The College of Engineering offers to students and faculty Matlab, a software from MathWorks used for machine learning, signal processing, image processing, computer vision, communications, computational finance, control design, robotics, and much more.

You can sign up for the CoE's Matlab user email group:

  • Post to the group with any questions about Matlab
  • Announcements and updates regarding Matlab will be sent out to anyone in the matlab group.
Free Matlab Tutoring (Closed Until Further Notice Due to COVID)

The College of Engineering provides free Matlab Tutoring in Dearborn 119-A. This resource is not for doing homework but for anyone who needs help with using Matlab, whether you are a new student just getting started or an existing student needing a refresher.

Check the tutoring session schedule here


Windows Desktop computers, Linux, Mac, and Citrix Xen Desktop.


Matlab is available to all engineering students and faculty.


  • For personally owned computers, Matlab can be downloaded and installed  using these instructions. This is a per computer license, no network or VPN connection is required.
  • Matlab can be used in the engineering computer labs and accessed  using Citrix Xen Desktop.
  • Graduate students and faculty with engineering Windows desktop computers can install Matlab from Software Center.
  • For our Linux desktop users, Matlab can be accessed by using: matlab


MathWorks provides several helpful resources on their support page:

Provided are tools for getting started and getting help with using their products.


  • Video Tutorials
  • Documentation Pages
  • Support Forums
  • Examples

Getting Started with Matlab

Learn with Matlab and Simulink Tutorials


Getting Help

Command Line

  • Type "help " then name of command, function or toolbox you want help with
  • If you don't know the name of the command, function, or toolbox you want help with, you can simply type help then a list of the toolboxes will be displayed

Help Window

  • Click on the question mark on the tool bar, or
  • Select "Help" from the menu, then click on "Help Window" from the pull down menu

Help Desk

  • Type "helpdesk" at command prompt (>>), or Helpdesk
  • Select "Help" from the menu, then click on "Help Desk (HTML)" from the pull down menu, or
  • From the Help Window, click on the button titled "Go to Help Desk"