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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 Anooj S

Jul 12, 2020

The teacher is very enthusiastic and keeps our attention to the topic always. Very well taught!!!

By Arun T

Jun 22, 2020

It was really a wonderful course. it is very much useful for beginners who wants to learcn MATLab

By Christopher M

Oct 7, 2019

Cool course! :) Logical indexing was new to me, a great way to get your vectors filtered quickly!

By Mounir F M A

Feb 1, 2017

I am very happy to finish this course

it is an amazing course mange to make me a smart programmer.

By Aneta D

Jan 9, 2017

Very good introductory course, even for people who didn't have any experience with MATLAB before.

By Muhammad B

Oct 2, 2020

Very informative but difficulty level was a bit high for beginners specially after the 5th week.

By Arka B

Sep 29, 2020

Very Informative course. To be honest I learned way better than I got to learn in my university.

By Mahima C

Sep 4, 2020

Very well explained and useful courses. Understood all the concepts and great problems to solve.

By Sandeep K V

Aug 25, 2020

very interesting topic, it is very helpful for my college project and submitted in time

than you

By Nidish D (

Aug 17, 2020

i had difficulty in learning functions other wise the teachers did amazing work it was learning!

By Sanjay D

Jul 22, 2020

I used this course as a refresher to brush up on my MATLAB skills. But it went above and beyond!

By Ehsanul H N

May 17, 2020

Excellent course. Lectures are very easy to understand. The presenter is highly skilled at this.

By Ricardo

Sep 15, 2019

Wonderful course with a great teacher, awesome assignments, and very good educational resources.

By Nicholas C

Feb 1, 2019

Great overview of Matlab. Lessons were well outlined and instructor was knowledgeable and funny.

By Md. O F

Mar 1, 2018

I have never experienced such kind of well planned and interactive course on programming before.

By Antonios A

Oct 31, 2017

Easy to follow for beginners and great crash course for someone who needs a good start in MATLAB

By Michael N

Mar 19, 2017

Very thorough rundown on the aspects of MATLAB. The instructor was very insightful and detailed.

By Tamara G F

Aug 10, 2016

You learn from zero and become almost and expert in MATLAB without noticing. Highly recommended.

By Muthyala S

Aug 20, 2020

such a good course i ever seen in any other learning sites and explanation also very fabulous,

By Subham S

Jun 22, 2020

its a great one ...this course covers all the basics to a standard level of matlab programming.


May 31, 2020

It a good course for beginners. it proceeds from basic level to advance level of MATLAB coding.

By Kunal M

Sep 1, 2016

This is really nice course . I recommend it everyone who is from science or engineering field .

By Shmuel S

Aug 23, 2020

well, i knew matlab from my dagree, but i loved every moment of it, espaceally because of mike

By Vamsi K

Jan 3, 2020

the course was good, it really helped a lot.

thanks for the help. i am able to learn new skill