Apple Will Teach Singaporeans To Code For New Apps

Apple announced that they will be working with local schools, RMIT Online, SUTD & Pathlight School to teach locals to develop apps.

If you’re wondering if you’ll need to pay for these courses, you can choose to use your unused SkillFuture credits instead.

The courses will use Swift – an iOS app – which lets users write and create code. The courses will be available for students of all ages, reports The Vulcan Post on Wednesday (13 Mar).

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We’ve done some research on their course offerings, and here’s what you need to know.

SUTD’s Swift app & Augmented Reality courses

SUTD teamed up with Apple to create two SkillsFuture Series Courses“Swift App Development Fundamentals” and “Augmented Reality with ARKit” course.

Here are the details on the funding type and main eligibility criteria:

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SUTD’s Swift App Development Fundamentals is a 5-day course from 9am to 5pm. Beginners will be happy to know that coding skills aren’t a requirement.

The next course dates are scheduled on 25 to 29 Mar and they are still accepting students, at the time of this article.

To apply, simply click the “Apply Now” button on the website.

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Applicants will be asked to fill-up a short form. They will receive an email acknowledgement upon successful registration.

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RMIT Swift Development course

RMIT Online’s App Development with Swift course was first launched at Melbourne in 2017.

Students can commit 4 weeks to finish one self-paced course that takes about 20 to 30 hours to finish.

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The programme includes:

  • App Development with Swift Foundations (30 hours)
  • Interface Basics (30 hours)
  • Navigation and Workflows (30 hours)
  • Building Screens and Working with the Web (30 hours)
  • Design and Prototype Your Own App (60 hours)

Each 30-hour course runs for 4 weeks (1 month), while the 60-hour Design and Prototype course runs for 8 weeks (2 months).

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Autistic children will get coding lessons too

Pathlight School – Singapore’s first autism-focused school – will also launch a Swift Accelerator Program.

The 144-hour programme will be taught by Apple-Certified Trainers to selected students aged 13 to 18.

Learning is a lifelong process

Apple has consistently encouraged schools to make coding a part of their curriculum.

Since there’s a rising demand for coding skills, students and adults should both explore opportunities in the IT industry and try to learn a new skill.

Fortunately, SUTD and RMIT’s Swift courses will make IT education more accessible to citizens of all ages. After all, learning is a lifelong process.

Featured image from Apple and Apple Newsroom.

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