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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 Dr. S S R

Jun 13, 2020

it is a nice program

By somashekar B

Jul 25, 2020

good and intresting


Jul 4, 2020

So helpfully course

By Barry S

May 4, 2020

Exceptionally good.

By Utkarsh P S

Aug 29, 2020

Good for beginners

By Pushpender

Jul 12, 2020

Very nicely taught

By Sarfraz A

Jul 2, 2020

A great Experience

By udit k

Jun 8, 2020

amazing experience


May 3, 2020

good for beginners

By AditiGupta

Apr 3, 2020

a very nice course

By Vaibhav P

Jun 8, 2018

Good for beginners


Jun 13, 2020

great course!!!!!

By vighnesh s

Jan 18, 2019

awesome to done .

By Soumyadip J

Sep 10, 2020

Awesome teaching

By Rajkumar S

May 20, 2020

It's informative

By rajender k

May 8, 2020

Excellent Course


Nov 27, 2020

well elaborated

By parag_verma

May 21, 2020

Valuable course

By Youssef A H

Feb 15, 2021

Great content

By Jitendra S

Sep 12, 2020

Nice content

By Yoshith K

Jul 21, 2020

Great Course

By Dharmendra K

May 24, 2020

First course

By Ajeet P S

May 16, 2020

It was good.


Jan 16, 2019

very helpful

By Harshit S

Sep 15, 2020