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About the Course

This course teaches computer programming to those with little to no previous experience. It uses the programming system and language called MATLAB to do so because it is easy to learn, versatile and very useful for engineers and other professionals. MATLAB is a special-purpose language that is an excellent choice for writing moderate-size programs that solve problems involving the manipulation of numbers. The design of the language makes it possible to write a powerful program in a few lines. The problems may be relatively complex, while the MATLAB programs that solve them are relatively simple: relative, that is, to the equivalent program written in a general-purpose language, such as C++ or Java. As a result, MATLAB is being used in a wide variety of domains from the natural sciences, through all disciplines of engineering, to finance, and beyond, and it is heavily used in industry. Hence, a solid background in MATLAB is an indispensable skill in today’s job market. Nevertheless, this course is not a MATLAB tutorial. It is an introductory programming course that uses MATLAB to illustrate general concepts in computer science and programming. Students who successfully complete this course will become familiar with general concepts in computer science, gain an understanding of the general concepts of programming, and obtain a solid foundation in the use of MATLAB. Students taking the course will get a MATLAB Online license free of charge for the duration of the course. The students are encouraged to consult the eBook that this course is based on. More information about these resources can be found on the Resources menu on the right....

Top reviews

Jun 5, 2020

Instructor of this course Mike Fitzpatrick is a very good teacher who encourage students to do something new and interesting.\n\nI really enjoyed learning this course and learned new skills in MATLAB.

Jun 23, 2020

I would like to thank vanderbilt university for providing such a wonderful course and i am much impressed by the use of the basic matrices in each and every programming purpose.thank you again!!!!:)))

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By Vikas G

Jun 8, 2020

thank you for these type of free course we acpect more these type of course in future


May 29, 2020

thank you sir,this is the great course happy to learn matlab by vanderbilt university


Apr 18, 2020

Good course giving all the information and perfect examples to begin learning MATLAB.


Mar 29, 2020

Very well explained by the instructor. Coursera is a very good platform for learning.

By Gaurang A

Mar 26, 2021

Great course, Really loved profs teaching style, Never got bored in any of the class


Sep 28, 2020

Even though it was difficult to comprehend but it was helpful for future preferences

By Shwetha s s

Jul 6, 2020

It was fun doing this course and now I'm able to write a program on my own.

thank you

By Umair R

Jun 27, 2016

Well structured course. It's an important one for specially engineers and scientist.

By Mostafa A

Oct 19, 2020

It has a high number of assignments that I think is a lot for an introduction level

By Anthony

Sep 10, 2020

easily understandable, homework and final problems are extremely challenging though

By Sreenivasu S

May 4, 2020

Excellent course! But.. needs more attention for practicing the practical exercises

By Trisha K

Jan 4, 2021

very useful course .Every video is define so nicely and each step of the programme


Apr 29, 2020


By CKboss

Aug 13, 2019

So easy... But the problem description of some homework assignments is very vague.

By Rahul K

Jun 9, 2020

Course was useful. Felt that it could have been a little simpler towards the end.

By saikat b

Jul 26, 2017

Awesome content and very easily taught syllabus. Programming was never this easy.

By Shahid A

Jan 2, 2020

Anyone can take this course and he/she will surely get the basics idea of MATLAB

By Prajakta G

Aug 6, 2020

it was really a challenging course. I learnt many new commands and techniques.

By Amar B

Jun 16, 2020

Very well structured course and quite a helpful tool for engineering students.

By Devashish J

Mar 15, 2021

The explanation is very good and the course is good and teacher is also good.

By Kavish S

Dec 30, 2020

This is one of the best course if you are starting your programming in MATLAB

By Manish k

May 22, 2020

This course is beneficial for engineering students to know how to run matlab.

By Dario G

Feb 2, 2017

It is a good course, you work a lot but the teachers show you enough to learn

By Pit32 S

Aug 13, 2020

The course was very good. To the end a liitlr bit havy, but good.

Many thanks

By Ige G E

Jul 9, 2020

I love the way the instructor of the course delivered it. Kudos to you sir