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 descending Topic Category Date Length Lead Instructors Fees Status
Additive Manufacturing: From 3D Printing to the Factory Floor Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2019 5 Days John Hart $5,500 Open
Advanced Business Resiliency NEW for 2019, Crisis Management Jun 17 - Jun 21, 2019 5 Days Richard Larson,
Steven Goldman
$3,500 Open
Advanced Machine Learning for Big Data and Text Processing Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analytics, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI Jun 19 - Jun 21, 2019 3 Days Regina Barzilay,
Tommi Jaakkola
$3,000 Open
Advances in Imaging: VR-AR, Machine Learning, and Self-Driving Cars Imaging, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI Jul 8 - Jul 11, 2019 4 Days Ramesh Raskar $3,300 Registration opening soon
Applied Blockchain NEW for 2019, Computer Science Jun 24 - Jun 28, 2019 5 Days John R. Williams,
Abel Sanchez
$6,600 Open
Applied Cybersecurity Computer Science Jun 17 - Jun 21, 2019 5 Days John R. Williams,
Abel Sanchez
$6,000 Open
Beyond Smart Cities Energy & Sustainability, Innovation TBD 3 Days Kent Larson $3,400 Closed
Build a Small Radar System Radar Jun 24 - Jun 28, 2019 5 Days Patrick Bell $4,700 Open
Commercial Real Estate Development Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 17 - Jun 19, 2019 3 Days W. Tod McGrath $4,800 Registration opening soon
Computational Design for Manufacturing Computer Science, Design & Manufacturing Jul 8 - Jul 12, 2019 5 Days Wojciech Matusik $5,500 Registration opening soon
Crisis Management & Business Continuity Crisis Management, Leadership & Communication Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2019 5 Days Steve Goldman,
Richard Larson
$4,000 Open
Data and Models: Regression Analytics Data Modeling and Analytics Jul 8 - Jul 12, 2019 5 Days Frank Dale Morgan $4,300 Open
Deep Learning for AI and Computer Vision NEW for 2019, Computer Science, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI Jul 29 - Aug 1, 2019 4 Days Antonio Torralba,
Phillip Isola
$4,800 Registration opening soon
Design and Analysis of Experiments Data Modeling and Analytics Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2019 5 Days Paul Berger $4,300 Open
Design of Electric Motors, Generators and Drive Systems Design & Manufacturing, Energy & Sustainability Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2019 5 Days James Kirtley,
Steven Leeb
$4,500 Open
Design-Driven Leadership NEW for 2019, Innovation, Leadership & Communication, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 8 - Jul 10, 2019 3 Days Matthew Kressy $3,900 Registration opening soon
Designing Efficient Deep Learning Systems Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analytics Jul 22 - Jul 23, 2019 2 Days Vivienne Sze $2,500 Open
Designing Efficient Deep Learning Systems - Spring Session Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analytics, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI Mar 27 - Mar 28, 2019 2 Days Vivienne Sze $2,500 Open
Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Individual Behavior and Market Demand Data Modeling and Analytics TBD 5 Days Moshe Ben-Akiva $4,700 Closed
Downstream Processing Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Design & Manufacturing Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019 5 Days Charles Cooney $4,900 Open
Engineering Leadership for Emerging Leaders Leadership & Communication, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019 5 Days David Niño,
Reza Rahaman
$5,495 Open
Evaluating Real Estate Markets Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 12, 2019 1 Day William C. Wheaton $1,600 Registration opening soon
Fermentation Technology Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Design & Manufacturing Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2019 5 Days Daniel I. C. Wang,
Kristala L. J. Prather
$4,900 Open
Formulation and Stabilization of Biotherapeutics Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Design & Manufacturing Jun 10 - Jun 13, 2019 4 Days Bernhardt L. Trout,
Mark Manning
$3,900 Open
Global Real Estate Markets Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 20 - Jun 21, 2019 2 Days Albert Saiz $3,200 Registration opening soon
High-Speed Imaging for Motion Analysis: Systems and Techniques Design & Manufacturing, Imaging Jun 17 - Jun 20, 2019 4 Days James W. Bales $3,500 Open
Inclusive Innovation: Designing for a Better World NEW for 2019, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Mar 25 - Mar 29, 2019 5 Days Maria Yang,
Amy Smith
$5,300 Open
Innovation: Beyond the Buzzword Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 15 - Jul 17, 2019 3 Days Federico Casalegno,
Yihyun Lim
$3,200 Open
Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science Faculty Leadership & Communication Jul 15 - Jul 16, 2019 2 Days Charles Leiserson,
Chuck McVinney
$2,000 Open
Machine Learning for Big Data and Text Processing: Foundations Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analytics, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI Jun 17 - Jun 18, 2019 2 Days Regina Barzilay,
Tommi Jaakkola
$2,500 Open
Machine Learning for Healthcare Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analytics, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI Jun 24 - Jun 25, 2019 2 Days David Sontag $2,500 Open
Mastering Innovation & Design-Thinking Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 8 - Jul 10, 2019 3 Days Blade Kotelly,
Reza Rahaman
$3,600 Open
Mastering Innovation & Design-Thinking - Winter Session Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jan 28 - Jan 30, 2019 3 Days Blade Kotelly,
Reza Rahaman
$3,600 Open
MIT Master Trainers Program in Educational Mobile Computing Computer Science, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 29 - Jul 31, 2019 3 Days Hal Abelson $3,575 Registration opening soon
Modeling and Optimization for Machine Learning Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analytics, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2019 5 Days Justin Solomon,
Suvrit Sra
$4,700 Open
Nuclear Plant Safety Energy & Sustainability Jun 17 - Jun 21, 2019 5 Days Neil Todreas,
Benoit Forget
$3,800 Open
Organizations, Innovation, and Technology: Putting Ideas to Work Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 17 - Jun 21, 2019 5 Days Sanford L. Weiner,
Richard J. Cohen
$4,700 Open
People Analytics: Transforming Management with Behavioral Data Data Modeling and Analytics, Leadership & Communication Jun 24 - Jun 26, 2019 3 Days Alex Pentland,
Ben Waber
$3,500 Open
Persuasive Communication Bootcamp Leadership & Communication, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jul 8 - Jul 12, 2019 5 Days Edward Schiappa $4,500 Open
Predictive Multiscale Materials Design Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2019 5 Days Markus Buehler $3,750 Open
Principles and Models for System Architecture Systems Engineering TBD 5 Days Edward F. Crawley $5,100 Closed
Product Platform and Product Family Design: From Strategy to Implementation Design & Manufacturing, Systems Engineering Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2019 5 Days Olivier L. de Weck,
Timothy W. Simpson,
Bruce Cameron
$4,900 Open
Radical Innovation Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 10 - Jun 12, 2019 3 Days Sanjay Sarma $3,500 Open
Real Estate Finance: Advanced Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 13 - Jun 14, 2019 2 Days David Geltner $3,200 Registration opening soon
Real Estate Finance: Fundamentals Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 10 - Jun 11, 2019 2 Days Walter Torous $3,200 Registration opening soon
Technology and Sustainability Design & Manufacturing, Energy & Sustainability TBD 3 Days Timothy Gutowski $3,000 Closed
The Invention Process: Invention in the Context of Innovation Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days Emanuel Sachs $5,250 Not planned for 2019
Transportation Networks and Smart Mobility: Methods and Solutions Data Modeling and Analytics TBD 5 Days Moshe Ben-Akiva $3,600 Closed
Tribology: Friction, Wear, and Lubrication Design & Manufacturing Jun 24 - Jun 28, 2019 5 Days Nannaji Saka,
Nam Pyo Suh
$4,000 Open
Understanding and Predicting Technological Innovation: New Data and Theory Data Modeling and Analytics, Innovation Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019 5 Days Jessika Trancik $4,100 Open