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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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May 20, 2020

A good start for the person who want to learn MATLAB.

By omeryakut

Dec 22, 2016

This course so helpfull me in university.

Thank you.

By 김학인(일반대학원 심

Aug 15, 2021

초보자가 하기에는 조금 어려운 과제가 있었고 모르는 기능들을 알아서 찾아야 하는 경우도 있었

By Yashwanth.A

Aug 15, 2020

Best course for MATLAB... especially the beginners.

By Laura J W

Jul 13, 2017

This was a great introductory course. I felt some o


May 27, 2020

content was awesome. The tasks were of good level.

By Prashanth R P R

Jun 4, 2017

Good course. Well taught. Great resource to begin.


Sep 18, 2019

good assignment and staff gives attention to all.

By Joshua T

May 21, 2017

Amazing course......MIKE is an amazing teacher...

By Dorsa K

Mar 13, 2017

A very good and extensive tutorial for beginners.

By Noor N

Aug 13, 2020

This course is handy for introduction to MATLAB.

By rahmi

Jun 30, 2020

it was good and full of useful primary knowledge

By Bronwyn O

May 31, 2017

Very helpful introduction to Matlab programming.

By Pooya H

Jan 12, 2022

i wish it had some homeworks after each section

By Mohamed A

Jul 10, 2020

I highly recommend it for all MATLAB beginners

By Ashna J

Jul 19, 2018

It was an exhaustive and exploring experience.


Aug 31, 2020

Really Great course to start learning MATLAB.

By Philip R I

Jun 14, 2020

Its a real class experience here at Coursera.

By geesala v t s

May 22, 2020

We learn almost all Tool Boxes .Great Course.

By prudhvi k

Oct 25, 2019

Very useful and best for the beginner people.

By Nagamahendra V

Mar 21, 2019

yeah it's good and mainly you understand well

By Sadhavi T

Aug 6, 2021

A great course for starting off with MATLAB


Jul 20, 2021

this course is very helpfull to lern matlab

By Bhaskar N

Jun 2, 2020

awesome learning, prof. Fitzpatrick is cool

By Renzo L V

May 31, 2021

Problems should be translated into Spanish