Mobile Application Development and Strategy Program (Postgraduate) (T440)

Program Description

Program Overview

This one-year program teaches students a wide variety of skills related to developing, testing and deploying apps for iOS and Android mobile phones and tablets.

Full Description

Mobile application development is one of the fastest-growing sectors of information technology. As a student in this three-semester program, you will develop a wide variety of skills related to developing, testing and deploying applications for mobile phones and tablets. The main focus of the program is the two leading platforms in mobile devices: iOS and Android.

You will be taught Kotlin and Swift programming languages in this program to facilitate an easier transition in developing mobile applications. Client-side development tools such as HTML 5, CSS3 and JavaScript, as well as aspects of server-side programming, are covered to complement mobile application development. To synthesize all learning outcomes, you will participate in either a co-op work term or an applied project to provide the experience necessary to improve graduate employability.

As a student, you will learn strategies related to the development of mobile applications from a business perspective, such as performing competitive research and exploring revenue-generating approaches. You will also be exposed to the process of App Store and Android Market submissions.

Technology Requirements

This program requires students to have access to a personal computer with the following specifications: 

  • 16 GB RAM minimum 
  • 256 GB SSD Hard Drive (500+ GB is optimal) 
  • Quad-core i7 2.4GHz or better 
  • Video card (2GB RAM minimum/4GB RAM recommended) 
  • Webcam 
  • Mac is recommended 

Your Field Education Options

In semester 3, students complete a Work Integrated Project, or qualified students are eligible for co-op. Learn more about how to qualify, apply, and important dates for co-op on the Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology Experiential Learning page.

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

Graduates of this program may apply for positions that include:

  • mobile developer
  • iOS developer
  • Android developer
  • mobile engineer

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