105.679 Programming with MATLAB
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VU, 2.0h, 2.0EC
TUWELQuinn ECTS survey


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • design, debug and test programs in the MATLAB language
  • solve easy to moderately difficult problems in applied mathematics and statistics using MATLAB

Subject of course

MATLAB syntax (command- and object-oriented), graphical representations, problems in linear algebra, optimization and statistics, solution of ordinary differential equations by functions in the various toolboxes.

Teaching methods

Learning of language and tool boxes by means of example programs, development of programs for solving problems posed in weekly assignment.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Please register only if you are seriously committed to attend the entire course! You will need a laptop with a MATLAB installation already in the first unit, see http://www.sss.tuwien.ac.at/sss/mla/. At least the following toolboxes have to be installed:

Curve Fitting Toolbox, Global Optimization Toolbox, Optimization Toolbox, Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox, Symbolic Math Toolbox



Course dates

Thu16:00 - 17:3007.10.2021 - 27.01.2022 zoom (LIVE)Programming with MATLAB
Programming with MATLAB - Single appointments
Thu07.10.202116:00 - 17:30 zoomProgramming with MATLAB
Thu14.10.202116:00 - 17:30 zoomProgramming with MATLAB
Thu21.10.202116:00 - 17:30 zoomProgramming with MATLAB
Thu28.10.202116:00 - 17:30 zoomProgramming with MATLAB
Thu04.11.202116:00 - 17:30 zoomProgramming with MATLAB
Thu11.11.202116:00 - 17:30 zoomProgramming with MATLAB
Thu18.11.202116:00 - 17:30 zoomProgramming with MATLAB
Thu25.11.202116:00 - 17:30 zoomProgramming with MATLAB
Thu02.12.202116:00 - 17:30 zoomProgramming with MATLAB
Thu09.12.202116:00 - 17:30 zoomProgramming with MATLAB
Thu16.12.202116:00 - 17:30 zoomProgramming with MATLAB
Thu13.01.202216:00 - 17:30 zoomProgramming with MATLAB
Thu20.01.202216:00 - 17:30 zoomProgramming with MATLAB
Thu27.01.202216:00 - 17:30 zoomProgramming with MATLAB

Examination modalities

Starting on October 7, I will upload an obligatory and an optional problem every Wednesday. The programs that solve the problems have to be delivered until 6pm on the following Wednesday. The exact specifications how to submit the programs are listed in the assignment. Please follow them precisely to help me in the administration of the programs coming in every week. If you fail to do this, the submission will be rejected and you will lose the chance of a correction. 

Each problem comes with a number of points. After every submission you will get feedback about the correctness or mistakes to be corrected. In the latter case you are expected to submit corrected version within four days. If the program is correct after the 1st or the 2nd submission you earn the full number of points. A 3rd submission is possible only in very exceptional cases. The final mark is computed from the percentage of your total number of points relative to the sum of the obligatory points in the following way:

60-75%: 4
75-90%: 3 
90-100%: 2 
> 100% : 1

You can earn points for all problems, but the percentage is relative to the sum of the obligatory points! 

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.09.2021 09:00 11.10.2021 09:00 11.10.2021 18:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 245 Mechanical Engineering Not specifiedSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
033 282 Mechanical Engineering - Management Not specifiedSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
045 006 Digital Skills Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
ALG For all Students Not specified


Otto and Denier, An Introduction to Programming and Numerical Methods in MATLAB

Brian Hahn, Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists

Stormy Attaway, Matlab: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving


Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of higher mathematics (functions, linear algebra, ordinary differential equations)


  • Attendance Required!