MIT Partners with Boeing and NASA to Launch Four Professional-Oriented, Certificate-Based Courses on

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The MIT Professional Education unit is designing along with Boeing and NASA a certificate-based program on architecture and systems engineering, which will be delivered through the edX platform this summer. Registration will open within few weeks.

This four-course program will be focused on modern complex systems from hybrid cars to aircraft.  It will be oriented to professionals working in automotive, medical devices, system integration, aerospace, and a other industries.

The “Architecture and Systems Engineering: Models and Methods to Manage Complex Systems” program will marry the research and knowledge of MIT’s faculty with lessons and case studies in industry and government from Boeing and NASA professionals.

“This educational partnership enables a digital environment for learning and networking and allows us to offer professional growth to our employees, ” says Marc Nance, Boeing director for competitiveness and integration. “The certificate blends industry and academic expertise and represent a scalable solution for employers,” adds Michael Richey, associate technical fellow and principal investigator at Boeing.

Professionals enrolled in the courses will be exposed to the latest practices in model-based system engineering, including how models can enhance system engineering functions, and how system engineering task can be augmented with quantitative analysis.

Courses will include guest lectures and examples contributed by industrial partners Boeing and NASA. Each course will provide continuing education credits (CEUs), and professionals that finish all four courses in the series will earn a professional certificate from MIT.

“The edX platform will provide an interactive, flexible learning experience for engineers around the world to gain technical expertise from leaders at MIT, Boeing, and NASA,” says Anant Agarwal, edX CEO and MIT professor.