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 ascending Topic Category Date Length Lead Instructors Fees Status
Understanding and Predicting Technological Innovation: New Data and Theory Data Modeling and Analysis, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days Jessika Trancik $3,900 Closed
Tribology: Friction, Wear, and Lubrication Design & Manufacturing TBD 5 Days Nannaji Saka,
Nam Pyo Suh
$3,650 Closed
The Invention Process: Invention in the Context of Innovation Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days Emanuel Sachs $4,750 Closed
Technology and Sustainability Design & Manufacturing, Energy & Sustainability TBD 3 Days Timothy Gutowski $3,000 Closed
Real Estate Finance: Fundamentals Energy & Sustainability, Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 10 - Jun 11, 2019 2 Days Walter Torous $3,000 Closed
Real Estate Finance: Advanced Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 13 - Jun 14, 2019 2 Days David Geltner $3,000 Closed
Rapid Prototyping Technology Design & Manufacturing TBD 5 Days Martin Culpepper $5,500 Closed
Radical Innovation Innovation, Real Estate, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 3 Days Sanjay Sarma $3,500 Closed
Quantitative Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Clinical Applications for Engineers Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical TBD 5 Days Thomas Heldt,
Roger Mark
$4,750 Closed
Product Platform and Product Family Design: From Strategy to Implementation Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Systems Engineering, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days Olivier L. de Weck,
Timothy W. Simpson,
Bruce Cameron
$4,500 Closed
Principles and Models for System Architecture - MITxPRO Joint Program Systems Engineering TBD 4 Days Edward F. Crawley $4,300 Closed
Principles and Models for System Architecture Systems Engineering TBD 5 Days Edward F. Crawley $5,100 Closed
Precision Engineering Principles for Mechanical Design Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days Nevan Hanumara $5,100 Closed
Persuasive Communication for Technology Professionals Leadership & Communication, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days Edward Schiappa $4,400 Closed
People Analytics: Transforming Management with Behavioral Data Data Modeling and Analysis, Leadership & Communication TBD 3 Days Alex Pentland,
Ben Waber
$3,200 Closed
Organizations, Innovation, and Technology: Putting Ideas to Work Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days Sanford L. Weiner,
Richard J. Cohen
$4,100 Closed
Nuclear Plant Safety Energy & Sustainability TBD 5 Days Neil Todreas,
Benoit Forget
$3,800 Closed
Multiscale Materials Design Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2019 5 Days Markus Buehler $3,750 Registration opening soon
Modeling and Simulation of Transportation Networks Data Modeling and Analysis TBD 5 Days Moshe Ben-Akiva $3,600 Closed
Modeling and Optimization for Machine Learning Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analysis TBD 5 Days Justin Solomon,
Suvrit Sra
$4,700 Closed
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 Closed
Mastering Innovation & Design-Thinking Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 3 Days Joel Schindall,
Blade Kotelly
$3,400 Closed
Machine Learning for Healthcare Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analysis, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI TBD 2 Days David Sontag $2,500 Closed
Machine Learning for Big Data and Text Processing: Foundations Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analysis, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI Oct 4 - Oct 5, 2018 2 Days Regina Barzilay,
Tommi Jaakkola
$2,500 Closed
Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science Faculty Leadership & Communication TBD 2 Days Charles Leiserson,
Chuck McVinney
$1,750 Closed
Innovation: Beyond the Buzzword Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 3 Days Federico Casalegno,
Yihyun Lim
$2,700 Closed
Humans, Technology, and the Future of Work Innovation TBD 3 Days Ashley Nunes $2,700 In development for 2019
High-Speed Imaging for Motion Analysis: Systems and Techniques Design & Manufacturing, Imaging TBD 4 Days James W. Bales $3,100 Closed
Global Real Estate Markets Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 20 - Jun 21, 2019 2 Days Albert Saiz $3,000 Closed
Formulation and Stabilization of Biotherapeutics Design & Manufacturing Jun 10 - Jun 13, 2019 3 Days Bernhardt L. Trout,
Mark Manning
$2,700 Closed
Fermentation Technology Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Design & Manufacturing Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2019 5 Days Daniel I. C. Wang,
Kristala L. J. Prather
$4,900 Registration opening soon
Evaluating Real Estate Markets Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 12, 2019 1 Day William C. Wheaton $1,500 Closed
Engineering Leadership for Emerging Leaders Leadership & Communication, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days David Niño,
Joel Schindall
$5,250 Closed
Downstream Processing Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Design & Manufacturing Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019 5 Days Charles Cooney $4,900 Registration opening soon
Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Demand and Market Shares Data Modeling and Analysis TBD 5 Days Moshe Ben-Akiva $4,700 Closed
Designing Efficient Deep Learning Systems - Spring Session Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analysis, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI Mar 27 - Mar 28, 2019 2 Days Vivienne Sze $2,500 Open
Designing Efficient Deep Learning Systems Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analysis TBD 2 Days Vivienne Sze $2,500 Closed
Design of Electric Motors, Generators and Drive Systems Design & Manufacturing, Energy & Sustainability TBD 5 Days James Kirtley,
Steven Leeb
$4,125 Closed
Design and Analysis of Experiments Data Modeling and Analysis TBD 5 Days Paul Berger $3,850 Closed
Deep Vision AI: From Computer Vision to Visual Intelligence NEW for 2019, Computer Science, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI TBD 3 Days Antonio Torralba $3,500 In development for 2019
Data and Models: Regression Analytics Data Modeling and Analysis TBD 5 Days Frank Dale Morgan $3,850 Closed
Crisis Management and Business Continuity Crisis Management, Leadership & Communication TBD 5 Days Steve Goldman,
Richard Larson
$4,000 Closed
Computational Design for Manufacturing Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Computer Science, Design & Manufacturing TBD 3 Days Wojciech Matusik $3,000 Closed
Commercial Real Estate Development Real Estate, Certificate Program - Real Estate Finance and Development Jun 17 - Jun 19, 2019 3 Days Chris Gordon,
W. Tod McGrath
$4,500 Closed
Climate Change: From Science to Solutions Energy & Sustainability TBD 5 Days Noelle Selin,
Daniel Cziczo
$3,300 Closed
Build a Small Radar System Radar TBD 5 Days Patrick Bell $4,200 Closed
Beyond Smart Cities Energy & Sustainability, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 3 Days Kent Larson $3,400 Closed
Applied Cybersecurity Computer Science TBD 5 Days John R. Williams,
Abel Sanchez
$4,950 Closed
Advances in Imaging: VR-AR, Machine Learning, and Self-Driving Cars Imaging, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI TBD 4 Days Ramesh Raskar $3,300 Closed
Advanced Machine Learning for Big Data and Text Processing Computer Science, Data Modeling and Analysis, Certificate Program - Machine Learning and AI Jun 19 - Jun 21, 2019 3 Days Regina Barzilay,
Tommi Jaakkola
$3,000 Registration opening soon
Advanced Business Resiliency NEW for 2019, Crisis Management Jun 17 - Jun 21, 2019 5 Days Richard Larson,
Steven Goldman
$3,500 In development for 2019
Additive Manufacturing: From 3D Printing to the Factory Floor Design & Manufacturing, Innovation, Certificate Program - Innovation and Technology TBD 5 Days John Hart $4,900 Closed