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 five 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 (unless otherwise specified)

Offerings: More than 50 professional short courses; 5 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 $1,500 per day or $1,600 to $6,500 per course (housing and meals not included)

Key features: Learn the fundamentals and industry applications of advanced topics

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Coursesort descending Topic Category Date Length Lead Instructors Fees Status
Additive Manufacturing: From 3D Printing to the Factory Floor Professional Certificate Program - Design & Manufacturing, Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Professional Certificate Program - Innovation & Technology Jul 13 - Jul 17, 2020 5 Days John Hart $5,500 Open
Advanced Business Resiliency Leadership & Communication Jun 22 - Jun 26, 2020 5 Days Richard Larson,
Steven Goldman
$3,600 Open
Advanced Machine Learning for Big Data and Text Processing - Fall Session Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analytics, Professional Certificate Program - Machine Learning & AI Nov 6 - Nov 8, 2019 3 Days Regina Barzilay,
Tommi Jaakkola
$3,500 Closed
Advances in Imaging and Machine Learning: Medical, VR-AR, and Self-Driving Cars Imaging, Professional Certificate Program - Machine Learning & AI Jul 8 - Jul 11, 2019 4 Days Ramesh Raskar $3,900 Closed
Applied Cybersecurity Computer Science Jun 15 - Jun 19, 2020 5 Days John R. Williams,
Abel Sanchez
$6,000 Open
Applied Deep Learning Boot Camp NEW for 2019, Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analytics, Professional Certificate Program - Machine Learning & AI Nov 13 - Nov 14, 2019 2 Days Regina Barzilay, Tommi Jaakkola $2,500 Closed
Applied Deep Learning Boot Camp - January Session Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analytics, Professional Certificate Program - Machine Learning & AI Jan 15 - Jan 16, 2020 2 Days Regina Barzilay, Tommi Jaakkola $2,500 Wait List
Applied Inclusive Business: Scaling Technology in Low-Income Markets NEW for 2020, Innovation, Professional Certificate Program - Innovation & Technology Jul 20 - Jul 24, 2020 5 Days Steve Graves $5,300 Open
Build a Small Radar System Radar Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019 5 Days Patrick Bell $4,700 Closed
Ceramics Device Manufacturing: from Energy to AI NEW for 2019, Professional Certificate Program - Design & Manufacturing, Design & Manufacturing TBD 5 Days Jennifer L.M. Rupp $5,500 Closed
City Science Energy & Sustainability, Innovation TBD 3 Days Kent Larson $3,600 Closed
Commercial Real Estate Development Real Estate, Professional Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance & Development Jun 15 - Jun 17, 2020 3 Days W. Tod McGrath $4,800 Registration opening soon
Computational Design for Manufacturing: Creating a Pipeline for the Future of Production Professional Certificate Program - Design & Manufacturing, Computer Science, Design & Manufacturing, Professional Certificate Program - Machine Learning & AI Jul 13 - Jul 17, 2020 5 Days Wojciech Matusik $5,500 Open
Crisis Management & Business Continuity Crisis Management, Leadership & Communication Jul 27 - Jul 31, 2020 5 Days Steve Goldman,
Richard Larson
$4,100 Open
Deep Learning for AI and Computer Vision Computer Science, Professional Certificate Program - Machine Learning & AI Jul 6 - Jul 10, 2020 5 Days Antonio Torralba,
Phillip Isola
Registration opening soon
Design and Analysis of Experiments Data Modeling and Analytics Jul 20 - Jul 24, 2020 5 Days Paul Berger $4,300 Open
Design of Electric Motors, Generators and Drive Systems Design & Manufacturing, Energy & Sustainability Jun 1 - Jun 5, 2020 5 Days James Kirtley,
Steven Leeb
$4,700 Open
Design-Driven Innovation Innovation, Leadership & Communication, Professional Certificate Program - Innovation & Technology Jun 22 - Jun 24, 2020 3 Days Matthew Kressy $3,900 Open
Designing Efficient Deep Learning Systems Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analytics Jul 20 - Jul 21, 2020 2 Days Vivienne Sze $2,500 Open
Designing Efficient Deep Learning Systems - Spring Session Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analytics, Professional Certificate Program - Machine Learning & AI Mar 27 - Mar 28, 2019 2 Days Vivienne Sze $2,500 Closed
Designing Tomorrow's Cities Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analytics, Energy & Sustainability TBD 3 Days Carlo Ratti,
Ricardo Alvarez
$3,600 Closed
Developing Health-Centered Communities: The Next Revolution in Real Estate NEW for 2020, Real Estate Apr 13 - Apr 17, 2020 5 Days Dennis Frenchman, Stanley Shaw $8,900 Open
Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Individual Behavior and Market Demand Data Modeling and Analytics Jun 15 - Jun 19, 2020 5 Days Moshe Ben-Akiva $4,900 Open
Downstream Processing Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Jul 20 - Jul 24, 2020 5 Days Charles Cooney $4,900 Open
Energy Technologies Energy & Sustainability TBD 2 Days Asegun Henry $2,400 Closed
Engineering Leadership for Emerging Leaders Leadership & Communication, Professional Certificate Program - Innovation & Technology Jul 27 - Jul 31, 2020 5 Days David Niño,
Reza Rahaman
$5,495 Open
Ethics of AI: Safeguarding Humanity NEW for 2019, Computer Science, Professional Certificate Program - Machine Learning & AI Oct 24 - Oct 25, 2019 2 Days Bernhardt L. Trout,
Stefanie Jegelka
$2,500 Closed
Evaluating Real Estate Markets Real Estate, Professional Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance & Development Jun 10, 2020 1 Day William C. Wheaton $1,600 Closed
Fermentation Technology Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Design & Manufacturing Jul 27 - Jul 31, 2020 5 Days Kristala L. J. Prather $4,900 Open
Formulation and Stabilization of Biotherapeutics Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Design & Manufacturing Jun 8 - Jun 11, 2020 4 Days Bernhardt L. Trout,
Mark Manning
$3,900 Open
Foundations of Data and Models: Regression Analytics Data Modeling and Analytics, Professional Certificate Program - Machine Learning & AI Jul 20 - Jul 24, 2020 5 Days Frank Dale Morgan $4,500 Open
Global Real Estate Markets Real Estate, Professional Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance & Development Jun 18 - Jun 19, 2020 2 Days Albert Saiz $3,200 Registration opening soon
High-Speed Imaging for Motion Analysis: Systems and Techniques Professional Certificate Program - Design & Manufacturing, Design & Manufacturing, Imaging Jun 8 - Jun 11, 2020 4 Days James W. Bales $3,500 Open
Inclusive Innovation: Designing for a Better World Innovation, Professional Certificate Program - Innovation & Technology Jul 13 - Jul 17, 2020 5 Days Maria Yang,
Amy Smith
$5,300 Open
Innovation: Beyond the Buzzword Innovation, Professional Certificate Program - Innovation & Technology Jun 1 - Jun 3, 2020 3 Days Federico Casalegno,
Yihyun Lim,
Edward Schiappa
$3,200 Open
Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science Faculty Leadership & Communication Jul 15 - Jul 16, 2019 2 Days Charles E. Leiserson,
Chuck McVinney
$2,000 Closed
Machine Learning for Big Data and Text Processing: Advanced Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analytics, Professional Certificate Program - Machine Learning & AI Jun 10 - Jun 12, 2020 3 Days Regina Barzilay,
Tommi Jaakkola,
Stefanie Jegelka
$3,500 Open
Machine Learning for Big Data and Text Processing: Foundations Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analytics, Professional Certificate Program - Machine Learning & AI Jun 8 - Jun 9, 2020 2 Days Regina Barzilay,
Tommi Jaakkola,
Stefanie Jegelka
$2,500 Open
Machine Learning for Healthcare Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analytics, Professional Certificate Program - Machine Learning & AI Jun 15 - Jun 16, 2020 2 Days David Sontag $2,500 Open
Mastering Innovation & Design-Thinking Innovation, Professional Certificate Program - Innovation & Technology Jul 6 - Jul 8, 2020 3 Days Blade Kotelly,
Reza Rahaman
$3,600 Registration opening soon
Mastering Innovation & Design-Thinking - Winter Session Innovation, Professional Certificate Program - Innovation & Technology Jan 22 - Jan 24, 2020 3 Days Blade Kotelly,
Reza Rahaman
$3,600 Open
MIT Master Trainers Program in Educational Mobile Computing Computer Science Jul 29 - Jul 31, 2019 3 Days Hal Abelson $3,575 Closed
MIT Masterclass: Technology Strategy & Innovation NEW for 2019, Innovation, Leadership & Communication, Professional Certificate Program - Innovation & Technology Oct 21 - Oct 24, 2019 4 Days Blade Kotelly,
Michael Davies
$9,800 Closed
Modeling and Optimization for Machine Learning Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analytics, Professional Certificate Program - Machine Learning & AI Jun 1 - Jun 5, 2020 5 Days Justin Solomon,
Suvrit Sra
$4,700 Open
Nanoscience and Nanotech: Industrial Application and Transformation NEW for 2020, Professional Certificate Program - Design & Manufacturing, Design & Manufacturing Jun 8 - Jun 10, 2020 3 Days Director: Brian W. Anthony $4,000 Open
Nuclear Plant Safety Energy & Sustainability Jun 15 - Jun 19, 2020 5 Days Co-director Neil Todreas,
Co-director Emilio Baglietto,
Co-director Michael Short
$3,900 Open
Organizations, Innovation, and Technology: Putting Ideas to Work Innovation, Professional Certificate Program - Innovation & Technology Jun 15 - Jun 19, 2020 5 Days Sanford L. Weiner,
Richard J. Cohen
$4,800 Open
People Analytics: Transforming Management with Behavioral Data Data Modeling and Analytics, Leadership & Communication Jul 6 - Jul 8, 2020 3 Days Alex Pentland,
Ben Waber
$3,500 Open
Persuasive Communication Bootcamp Leadership & Communication, Professional Certificate Program - Innovation & Technology Jun 22 - Jun 26, 2020 5 Days Edward Schiappa $4,500 Open
Predictive Multiscale Materials Design Professional Certificate Program - Design & Manufacturing, Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Professional Certificate Program - Innovation & Technology Jun 1 - Jun 5, 2020 5 Days Markus Buehler $4,500 Open
Product Platform and Product Family Design: From Strategy to Implementation Professional Certificate Program - Design & Manufacturing, Design & Manufacturing, Systems Engineering, Professional Certificate Program - Innovation & Technology Jul 13 - Jul 17, 2020 5 Days Olivier L. de Weck,
Timothy W. Simpson,
Bruce Cameron
$4,900 Open
Radical Innovation Crisis Management, Innovation, Professional Certificate Program - Innovation & Technology Jun 15 - Jun 17, 2020 3 Days Sanjay Sarma $3,500 Open
Radical Innovation - Fall 2019 Innovation, Professional Certificate Program - Innovation & Technology Nov 4 - Nov 6, 2019 3 Days Sanjay Sarma $3,500 Closed
Real Estate Finance: Advanced Real Estate, Professional Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance & Development Jun 11 - Jun 12, 2020 2 Days David Geltner $3,200 Registration opening soon
Real Estate Finance: Fundamentals Real Estate, Professional Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance & Development Jun 8 - Jun 9, 2020 2 Days Walter Torous $3,200 Registration opening soon
Transportation Networks and Smart Mobility: Methods and Solutions Data Modeling and Analytics Aug 3 - Aug 7, 2020 5 Days Moshe Ben-Akiva $3,600 Open
Tribology: Friction, Wear, and Lubrication Design & Manufacturing Jun 22 - Jun 26, 2020 5 Days Nannaji Saka,
Nam Pyo Suh
$4,000 Open
Understanding and Predicting Technological Innovation: New Data and Theory Data Modeling and Analytics, Innovation, Professional Certificate Program - Innovation & Technology Jan 29 - Jan 31, 2020 3 Days Jessika Trancik $3,000 Open