Practical Data Science with MATLAB, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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Completing this Practical Data Science with MATLAB Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with MathWorks will give you the skills and confidence you need to achieve practical results in Data Science quickly. 

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Do you find yourself in an industry or field that increasingly uses data to answer questions? Are you working with an overwhelming amount of data and need to make sense of it? Do you want to avoid becoming a full-time software developer or statistician to do meaningful tasks with your data?  

Being able to visualize, analyze, and model data are some of the most in-demand career skills from fields ranging from healthcare, to the auto industry, to tech startups.

This Practical Data Science with MATLAB Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with MathWorks assumes you have domain expertise in a technical field and some exposure to computational tools, such as spreadsheets.   To be successful in completing the courses, you should have some background in basic statistics (histograms, averages, standard deviation, curve fitting, interpolation).

Throughout this specialization, you will be using MATLAB.  MATLAB is the go-to choice for millions of people working in engineering and science, and provides the capabilities you need to accomplish your data science tasks.  You will be provided with free access to MATLAB for the duration of the specialization to complete your work.

Applied Learning Project

You'll apply your new skills on several real-world examples including: analyzing costs associated with severe weather events, predicting flight delays, and building machine learning models.  The final capstone project will provide you the opportunity to apply concepts from all the courses to gain insight from raw data and to build predictive models.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploratory Data Analysis with MATLAB
  • Data Processing and Feature Engineering with MATLAB
  • Predictive Modeling and Machine Learning with MATLAB
  • Data Science Project: MATLAB for the Real World

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 5 months
    • 4 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner Level

  • No prior experience required.

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Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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