About this Specialization
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100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Software TestingAndroid Software DevelopmentJava ProgrammingJunit

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Specialization are

  • Machine Learning Engineers
  • Software Engineers
  • Data Engineers
  • Security Engineers
  • Data Scientists

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Java for Android

4.5
1,261 ratings
331 reviews
Course2

Android App Components - Intents, Activities, and Broadcast Receivers

4.2
371 ratings
93 reviews
Course3

Android App Components - Services, Local IPC, and Content Providers

4.3
216 ratings
45 reviews
Course4

Engineering Maintainable Android Apps

4.5
148 ratings
41 reviews

Instructors

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Dr. Jules White

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Dr. Julie L. Johnson

Instructor
EECS
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Michael Walker

Instructor - Graduate Student pursuing PhD in Computer Science
EECS
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Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt

Professor of Computer Science and Associate Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Program
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Dr. Jerry Roth

Professor of the Practice
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

About Vanderbilt University

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 6 months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.

  • This specialization is intended for beginners to programming or those switching to Java and/or Android for the first time. Besides a basic background in using computers no specific knowledge is required.

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.

  • Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Upon completing this Specialization you will be able to successfully apply core Java programming languages, features & software patterns needed to develop maintainable mobile apps comprised of core Android components, as well as fundamental Java I/O & persistence mechanisms.

    You will also be fluent with standard Android Studio development tools, such as the debugger, resource editor, & logging mechanisms. Likewise, you will be fluent with popular source code versioning & unit testing tools.

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