanced Machine Learning for Big Data and Text Processing NEW for 2018, Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analysis, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI Jun 20 - Jun 22, 2018 3 Days Regina Barzilay,
Tommi Jaakkola
$3,000 Closed
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 Closing soon