MIT Professional Education Debuts New Summer CAD Course for Business Professionals

2017 Short Programs expand to include class on computer-aided design for manufacturing

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— MIT Professional Education announced the expansion of its 2017 Short Programs. Business professionals around the globe can now register for a new course debuting next summer, titled: Advances in Computer-Aided Design for Manufacturing.

This one-week course, which takes place June 26-30, 2017, will introduce basic concepts and cutting-edge developments in the world of computer-aided design (CAD) as it is applied to digital manufacturing. MIT Professors Wojciech Matusik and Justin Solomon will cover how CAD systems are built, how to use them effectively and explore the latest in digital manufacturing, such as additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

“New tools and manufacturing methods have revolutionized the way we approach modern design. This course offers engineers, developers and researchers the chance to experiment with state-of-the-art systems and learn how to apply them to help keep their companies at the technological cutting-edge,” said Wojciech, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT. 

The new professional education offering for 2017 complements over 50 existing Short Programs courses at MIT focusing on science, engineering, technology, real estate and more. Participants, technical and non-technical, learn from leading MIT faculty and gain crucial knowledge in a collaborative academic setting to help advance their careers or enhance their companies’ performance.

“New additions to our Short Programs portfolio address topics currently in high demand in industry; every year, we examine the innovation and technology landscape, and introduce courses that are not only topical but where MIT knowledge and expertise can add substantial value to those attending the courses,” said Bhaskar Pant, MIT Professional Education’s executive director.

Short Programs run two-to-five days and take place on MIT’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the summer, providing the MIT experience in a condensed timeframe. 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. For those seeking a more intensive experience on a single topic, there are also two Professional Certificate Programs: Innovation and Technology & Real Estate Finance and Development.

Registration is now open on the MIT Professional Education − Short Programs homepage.

About MIT Professional Education
For 65 years, MIT Professional Education has been providing a gateway to renowned MIT research, knowledge and expertise through advanced education programs designed specifically for working professionals worldwide who are engaged in the fields of technology and technology management. In addition to its Digital Programs, MIT Professional Education offers professionals the capability to take industry-focused one-to-five-day sessions on-campus through Short Programs, courses abroad through International Programs, enroll in regular MIT academic courses through the Advanced Study Program or attend Custom Programs designed specifically for corporate clients. Participants are drawn from across the U.S. and around the world, with about 50 percent coming from outside the U.S. Upon successful completion of a program, participants receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion and access to MIT Professional Education’s expansive, private professional alumni network, along with other program specific benefits. For more information, visit: