Course Description

Diploma in Mobile Application Development

CCT College Dublin

Enquire about this upcoming Web and Mobile Application Development diploma course run by CCT in Dublin.


Mobile App Development Course Overview and Audience

This mobile app development course provides the learner with a foundation in native mobile application development. The learner is first introduced into the variety of different development approaches currently available, outlining the dividing lines between each with a focus placed upon native android application development.

During this programme, each of the core areas of native application development will be explored such as designing a user interface, integrating with data storage solutions and access to external resources such as web content and data feeds. With the number of different technologies available on modern smart phones, the learner is guided through real world examples of how GPS, sensors and audio-visual data can be gathered from a device. The primary programming language used during the application development is Java, with additional XML.

The course is aimed at learners who have no previous experience with mobile application development and wish to start in this area. No prior knowledge or skills in app development are needed for this programme.

Programme Aims and Objectives

The aim of this programme is to introduce the learner to the skills and knowledge needed to develop custom native android application using leading tools and frameworks.
Objectives for this course are to:

  • enable the leaner to compare the different technologies currently available and decide which is best for a current mobile application project.
  • follow the design patterns are standards currently used in industry during mobile application development.
  • provide the learner with the skills needed to develop a bespoke interactive user interface for a native mobile application.
  • harness existing technologies and services available to further enhance the ability of a mobile application.
  • develop robust maintainable code that can interact with a variety of different data storage solutions including on device and external services.

Programme Content

  • Week 1
    Overview of mobile application development
    Native Vs. Hybrid Applications
    Integrated Development Environments


  • Week 2
    Control structures and variables
    Classes and Objects
    Error handling


  • Week 3
    User Interface Design
    UI Widgets and Components
    Phone Emulators


  • Week 4
    Data storage and file system
    Application privileges
    Application frameworks


  • Week 5
    Images and Media
    Recording and Playback
    Camera interactions


  • Week 6
    GPS Location Services
    Google Maps integration


  • Week 7
    Web protocols and integration


  • Week 8
    Coding standards and practice
    Design patterns in code


  • Week 9
    Database interactions
    Data backup and centralization


  • Week 10
    Cloud based service integration


  • Week 11
    Application testing
    Application deployment
    App Store introduction and policies


During this programme, the learner will be required to develop a custom mobile application using the technologies that are introduced each week. This allows the learner to focus upon the development of a mobile application relevant to their area of interest.

*Provisional – subject to change

Course Code PTL-605
College Name CCT College Dublin
Course Category Computers & IT (Information Technology), Web Development
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Diploma
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Course Start Date 20th September 2021
Course Fee €1,195
Course Duration 11 weeks, one evening per week with intakes in Spring and Autumn
Course Times 6.30-9.30pm, one evening per week
Career Path This programme provides a solid foundation in modern web development and its application to mobile application development. As such, it is designed to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge, and competencies required to pursue a career in multiple avenues including but not limited to web design, web development, web master and mobile application development. Graduates will also be able to pursue further study in the area of Information Technology and Computer Programming, at Irish NQF Levels 6, 7 and 8.
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CCT College Dublin

+ 353 1 6333446
30-34 Westmoreland Street, Dublin, Ireland

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