Mobile Application Development

Program: MDEV
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Summer 2019
Location: Barrie

Description

This program is designed to prepare students for a career in mobile application development either as part of a team or an independent entrepreneur. By leveraging the prior software development experience of students, the program is able to focus on the core techniques, concepts, and architectures of mobile applications.

Using an applied project methodology, students will learn how to resolve common mobile programming challenges, while gaining tangible experience in developing mobile applications. Students will also develop effective technical communication skills, as well as gain exposure to vendor standards, guidelines, and best practices.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Mobile Application Development program will be prepared to work independently, or as a member of a team creating, designing, and coding mobile applications using a multitude of programming languages on a variety of mobile platforms.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. identify requirements and implement mobile solutions;
  2. promote mobile technology solutions using business communication and marketing skills;
  3. create effective user interfaces that leverage evolving mobile device capabilities;
  4. design and develop websites that deploy to different devices and platforms;
  5. design and develop cross-platform applications built with rich-media and HTML-based technologies;
  6. design and develop device-specific, native applications;
  7. research and apply various software development kits (SDKs), frameworks and toolkits;
  8. integrate database and server-side technologies to provide complete mobile development solutions;
  9. build, test, and deploy secure mobile solutions using appropriate technologies;
  10. collaborate in a team-based mobile development project;
  11. apply concepts of entrepreneurship to application development;
  12. implement strategies to reduce the impact of mobile applications on the environment;
  13. publish and market mobile applications to an online store.

The Program Progression

Summer Intake

  • Sem 1 - Summer 2019
  • Sem 2 - Fall 2019

Admission Requirements

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree with a focus in computer studies, or equivalent work experience in software development.

Selection Process

Applicants may be asked to submit a current resume and a letter of interest to the Program Coordinator in order to assess their prior academic and experiential learning.

Additional Information

To be successful in this program you are required to provide your own Apple Mac notebook computer prior to the start of the program. Your computer should have at least 4GB of memory, 128GB of disk space, and capable of running OSX version 10.9 (Mavericks) or better.

Graduation Requirements

8 Program Courses
6 Program Option Courses

 Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.

Program Tracking

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Program Courses  
MDEV 1000 Application Design and Interfaces 42
MDEV 1001 Mobile Data Management 42
MDEV 1002 Entrepreneurship for Mobile Development 42
MDEV 1012 Mobile App Portfolio 1 42
Program Option Courses  
Select 3 - 42 hour courses from the available list during registration 126
 Hours294
Semester 2
Program Courses  
MDEV 1003 Mobile Game Design 42
MDEV 1004 Mobile APIs and Frameworks 42
MDEV 1005 Mobile Web Applications 42
MDEV 1013 Mobile App Portfolio 2 84
Program Option Courses  
Select 3 - 42 hour courses from the available list during registration 126
 Hours336
 Total Hours630
Program Option Courses may include:
BNTR 1005Marketing Innovations and Planning
MDEV 1006Introduction to iOS Development
MDEV 1007Advanced iOS Development
MDEV 1008Introduction to Android Development
MDEV 1009Advanced Android Development
MDEV 1010Introduction to BlackBerry Development
MDEV 1011Introduction to Windows Phone Development

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.  

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