Mobile Application Development
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- Review the Admission Requirements to ensure you meet the program requirements.
- Check the Program Details for availability and campus locations.
- Apply now through Fanshawe College’s VAS (Virtual Application System). Our International Centre will assess your application and, if accepted, provide you with a Letter of Admission as soon as possible.
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Thank you for your interest! At this time, this program is currently available to International applicants only. Check back soon for updates or connect with us to discuss your program options.
*Domestic applicants include Canadian citizens, permanent residents, protected persons and Convention refugees.
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.
Fanshawe’s Mobile Application Development program will prepare graduates to take advantage of the growing opportunities in the mobile app development field of information technology. Graduates can expect to be hired as:
- Mobile Developer - analyze, design, implement, mobile applications on Android or iOS platforms
- Junior Computer Programmer - analyze, design, program, implement, configure, integrate, maintain and support various applications.
- Mobile Web Developer - manage a website using innovative strategies to ensure the website is fully optimized and running proficiently to allow for a seamless, user-friendly experience on a mobile device.
- UI/UX Developer - design, develop, maintain front end computer applications for a positive and cohesive user experience on a mobile device
Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduate employment rates among large colleges in Ontario?
Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Mobile Application Development program:
Manage a website using innovative strategies to ensure the website is fully optimized and running proficiently to allow for a seamless, user-friendly experience.
Front End Web Developer
Web Product Developer
Develop and implement a website, research new technologies and best practices, make recommendations and focus on continuous quality improvement.
- Implement native mobile applications for different mobile platforms;
- Develop solution architectures to support client mobile applications by applying the principles and best practices of enterprise architecture and data management;
- Develop creative concepts for mobile applications that meet innovation, entrepreneurship and social enterprise objectives;
- Develop secure mobile applications by implementing the security principles, standards, and best practices of mobile application development;
- Develop usable, friendly, fast, and reliable mobile applications by applying the principles and best practices of User Interface design and experience (UI/UX);
- Work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, to develop mobile application solutions for a business;
- Use industry standard testing methodologies to ensure software quality and improve software performance;
- Apply strategies for personal, career and professional development to enhance work performance and maintain currency with industry and technological changes;
- Comply with relevant laws, industry standards, guidelines and best practices in the design and implementation of mobile applications;
- Communicate complex information technology solutions verbally, in writing and digitally for a variety of audiences and purposes.
Full Time Offerings
English Language Requirements
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
Recommended Academic Preparation
- Previous Information Technology post-secondary education and/or training and/or work experience.
Applicant Selection Criteria
Applicant Selection CriteriaWhere the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- 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)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.
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