The Graduate Certificate in Systems and Product Development
- is a career-compatible one-year program utilizing core systems engineering theory and practice;
- complements the System Design & Management (SDM) master’s degree;
- is designed to move corporations toward a shared definition of systems engineering core capabilities; and
- is offered to employees of SDM partner companies.
- Three-semester core course, Fundamentals of System Engineering and Management (ESD 411, 412, & 413), attended together with SDM master’s students
- Fourteen professional seminar days on campus taught by MIT faculty
- A comprehensive capstone project jointly selected and evaluated by MIT and the student’s sponsor
Program schedule overview
- August—six-day seminar at MIT (mandatory)
- Fall term—Foundations of System Design and Management (ESD.411)
- January (Independent Activities Period)—Foundations of System Design and Management (ESD.412) and five-day seminar at MIT (mandatory)
- Spring term—Foundations of System Design and Management (ESD.413) and a three-day project presentation at MIT (mandatory)
- Summer term—Intensive work on capstone project with final presentations and report
- September—Awarding of certificates
- Tuition—$25,000 (current rate)
- Course materials (textbooks, readers, etc.)—$100 to $200 per term
- Travel and housing while on campus—responsibility of individuals/companies
How to apply
All applications are accepted electronically. For more details on the application process, visit the application process page.
Application deadline: June 1
Lesley Perera, Admissions Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
All information is accurate as of April 25, 2016, and is subject to change.