New Programs Launching to Meet Market Demand

MIT Professional Education Adds Short Courses and Professional Certificate Programs

MIT Professional Education is a global learning destination for science, engineering, and technology professionals. Its portfolio of innovative courses is a critical component of the Institute’s mission to provide a gateway to MIT research for practitioners around the world.

Keeping pace with industry evolution

MIT Professional Education’s programs are designed to provide crucial knowledge in specialized areas. “We examine research being done at the Institute and determine how it can be tailored to help practitioners and organizations meet current market demands,” said Bhaskar Pant, Executive Director of MIT Professional Education. “The latest research, knowledge, and expertise are at the core of everything we do.” Courses cover an array of in-demand topics, and are delivered in two primary formats: as short, intensive on-campus courses, or Professional Certificate Programs, which allow for in-depth exploration of focused topic areas.

Short Programs: Bridging knowledge and skill gaps

To keep pace with recent advances in technology, science, and engineering, MIT Professional Education introduced six new Short Programs courses.

In Deep Learning for AI and Computer Vision and Applied Blockchain, professionals learn to utilize the latest digital strategies to drive innovation and create competitive advantage. Those who want to rethink their organization’s design process and improve decision-making can gain the insights they need in four other new courses: Design-Driven Innovation, Advanced Business Resiliency, Inclusive Innovation: Designing for a Better World, and Designing Tomorrow’s Cities.

Certificate Programs: Transforming careers, organizations, and industries

The highly sought-after Professional Certificate Programs provide participants with access to cutting-edge research, industry best practices, and breakthrough insights. Alongside accomplished peers from around the world, participants explore the strategies shaping their markets and industries, and engage with faculty who are recognized experts in their field.

To meet growing demand for flexible, multidisciplinary education, two new professional certificates have been added: Biotechnology & Life Sciences and Design & Manufacturing.

The Professional Certificate Program in Biotechnology & Life Sciences includes courses on biotherapeutics, downstream processing, fermentation technology, communication, and leadership. The Professional Certificate Program in Design & Manufacturing addresses the next generation of manufacturing — additive manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, advanced materials, computational intelligence, and more.

Pant notes, “MIT Professional Education continuously evolves. Our in-demand Short Programs courses and Professional Certificate Programs help professionals and organizations around the world grow their capabilities, launch new ventures, and drive meaningful change.”