|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Waterloo|
|Type||Graduate Certificate, College|
|Nominal duration||2 years/ 16 months, plus 1 Optional Co-op term|
|Tuition fee||CA$17,156 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$14,500), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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|Dormitory fee||CA$10,000 per year
The above fee is an estimated amount for during the two academic semesters.
There are a lot of housing options for you to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Be sure to find a place close to your campus and easily accessible by regular and frequent public transit.
Undergraduate Diploma (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess:
- A diploma, advanced diploma, degree or equivalent with an overall average grade of B or above (as assessed, by country, to Ontario standards) in any of these areas:
- Other relevant disciplines may also be considered, such as electronics and communications engineering and others that offer a significant degree of software development in their curriculum.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English speaking country or, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
If your IELTS/TOEFL score does not meet the minimum English language requirement for direct entry, you may choose to enter Conestoga’s English for Academic Studies – EAS program.
Mobile Solutions Development (MSD) is a four-semester (16 months) graduate certificate program, including a one-semester exploration of career management or an optional co-op in the mobile software industry. The program will offer students a strong practical background in mobile solutions design and development that encompasses different devices, operating systems, database and network infrastructures, as well as coverage of software quality and the security aspects to mobile solutions development.
In the Mobile Solutions Development program, students benefit from specialized courses taught by highly qualified industry experts. As a result, students should expect to have classes scheduled up until 8:00 p.m.
Applying to the Co-op Stream
The optional co-op stream includes one co-op work term instead of the Guided Career Management course.
Co-operative Education integrates academic studies with program-related experience in the workplace. This results in better-trained workers who are familiar with their professional expectations and have the skills needed to contribute to an organization right from the start.
The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
Students will be informed of the application deadline and process to apply for the Co-op Stream. Labour market conditions determine the number of co-op seats in optional co-op programs. Every student who meets academic eligibility requirements may not be admitted to the co-op stream.
To be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students are required to achieve a minimum overall 80% session weighted average in Level 1 with no dropped or failed courses.
Students graduate with software development and mobile user interface design skills and experience necessary to design and implement high-quality web and mobile software solutions for industry or entrepreneurial endeavours.
Entry-level positions for graduates of this program include:
- mobile software developer
- mobile application developer
- web application developer
- app designer
- app tester
- mobile solutions tester
- software quality-control professional and entrepreneur
In addition to these, future career path opportunities would include project manager, user experience (UX) designer and industry consultant.