This course introduces students to the fundamentals for computational analyses using Matlab and Excel. The focus of this course is on the fundamentals of engineering computing and involves algorithm development, selection of appropriate tools, documentation of solutions, and verification and interpretation of results. Students will be exposed to the characteristics of a procedure-oriented language, the representation of information, and an introduction to algorithms. Emphasis will be placed on the solution of characteristic problems arising in engineering. Selected assignments and laboratory exercises are included and are designed to reinforce and expand the student understanding of the fundamental concepts and their application to solving engineering problems.