105.733 Programming with MATLAB for Biomedical Engineering
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC
Lecture TubeTUWEL


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • design, debug and test programs in the MATLAB language
  • solve easy to moderately difficult problems in applied mathematics and engineering using MATLAB

Subject of course

MATLAB syntax (command- and partially object-oriented), graphical representations, solution of linear and nonlinear systems of equations,  optimization, solution of ordinary differential equations by functions in the various toolboxes.

Teaching methods

Learning of language and tool boxes by means of example programs, development and testing of programs for solving problems posed in weekly assignments.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The lecture will be held via Zoom and recorded. The recording is only for personal use and must not be shared or published!

You will need a laptop with a MATLAB installation already in the first unit, see http://www.sss.tuwien.ac.at/sss/mla/. 

At least the following toolboxes have to be installed:


Curve Fitting Toolbox, Global Optimization Toolbox, Optimization Toolbox, Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox, Symbolic Math Toolbox, Image Processing Toolbox, Signal Processing Toolbox 






Course dates

Wed16:00 - 18:0006.10.2021 - 26.01.2022Sem.R. DA grün 06A (LIVE)Programming with Matlab for Biomechanical Engineering
Programming with MATLAB for Biomedical Engineering - Single appointments
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Examination modalities

Starting on October 6, I will upload an obligatory and an optional problem every Wednesday. The programs that solve the problems have to be delivered until 6pm on the following Tuesday. The exact specifications how to submit the programs are listed in the assignment. Please follow them precisely to help me in the administration of the programs coming in every week. If you fail to do this, the submission will be rejected and you will lose the chance of a correction. 

Each problem comes with a number of points. After every submission you will get feedback about the correctness or mistakes to be corrected. In the latter case you are expected to submit corrected version within four days. If the program is correct after the 1st or the 2nd submission you earn the full number of points. A 3rd submission is possible only in very exceptional cases. The final mark is computed from the percentage of your total number of points relative to the sum of the obligatory points in the following way:

60-75%: 4
75-90%: 3 
90-100%: 2 
> 100% : 1

You can earn points for all problems, but the percentage is relative to the sum of the obligatory points! 


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu - 26.01.2023assessedno application-Beurteilung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2021 09:00 03.10.2021 18:00 03.10.2021 18:00

Registration modalities

For students of Biomedical Engineering only!


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 453 Biomedical Engineering


Otto and Denier, An Introduction to Programming and Numerical Methods in MATLAB, Springer

Brian Hahn, Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists, Academic Press

Stormy Attaway, Matlab: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving, Butterworth-Heinemann

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of higher mathematics (functions, linear algebra, ordinary differential equations)


  • Attendance Required!