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Reinvent the way mobile technology is used as a mobile app developer

Mobile Application Development Ontario College Graduate Certificate program

Learn to develop mobile applications and publish to online stores. Create mobile games and apply the principles of user experience design to develop immersive applications

Program code MDEV
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Program Delivery Full-time +
Program delivery method(s) GC Flex What does this mean?

Program information

Program description

Students prepare for a career in mobile application development either as part of a team or an independent entrepreneur. By leveraging their prior software development experience, students are able to focus on the core techniques, concepts, and architectures of mobile applications. Using an applied project methodology, students learn how to resolve common mobile programming challenges while gaining tangible experience in developing mobile applications. Students also develop effective technical communication skills, as well as gain exposure to vendor standards, guidelines, and best practices.

Intake information

Start dateCampus
Winter 2024 Barrie
Summer 2024 Barrie
Fall 2024 Barrie

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the Mobile Application Development program?

Mobile Application Development 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 8GB of memory, 256GB of disk space, and capable of running OSX version 10.13 (High Sierra) or better.

What career paths can I take as a mobile app developer?

Your Mobile Application Development graduate certificate gives you many 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.

Throughout the program, students will gain the knowledge and skills required for a variety of different roles and career pathways.

Graduates may be employed as:

  • mobile developers
  • mobile engineers
  • iPhone operating system (iOS) developers
  • Android developers
  • software developers
  • software or quality assurance (QA) testers
  • user interface (UI) or user experience (UX) developers

Graduates may find work in the private or public sector, from large companies to smaller start-ups, spanning a range of different market sectors.

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Tom Chambers, graduate of the Mobile Application Development program at Georgian College
With the Mobile Application Development (MDEV) program at Georgian College, I moved from struggling to break into the industry to choosing between job offers within a week. Before enrolling in program, I was a self-taught developer, eager but struggling to establish myself in the mobile development industry. The program turned out to be a game-changer for me. It simulated a realistic work environment, emphasized the value of teamwork, and even provided hands-on experience of publishing an app on the Google Play Store.

The invaluable lessons I learned about coding architecture have been a cornerstone of my professional development. Within a week of completing the MDEV program, I found myself in a position I could only dream of before – choosing between two job offers. I accepted one and it turned out to be the job I’ve always aspired to have. Now, over a year later, I find my job as rewarding and engaging as when I started. The MDEV program did more than help me land a job; it kickstarted a fulfilling career that I deeply cherish.
Tom Chambers, Intermediate Android Developer at KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (class of 2022)

Flex MORE. Study Mobile Application Development part-time

Benefits of studying part-time:

  • Register on a course-by-course basis, paying as you go!
  • MORE choices. We are always adding more flexible delivery programs and courses.

What courses are included in the Mobile Application Development graduate certificate program?

Course overview

14 Program 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-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Mobile Application Development program outline.

  • MDEV 1000 – Application Design and Interfaces
  • MDEV 1001 – Mobile Data Management
  • MDEV 1002 – Entrepreneurship for Mobile Development
  • MDEV 1006 – Introduction to iOS Development
  • MDEV 1008 – Introduction to Android Development
  • MDEV 1012 – Mobile App Portfolio 1
  • MDEV 1014 – Cross-platform Development 1

Your course delivery method(s)

GC Flex

This program is delivered via GC Flex, giving you choice and flexibility. Using technology-enabled, purpose-designed learning spaces, professors deliver lectures and labs in the classroom and simultaneously online. You can participate on campus or online during class or review course materials online later.

Please note, delivery methods are based on planning for the upcoming semester and are subject to change.

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