Mobile Application Design & Development


Program Information

Mobile application development is quickly evolving and growing to meet the demand of today’s marketplace. The Mobile Application & Design Development Ontario College Graduate Certificate program will allow students the opportunity to develop a wide variety of skills in applications for mobile and tablet devices. Curriculum focuses on mobile application development topics, and becomes increasingly in-depth to allow students to develop the skills employers demand.

Initial curriculum focuses on platform-based development including iOS and Android applications. Various client-side development tools are introduced such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript, as well as server-side programming to complement mobile application development. The focus will be on open source development based on PHP and MySQL.

In the second term, curriculum is based on various applied courses and team projects to ensure the continued development of critical skills in publishing their native, game and cross-platform mobile applications on both the App Store and Android Market. The third term curriculum focuses on user-experience design, web security, online mobile marketing, user interface design and native smartphone application development utilizing the latest standard web technologies. To synthesize all student learning outcomes, the co-op work term or the applied project provides the components necessary to improve graduate employability competencies.

In this program, graduates develop their problem solving skills to analyze business requirements and design, develop and implement real-life mobile applications. In addition, students expand their business and communication skills through participating in collaborative team projects.

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Cestar College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Toronto, Ontario. Students that are registered at Lambton in Toronto are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Cestar College campus in Toronto. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College.

Device Requirements

This program requires a laptop.

Admission Requirements

A college diploma or university degree in Engineering Technology, Electronics or Computer Application

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate language proficiency by submitting one of the following scores:

  • IELTS of 6.5
    - or -
    IELTS of 6.0 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study.
  • TOEFL iBT 79
    TOEFL 70 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study.
  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test 

Applicants from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines and Pakistan should note that IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Not all students will qualify for EAP-3106 in place of the required IELTS or TOEFL test scores.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may expect a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities that are both challenging and dynamic in nature. Courses in the program prepare graduates for careers such as iOS programmers, Android programmers, mobile application developers, software developers, computer programmers, programmer analysts, database developers, database specialists. Upon completion of this post-graduate certificate program, graduates will be equipped with multidisciplinary skills that can be applied in a variety of careers in the field.

For information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

905-890-7833 x 222
Sarnia/Main Campus

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