This course will give an introduction to working with Matlab by using different application examples from all areas of geological sciences. The students will learn to autonomously solve quantitative problems with Matlab. They will learn basic numerical knowledge (e.g. numerical integration) and strategies to address new problems. Especially Master students, that want to attend the course on thermodynamics and kinetics of geological processes, are advised to take this introduction course to Matlab programming (either before or in parallel to the thermodynamics course). Attention: The course will consist of two parts - a block course one week before the Thermodynamics course in Wintersemester starts as well as a regular lecture during the semester.