Android Developer

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

DiplômeDiplôme niveau 6 (Bac+3/4)Durée~ 12 moisEmploi garanti

Une formation flexible 100% en ligne

Démarrez à tout moment votre nouvelle carrière ! Disponible à temps partiel ? Pas de problème, étudiez à votre rythme.

Des projets professionnalisants

Apprenez les compétences clés de votre futur métier en validant 10 projets tirés de cas concrets d’entreprise.

Un accompagnement personnalisé

Bénéficiez de sessions de mentorat hebdomadaires avec un expert du métier.

Un diplôme de niveau 6 (Bac+3/4)

Décrochez un diplôme de niveau, avec un emploi garanti sous 6 mois.


Android Developer

DiplômeDiplôme niveau 6 (Bac+3/4)Accompagnement personnaliséEmploi garanti

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..
  • Or at least 3 years of any professional experience and a completed placement test consisting of:

Candidates whose native language is not English will need to submit proof of a B2 English level on the CEFR scale, an IELTS band score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 80.

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). You can use an internet speed test to find out like High Speed Internet. In addition, to master the skills on this path, you will need to:

  • Have at least 16 GB of RAM 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.

 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.

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.


Votre diplôme

  • OpenClassrooms est un établissement privé d'enseignement à distance déclaré au rectorat de l'Académie de Paris.

  • À l'issue de votre formation et de la validation de vos compétences par un jury, vous pourrez obtenir le titre « Android Developer ».
    Ce diplôme fera l'objet d'une demande d'enregistrement au Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) auprès de France compétences pour faire reconnaître son niveau par l’État. Le niveau demandé sera le niveau 6 (Bac+3/4) des cadres français et européen des certifications (European Qualifications Framework).
    La procédure prend de 8 à 18 mois. Si son issue est positive, les étudiants des premières promotions pourront se prévaloir rétroactivement de l'enregistrement au RNCP. Si son issue est négative, le niveau du diplôme ne sera pas validé.

  • Contactez l'université ou école où vous souhaitez poursuivre vos études si vous avez des questions à propos de l’équivalence du diplôme.

Un emploi garanti

  • Trouvez un emploi dans les 6 mois qui suivent votre diplôme.

  • Si ce n'est pas le cas, nous vous remboursons votre parcours.
    Découvrir l'Emploi Garanti.


Android Developer

DiplômeDiplôme niveau 6 (Bac+3/4)Accompagnement personnaliséEmploi garanti

Une pédagogie basée sur la pratique

  • Obtenez des compétences clés en validant des projets professionnalisants.

  • Progressez à l'aide d'un expert du métier.

  • Gagnez un véritable savoir-faire ainsi qu’un portfolio pour le démontrer.

Les projets et compétences en détail

projet 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.
Durée10 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Create and update your CV or resume
  • Set clear goals
projet 2

Survey the technology landscape

Create your own dashboard to stay up to date on all the latest and greatest tech happenings!
Durée10 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Set up a system for staying up to date with technology
  • Identify tools and resources for staying up to date with technology
projet 3

Analyze a client's needs for their film festival

Learn how to translate the needs of a client into a clear, attainable solution!
Durée80 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • List functionalities requested by the client
  • Detail project specifications
  • Choose an appropriate technical solution
  • Write a project brief
projet 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!
Durée80 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Choose an appropriate technical solution
  • Collect and analyze the needs of a customer
  • Detail project specifications
  • List functionalities requested by the client
projet 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!
Durée90 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • 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
projet 6

Track your daily mood

Build your first Android app to track your daily mood (happy days, here we come)!
Durée80 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Select the appropriate programming languages for the development of the application
  • Debug Android code
  • Install and use an external library
  • Launch an application on the emulator or on real equipment
  • Master the life cycle of an application and its components
  • Use the Android Studio environment
  • Write a Java unit test
  • Respect Industry Standard development practices
  • Develop an application offering the features expected by the client
projet 7

Stay up to date with the news

Let an Android application keep you up on the latest global and local happenings.
Durée80 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Provide a fix when suggested by the test execution report
  • Write an interface unit test
  • Write an Android unit test
  • Implement unit tests
  • Implement integration tests
  • Program and run a background task
  • Produce a test execution report
  • Save user preferences
  • Architect a user interface in XML
  • Access remote data
  • Use widgets for user interactions
projet 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!
Durée80 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Create, manage, and show interface fragments
  • Define and apply a global theme
  • Show a data list with RecyclerView and an Adapter
  • Show content in multiple languages
  • Modify an existing Android project
  • Configure settings of an Android project
  • Create and show a menu
projet 9

Become a real estate (app) mogul

Build an Android app to manage real estate listings (and maybe find your dream home).
Durée100 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • 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
  • Create and configure a SQLite database
  • Create a personalized view
  • Manage and show notification messages
  • Personalize a toolbar
projet 10

Document and manage a pizzeria

You designed a system for a pizzeria to manage its orders and more (yum!). Now, write its documentation.
Durée20 heures
Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Read and generate online documentation
  • Write documentation destined for non-technical users

Un accompagnement individuel & privilégié

  • Bénéficiez de sessions individuelles hebdomadaires avec un mentor expert du métier.

  • Progressez rapidement dans vos projets grâce à son excellence dans le partage de son savoir-faire.

La communauté OpenClassrooms

  • Comptez sur une communauté soudée d’étudiants prête à vous aider 24h/24, 7j/7.

  • Partagez vos questions et vos doutes avec des centaines d'étudiants, de mentors et de diplômés sur un réseau social privé.

Financez votre parcours

L’abonnement : une formule flexible et à la carte

Pour tous

Les avantages
  • Emploi du temps adapté : étudiez à votre rythme

  • Sans engagement : arrêtez à tout moment

  • Plus vite vous terminez, moins le coût final est élevé

  • Date de début selon vos disponibilités

300 € par mois

Environ 12 mois


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