Android Developer

Build Android apps for the billions of people on Android, the most widely-used mobile system worldwide.

DiplomaBachelor's-level diplomaDurationFull time: 12 months
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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 10 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

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Android 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 Android development. Android developers build mobile applications on the most widely-used mobile platform in the world. You guessed it: Android! They build apps that run on both smartphones and tablets and can even run on Android smartphones or TVs.

Android is a mobile operating system created by Google. You may also have heard of its main competitor: iOS, which is made by Apple. Android is similar in terms of functionality but looks different and runs on different types of phones. 

An Android developer: 

  • Builds mobile applications on the Android 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 
  • And more!

How much will I earn?

Android developers, whether they work in Java or Kotlin, can be well-paid because the industry lacks specialized developers in this field.

As an Android developer, you'll be able to earn:

United States

  • Beginner: $60,000 - $80,000
  • More experienced: $80,000 - $120,000+
  • Freelance: $30 - $150/hour

United Kingdom

  • Beginner: £35,000 - £45,000
  • More experienced: £45,000 - £60,000+
  • Freelance: £20 - £130/hour

What are my job prospects?

Android developers are actively recruited by every kind of company, from startups to big companies. Google 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 Android applications, as Android is the most widely-used mobile platform in the world. 

Find Android development job offers on Indeed.

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?

  • Create Android applications based on Java and the development environment Android Studio
  • Communicate with a database to store and retrieve information
  • Write unit and integration tests, as well as interface tests
  • Produce technical and functional documentation of an application
  • Use a network to retrieve information
  • Understand and apply Design Patterns to ensure application stability
  • Analyze a project brief and choose a technical solution 
  • Create technical architecture using UML diagrams
  • Respect Material Design recommendations in order to provide the best user experience possible

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 "Android Developer" standard diploma.
    You'll earn the "Android 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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Android 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

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
project 3

Analyze a client's needs for their film festival

Learn how to translate the needs of a client into a clear, attainable solution!
Duration80 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Choose an appropriate technical solution
  • Detail project specifications
  • Write a project brief
  • List functionalities requested by the client
project 4

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 5

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 6

Track your daily mood

Build your first Android app to track your daily mood (happy days, here we come)!
Duration80 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Respect Industry Standard development practices
  • Master the life cycle of an application and its components
  • Write a Java unit test
  • Develop an application offering the features expected by the client
  • Install and use an external library
  • Launch an application on the emulator or on real equipment
  • Debug Android code
  • Select the appropriate programming languages for the development of the application
  • Use the Android Studio environment
project 7

Stay up to date with the news

Let an Android application keep you up on the latest global and local happenings.
Duration80 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Implement unit tests
  • Access remote data
  • Provide a fix when suggested by the test execution report
  • Write an Android unit test
  • Use widgets for user interactions
  • Save user preferences
  • Write an interface unit test
  • Implement integration tests
  • Program and run a background task
  • Architect a user interface in XML
  • Produce a test execution report
project 8

Go out to lunch!

Lunch with coworkers is always fun, but make it better by creating an app that lets everyone agree on a restaurant!
Duration80 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Create, manage, and show interface fragments
  • Define and apply a global theme
  • Show content in multiple languages
  • Show a data list with RecyclerView and an Adapter
  • Configure settings of an Android project
  • Create and show a menu
  • Modify an existing Android project
project 9

Become a real estate (app) mogul

Build an Android app to manage real estate listings (and maybe find your dream home).
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Create and configure a SQLite database
  • Create a personalized view
  • Manage and show notification messages
  • Personalize a toolbar
  • Complete a suite of unit and integration tests to reflect changes made
  • Correct application errors reported by a client
  • Share content with third party applications
  • Make improvements to existing functionalities as requested by a client
  • Store and retrieve information within a database using SQL
project 10

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
  • Write documentation destined for non-technical users
  • Read and generate online documentation
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*

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Approx. 12 months

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