MATLAB for Engineers
CS 110
Spring 2019


You get to learn MATLAB! You are so lucky. It is my 7th favorite thing in the world.

You will start lab and using MATLAB Day One (Jan. 18). If you can’t set up Zybooks right away, a description of the first lab can be found here.


Shanon Reckinger, PhD
email: (please use Piazza for all course communication, and check the FAQs first)
phone:  312-996-2465
office:  SEO 933


You can find an up-to-date version of the syllabus here.  


Zybooks is our online textbook for this course. All homework, labs, and projects will be developed and tested here.  


Blackboard is used for posting scores, keeping an up-to-date calculated grade, and for accessing video captures of all lectures.


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Piazza is used for all course communication.  Please do not use email (with the exception of personal and emergency situations).  Please post to the forum with any questions about the course (logistical or technical).  When possible, post your question publicly (you can choose to be anonymous to your classmates). If you have a question, others probably do too. If your question relates to personal information about your grade or class standing or requires you to post your answer/code, please post privately (to all instructors). Also, check out the FAQ page.


Gradescope will be used for submission of all the codes you write (for labs and projects) and also where we will return feedback and grades. We will also return graded exams on Gradescope.  Entry code:  9PYPBJ. Please make sure you use your email address or it will not sync properly with Blackboard..

Class Calendar 

Please see the calendar below for office hours and help sessions (these are shared with CS 109, if you are wondering why there are so many).  

 All help sessions are located in the CS Student Lounge, which is located in SEL 2260 (SEL South East Side), inside the tutoring room.  Once you enter SEL 2260, you will see a large student work space and in the back right corner is the tutoring room.  Piazza will be monitored daily and we do everything we can to answer all questions by 9 pm.  For example, if you post a question Monday before 9 pm, we will be sure to get answered by 9 pm on Monday. If you post a question after 9 pm, we may not get to it until the next day.

Class Schedule/Lecture Slides/Assignments

See the spreadsheet below for lecture topics, HW, labs, projects, exams.  

Need lecture materials?

-Click on the lecture date (which is a hyperlink) to access a pdf of the slides from that lecture.  

-Lecture capture is posted to Blackboard (not managed by me, so report any problems to ACCC).