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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 Andres F P A

Sep 14, 2020


It is an excellent course to introduce knowledge of Matlab.

By Ketan C

Jun 7, 2020

There is a requirement of upgrading course to new version of MatLab

By rajpara j

Jun 7, 2020

good teaching method . and examination is plus point of this course

By nure a d

Jan 31, 2021

It was definitely a good course for learning the basics of MATLAB.

By Bhoomika L

Sep 4, 2020

the assignments were difficult to solve and I tried to solve some.

By Anas F I

Aug 1, 2020

the videos sometimes show a very little part of the tutor's screen

By Ibrahim S

Jul 22, 2020

A good introductory course for beginners in programming and Matlab

By S M H F

Jul 13, 2020

The lectures had very detailed explanations. It was easy to grasp.

By Kirtik K V

Jul 8, 2020

It was a very good kick start for me to learn the basics of MATLAB

By Parth D

May 31, 2020

Thanks to mike fetzpatrick sir and their Team for amazing course.

By Gabriel T L

Jan 19, 2022

Tests could had more information on where you are making mistakes

By Rakshat

Jul 16, 2020

Best Matlab introduction course, I like the way instructor taught

By Dasun B

Dec 6, 2020

This is a good introductory course in Matlab. Or as a refresher.

By Dishant R P

Sep 2, 2017

Very Good course. It teaches the MATLAB with very basic details.


Aug 17, 2018

Very good course ,i learnt so many things through this course .

By Sneha B

Aug 26, 2021

Great course and the method of assessment is really effective.


Jun 12, 2020

I enjoyed the course and assignments! It was a fun experience.


Aug 2, 2020

well designed course. Learnt a lot from the course. Thank you

By Tarun P S

May 9, 2020

It is very good course for those who are beginner to matlab.

By Igor I

Dec 17, 2019

Understandable and not boring.

Assignement problems too hard

By Kamlesh B

Sep 11, 2017

It was really a nice course to get he fundamental of MATLAB.

By Yuan K P K

Aug 2, 2021

It was a great course, it taught me new knowledge in matlab


Jun 25, 2019

I like the teaching way of instructor.

GOd bless you MR.____

By David A A

Dec 11, 2017

Some of the steps given in he course were too steep for me.

By murali k

Jul 27, 2020

SUPERB COURSE............

many thing to learn good teachers