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Introduction to MATLAB - ELE00112M

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Martin Robinson
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module summary

The purpose of this module is to provide an introduction to MATLAB as an industry standard tool for a wide variety of engineering applications.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2018-19

Module aims

Subject content aims:

  • To demonstrate how MATLAB can be used to solve a range of engineering problems

Graduate skills aims:

  • To introduce MATLAB as a tool for technical computing

Module learning outcomes

Subject content learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Undertake arithmetic on scalars, vectors and matrices

  • Create 2D and 3D plots of mathematical functions and data

  • Carry out Monte-Carlo simulations

  • Solve a number of signal processing problems

Graduate skills learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Write MATLAB functions and scripts to solve engineering problems

Module content

Through this module, you will learn about:

The MATLAB Environment; the command window; scalar arithmetic; formatting and rounding variables; further arithmetic operations; complex numbers; input/output operations; vector representation and manipulation; vector arithmetic; matrix representation and manipulation; matrix arithmetic; solutions to sets of linear equations; special matrices; symbolic computation; two dimensional (2D) plots; advanced 2D plotting; three dimensional (3D) plots; statistical functions; random numbers; writing functions; conditional statements; programming loops; laplace transforms; fourier series; fourier transforms.


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback will be given on the assessed exercises within four weeks of submission.

Indicative reading

* David McMahon - MATLAB Demystified - Prentice Hall

* Vinay K. Ingle and John G. Proakis - Digital Signal Processing Using MATLAB - Cengage- Engineering; 2 edition (August 10, 2006)

++ Andr © Quinquis Digital Signal Processing Using Matlab (Hardcover) -Wiley-ISTE; 1 edition (April 4, 2008)

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