Study Classroom Opportunities - Professionals


For professionals, MIT also offers lifelong learning opportunities in the classroom to expand your knowledge of sustainability. Whether you’d like to take a regular academic class or build skills for your career, there may be something just right for you.

MIT Professional Education – Short Programs – Energy & Sustainability: 

  • With a growing global population and finite resources, there’s an increasing need for organizations to adopt environmentally and socially responsible business practices, operations, and policies. MIT Professional Education − Short Programs features a selection of courses to broaden your knowledge of the complex aspects of energy and sustainability issues − from understanding the basic foundations and principles to engineering practical, cost-effective solutions that will aid your organization.

  • Taught on campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts by MIT faculty members, MIT Professional Education - Short Programs courses are attended by engineering, technology, and science professionals from across the United States and around the world.

MIT Professional Education – Advanced Study Program: 

  • The MIT Advanced Study Program (ASP) is a continuing education, non-degree program that offers working professionals and exceptional graduate students an opportunity to enroll in MIT's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and Management classes as non-degree students for a semester, year, or longer. Both part-time and full-time students are accepted.

  • Academically qualified MIT employees may apply to take classes at MIT through the MIT Professional Education Advanced Study Program. Benefits-eligible employees accepted into the program may also have their tuition covered by the Tuition Assistance Plan.

  • Employees may apply to take classes in any department at the Institute.

Independent Activities Period

  • IAP is a special term at MIT that runs for most of January. It provides members of the MIT community with a unique opportunity to organize, sponsor and participate in a wide variety of activities, including how-to sessions, forums, athletic endeavors, lecture series, films, tours, recitals and contests.