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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 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!!!!:)))

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.

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Jun 26, 2020

wrap up exam showing error simultanously as the code is correct. Due to that i could not continue the coarse.

By Shraddha J H

Jun 19, 2020

the assignments were tough to answer.but the course was really good,all the videos were clear to understand

By Amit C

Jan 10, 2021

All lectures were wonderful, but there is also some need for deep teaching in the last two weeks.

By srilakshmi g

May 9, 2020

this course is very useful for begginers, please add lecture topics related to assignment also.


Aug 8, 2020

Good Platform of learning Programming with Matlab overall good experience with Matlab .


May 31, 2020

All the course good though free acess to the text book should be provided by the course

By Nophi I B

Dec 5, 2020

The problems are not well defined. Illustrations about the problem should be provided.

By Royal M

Dec 28, 2018

course was good to begin with however a module on calculus will be of more help.

By Jagriti G

Jul 4, 2020

Instructor of this course is very nice, really enjoyed learning this skill

By Jeremy R

Jun 23, 2021

The course is not as nicely layed out as the Python for Everybody Course

By Somya S

May 30, 2020

Everything is good, but asking for money for purchasing certificate.

By Govind k m

Aug 10, 2020

this course is great for biggners but there some voids in concepts

By Wong W N

May 27, 2020

Later weeks assignments are too challenging for a beginner.

By Utkarsh j

Jun 17, 2020

Assignment questions gets really hard toward the end!!!


Jul 6, 2020

Average, and somewhere i think course of speed is fast


May 27, 2020

more basic for last few assignments should be thought


May 3, 2020

solutions should visible before solving the problem

By Prashanna B

May 30, 2020

Too complicated assignments not taught in course

By Kishore S

Apr 13, 2020

if there is more examples then that will be good

By Amrit T

Apr 23, 2020

Awesome learning Matlab with this instructor.

By Shubham A

Jul 25, 2020

Assignment Questions were not well explained

By Tanay V

Jun 20, 2020

Coursera App is not that much user friendly

By Robertus A K P

Mar 20, 2017

Very helpful but sometimes it is too slow

By adnan m

May 26, 2018


By Himanshi C

Oct 20, 2019

I learned a lot from this course.