Mobile Computing Certificate

The Mobile Computing Certificate is offered by the Department of Computer Science as part of the Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program.

The mobile industry is exploding, and Texas is perceived to be the second largest center of app development, with Austin having the most activity in the state.  To fill the need for entry-level professions, UT Austin's Computer Science, Fine Arts, and Radio-Television-Film, have jointly developed an interdisciplinary program called the Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program. The UTCS Mobile Computing Certificate is part of the GAMMA Program.  The CS Mobile Computing Certificate is for students who want to participate in the field of mobile computing. 

To fill the need for entry-level mobile computing professions, the Game and Mobile Media (GAMMA) Program, as part of the Department of Computer Science is offering the Mobile Computing Certificate.  The Mobile Computing Certificate is for students who want to create mobile apps and games. Students must complete three core classes, which include one of the platform specific courses: Android Programming or iPhone programming, and two networking courses.  In addition, students must complete two approved elective courses.

1. Mobile Platform Requirement (Choose one)
   • CS 371M:  Mobile Computing (Android), or
   • CS 378:     iOS Mobile Computing

2. CS 356R: Introduction to Wireless Networking

3. CS 356:   Computer Networks

4. Two electives from the following list of upper-division courses:
   CS 344M: Autonomous Multiagent Systems
   CS 354S: Game Dev Capstone: 2D Games
   CS 371D: Distributed Computing
   CS 361S: Network Security and Privacy  
   CS 378:   Automated Question Answering
   CS 378:   Mobile News App Design
   CS 378:   Modern Web Applications
   CS 378:   Principles of Interaction Design
   CS 378:   The other mobile platform specific course, either Android or iPhone

Finally, students are encouraged to take courses outside of the Certificate program to augment their mobile computing skills.
 
The CS Certificate in Mobile Computing does not appear on UT's official transcript. The Certificate may be stated on a resume as evidence of knowledge in mobile computing. The Certificate will be accompanied by a letter and certificate that explains the program.

Mobile Computing Certificate Info Session

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 1pm to 2pm (This will be an information session covering all 3 certificates offered to Computer Science students through the CS department)