19 Jun 2009
Purdue University teaches a MATLAB based introductory computing class, ENGR 106: Engineering Problem Solving and Computer Tools, to more than 1,600 first year students in order to help them develop a logical problem solving process for fundamental engineering problems. Students are introduced to the problem solving method in the lecture component of the course, while in lab they practice using MATLAB syntax by solving simple problems. Homework and projects allow students to use MATLAB to solve more complex, open-ended problems. The flexibility of the software allows professors to create interesting, authentic engineering problems. By using MATLAB, students can focus on problem solving rather than coding, a skill that proves useful in upper-level classes and industry.
Target audience: Introductory undergraduate (1st or 2nd year)
Academic institution: Purdue University
Materials available: Course outline/syllabus
Products: MATLAB,Image Processing Toolbox,Symbolic Math Toolbox