MIT Professional Education


The Advanced Study Program provides professionals in industry and government the opportunity to enroll in MIT credit courses to further their knowledge for their organization and to advance their own careers. If you are interested in taking EECS related courses for one or more semesters, on a full or part-time basis, while still working and contributing to your company, the Advanced Study Program provides you the vehicle to do just that! See the MIT Subject Listing & Schedules for a list of all of the EECS courses available. Earn grades, MIT credit, and a certificate of completion.

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Short Programs

This summer, MIT Professional Education – Short Programs is offering 1-5 day short courses taught by MIT faculty and experts, including members of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. These courses provide an opportunity to learn crucial knowledge and skills from some of the top experts in their respective fields, in areas of MIT expertise. For complete details on all of the available courses, visit the Short Programs website.

Courses taught by EECS faculty:

Design of Motors, Generators, and Drive Systems
J. Kirtley, S. Leeb

This course focuses on the analysis and design of electric motors, generators, and drive systems, with special emphasis placed on the design of machines for electric drives. We will focus on fundamentals by using MATLAB software for mathematical analysis in the context of design. Extensive hands-on exposure will be provided through computer-based laboratory exercises and through the opportunity to construct and test an actual power electronic drive for a test motor in our laboratory.

June 8-12, 2015 | $3,750 | 3.2 CEUs

Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science Faculty
C. Leiserson, C. McVinney

This course focuses on human-centered strategies for leading effective teams in technical academic environments. Through a series of interactive role-playing activities, self-assessment instruments, and group discussions, you will develop a repertoire of techniques for addressing issues that commonly arise within engineering research groups and teaching staff.

July 13-14, 2015 | $1,600 | 1.4 CEUs

Build a Small Radar System

M. Watts, P. Bell

Learn how radar systems work by reviewing applied electromagnetics, circuit design, and antennas. Then build your own and perform field experiments including ranging, Doppler, and SAR imaging. This course will appeal to those who want to learn how to develop radar systems or SAR imaging, use radar technology, or make components or sub-systems.

July 13-17, 2015 | $3,850 | 2.9 CEUs

Social Data and Networks

M. Dahleh, D. Shah

Networks are ubiquitous in the modern era, be they social media networks such as Facebook, transportation networks formed by aerial or ground routes, political networks observed through blogs and opinions, energy dispatch networks formed between end-users and generators, or meta-networks observed in ‘interdependent’ data such as World Wide Web or biological protein interaction. We know a great deal about these networks, as all things online are recorded, cheap sensors of all sorts are providing a wealth of information about operations, and experiments can be performed at a massive scale. Understanding and utilizing such networks can help tremendously in making better societal decisions regarding public policies, business operations, financial market regulations, and utility network operations. In this course, we provide an in-depth, state-of-the-art analytic view toward making use of these networks a reality.

July 20-21, 2015 | $1,800 | 1.4 CEUs