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Overview - 2022/2023

MAP1 is available to international students only. Canadian students, please see MAP2.

Students develop a wide variety of skills related to developing, testing and deploying applications for mobile devices. The main focus of the program is to design mobile applications for the two leading platforms in mobile devices: iOS and Android.

Students will develop the capabilities to assess the integration of mobile solutions in existing business functions and processes, build native applications for mobile devices, implement web and enterprise solutions on the mobile platform, and implement user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design best practices.

In their final semester, students will complete a co-operative work placement with an industry partner.

 

Admission Requirements - 2022/2023

Admission Requirements

Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree in computer science/information technology or equivalent

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.  SDS Program Requirements.  
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Previous Information Technology post-secondary education and/or training and/or work experience.

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements

Courses

Mobile Application Development-2022/2023

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
ACAD-6002Graduate Success Strategies1
This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve academic and career success for graduate students. Areas of focus include college resources, study skills, and time management among other skills. The importance of Academic Integrity will be a main focus.
MGMT-6135Essential Skills for Mgmt Professionals4
This course applies the principles of professional communication in the Canadian industry. It explores intercultural communication and the characteristics of diverse worldviews. Students will identify issues involved in communications and global diversity, and develop necessary skills to create professional documents that adhere to Canadian standards. Through presentations, case studies and thematic readings, students will learn written, verbal and nonverbal skills that are essential to business management, while maintaining sensitivity to issues involving geographic, cultural, gender and ability diversity. Throughout the course, students will work both individually and in groups to build their knowledge and skills needed to demonstrate professional communication within Canadian businesses.
DEVL-6024Career Planning1
This course introduces students to the importance of personal career management. Students will learn about, practice and use career (job) search, resume writing and interview skills. Students will also complete an individual career management project.
INFO-6120Databases-Intro4
An introduction to relational database system design and development, by creating a variety of simple databases, based upon typical business requirements. Students build complete database solutions incorporating multi-table relational databases, forms, reports, queries, and test data. Students will also be introduced to the Structured Query Language.
INFO-6121Programming for Mobile Development4
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of procedural / object-oriented programming. Problem analysis and algorithmic thinking skills will be emphasized to develop good program writing technique. Content will include data types and variables, sequence, selection, repetition, data input validation, arrays, methods, searching and sorting data, the basic concepts of object oriented programming, and the use of an integrated development environment (IDE) tool for writing, testing and de-bugging code.
INFO-6122Programming JavaScript4
This course will introduce students to JavaScript and its use in web page construction. Students will be introduced to object-oriented programming concepts using JavaScript and the Document Object Model (DOM) and various HTML controls. Object creation and customization, exception-handling, event handling, and testing and debugging techniques will be covered.
INFO-6123Web Design3
This course focuses on creating mobile accessible, compliant, search-engine friendly web sites using the latest web standards. Students will learn to code clean, responsive pages with basic design principles for the mobile environment. Current web trends are explored, and students will incorporate typography, CSS transitions, to create rich, interactive experiences.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-6124Android Application Development 14
This course is an introduction to designing and developing native Android applications. Students will gain hands-on experience in developing and deploying mobile applications on Android devices. Students will be introduced to the android framework, designing user interfaces, data persistence, location-based applications, telephony, debugging and testing.
INFO-6125iOS Application Development 14
This course is an introduction to programming on Apple's iOS. Students will be introduced to Objective-C/Swift, XCode, Cocoa Touch frameworks, memory management, designing on different form factor, designing user interfaces, data persistence, location-based applications, telephony, debugging and testing.
INFO-6126Mobile Application UI/UX Design3
This course provides students with an introduction to UI/UX for mobile platforms. Students will examine special features of mobile UI design, application design steps, creating visual appeal, and application usability. Students will learn concepts, techniques, practices, and tools for design such as Material Design, MVVM and data binding.
INFO-6127Enterprise Tech for Mobile Platforms3
This course provides students with the foundation of back-end enterprise technologies that are used to develop mobile applications in an enterprise environment. Students will investigate modern back-end technologies. The course focuses on the architectural design approaches, architectural styles for the APIs, execution environments, and databases.
INFO-6128Mobile Web Development3
Students will learn to develop progressive web apps that work on mobile devices that appear like traditional native mobile applications. The student will also learn device features such as the camera and geolocation in your web apps and utilize push notifications to increase user engagement with your web app.
INFO-6129Cross Platform Mobile Development3
This course provides students with the foundations of developing cross-platform mobile applications. Students will gain hands-on experience with React Native and modern JavaScript, and build apps on both Android and iOS devices. Coursework emphasizes current JavaScript features, UI development with React Native, and accessing native capabilities of mobile platforms.
COOP-1020Co-operative Education Employment Prep1
This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.

Level 3
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
INFO-6130Android Application Development 24
In this course, students learn advanced concepts on Android devices. Focus will be on Android Services, multithreading and asynchronous processing, 2D and 3D graphics applications, and implement cloud-to-device messaging. Students will also explore Android multimedia APIs, and advanced topics on application publication and distribution.
INFO-6131iOS Application Development 24
In this course students will examine topics such as data-driven applications, advanced UI design and development, developing with XML on the iPhone/iPad, and integrating iPhone/iPad devices with Web Services.
INFO-6132Adv Topics in Mobile Development4
This course will cover advanced topics in mobile apps development. Topics will include combining wearables, Internet of Things, augmented reality, data analytics, artificial intelligence, chat-bots and monetization.
INFO-6133Mobile Security Concepts3
This course focuses on how to build 'hardened' systems that are more resistant to attacks preventing financial losses and damage to the organization's reputation. Not only will students learn how attackers think and operate but will apply that knowledge to secure and improve common mobile applications.
INFO-6134Capstone Project5
This project-based course is designed to allow students to demonstrate the various software development skills that they have been exposed to in previous course offerings. Students are responsible for the entire project development lifecycle and will work in project teams using various tools to develop a single comprehensive solution.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 16 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

Careers - 2022/2023

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program could work as:
  • Mobile Developer
  • iOS Developer
  • Android Developer
  • Front-end Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Mobile Engineer
  • Software Engineer

More Information - 2022/2023

A Mandatory Mobile Computing (Laptop) Program
A Two-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program
Program Code: MAP1
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
September/January/May Admission
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at
www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates 


Contact

School of Information Technology: 519-452-4291

Program Description

Students develop a wide variety of skills related to developing, testing and deploying applications for mobile devices. The main focus of the program is to design mobile applications for the two leading platforms in mobile devices: iOS and Android. Students will develop the capabilities to assess the integration of mobile solutions in existing business functions and processes, build native applications for mobile devices, implement web and enterprise solutions on the mobile platform, and implement user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design best practices. In their final semester, students will complete a co-operative work placement with an industry partner.

Co-operative Education

This one-year program has one co-op work term.  Students who fulfill both the academic and co-op requirements of the program will be eligible to graduate with a Co-op Endorsed Certificate.  More information about Co-operative Education can be found at www.fanshawec.ca/co-op.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Implement native mobile applications for different mobile platforms;
  2. Develop solution architectures to support client mobile applications by applying the principles and best practices of enterprise architecture and data management;
  3. Develop creative concepts for mobile applications that meet innovation, entrepreneurship and social enterprise objectives;
  4. Develop secure mobile applications by implementing the security principles, standards, and best practices of mobile application development;
  5. Develop usable, friendly, fast, and reliable mobile applications by applying the principles and best practices of User Interface design and experience (UI/UX);
  6. Work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, to develop mobile application solutions for a business;
  7. Use industry standard testing methodologies to ensure software quality and improve software performance;
  8. Apply strategies for personal, career and professional development to enhance work performance and maintain currency with industry and technological changes;
  9. Comply with relevant laws, industry standards, guidelines and best practices in the design and implementation of mobile applications;
  10. Communicate complex information technology solutions verbally, in writing and digitally for a variety of audiences and purposes.

Program Pathways

For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.

Program Details

More details

2022/2023 academic year: Refer to the More Info tab to view offerings for the 2022/23 academic year. Canadian students can start applying in early October for programs with Sep. 2022, Jan. 2023 and May 2023 start dates through ontariocolleges.ca.

Canadian Students

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability
2021 September
Open
2022 January
London
Open
2022 May
London
Open
2022 September
London
Open
2023 January
London
Open
2023 May
London
Open
Program Code
MAP1

Program Coordinator:

Lianne Wong

Delivery
Co-op
Day Time
Full-Time
Credential
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Duration
45 weeks