University College London (UCL) is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary universities and the top-rated university in the U.K. for research strength.
Recently, UCL revamped its undergraduate engineering and computer science programs to link theoretical studies with practical exercises and projects. In parallel, UCL introduced a program in which postgraduate students work with local companies to solve business challenges using data analytics. Both initiatives were enabled in part by campus-wide access to MATLAB® via a MathWorks Campus-Wide License.
“As part of our new curriculum, we created a first-year mathematics course that focuses on modeling because that’s what engineers usually use mathematics for and is based on MATLAB because that is the tool researchers and engineers use to model the world,” says John Mitchell, vice dean education at University College London Engineering.
Online and onsite training has contributed to a 100% increase in the number of UCL undergraduate and graduate students using MATLAB in their studies and on research projects. “With the online resources from MathWorks, students can learn MATLAB outside class and instructors can spend more time teaching the core material,” Mitchell says.