This advanced diploma program is designed for those who are interested in developing mobile applications for smartphones, tablets, and the web. Students will learn and apply techniques in writing apps for major platforms common in today’s mobile application marketplace. In addition, students will develop a deep understanding of object-oriented programming principles, cross-platform development both web and native, user interface design, database fundamentals, systems development, and project management, as well as being introduced to game development techniques.
Students will gain knowledge and skills in these areas of study:
Analyze and design mobile applications based on user specifications using object orientation.
Develop, test, and deploy a variety of native mobile applications for multiple platforms and devices.
Develop, test, and deploy a variety of mobile web-based client server-side applications for multiple platforms and devices.
Design, model, implement and maintain databases for both web site and mobile applications.
Comply with and promote adherence to relevant laws, industry standards, guidelines and best practices.
Select and apply current and relevant security features for implementation in both enterprise and personal device applications.
Design, develop and administer mobile applications by applying User Interface design skills and guidelines.
Coordinate or participate as a member of an agile project management team in the development of basic to complex web-based and mobile applications.
Analyze, implement and test solutions to performance issues for optimization of mobile website and native applications.
Promote a culture of inclusion for accessibility in the design and implementation of web-based and mobile applications.
Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development that will lead to enhanced work performance and career opportunities, and keep pace with industry changes.
Graduates of this program may find entry level positions in industries that write, modify and integrate software - both web and native - for mobile application devices, internet-based applications, and in other information technology and systems roles. Employment opportunities may be found in computer software and mobile applications development firms, information technology consulting firms, business environments, corporate training development organizations, and information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.