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.
I really enjoyed learning this course and learned new skills in MATLAB.
By Panshul D•
Apr 24, 2020
I am very happy to say that I have finally completed the course. I am programming from class 11 but in B.Tech now i wished to learn MATLAB. I am thankful to Vanderbilt University for fulfilling my wish. The Professor is very good in teaching, he explains really well.
The assignments are really good problems. Assignments at beginning are easy but with the course it get difficult and most difficult are those 3 problems that are given in the final submission they really messed me. That was a nice experience. Hope I will again come soon to be a part of Vanderbilt University again.
By Aniruddha R•
Jul 22, 2020
I was familiar with MATLAB before taking this course. But when I started this course, I was gaining too much interest in this course. I learned too many techniques related to MATLAB programming. The way the instructor teaches its appreciable. If I would not take this course, probably I would miss too many things related to MATLAB programming. I did too many courses related to MATLAB, but this course is stand out from others. Lastly, I liked the Textbook. I am strongly recommending this course to beginners. I can surely say you will learn a lot of things from this course.
By MPD17I018 V S•
Jul 21, 2020
This course gives me quite a good knowledge of Matlab programming, even in the introduction course you will get to know a lot of things about the Matlab programming through this course, like how can we deal with different array size with the ease, how can we solve the different real-life problems with the help of programming, and you will find that almost all the problems we can solve. Moreover, it's very fascinating and knowledgable for me. So, In my point of view, you can take this course and get ready to deal with a real-life problem with Matlab programming.
By Stamatina S•
Feb 14, 2021
If you are interested in programming this is a great course. The instructor is captivating and made even the most boring videos of the course bareable. That being said, the assignments of the last three weeks are quite hard and time consuming. It would be nice if an extra week was given for the final assignments with some explanatory videos added. With some little programming experience, in other programming languages, I struggled but finished it on time. I don't think this course is truly beginner friendly, especially in the course of the last weeks.
By William S•
Jul 22, 2020
I just want to say thank you for the opportunity to take and complete the course. The professors for this class are phenomenal, especially with the youtube videos that go along with the lessons. By far one of the best classes I have taken in general, as it is a topic outside of my background and I was able to do well in the course. It is a very challenging course, and there are plenty of resources to succeed. Overall, I would recommend this course to anyone trying to learn a computer programming language at all stages of your career. Thanks so much!
By Fahim M•
Oct 16, 2019
Far beyond my expectations, I didn't know anything about Matlab and computer programming. Now I know how to write a code to get my work done and save time. I remember what Mike Fitzpatrick said during the lecture sessions, that for solving a problem you should stick to it util you solve it, and most of the programming time is actually debugging and polishing the code. These statements were always encouraging me to solve the assignments and learn. The instructors were really helpful and Thanks to Brandon Armstrong for the prompt replying every time.
By Rajkumar R•
Aug 19, 2016
This course is a very good introduction to programming in general and covers all the basic concepts that is used in most of the programming languages. The lecturer makes things interesting with a sense of humour. The assignments which comes later on can be a tad difficult for someone new to programming, but as the professor says , stick with it, solve it, and the feeling you get when you finish it is unparalleled. All the doubts and queries in the discussion forums are answered quickly and efficiently. Great course and a great experience over all.
By Devpreet S•
May 5, 2020
Very interactive and useful information provided by lecturer. Thanks a lot to Mr. Akos Ledeczi Professor Computer Engineering and Mr. Mike Fitzpatrick Professor Emeritus Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neurosurgery, and Radiology who share their valuable information to me.
I really used this information in my career growth.
Again Thanks to lecturer's and University who recognised and awarded me valuable certificate. Also thanks to Coursera to provide me the platform where I can update my skill and knowledge.
By Gilberto B•
Apr 12, 2020
Introduction to programming with MATLAB it’s the beginning of the exploring process of two wonderful worlds, the MATLAB world and the programming world. In a wonderful way the professors Mike Fitzpatrick and Akos Ledeczi, took me from zero to a great understanding of the basics concepts of programming using a powerful program, they performed this course in a manner to explode your capabilities both in the programming, as in the using of MATLAB, and the troubleshooting process. Definitively one of the best learning experiences I ever had.
By Peter V•
Apr 28, 2019
This is a great course. It starts from scratch, so if you have never seen Matlab, you can still follow along, because it does not skip essential basics such as what the different windows and such mean. After a while the assignments get pretty challenging though, but the forum provides a lot of hints in case you really get stuck. I learned a lot from this course. Thanks!
I also liked the dry humor in the lectures. The self deprecating "ironing my shirt"-joke in week 8 (?) was amazing, if you like that sort of thing...
By patrick m•
Mar 14, 2017
This is a fantastic introduction course into MATLAB programming. The course is very well structured, delivers in-depth knowledge of the main fundamental skills needed to use Matlab. The presentations are concise and well delivered. During the homework help is always available at the tip of your fingers and it takes usually less than 30 min to get a response (even on the weekends... IMPRESSIVE).
In addition, the recommended book allows you to delve deeper into MATLAB and I suggest you get that!
In short, I highly recommend this course!!!
By Nicholas L•
Jun 25, 2020
Although I had experience with programming from previous courses, this class definitely tested my skills and I came out learner a lot. My experience with MATLAB was quite limited to projects that I created for myself or through school, but this did a good job of expanding my knowledge and exposing me to a wide range of MATLAB's capabilities. Really glad that I found this class and was able to finish! Many thanks to the professors and teaching staff for putting this course together and providing ample resources and support throughout!
By SHUBHAM K S•
May 30, 2020
This course has really helped me in programming concepts and how the little mistakes we make or neglect, definitely affects us in the long run. Although you it might takes hours (especially me) before you could complete the assignment, solving through each and every step but when the green tick showed up, it was all worth it. Got little disappointed when the solution of tough problems were solved in just a few steps and it took me so much time. But still, each line of my program was a learning step for me. Thank you for this course.
By Francisco S R•
Jun 4, 2018
I just want to thank Mike Fitzpatrick and Akos Ledeczi for this amazing course, that for me has been the best experience I ever had, every day watching the videos, doing the homework. I don't have words to express what I really feel.
I want to apologize too, because I don't have the money to pay for the certificate, I'm starting to work as a teacher so I don't get pay well, but I hope later in the future I will be able to pay for it and even send you more money, because I know you did a lot of work to create this fabulous course.
By Jorge A F C•
Jul 29, 2017
This course helped me a lot! I started it when at the same time I started with my thesis project, in which I needed to use MATLAB. I only did 5 out of the 7 homeworks, but I saw all the weeks videos. This was because I felt that I had learnt what I needed for my thesis and the 5 homeworks were great enough for my thesis project. I appreciate that people like you share your knowledge and take the time to do this kind of courses.
I didn't finish the MOOC (due to my thesis), but I will finish it after my Thesis defense.
By Guillermo E P•
Sep 5, 2019
It was great for beginners or professionals from other disciplines who normally do not include programming in their bachelors. I am glad to have achieved and succeded the last week of this course with reasonable effort and satisfaction. Now, I am able to solve minor problems, check commands in other softwares and deal with neuroscience behavioral and electrophysiological issues I could not solve before. For a deeper knowledge of the application of Matlab to this field I suggest everyone to follow Mike X Cohen tutorials and books
By Zirui W•
Aug 1, 2018
This is a good course! Initially, I thought it will be a too simple course for me. (Because, as a student interested in financial engineering, I am already experienced in R programming and Python.) Then, I was admitted by Berkeley MFE and they required me to take a course in MATLAB. So I came to take this course. It turned out I like this course a lot! The professor is very humorous and good at teaching. This course renewed my knowledge about input and output and memory storage. I sincerely wish the producer of this course well!
By Peter R C•
Oct 29, 2021
The practice assignments really do challenge you as you have to solve the earlier assignments without the use of loops which makes you think and understand the the tools you are being given to use. Good amount of content and examples given. It is very interesting to see how few lines of code are necessary to complete the final assignments compared to what you used to complete it but gives you an appreciation for it. Would definitely recommend this course if you are looking to refresh your MATLAB skills or start learning MATLAB
By Seyed M T•
May 18, 2020
This is definitely the best introductory MATLAB course, ever. It is also one of the top-quality courses in Coursera. Prof. Fitzpatrick is just one of the coolest, smartest, and likable professors I've ever had. I'm really grateful for Coursera and Vanderbilt for giving this opportunity to be in his class.
One thing that could be done to improve the course, is to enhance some of the assignment to be more relevant to the content of the corresponding week. Some assignment didn't require the use of the concepts taught in that week.
Jan 29, 2020
Thank you very much for the Matlab course on Coursera. It was really very interesting and you kept me interested to the very end. It was not always easy (sometimes I needed help from more clever people then me on the Internet) but that does not matter, the more difficult things in life are, the more worthwhile they are, as we say.
I am not a future programmer, I am 70 years old but my doctor told me to keep, together with my body, the brain moving. Well, this course really did.
Thanks again and take care,
Willem van Gogh
By Binh L•
Apr 29, 2019
This is a great programming Matlab course I'd ever learned. The professor Mike did great on his lectures. Weekly assignments were not many but not easy. Especially, the assignments of the last two weeks (week 8 and week 9) were so time consuming and difficult. Honestly, I wasn't able to do it and got help from Google search. I wish the professor would have given more assignments, but the assignments would be constructed from easy level to hard level so that it could encourage me learning. Thank you the professor!
By Jitendra V•
Apr 9, 2020
A very well designed course for beginners. This course takes you from the very basic to a stage where you will be able to instruct a computer to solve iterative problems or at least you will be able to counter them on your own, thanks to MATLAB documentation. The Assignments are very well designed and those at the end of the course are very challenging (well.... at least to me for being a beginner) which encourages you to explore and built algorithms in MATLAB on your own. Thanks for providing this valuable course.
By Ilias I P P•
Dec 14, 2021
After succesful completion and exploration of all of course's paths i can say that this course is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to learn the foundations of MATLAB and 101's of basic composing of algorithms . Past experience wont be necessary. Even if you have past experiences with other programming languages you wont find it boring, contrawise it will be an excelent moment to freshen the basics such as if,or,while etc. The sure thing is that after completion you will be ready to program on MATLAB.
By Khoa d•
Jul 3, 2020
Loved this course. I was really put off of Matlab programming during college because I couldn't understand anything my professor was saying in terms of the functionality. While the explanations in these videos can feel like they are unnecessarily detailed, it was those details that filled in all of the gaps left by my previous professors. If I had videos like this while taking my college coursework, I could have been doing amazing things in Matlab by now. Thank you for putting this course together the way you did!
By A. S M S H•
Mar 10, 2020
This course is thoughtfully designed and carefully structured so as to provide a through concept as well as first-hand experience of coding to any level of learners, especially the beginners. I myself had been introduced to and using MATLAB for some time now, but this course has redefined my idea about MATLAB about using it as an object-oriented numerical programming tool. Furthermore, I gained insight into the professional scriptwriting style and documentation both inside and outside of MATLAB built-in functions.