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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 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 Deon D

Jun 18, 2020

This course is very easy to follow even if one has very little prior knowledge about programming. Great course to get anyone started with programming in MATLAB.

By Mohit K

Oct 17, 2020

It was a great course. I got to learn so many things. And now I can also add MATLAB in my resume lol. The instructor was good in explaining things. I liked it.

By Raghubir S

May 10, 2017

I would recommend this course to everyone who has interest in maths with programming. This course will be beneficial for my further study in computer science.

By Keane M

Nov 12, 2019

Very good for both beginners in programming starting off with MATLAB and those wishing to learn a new language. Great material and the e-book is a nice add-on

By ‍완 아 파 학 / 기 ]

Aug 26, 2022

overall this course is good except that the final quiz was a bit challenging since it is kind of off-topic(at least for me). I learnt a lot from this course.

By Marcin Ł

Aug 31, 2020

This course was a good introduction to Matlab. My only criticism is that some of the assignment prompts are vague and the feedback in the forums can be slow.

By Abel S R Z

Mar 22, 2022

i really enjoyed the process; however, some of the questions where harder than usual due to them being hard to understand rather than for its complexity.

By Ashutosh p

Apr 23, 2020

The assignments were challenging, lectures were long. Overall great lessons learnt and quite a lot of coding practice done while completing this course.

By Tarun K

Jan 11, 2022

Unable to view few command during session while enabling subtitles. Its covering commands in end of the screen. But, session was great and best tutor.

By Mahitab E

Aug 31, 2020

the instructor sometimes is boring

when he was illustrating on matlab the application it self i couldnt see what he was writing because of the subtitle

By Arun N P

Aug 26, 2018

The course gave me wonderful experience of MATLAB. The course assignments were really helpful to test the logical thinking and MATLAB features.Thanks.

By Akshay D

Dec 25, 2020

It was an amazing experience. As being an engineer with no prior experience in coding I found it easy to cope and learned a lot. Thank you, Coursera

By matthew g

May 4, 2016

So far the course appears to be very good, but the request for an upgrade after every video becomes more and more annoying as the number multiplies

By Swapnil S

Apr 5, 2021

Loved the course. Some applications in engineering could have been discussed. However, I am satisfied with the course and got what I had expected.

By Ahmet B B

Oct 12, 2020

It was a great course. Last 2-3 weeks were very difficult to complete compare to other weeks but still it is a good way to start learning matlab.

By Arsive p

Aug 2, 2020

The Course was very well framed. Although what they teach you is not enough, the assignments are very challenging indeed. Overall course is great.

By Smit D

May 5, 2020

Nicely complied course to learn MATLAB. All the assignment are worth solving since it helped in practical implementation of what is being taught.

By Tanmay G

Jun 13, 2020

the course is over all to good but i last of the course we have some problems to understand some structs and many other things in last to weeks

By Mandar S Y

Sep 10, 2020

The course was nice, i learned lots of concept of introductory functions of matlab,which will help me for the future programming applications.

By Sandrina C M

Apr 22, 2020

I didn't know anything about programming and with this course now I feel more confident to try to do a new type of analysis in my experiments.

By Suraj D

Mar 15, 2018

The course is really helpful. I think MATLAB is one of the easiest programming language to learn if you are not from I.T. background like me.

By Jhonard L

Mar 16, 2021

Should include more video examples of real projects, I found it quite hard to do the assignments because the videos did not provide examples

By Akpojoto S

Jul 15, 2020

This course is amazing. I learned a lot of new MATLAB tricks that did not know about

It was very easy and interesting to follow. Thank you.

By Khadijah M

Sep 12, 2018

good course but if it had more progress in matlab, it'd be better.

i mean that the content is so little. it contained few topics in Matlab

By Инкар М

Jul 9, 2021

В данном курсе я изучила компьютерное программирование, для этого использовала MATLAB. MATLAB очень удобен в использовании, и освоении.