Optimization Techniques in MATLAB

This one-day course introduces applied optimization in the MATLAB environment, focusing on using Optimization Toolbox and Global Optimization Toolbox. Topics include:

  • Running optimization problems in MATLAB
  • Specifying objective functions
  • Specifying constraints
  • Choosing solvers and algorithms
  • Evaluating results and improving performance
  • Using global optimization methods

Note: A 1 hour test session will be scheduled one day prior to the first day of class. This session is to verify that the visual and audio connection is working properly on your computer. The required product software should be installed for the test session. It is highly recommended that you attend this session to ensure a successful and timely class start.


MathWorks is registered with GARP as an Approved Provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. MathWorks has determined that this program qualifies for 7 GARP CPD credit hours. If you are a Certified FRM or ERP, please record this activity in your Credit Tracker at www.garp.org/#!/cpd/

Training Formats

Format Course Length Course Outline


Course is led by a MathWorks instructor in a focused classroom setting. Locations include MathWorks offices and public sites worldwide; classroom training can also take place at your facility

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Online instructor-led

Course is held online in real time by a MathWorks instructor and contains the same course content and materials used in the classroom setting

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MATLAB Fundamentals. Knowledge of linear algebra and multivariate calculus is helpful.