Dean's Message

MIT has been a leader in engineering and science education for more than 150 years. Whether for practicing professionals, or graduate and undergraduate students, MIT builds educational programs that prepare its students to make a difference in the world. Our innovative education and cutting-edge research have spawned thousands of companies, inventions, and collaborations. The people we educate help build a better future.

Established by the School of Engineering in 2002, building on decades of outreach, MIT Professional Education provides world-class educational opportunities for engineering and science professionals from around the globe who are looking to advance their careers and creatively address complex problems. MIT faculty members provide considerable knowledge and technical expertise to professionals who are eager to boost their context-specific knowledge, or develop new areas of expertise.

As the needs for flexible, multidisciplinary, global education increase, MIT Professional Education is expanding its portfolio of programs and its reach to meet the demand. MIT is able to offer working professionals and companies not only short, intensive courses on campus each summer but increasingly, programs with global relevance at various locations around the world. And to those wanting to explore subjects in depth and/or re-enter the technology work force after a hiatus, MIT is able to offer customized semester and year-long programs. I encourage you to explore all that MIT Professional Education has to offer.

Dean Waitz Ian A. Waitz
Dean of Engineering
Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
MacVicar Faculty Fellow