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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!!!!:)))


Jan 20, 2022

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 Timothy C J

May 27, 2020

This is a good course. Some of the programming assignments are way too hard for a beginner level class. I would like to be able to get one-on-one time with the professors via Microsoft Teams or Skype. Mike is an outstanding teacher and he reminds me of some of the best of the best teachers from my high school days and my classes in college.

By Caitlin H

Jun 15, 2020

Videos were very good and easy to understand but didn't provide enough help to actually do the assignments. Not recommended if you have no prior programming experience before this.

By Prajwal D

Apr 10, 2020

Course is good. But its very high for one who is introduced to programming using MATLAB. If one has knowledge about other programming languages then it is ok

By Aroni A E H

Jun 1, 2021

Actualizar las clases e intentar hacer clases en espanol no es tan justo que sea así para alumnos de paises sudamericanos


May 28, 2020

Lot of assignment had functions which were not taught in the video lectures.

By Afkar A

May 26, 2021

Quiz questions are too difficult and are not covered in the theory lessons.

By mohamed e

Nov 20, 2020

the assignment is too hard it's not suitable for a beginner in Matlab

By Fardin F K

Jun 3, 2020

last 2 weeks were unnecessary for begineers

By Deleted A

Jul 17, 2020

I do not like the Lecturer style.

By Sarthak N

Jun 26, 2020

Not too Interesting


Jan 8, 2021

not much effective

By Juha K

Sep 21, 2016

Course contained unbelievable amount of silly busywork that has no place being implemented in MATLAB, while forbidding the use of most useful built in functions. At no point during the course was any of the MATLAB's strengths -- like easy solving of linear systems or vectorized operations, even suggested upon.

Furthermore, the course has unhealthy interest in dates and calendars - again of course disabling all the built in tools.

By Pierre H m

Aug 9, 2020

I don't like it and I don't want to continue with this course how can I unsubscribe without losing my progress in other courses on my account

By Jesus G Z H

May 28, 2020

El curso aunque sea para principiantes, los ejercicios no son claros, yo como persona que inicia en esta área me fue imposible.

By fiona f

Jun 22, 2020

It wasn't mentioned that I had to pay for the certificate.I can't afford to purchase the certificate

By Ashwini s

May 14, 2021

not rpoviding certificate in free course and not providing assignments in free course

By Desirae

Aug 22, 2019

said i had a free 12 week license, but i could not get access to the license.


Jun 15, 2021

I am not liking this course and wish to unroll for the same.

By Avanish K

Sep 30, 2017

very easy course. was expecting something more challenging.

By Eric X

Nov 24, 2017

Matlab license not working, how to complete this course.

By shreyansh k

Oct 31, 2018

not good i cant understant any thing need to inprove

By Eloy Y

Aug 14, 2017

Extremely difficult assignments for the conte

By Jenner R L

Apr 29, 2021

First was free now you have to pay!!


May 25, 2020

Very lengthy and over knowledge

By D P S T

Sep 14, 2020

I didnt feel that intresting.