MIT Professional Education unveils four new short programs for engineering professionals

Cambridge, Mass. — MIT Professional Education added four new courses to its Short Programs offerings for summer 2014. Geared toward professionals from the United States and abroad 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.

MIT Professional Education’s newest courses, held on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass., are:
• Beyond Smart Cities (June 16-18) — Understand the complexities of cities through the use of big data urban analytics and the design of new urban systems for high-density cities;
• Engineering Leadership for Mid-Career Professionals (June 23-27) — Effective leadership and communication techniques for mid-career engineers – vital skills needed to advance in a career;
• Understanding and Predicting Technical Innovation: New Data and Theory (July 14-18) — Organized around three modules 1) Data, 2) Theory, and 3) Application; and
• Additive Manufacturing: From 3D Printing to the Factory Floor (July 21-25) — A comprehensive overview of additive manufacturing, spanning from fundamentals to applications and technology trends.

“Short Programs allows professionals to experience a flood of new ideas, rapid intellectual growth, and engage MIT’s world-renowned faculty in discussions about applications and the future of the field. Participants bring back actionable ideas, solutions and information to help their companies advance, and can improve crucial skill sets important to their careers and employers,” said Anna M. Mahr, director of Short Programs at MIT Professional Education.  “Our courses provide a unique opportunity to form a lifelong relationship with MIT and their extended network of professionals coming from companies and organizations around the globe.”

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, 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’s new Short Programs courses will be offered to qualifying professionals from the U.S. and abroad. Interested professionals can apply now for these courses through open-enrollment.

MIT Professional Education also offers national and international professionals the capability to take Short Programs courses abroad, 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 international. For more information, visit

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