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App Development with Swift Foundations

In an Australian university first, RMIT has worked with Apple to design an iOS app developer course. Learn the basics of coding in this introductory taster to Swift.


  • Starting 7 Oct 2019
  • 100% online, 4 weeks (20-30 hours)
  • A$549 GST inc.
  • Prerequisites: None


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100% online, mentor supported, workplace ready

Why learn iOS app development with SWIFT

Apps - you use them every day. But how do they work? And who actually builds them? The Australian app economy supports about 113,000 jobs all over the country – iOS developers, programmers, designers, coders. And they all speak one language: Swift.  RMIT is the first Australian university to collaborate with Apple on a dedicated app development course. This is an introductory taster to welcome you to the wonderful world of Swift, where you’ll be taught by some of the country’s leading iOS experts, and can structure your learning to suit your lifestyle.

How does it work

Our iOS App Development with Swift program gives you the flexibility to study in and around your life and work commitments.  The course is self-paced over four weeks, and we estimate that you’ll need to spend 20-30 hours to complete it. You’ll be able to check in for additional support with a mentor from leading industry companies and build powerful networks with your peers.

Skills learned

This course introduces you to the basics of the Swift programming language. You will use a playground environment to instantly see what your code does. As you start building apps, you will also use Xcode with its integrated development environment to help you solve errors and build interfaces for your apps.

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Your experience with RMIT Future Skills

Upskill online, on your terms. Taught by industry leaders, backed by RMIT.

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100% online

Our flexible short courses are designed to fit your lifestyle, not replace it. Study online, after hours, when and where you like.

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The cutting edge skills you learn will be rigorously assessed and recognised by both a leading university and key employers in the field.

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Industry mentors

RMIT experience provides structure on top of online learning through 1:1 mentor support, webinars and a community of lifelong learners.

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Real world skills

Level up your skills and qualifications as a digital native. Our courses are about practical training, building a network and applying your learning.

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Expert content

We have partnered with leading employers across the world to multiply the power of a world-leading university with the best of industry.

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Make the most out of your online learning by interacting with your peers, experts and industry employers. Meaningful connections to help propel your career.

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Learning outcomes

What do you take away from our courses?

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After completing an RMIT Future Skills course, you will earn an RMIT certificate and credential which can be validated, recognised and shared on social media platforms.


These courses are all about practical training. Each week, the skills you need to master will be walked through in live online tutorials that allow you to see success in action, and ask questions to overcome obstacles that are slowing your progress.

Work-ready project

We combine the power of industry experts with a leading university to get you working on practical, work-ready projects that you can immediately apply back in your office.

Course Outline

Module 1

Start your code

Start coding in Swift Playgrounds

Constants and variables





Module 2

Fine tune your code

Use control flow effectively

The XCode environment

Debugging code




Module 3

Create your user interface

Document your code

Create your user interface

Work with strings of functions




Module 4

Final project

Work on your final project


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Learn with Industry Experts

Get ready to meet some of the biggest names in the business.

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Accenture is a leading global professional services company providing solutions in strategy, consulting, digital and technology across more than 40 industries and all business functions. They deliver transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world.

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Tigerspike is a global business, spanning nine offices across five continents. It is one of the largest specialised enterprise mobility companies in the world, blending technology with human expertise to deliver business outcomes, fast.

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jtribe is a leading expert in crafting software solutions in iOS. With some of the most experienced mobile development teams in Australia, and over six million end users, jtribe continues to be a driving force in the app economy.

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Bilue is a leader in mobile and emerging technologies for some of Australia's biggest brands. Designing, developing and delivering inspired experiences on intelligent platforms, Bilue is at the cutting edge, tackling big problems with small, highly skilled teams.

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All students undertaking App Development with Swift Foundations are required to have:

  • Access to a Mac computer running macOS Sierra or High Sierra
  • Access to Xcode 9 (free on the App Store)
  • Access to Slack (web or free on the App Store)
  • Access to ZOOM Cloud Meetings (web or free on the App Store)