Mobile Application Development and Strategy Program (T430)


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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. This three-semester program will help students 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.

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

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

Your Field Education Options

Experiential Learning

Mandatory Co-op or Work Integrated Learning

During the third semester of the program, students may choose whether to apply for a Co-op position or take a Work Integrated Learning course that includes an industry-sponsored project.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Create meaningful design artifacts using modern software engineering methodologies and project management principles.
  2. Implement native mobile applications for different mobile platforms.
  3. Develop solution architectures to support mobile applications by applying enterprise architecture principles and best practices.
  4. Develop creative concepts for mobile applications that meet innovation, entrepreneurship and social enterprise objectives.
  5. Develop secure mobile applications by implementing the security principles, standards and best practices of mobile application development.
  6. Develop usable, friendly, fast and reliable mobile applications by applying the principles and best practices of User Interface design and experience (UI/UX).
  7. Work independently and as a team member to develop mobile application solutions for a business.
  8. Use industry standard testing methodologies to ensure software quality and improve software performance.
  9. Apply various strategies for developing competitive mobile applications.


Required Courses

Printable Curriculum Planner 2019-2020 


semester 1 courses
Code Course name
MADS 4000 Object Oriented Development Using Java
MADS 4001 Introduction to Android Development
MADS 4002 Swift Fundamentals
MADS 4003 Introduction to IOS Development
MADS 4004 Introduction to Databases


semester 2 courses
Code Course name
MADS 4005 Advanced IOS Development
MADS 4006 Advanced Android Development
MADS 4007 Web Development Fundamentals
MADS 4008 Advanced Web Development
MADS 4009 Mobile Application Strategy
MADS 4011 Work Term Preparation


semester 3 courses
Code Course name
TCOP 4010 Co-op
MADS 4010 Work Integrated Project

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

Graduates of this program may apply for positions that include:

  • Mobile Developer
  • iOS Developer
  • Android Developer
  • Front-end Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Mobile Engineer
  • Software Engineer

Tuition and Fees


$7,211.00* ‡

Additional Costs

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of the program starting in Fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2020 and at later dates.

‡ Semester 3 fees will consist of a flat fee of $500.00 for Co-op Placement and for the Work Integrated Project fees will vary and to be paid separately, both of which is not included in the total above.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

Financial Assistance

This program is not eligible for OSAP funding.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

Two- or three-year College Diploma or Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field.


English language proficiency is essential. Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.

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College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit for more information.


Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

How to Apply

Apply To

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges


Contact Us

School of Computer Technology

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4287


The office hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Program Coordinator: Maziar Masoudi

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 3345


For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

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The Mobile Application Development and Strategy is offered through our School of Computer Technology from our Casa Loma Campus at 146 Kendal Avenue. Sign up for an Information Session or Campus Tour to learn more about George Brown College and the program. You can also explore our virtual tour.

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