The short courses offered by MEAD are taught by leading design engineers and researchers from both high-technology companies and universities. These lecturers specialize in the area of the course, and also have substantial teaching experience. The inclusion of both academic and industrial instructors allows the coverage of the theoretical as well as practical aspects of every topic in all courses.
Participants have the possibility to ask questions interactively, and also to discuss their particular problems with the instructors during as well as after regular class hours.
Each MEAD course focuses on the state of the art in a topic of current interest to industry, and covers all its relevant aspects in an intensive manner. The material is updated every time the course is offered, to keep it current. The particularly intensive format of the course allows a complete coverage of subjects in a relatively short time.
Some of the courses are offered in collaboration with state and national universities, and are attended by their graduate and PhD students who can receive ECTS credits.
Social events are organized during each course, where participants, instructors and course organizers have a chance to have informal discussions in a friendly atmosphere.