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.
Mobile Application Development and Strategy
1 year (3 semesters)
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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.
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
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 Standards and Learning Outcomes
- Create meaningful design artifacts using modern software engineering methodologies and project management principles.
- Implement native mobile applications for different mobile platforms.
- Develop solution architectures to support mobile applications by applying enterprise architecture principles and best practices.
- Develop creative concepts for mobile applications that meet innovation, entrepreneurship and social enterprise objectives.
- Develop secure mobile applications by implementing the security principles, standards and best practices of mobile application development.
- Develop usable, friendly, fast and reliable mobile applications by applying the principles and best practices of User Interface design and experience (UI/UX).
- Work independently and as a team member to develop mobile application solutions for a business.
- Use industry standard testing methodologies to ensure software quality and improve software performance.
- Apply various strategies for developing competitive mobile applications.
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Printable Curriculum Planner 2019-2020
semester 1 courses
|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
|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
|MADS 4010||Work Integrated Project|
Detailed course outlines
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
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*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 or Work Integrated Project, which is not included in the total above.
International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.
This program is not eligible for OSAP funding.
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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.
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College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.
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If you are a college or university student or graduate, you may be eligible for program transfers or course-to-course transfers. We have transfer agreements with colleges and universities across Canada and internationally.
SUPPORT FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES
With disability documentation you can receive academic accommodations. Contact us for information.
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