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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....

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Dec 19, 2021

Basics concepts are well covered within a short time and a few videos. I would recommend it for those who want to learn complete basics. but to master it, you need to enrol in a specialization course.


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.

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By Dinesh R

Feb 1, 2018

This course was really helpful and people who like to learn basics of matlab they can join this course. :)

By omar k

Jun 21, 2016

it is a very good introductory course, i'm really enjoying it! however, lessons can sometimes be very slow

By Linn H M

Apr 3, 2022

Amazing course! The quizz were a bit challenging but the feeling of successfully solving them was superb.


Jul 17, 2020

Video Lectures were truely relevant and understoodable easily but Graded Assignmnets were somewhat tough

By Namitha N K

May 29, 2020

The topics covered were good! But the videos were too lengthy and were unable to view in landscape mode!

By Theodore N

Jul 5, 2020

Very challenging exercises, videos are mostly insightful but can be made in more parts so it's not long

By Hailin R P

Nov 23, 2016

Useful introductory course. Assignments are helpful, though it sometimes also gets quite mathematical.

By Saeed E

May 8, 2016

explanation of details is excellent ! but speed is a few low ! and please be more advance

thank you Fitz

By Rupam k

Jun 4, 2020

Had a great experience with this tool. It really connect my skills from virtual world to a real world.

By Venkateshwari V

May 10, 2020


its very helpful to learn the Matlab program for the beginners also and thank you sir

By Francis C W I

Dec 29, 2017

Thank you for beginning with the basics! I appreciate that you assumed that we did not know anything!

By Vedant K

May 14, 2020

there could have been more explanation about assignment question by adding examples in each question.

By Ahmed A

Oct 11, 2020

A great course in understanding Matlab. Although, it does get a bit too difficult in the last weeks.

By Zheng W W

May 5, 2020

Great videos. Need more practical questions and exercises without a large jump in difficulty, though

By Sanket S

Apr 4, 2020

The content was good.I suggest for beginners it's a very good course to understand basics of MATLAB.

By Aladelo O

Apr 17, 2022

Enjoyed the classes. Teaching was very explanatory and exercises helped to improve my understanding


Mar 25, 2019

It is really a very helpful and amazing tutorial, as it contains many interesting and new problems.


Sep 21, 2020

Course was really informative, little boring also. And last week assignment was really very tough.

By Devendra K

May 31, 2020

Very Nice Course. It create a great interest in MATLAB. It will help me and my students in future.


Jul 14, 2020

This was an amazing journey to develop my skill and knowledge, thanks to VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

By Azeem Y

Jan 18, 2021

It's a good course to get a good start for MATLAB programming as it covers all the basic things.

By Deepak T L N M

Dec 30, 2020

The last few tasks are difficult will be helpful if some example programs are given before them


Oct 6, 2020

Way of teaching was great. its easily understandable with alot of problems for practice purpose


Nov 1, 2020

The methodology of teaching was great, overall great experience. Wish to learn more. Thank you

By Sumanth

Sep 19, 2020