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DSD: Introduction to Matlab (Campus-based)
Course Description:

Up and coding in MATLAB in just two days - even for complete beginners.

The face-to-face Bloomsbury-based course will enable learners to master the basic elements of the MATLAB language and its programming environment. Early sessions, combined with offline materials, introduce data structures and control structures in MATLAB in a hands-on, practical way. Later, learners will complete a short programming project in pairs. This is a two-part course running over two days.

This course takes place over two full day (6 hour) sessions. Learners are expected to attend all sessions. Much of the activity is designed for paired learners, so be aware that non attendance will affect other learners adversely.


You must have a good understanding of Matrix mathematics.

As well as an understanding of matrices, participants will benefit from an understanding of linear algebra, basic statistics and calculus as relevant to their interest.


Once you have enrolled, please check that you have received a confirmation email from MyLearning. You will also receive an email with location details at least one day before the session.

Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes prior to the start of the course to allow time for logging in and downloading resources.

For more details on how to book, cancel and join sessions please visit our practical course information page .

At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • identify the elements of the MATLAB interface;
  • use both scalar and array data in your programs;
  • create and use your own functions;
  • write useful MATLAB scripts and programs for your work.
Intended Audience:
This course is aimed at those who wish to learn to use Matlab to perform matrix mathematical programming.
Target Audience: All
Course Contact: Digital Skills Development isd-digiskills@ucl.ac.uk
Further Information: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/services/learning-teaching/learning-teaching-services/digital-skills-development/digital-skills
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