MATLAB for Engineers (standalone online learning course)
Duration Accessible at any time during academic year
Team Researcher Academy

This standalone online course is run by the Researcher Academy  as part of the Faculty of Engineering Training Programme

Target audience: 
Postgraduate researchers (PGRs) in the Faculty of Engineering only


Matlab for Engineers is a Faculty of Engineering Researcher Academy standalone course via Moodle, accessible all year round and supplemented by an adhoc 'opt-in' diarised Q&A session scheduled with a course tutor.

The course provides access to pre-course tutorials and videos designed to help you get started with Matlab and how to write a Matlab program. It then provides access to a set of course slides and a course handbook with exercises for your private self-study.

It is suitable for those with little or no previous experience of Matlab programming but feel that there is potential to apply such methods to their research.

The course has been designed as an introductory course, enabling students to access materials, content and recordings at any time throughout their doctorate.


The course is designed as a standalone course.

It is delivered entirely online via Moodle and is self-study. You may access the course any time and as often as you like until the end of the academic year.

Self-study content is further supported by a live one hour scheduled Q&A session, which course attendees can book on to attend should they have any outstanding questions or wish to clarify any course content with the tutor.

Researchers across all 3 campuses can self-enrol on this course in Moodle by following this link:

A link to a live Q&A session is accessible via the Moodle site when scheduled. However only those with outstanding questions, once they have consulted the course content, should attend and book on to this session.

There are no training points associated with this course. However students can obtain a certificate of attendance/ participation if they complete all parts of the course (as ascertained via an activity completion report check).

Students therefore need to ensure each section/ activity's tick box is ticked off to show progress/ completion.

Students must have a complete line of ticks on their activity to get a certificate. 


The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at

Course open throughout the year
Access to Moodle
Engage with online materials
Complete a reflections document/ workbook (optional)
Full completion of the Moodle course will result in being marked as 'Attended' on your training record
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