MIT Professional Education Debuts Four New Short Program Courses for U.S. and International Professionals

February 17, 2015

Enrollment now open for all summer 2015 Short Programs courses on topics ranging from machine learning to rapid prototyping technology

Cambridge, Mass. – February 17, 2015 – MIT Professional Education has added four new courses to their Short Programs offerings for summer 2015. Geared toward both U.S. and International professionals who seek the MIT experience in a condensed timeframe, the new Short Programs courses offer executives, managers, as well as scientists, engineers, and technical professionals worldwide the opportunity to engage with MIT faculty to gain crucial knowledge and take home applicable skills related to systems engineering, communications, computer science, and more. Registration is now open for qualified professionals in the U.S. and abroad.

MIT Professional Education’s newest courses are:

  •  Machine Learning for Big Data and Text Processing (June 8-12) Examine a suite of machine learning tools and their applications, including predictive analysis. Discuss insights underlying these tools, what kinds of problems they can/cannot solve, how they can be applied effectively, and what issues are likely to arise in practical applications.
  • Quantitative Cardiovascular Physiology and Clinical Applications for Engineers (June 15-17) A look at the cardiovascular system through an engineering perspective to understand the normal cardiovascular psychology at the systems level.
  • Professional Communication Bootcamp (July 20-24) Understand the impact the digital revolution has had on major communication skills including public speaking, critical thinking, visual persuasion and audience adaptation.
  • Rapid Prototyping Technology (July 20-24) Obtain hands-on exposure with processes commonly used to rapidly fabricate prototypes such as 3D printing, laser cutting, waterjet cutting and more.

“Professionals in the U.S. and around the world look to us to develop programming that responds to the latest trends and needs in their industries,” said Bhaskar Pant, executive director of MIT Professional Education. “Our summer Short Programs accommodate the demanding schedules of our attendees, without sacrificing the one-of-a-kind experience provided by a direct connection with MIT’s world-renowned faculty. For any professional, especially one in a technical discipline, the latest research-based training can make a world of difference on the job.”

MIT Professional Education provides a variety of education and professional training programs for science, engineering and technology professionals worldwide. Their Short Programs offer professionals more than 40 industry focused two- to five-day sessions, taking place primarily in the summer. Participants learn from leading MIT faculty and gain crucial knowledge to help fuel their careers or enhance their companies in a collaborative academic setting. Upon completion of a Short Programs course, participants receive an MIT Professional Education certificate of completion, continuing education units, and access to MIT Professional Education’s expansive professional alumni network.

MIT Professional Education also offers national and international professionals the capability to take select Short Programs courses abroad, attend regular MIT academic courses offered through the Advanced Study Program, online courses, or customize an educational experience for a group of employees at a company site. Students are drawn from across the U.S. and around the world, and about 30 percent are from non-US nations. For more information visit.

About MIT Professional Education

For 65 years MIT Professional Education has been providing those professionals engaged in engineering, science and technology worldwide, a gateway to renowned MIT research, knowledge and expertise through advanced education programs designed specifically for working professionals.

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