Mobile Application Development Certificate (Undergraduate)

Revolutionize the way we access information, communicate and learn with the Mobile Application Development Certificate (Undergraduate) in the College of Science and Technology at Temple University. Students enrolled in the certificate program will learn to leverage the various components found in modern mobile devices such as wireless communication and global navigation systems to build applications that aid in accessibility, consumer needs and entertainment. 

With new technologies constantly available at our fingertips, mobile app developers are in high demand. This program teaches new material such as cloud computing and scripting languages and also reinforces concepts taught in computer and information sciences (CIS) courses.

You’ll learn to work in a team to design and implement mobile apps and gain the skills necessary to apply design principles to resolve challenges in hardware and user interfaces. Coursework for this program will also teach students to

  • develop and integrate cyber-physical systems based on mobile applications;

  • design and manipulate models using data definition and data manipulation languages;

  • learn how to program databases, write scripts and utilize multiplatform development techniques; and

  • use cloud-based resources including information retrieval services, messaging and storage.

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Classes & Curriculum

The curriculum for this 11–12 credit course will be taught in person on Main Campus and is designed to be completed in two semesters.

Students are required to complete these two application development courses.

  • Advanced Mobile Application Development

  • Introduction to Mobile Application Development

And choose one of the following courses.

  • Database Management Systems

  • Principles of Database Systems

  • Quality Assurance & Testing

  • User Experience Design

Learn more about the course requirements for the Mobile Application Development Certificate (Undergraduate).

Related Graduate Programs

College of Science and Technology undergraduates can pursue professional careers across a wide variety of fields. You can also choose to further your education with graduate master’s or doctoral degrees. These degree programs prepare you to graduate with the skills and experience necessary to succeed in a competitive job market or pursue graduate research.

Research Internships

Our internships give you the opportunity to gain real-world professional and research experience to further your academic experience and help you form your path after graduation. Students have interned at Philadelphia-area organizations and performed research on campus or at other institutions. These experiences can enhance your prospects for future employment and graduate school.


As the demand for workers with a background in computer science increases, the need for mobile application developers is more vital than ever. Graduates of the Mobile Application Development certificate program can look forward to a range of career options including

  • computer systems analyst,

  • computer systems engineer,

  • software application developer,

  • software quality assurance engineer and 

  • web developer.

Tuition & Fees

The tuition for this Certificate Program is based on school or college of your major, program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.


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