iOS Developer

Discover iOS development, and build powerful applications for iPhones and iPads!

DiplomaBachelor's-level diplomaDurationFull time: 12 months
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A flexible online program

Imagine starting a brand-new career at any time! Can’t commit to full-time? No problem, study at your own pace.

Real-world projects

Acquire the most relevant skills by completing 11 projects based on those required in your future career.

Individual learning support

Benefit from weekly mentoring sessions with an expert in the field.

Bachelor's-level diploma

Leave with a professional qualification and benefit from our hired or refunded guarantee.*

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iOS Developer

DiplomaBachelor's-level diplomaDurationFull time: 12 months

One million computer programming jobs are estimated to be created in the U.S. by 2020 - as well as 700,000 in Europe - thanks to unprecedented growth in the tech sector.

Here at OpenClassrooms, we pinpoint the key skills needed for the most in-demand jobs and develop courses and diplomas to train our students in those areas. That’s why we've developed a one-year bachelor’s-level diploma in development, which you can complete entirely online with the help of a dedicated mentor. 

In this path, you'll study iOS development. iOS developers build mobile applications on Apple's widely-used mobile system. This can include applications on iPhones and iPads.

An iOS developer: 

  • Builds mobile applications on the iOS operating system
  • Writes clean, well-structured code
  • Writes unit and integration tests for their code
  • Takes project briefs from clients and builds apps based on those needs
  • Builds great looking apps, from games to productivity hacks
  • And more!

How much will I earn?

iOS development roles offer appealing compensation. By following this path, you may end up in a job in one of the following salary categories:

United States

  • Beginner: $60,000 - $80,000
  • More experienced: $80,000 - $120,000+
  • Freelance: $80-250 per hour

United Kingdom

  • Beginner: £35,000 - £45,000
  • More experienced: £45,000 - £60,000
  • Freelance: £400 per day

What are my job prospects?

 iOS developers are actively recruited by every kind of company, from startups to big companies. Apple products are widely used in almost every industry, and no company that ventures into web or mobile services would be able to do so fully without building iOS applications.

Find iOS development job offers on Indeed. Other recommended resources to explore include LinkedIn and ZipRecruiter

Who is eligible to enroll?

To be eligible to earn this path's diploma, candidates must demonstrate proof of one of the following prerequisites:

  • an associate's degree, or equivalent, in computer science, web development, or software development
  • or a high school/secondary school degree, vocational certificate, or equivalent, and at least 2 years of professional experience in IT, web development, or software development

All other candidates will need to go through a specific admissions process. These candidates must have:

  • Language: You will need to provide a certificate not older than 2 years to demonstrate a minimum level of English B2.

    Certificates accepted:

    • English Diploma from a secondary institution (private or public) or an accredited higher learning institution
    • Linguaskill minimum score: 160
    • BULATS minimum score: 60
    • TOEIC minimum score: 785
    • IELTS minimum score: 6.5
    • TOEFL iBT minimum score: 88
    • Cambridge FCE / CAE / BEC HIGHER / BEC VANTAGE minimum score or grade: B or 160
    • Certificate from a language center demonstrating a minimum level of B2 (including the number of training hours completed and the company signature or stamp)

    Don’t have one of these certificates? Find out where to take an exam.

  • Equipment: Candidates must also have access to a computer (PC or Mac), headphones, a microphone, a webcam, and a good internet connection for mentoring sessions (3.2 Mbps upload and 1.8 Mbps for download). In addition, to master the skills on this path, you will need to:
    • Have at least 8 GB of RAM (16 GB is more comfortable) and 100 GB of storage space available on your computer.
    • Have administrator rights to your computer in order to install required programs.

What will I learn?

In this path, you will learn how to:

  • Create iPhone/iPad applications using Swift and Xcode
  • Make your mobile applications look great
  • Architect and implement the UI, animations, and interactions according to a design specification
  • Utilize local data storage
  • Ensure compliance with Apple submission requirements
  • Integrate applications with remote resources
  • Perform integration and testing of the apps with existing systems
  • Produce functional and technical documentation for each project
  • Apply best programming practices to ensure high-performance products
  • Analyze a new project and choose a technical solution
  • Design technical architecture using UML diagrams

How will I learn at OpenClassrooms?

Our learning method is unique and revolves around two elements: professional projects and dedicated mentoring sessions.

Projects
 At OpenClassrooms, learning is project-driven because that’s the fastest way to become proficient. Projects offer hands-on experience so you can hit the ground running when you start your new job.  

Want to see an example of a project? Read our blog post here.

Mentorship
During your path, you will be assigned a mentor who will offer one-to-one support via weekly video conference sessions. This mentor will offer guidance on your projects, help define objectives and guide you until you reach them. Our mentors are dedicated professionals who are experts in their field and have experience in sharing their know-how with our students.

 

Your diploma

  • OpenClassrooms is a private distance learning establishment, registered with the Board of Education in Paris, France.

  • Once you’ve completed your training path and validated your skills, you’ll be awarded the "iOS Developer" standard diploma.
    You'll earn the "iOS Developer" certificate, registered at the National Directory of Professional Certifications. This diploma is at Bachelor's-level on the EQF (European Qualifications Framework).

  • Contact the university or higher education establishment where you’d like to continue your studies if you have questions about the equivalence of the diploma.

Hired or refunded guarantee

  • You find a job in the 6 months following the date of validation of your last path project.

  • Otherwise, we guarantee the reimbursement of your tuition.*
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iOS Developer

DiplomaBachelor's-level diplomaDurationFull time: 12 months

A teaching method based on practical experience.

  • Acquire key skills for your future career with real-world projects.

  • Make progress with the support of an experienced professional.

  • Acquire concrete know-how and demonstrate it with a portfolio.

Detailed projects and skills

project 1

Learn how to learn!

You're embarking on a great learning journey! Equip yourself with the tools and mentalities you'll need throughout your courses and projects.
Duration10 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Create and update your CV or resume
  • Set clear goals
project 2

Analyze the needs of your client for their group of pizzerias

A client has asked you to create a technical system for their pizzeria. It's up to you to imagine and map out this solution!
Duration80 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Detail project specifications
  • List functionalities requested by the client
  • Collect and analyze the needs of a customer
  • Choose an appropriate technical solution
project 3

Create an entertaining app right off the bat!

Jump start your iOS experience by creating a fun party game app while learning about the development environment and getting a taste of the Swift programming language!
Duration40 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Identify the main functionalities in the Xcode environment
  • Program with basic variables, constants, functions and UI constraints with Swift
  • Use Git version control software to manage a codebase
project 4

Implement your first algorithm in Swift!

Propel your iOS development skills forward by creating your first algorithm using the programming language Swift and Object Oriented Programming (OOP).
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Apply Object Oriented fundamentals using Swift
  • Manipulate data structures in Swift
  • Justify choice of Swift and explain matching algorithm
project 5

Build Gridy, a photo puzzle app

Create a photo puzzle game while implementing Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture, beautiful animations, and seamless interactions.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Use iOS tools for layout design, persistent data storage, and internal device resources
  • Manage user interactions via an interactive interface
  • Use autolayout to create a UI based on mockups
project 6

Design a pizzeria’s technical management system

OC Pizza has asked for your help designing a technical solution for pizza orders. Build a database to help them keep track of pizza orders and more!
Duration90 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Create technical architecture using UML diagrams
  • Describe basic UML concepts
  • Set up a first database
  • Use a schema when designing a database
  • Design a database schema
project 7

Create FocusOn, an app that helps you focus on the most important task of the day

Create a productivity app implementing reusable custom component compositions and utilizing storage and other supporting resources.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Build an app using persistent data storage, local notifications, and 3rd party libraries
  • Build a UI using table view and tab bar controller
  • Produce a test execution report
  • Provide a fix when suggested by the test execution report
  • Implement unit tests
  • Implement integration tests
project 8

Document and manage a pizzeria

You designed a system for a pizzeria to manage its orders and more (yum!). Now, write its documentation.
Duration20 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Read and generate online documentation
  • Write documentation destined for non-technical users
project 9

Develop Popcorn Swirl, a movie deal app

You've got a great opportunity to contribute to a startup project. Apply your advanced iOS development skills to implement a real-time, dynamic, content-rich application.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Select the appropriate programming languages for the development of the application
  • Develop an application offering the features expected by the client
  • Respect Industry Standard development practices
project 10

Enhance functionality of an existing app

In the real world, you will often take on projects that are already off the ground. That implies collaboration with other teams, navigating someone else’s code and finding a suitable solution within given environment.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Produce technical and functional documentation for the application
  • Correct application faults reported by the customer
  • Provide feature enhancements requested by the customer
  • Complete a suite of unit and integration tests to reflect changes made
project 11

Survey the technology landscape

Create your own dashboard to stay up to date on all the latest and greatest tech happenings!
Duration10 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Set up a system for staying up to date with technology
  • Identify tools and resources for staying up to date with technology
Diploma
Développeur concepteur logiciel

One-to-one learning support

  • Benefit from weekly individual mentoring sessions with an expert in the field.

  • Progress rapidly through projects thanks to their expertise in sharing know-how.

The OpenClassrooms community

  • Count on our solid student community to give you support 24-7.

  • Share your doubts or queries with a comprehensive network of students, mentors, and graduates.

Pay for your path

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Benefits
  • Flexible start date and study schedule

  • Non-binding subscription: Stop at any time

  • The faster you finish, the less it costs

  • Hired or refunded guarantee*

€300 per month

Approx. 12 months

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