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.

Overview

Program name
Mobile Application Development and Strategy
Code
T430
Location
Duration
1 year (3 semesters)
Starting month
September, January
Credential
George Brown College Certificate
Method of study
FT

Year of Study

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2020 Open
Jan. 2021 Open
May 2021 N/A
International students
Sept. 2020 Opens Dec 16, 2019
Jan. 2021 Opens Apr 6, 2020
May 2021 N/A

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 Study options

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.

Experiential Learning

Mandatory Co-op or Work Integrated Learning

Program Standards and 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

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SEMESTER 1

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

SEMESTER 2

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

SEMESTER 3

semester 3 courses
CodeCourse name
TCOP 4010Co-op
OR
MADS 4010Work Integrated Project

Detailed course outlines

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

$7,211.00* ‡

Additional Cost

*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 are 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.

Admission Requirements

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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

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.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details

COURSE EXEMPTIONS

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Contact Us

School of Computer Technology

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4287

Email: computertechnology@georgebrown.ca

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

Email: mmasoudi@georgebrown.ca

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.

Visit Our Campus

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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