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EL1150 Introductory Matlab Course 1.5 credits

In this course you will learn how to use Matlab as an effective tool in science and engineering. From the course content: The possibilities and limitations in Matlab, syntax and interactive computations, programming in Matlab, visualisation, optimizing code for fast computations.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus EL1150 (Spring 2012–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Syntax and ineractive computations, programming in Matlab using scripts and functions, rudimentary algebra and analysis. One- and two-dimensional graphical presentations. Examples on engineering applications.

Intended learning outcomes

The course will give the fundamental knowledge and practical abilities in MATLAB required to effectively utilize this tool in technical numerical computations and visualisation in other courses. After the course you will be

  • Able to use Matlab for interactive computations.
  • Familiar with memory and file management in Matlab.
  • Able to generate plots and export this for use in reports and presentations.
  • Able to program scripts and functions using the Matlab development environment.
  • Able to use basic flow controls (if-else, for, while).
  • Familiar with strings and matrices and their use.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic eligibility

Recommended prerequisites

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Bergman, N. and F. Gustafsson. Matlab for Engineers – Explained. Springer Verlag 2003.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Approved take-home exam

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Profile picture Håkan Hjalmarsson

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web EL1150

Offered by

EECS/Intelligent Systems

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Elling W. Jacobsen

Supplementary information

Replaces 2E1215