iOS Development for Creative Entrepreneurs Specialization
Build a Foundation in iOS. Go from Objective-C novice to iOS app developer in just five courses.
About this Specialization
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
University of California, Irvine
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the refund policy?
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Can I just enroll in a single course?
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.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.
Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
How long does it take to complete the iOS Development for Creative Entrepreneurs Specialization?
Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 6 months.
How often is each course in the Specialization offered?
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.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Although you will find it helpful to have some familiarity with a programming language such as C++, Python, or Java, the courses in this Specialization are designed to be accessible to ambitious novice programmers, as well. You should also be familiar with mobile apps from regular use.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
Yes - we recommend that you begin with the Foundations of Objective-C App Development course, and that you complete Best Practices for iOS User Interface Design course before beginning Toward the Future of iOS development with Swift. The courses may otherwise be taken in any order, or in parallel.
Will I earn university credit for completing the iOS Development for Creative Entrepreneurs Specialization?
Successful completion of the Specialization will count towards the completion of the Mobile Development of Apple iPhone and iPad course in the Mobile Application Development Certificate Program at UCI Extension - a course that would otherwise cost $650.
What will I be able to do upon completing the iOS Development for Creative Entrepreneurs Specialization?
You’ll have a strong foundation in Objective-C and mobile app design, and you’ll be equipped to take on more advanced iOS courses. You’ll also have a working app to add to your portfolio or launch in the App Store.
What hardware is required for this Specialization?
A Mac computer is required to take all 5 courses and the capstone.
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