19 Jun 2009
Georgia Tech has developed a practical introductory course to computer science for engineers (CS1371-Computing for Engineers) which uses the MATLAB programming language. Over 1,000 students take this class per semester as it is a requirement for all engineering students and a prerequisite for many upper-level courses. The course covers three broad topics: basic procedural programming, writing applications, and dynamic data structures. MATLAB provides an ideal environment for engineering computation because it allows students to focus on the big picture rather than wasting time writing low-level functions. Using MATLAB allows the course to combine computer science theory and concepts with problem solving in engineering.
Target audience: Introductory undergraduate (1st or 2nd year)
Academic institution: Georgia Tech
Materials available: Course outline/syllabus
Products: MATLAB,Simulink,Control System Toolbox,Real-Time Workshop