Mobile Computing

Undergraduate Certificate

The undergraduate certificate in Mobile Computing addresses the rapid evolution of mobile usage and explores the impact this technology has in advancing systems, communications, and societies worldwide. You will study the primary standards and techniques for mobile computing, including website and application design, development, testing, and implementation. The curriculum instructs best practices and procedures for utilizing the iterative process and for deploying mobile applications in the target platform environment. This interdisciplinary program was designed to complement our popular IT programs and their extensive learning communities.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this online certificate is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Software design patterns and modeling notations
  • Mobile application design and development
  • Conceptual and scenario based exercises
  • Application development on the Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile platforms

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Note: Experience with programming languages and familiarity with object-oriented programming languages is strongly recommended for this certificate.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Explain the evolution of mobile computing.
  • Summarize the social and economic influences of mobile computing.
  • Explore guidelines and techniques associated with mobile application design, development, and deployment.
  • Analyze, design, develop, write, test and deploy mobile applications into the target platform environment.
  • Assess the benefits of designing and developing mobile application software to promote mobile computing for Droid, Blackberry, iPhone and iPad.

Degree at a Glance

Admission Requirements

  • All undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • New undergraduate students may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment (ADMN100). If you have successfully completed 9 or more hours of college credit, you may reach out to your admission representative to inquire about waiving this requirement.
  • If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from previous schools where you earned academic credit.
  • There is no fee to complete our admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an admission representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour: $270 | $250 with military grant*

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, we offer a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

The university has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.