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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.

I really enjoyed learning this course and learned new skills in MATLAB.


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.

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By vikas v

Jul 14, 2020

This was an amazing journey to develop my skill and knowledge, thanks to VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

By Azeem Y

Jan 18, 2021

It's a good course to get a good start for MATLAB programming as it covers all the basic things.

By Deepak T L N M

Dec 30, 2020

The last few tasks are difficult will be helpful if some example programs are given before them


Oct 6, 2020

Way of teaching was great. its easily understandable with alot of problems for practice purpose


Nov 1, 2020

The methodology of teaching was great, overall great experience. Wish to learn more. Thank you

By Sumanth

Sep 19, 2020


By Udit S

Jul 6, 2020

GREAT FOR LEARNING BASICS OF MATLAB, though practise exercises were difficult and good quality

By Mohit

Aug 23, 2021

Quite informative and interactive course. But I think he content and grades can be updated.


Dec 6, 2020

I Learn many things about MATLAB . This course is very useful for my carrier . Thank you....

By Shaik F A

Jun 24, 2020

sir's teaching methods were very good .Students can easily understand the difficult concepts

By Atharva K

Oct 29, 2020

Instructor were very sweet and funny , but they teach very slow , 9 week MOOC is pretty big

By Jan V d S

Jun 26, 2020

Overall, a very good course. A few more examples to practice the concepts would be helpful.

By 21PC07 - B N A

Jul 5, 2022

Gave me some idea on the fundamentals of programming which helped in better understanding

By Rohith T

Jul 2, 2020

Great course ,to start with MATLAB ,would like to thank the instructor and support staff .

By jackeline h f

May 19, 2021

I am very happy to be able to finish this course, it has helped me to learn many things.


Jun 26, 2020

It is a good course for anyone who wish to learn basic programming, matlab applications.

By Milind B

May 14, 2020

Started from the basics and taken to expert level. The instructor is good in explaining.

By Ivan M P P

Sep 13, 2021

Good explanation, but maybe the videos a little bit too long for a self paced learning.

By Prasad G

Oct 12, 2020

This course is best suited for both mechanical as well as inf. technology(it) students.

By Dhanada M

Sep 30, 2018

Its an excellent and engaging course with a hands on approach which is very effective.

By Shashank P

Sep 9, 2021

Good Course to introduce the core concepts of MATLAB. Recommended for beginners only.

By Parveiz L

Aug 25, 2021

A good level of programming skills help us to enhance from basics to advanced level.

By Shanthar R

Jul 10, 2020

Good course, but the problem descriptions of the final assignments could be improved.

By R20_vikas G

Jun 8, 2020

thank you for these type of free course we acpect more these type of course in future


May 29, 2020

thank you sir,this is the great course happy to learn matlab by vanderbilt university