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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 jing z

Feb 1, 2017

Some assignment are so physics related

By Piyush d

Oct 19, 2020

Very good course for start in matlab.

By Trupthi A S

Jul 9, 2020

Excellent course, easy to understand

By vishal k

Jun 21, 2020

a good course for matlab programming

By Kushal J K I R

May 25, 2020

a very well planned course stratergy

By 321810401034 g

Dec 1, 2020

very useful for engineer students.

By Mostafa A H

Sep 6, 2020

it's very long and a bit difficult

By Vannal P

May 31, 2020

really very useful for beginners.


May 30, 2020

the assignments were really tough

By Syed F

Apr 14, 2020

It was good learning this course.


Jun 14, 2018

It is a great course. Thank You.


Jul 18, 2020

great site to learn new courses

By Radha R S

Jun 17, 2020

Very useful for beginer like me


May 31, 2020

wonderful course helped a lot.

By qizhou c

Feb 8, 2020

This is a challenging course.!

By Aviad B

Jul 28, 2016

Very Good Introductory Course.

By Shreedhara G

Jul 23, 2020

very good course for beginers

By Raghu S

Jun 20, 2020

it is really very good course

By Arijit B A

May 14, 2020

Some lectures are loo long :)


Sep 25, 2020

It is good platform to learn

By Hamza M

Sep 18, 2020

needs more specific deatails

By Vamsi k C

May 20, 2020

A must course for beginners.

By Oscar R

May 25, 2019

Now it's better than before.

By George K D D

Aug 24, 2020

It was a great experience!


Aug 2, 2020

very useful and interesting