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COMP 3912 - iOS Mobile Application Development

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

​This hands-on application development course was designed for experienced object oriented programmers. Students must have prior experience developing a software application, they are also required to work in teams and participate in online activities. The focus of COMP 3912 is on the user interface components of current popular iOS business applications. In order to follow this course participants need to be avid users of iPhones. Students must also provide their own Mac computer with OS X Catalina or higher in this BYOD course. BCIT Computing students who do not currently own a current MacBook are entitled to purchase one from Apple Canada at a student discount. Participants have access to Apple resources for the development and testing of iOS applications during this course. Students design and develop apps for the current iOS platform to Apple standards. Starting with an intensive overview of the Swift programming language, students are introduced to the iOS development platform via in class labs and exercises. Topics include; Xcode, Cocoa Touch API, Swift, SwiftUI, troubleshooting and debugging, Git source control basics, memory management, user input and gesture recognition. Additional topics include: Auto Layout, data persistence including Core Data, NSUserDefaults and Plists. Testing, networking, SpriteKit, Core Location and multi-threading are also discussed. Upon successful completion of COMP 3912 students will be able to design and build a commercial quality iOS application for iPhone.


​(COMP 2613 or COMP 3601) or (COMP 2614 or COMP 3602)





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 79182

Sat Jan 08 - Sat Apr 09 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Apr 09 Sat 10:00 - 13:00 Online
Jan 08 - Apr 09 Online


Alireza Davoodi

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Please email for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours synchronous online classes and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Late registration is not permitted. No class on February 19 and March 19.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Illustrate the iOS mobile development Process.
  • Explain the basics of the Model View Controller (MVC).
  • Leverage some of the networking and multi-threading capabilities that exist in iOS.
  • Utilize the Swift programming language including properties, conditionals, instance variables, classes, strings, arrays, loops, methods and enums.
  • Employ basic Debugging and trouble shooting.
  • Create user interfaces for iOS applications with UIKit, Auto Layout, and SwiftUI.
  • Utilize Git source control.
  • Use Core Data to persist data within an iOS application.
  • Create unit and integration tests for iOS applications.
  • Utilize Core Location and MapKit for location based applications.
  • Experience working in teams on iOS related projects.
  • Design, develop, create and present a significant final iOS business application project.
  • Describe the process required to publish and submit an iOS application to the App Store.

Effective as of Fall 2021

Related Programs

COMP 3912 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Software Development (ASD)
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma
  3. Web and Mobile Application Development
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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