MIT Professional Education provides short courses, semester or longer learning programs, and customized corporate programs for science and engineering professionals at all levels. Taught by renowned faculty from across the Institute, MIT Professional Education programs offer professionals the opportunity to gain crucial knowledge in specialized fields to advance their careers, help their companies, and have an impact on the world.
MIT Professional Education comprises four programs:
Advanced Study Program (ASP, http://advancedstudy.mit.edu/). Each term, professionals in engineering and technical fields come to MIT as fellows to gain knowledge and skills needed to advance their careers and bring innovative ideas and practices to their employers. While at MIT, they are enrolled as graduate students with full privileges. They plan their own academic experience, which may include courses from more than 30 disciplines, and some also arrange research opportunities with faculty in their field. Fellows earn grades, MIT credit, and an ASP certificate. Full-time fellows who complete two terms become MIT alumni.
Career Reengineering Program (http://career-reengineering.mit.edu/). This MIT faculty-designed program helps talented professionals prepare for technical career re-entry. The part-time program incorporates career and personal development, a technical skills refresher, a semester-long MIT course, and an internship or research project. Students have access to the same campus resources as full-time MIT students. They complete the program with either a job or a strategic plan to find a professional job matching their abilities and ambition.
Short Programs (http://shortprograms.mit.edu/). Short Programs offers more than 50 courses in two-to-five day sessions, primarily in the summer. Classes may involve lectures, discussions, readings, interactive problem solving, laboratory work, and collaborative projects among participants, faculty, and peers. These intensive courses are designed for busy professionals wishing to gain new career tools and insights about the impact of evolving technologies. Courses combine MIT's breakthrough research with insights from industry, government, and academic participants. Some courses can be offered at company sites for groups of 25 or more.
Custom Programs (http://customprograms.mit.edu/). These are programs designed to meet company-specific training needs, and range from a single day to a year-long sequence of sessions, on or off campus. Courses are generally focused on scientific and technical leadership, combining topics from both technology and management fields. MIT Professional Education will work with companies to match their needs with custom curricula from MIT faculty who have in-depth expertise in relevant disciplines.
For more information about MIT Professional Education, contact Clara Piloto, Room 35-433, 617-253-3760, fax 617-258-8831.