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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.\n\nI really enjoyed learning this course and learned new skills in MATLAB.

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!!!!:)))

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By subbu k

Mar 15, 2021

Such a great course for engineers and scientists ,the course content and way of teaching was excellent. love you coursera and fitzma for giving me a great course.

By Furkan D

Sep 18, 2020

I took this course for civil engineering applications. Thank you for everything. I learnt too many things from you. I hope in the future I will develop them more.

By Ataur R (

Aug 11, 2020

✌️thanks Prof. Mike and Akos. Thanks Prof. Mike for your encouragement to do something new. The course is awesome and I'm now confident of programming in MATLAB.


Jun 7, 2020

For someone that has no background and starts from zero (like me), I can propose it as a very interesting and delightful course. A big thank you at Coursera team.


Jun 2, 2020

Very Informative course. Perfect if you want to start Matlab programming from scratch. The course was very well balanced and a very enjoyable learning experience.

By Abhishek K

May 12, 2020

This course is easy for understand. It gave an insight to what all mistakes we can come across while programming. Also, the assignment problems were really good!!

By m

Apr 11, 2020

This is my first try in , and i found this course is very good and helpful, I learned a lot of skills. Thank you coursera, and thank you Vanderbilt..

By Nagaraj G P

Dec 11, 2019

Really informative course. Got to learn a wide range of functions that can be implemented via Matlab. The assignment questions in the end were really challenging.

By Amit J

Nov 16, 2020

Problems should be multiple in each topic for more practice. We should start with an easy one then moderate one and then step ahead with tough one in each topic.

By Jesús P

May 19, 2020

Incredible course. I knew little about the use of MATLAB before this course, and now I feel very confortable in it's use and the bases for good use of this tool.

By Humphrey S

Jun 12, 2017

This is a very helpful course. but the HW is a little bit hard than my expect. Anyway, you can post you question in the forum, TA and other classmates would help

By javad s

Feb 24, 2021

I'm speechless. I'm so happy with this course and want to thanks everyone was participating in creating this course.

Thanks everyone and wishes you all the best.

By 19E-113 S M

Feb 7, 2021

This is the best MATLAB basics course on the internet. Loved it!! Thank you for such a wonderful course. Now I am very much comfortable with MATLAB programming.

By Samuel N

Aug 29, 2020

I enjoyed the course although it was quite challenging at times but the instructor really knows how to teach. recommended if you want to get started with matlab

By Md. F R

Jul 24, 2020

Apart from a lot of other good things in this course, I don't know if I have seen such an excellent presentation from the instructor in any other online course.

By Josadaque G d S

Jul 3, 2020

I've been working hard through this course on the last weeks. I can say that this couse was incredible and I could learn many useful matlab functions and tools.

By Monicka J

Jun 22, 2020

This course completely changed my perception. MATLAB was tough earlier. But this course helped me to learn easily.Thanks for cousera and thanks to Instructors.

By Ji-Young K

Jun 27, 2016

I cannot expressed how much I enjoyed this course in words. The instructor was awesome and the course material was great. I hope the second part comes out soon!

By Devadathan S

Jun 29, 2021

Really great course for understanding MATLAB programming fundamentals. The instructor is really good, the classes are interesting and assignments are creative.

By Ken B

Mar 14, 2021

Very well structured and presented course, with challenging but achievable assignments. Thanks to Mike Fitzpatrick and the others who put the course together.

By Rajesh R

Jul 17, 2020

Great course to begin coding with MATLAB. The teaching style of the professor is extremely great.

One of the human having the great humour. Absolutely Loved it!

By Dhananjay G

Jul 5, 2020

The way in which this entire course is designed is just perfect. Every week it elevates you to the new levels of understanding about MATLAB & its applications.

By Praveena B D

Jun 11, 2020

I Learn the coursera course of Introduction to Programming with MATLAB i want free certificate because i can't pay the money so plz give me certificate free

By Ankit J

Jun 8, 2020

The course has been structured really well. Helped me build my foundations of MATLAB. But, there is still a long way to go if you want to master this language.

By Pierluigi A

May 21, 2020

A clear and effective introduction to computer programming, with a bit of challenge.

The quick-witted Professor made it even funny thanks to his sense of humor.