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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 Polisetty S

Dec 16, 2020

it is a good course for beginners like me.

By Chen W

Jan 29, 2019

very good kurs for beginner. Thx so much!

By Milap N

Jun 3, 2018

Homework was too challenging for beginner

By Divij G

Jul 6, 2017

Really Good Course. Highly Recommendable.

By Razib H

Apr 12, 2021

This course is perfect for the beginner.

By Hewa K N U K

Jan 10, 2021

this course is very helpful of beginners

By Udwesh P

Oct 7, 2020

Last Assignments were very much tougher.

By Janeesh G M

Jul 4, 2020

Best way to learn MATLAB for a beginner.


Jun 22, 2020

Great to start with varied applications.

By Cibi M

Jun 24, 2021

A great course to begin learning MATLAB

By Shoaib M N

Sep 23, 2020

Great to learn so many important things

By Naved A

Jan 31, 2020

happy to learn matlab coding, thank you


Nov 24, 2020

a good course, kind of tricky problems

By Sai S K

Oct 20, 2020

Definitely helps understand the basics

By Arpith P

Aug 9, 2020

good opportunity to learn from scratch

By Pratit M

May 25, 2020

A good course for beginners to coding.

By Jing Z

Feb 1, 2017

Some assignment are so physics related

By Piyush D

Oct 19, 2020

Very good course for start in matlab.

By trupthi s

Jul 9, 2020

Excellent course, easy to understand

By vishal k

Jun 21, 2020

a good course for matlab programming

By Kushal K I

May 25, 2020

a very well planned course stratergy

By Saidur R

Oct 26, 2021

It was a good course for beginners

By Aviral T

Sep 5, 2021

good course for beginner in MATLAB


Dec 1, 2020

very useful for engineer students.

By Mostafa A H

Sep 6, 2020

it's very long and a bit difficult