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Mobile application development certificate

Mobile Application Development

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Overview

More people access the web via mobile devices than from personal computers. As the number of devices expands dramatically, users are becoming accustomed to having both web and computing access via small, mobile devices and phones. This has resulted in a significant increase in demand for developers with experience using multiple platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. At the same time, the growth in popularity of cloud computing has increased the ability for these devices to perform functions that previously required computation power unavailable on mobile devices.

Students have a choice of one of the three (3) OS-based tracks (iOS, Android or Windows Phone) as part of their required courses. Students may also choose additional courses from the required tracks and use them towards their electives.

Certificate Requirements

A certificate is awarded upon completion of 15 credit units (6 required and 9 elective credit units) with a grade point average of “C” or better. Students have a choice of one of the three OS-based tracks (iOS, Android or Windows Phone) as part of their required courses. Students may also choose additional courses from the required tracks and use them as electives.

Students who have taken related courses in IT (Java, MS/SQL, etc.); Device Software Engineering or Embedded Systems Engineering may be able to apply some of their completed units to electives in this program.

To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy. To receive the certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing the certificate program are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

Who Should Enroll

This program is intended for individuals interested in the design, development, or use of mobile device applications, games, or utilities. It will benefit those who wish to distinguish themselves across a wide range of employment and technical disciplines within the rapidly expanding field of mobile application development.

Program Benefits

  • Develop the skills required to create applications for the major mobile device players including Apple iPhone, Google Android, and Windows Phone
  • Create strategies to overcome mobile development challenges including memory and processor limitations, intermittent network access, and limited battery power
  • Learn how to effectively use application architectures for a range of wireless devices via hands-on experience
  • Explain the factors to consider when designing software for multiple platforms
  • Increase confidence by implementing applications from scratch using best practice principles including object oriented design and test driven development
  • Understand the relationship between the mobile market and other emerging technologies including cloud computing and social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Acquire the necessary skills to ensure mobile applications efficiently utilize corporate data or data available from external web services
  • Gain insight into new trends and features in the mobile device marketplace

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Mobile Application Development

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