Advanced Study Program
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 MechE 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! Follow the Course Listing link to see a list of all of the courses available. Earn grades, MIT credit, and a certificate of completion.
For more information about the MIT Professional Education Advanced Study Program, please visit http://web.mit.edu/professional/advanced-study/index.html
This summer MIT Professional Education – Short Programs is offering a number of 2-5 day short courses taught by MIT faculty and experts, including several by members of the Mechanical Engineering 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 web site.
Below is a list of courses taught by members of the MIT Mechanical Engineering Department:
June 10-12, 2013 | $2,500 | 1.4 CEUs
Lead Instructor: S. Sarma
Innovation is a challenge within a medium or large company. We will discuss methods to encourage innovation, ranging from creativity exercises to incentive systems and from IP strategies to internal venture. We will examine innovation from the financial, operational, and cultural standpoints, and discuss when a spin-out or an acquisition might be best.
Design of Motors, Generators, and Drive Systems
June 10-14, 2013 | $3,500 | 3.2 CEUs
Lead Instructors: S. Leeb, J. Kirtley
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. The course 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.
Nuclear Plant Safety
June 10-14, 2013 | $3,300 | 2.9 CEUs
Lead Instructors: M. Kazimi, N. Todreas
A review of safety and regulatory issues of operating reactors and licensing of new reactors. Emphasis on new developments. Fuel storage and waste repository issues will be covered.
Energy, Sustainability, and Life Cycle Assessment
June 17-19, 2013 | $2,500 | 1.5 CEUs
Lead Instructor: Timothy Gutowksi
This class addresses sustainability starting at a global perspective and working down to the process level. Analysis includes: 1) energy resource analysis, 2) material resource analysis, and 3) life cycle assessment. Examples will be taken from three focus areas: fuels/biomaterials, water/desalination, and manufacturing/materials/design.
High-Speed Imaging for Motion Analysis: Systems and Techniques
June 17-20, 2013 | $2,400 | 2.6 CEUs
Lead Instructors: J. Bales and Edgerton Center Staff (Prof. J. Kim Vandiver)
The broadest experience available in high-speed film and high-speed electronic imaging capture and analysis. Use state-of-the-art equipment and perform experiments – all in the home of "Doc" Edgerton's Stroboscopic Light Laboratory, where much of the history of the field was written.
Applied Cyber Security
June 24-25, 2013 | $1,800 | 1.3 CEUs
Lead Instructors: J.R. Williams, A. Sanchez
The course covers securing computers, applications, networks, digital forensics, and the ethical and legal practices affecting all computer users. Also covered are the strategies, implementation and management of a business information continuity plan, mitigation of cyber vulnerabilities, and incident response and analysis. The content is targeted at ensuring the privacy, reliability, and integrity of information systems.
Tribology: Friction, Wear, and Lubrication
June 24-28, 2013 | $3,250 | 2.8 CEUs
Lead Instructor: N. Saka
Did you know that waste from high friction and wear represents more than 6% of the GNP? Gain a systematic understanding of “tribology” – the science and technology of interacting surfaces – including experimental techniques and useful problem-solving methods.
Controlled Release Technology: Delivery Systems for Pharmaceuticals, Proteins and Other Agents
July 8-12, 2013 | $3,250 | 2.7 CEUs
Lead Instructor: R. Langer
Review the field and assess the prospects of future developments in the delivery and stabilization of chemicals and drugs. Topics include delivery methods and applications, with emphasis on controlled release in the pharmaceutical and medical fields. Regulatory and patent considerations will be addressed.
Advanced Mechanical Design and Manufacturing
July 29-August 2, 2013 | $3,500 | 2.2 CEUs
Lead Instructor: M. Culpepper
This course provides intensive coverage of bearings, structures, fixtures, error models, and best practices that are used to create advanced mechanical systems. Theory and hands-on learning are combined to provide an introduction to the principles and practice of mechanical design with a focus on modeling, design, fabrication, assembly, and implementation. We will cover materials issues, emerging applications, and hands-on experiments to solidify understanding.
*NEW * Rapid Robotics: Autonomous Systems with Open Source Software
August 5-9, 2013 | $4,250 | 3.0 CEUs
Lead Instructor: H. Harry Asada
Get a hands-on introduction to applied robotics software programming. Using the popular ROS robotics framework and open source autonomy libraries, you will develop advanced autonomous system behaviors such as person-following, patrolling, exploration, and map-making on a small ground robot.
For more information about the MIT Professional Education Short Programs, please visit http://web.mit.edu/professional/short-programs/index.html.