Nanodegree Program

Become an iOS Developer

Master the Swift programming language, and create a portfolio of iOS apps for iPhone and iPad to showcase your skills!

Classes start in

  • Time
    7 months

    Study 10 hrs/week and complete in 7 mo.

  • Classroom Opens
    December 18, 2018
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Why Take This Nanodegree Program?

This Nanodegree program will prepare you to publish your first iOS app, whether you’re already a developer or relatively new to programming. In this program, you’ll learn to program in Swift, then create your first apps from scratch. You’ll build a portfolio you can present in interviews, learn mobile development fundamentals like design patterns, and tackle common technical interview questions to ultimately land a job as an iOS Developer.

As you master the Swift programming language and create a portfolio of apps to showcase your skills, you’ll benefit from detailed code reviews on all your projects, exclusive Nanodegree program career content and resume help, and personal support and mentorship. Enroll today, and start building your future as an iOS Developer.

Why Take This Nanodegree Program?

In 2017, global app revenue grew by 35 percent to reach nearly $60 billion, with iOS apps accounting for $38.5 billion of revenue.

World-Class Curriculum
World-Class Curriculum

World-Class Curriculum

In partnership with industry leaders, we've built a comprehensive set of projects and skills designed to launch your career as an iOS Developer.

Code Review on All Your Projects

Code Review on All Your Projects

Benefit from personalized code review and feedback on all your projects to help you get unstuck and keep making progress.

Exclusive Career Content
Exclusive Career Content

Exclusive Career Content

You’ll receive access to technical interviewing practice problems, and coursework on mobile development fundamentals like design patterns and best practices to help you land a job as an iOS Developer.

Personal Support and Community

Personal Support and Community

Learn with fellow students and the support of personal mentors and project reviewers. Learn faster and more confidently with 1:1 support from an iOS expert.

Advance your Career

The iOS Developer Nanodegree program is designed to ensure your long-term success in the field. The skills you learn will prepare you for jobs in iOS development, and you’ll be ready to deliver immediate value to any organization. We will support you throughout your learning journey; from gaining valuable technical and career skills, to landing your dream job.Designed to prepare you for career success in iOS development.

Hiring PartnersMeet Top Companies

iOS Developers are in high demand. Create your professional portfolio with Udacity and open up a world of opportunities. Our hiring partners are eager to meet you.Create your portfolio and open up a world of opportunities.

Succeed with RecruitersSucceed with Recruiters

Work with experienced careers professionals for tailored advice on how to improve your search and impress recruiters. Including feedback on your LinkedIn, GitHub, and professional brand.Work with career professionals to impress recruiters.

Build a Great NetworkBuild a Great Network

40,000+ highly-skilled grads make up your new career community. Ready to collaborate, share referrals, or hire your own team? The Udacity Alumni Network is here for you!Connect with our global community to grow your career.

What You Will Learn

Term 1

Become an iOS Developer

In Term 1, you will learn the basics of iOS app development using the Swift programming language and Xcode, Apple's development environment. You'll develop your first iOS apps using layouts, views, UIKit, and more.

Learn Swift programming and develop your first iOS apps

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3 months to complete

Term 2

Become an iOS Developer

In Term 2, you’ll progress to build more complex and advanced applications, using networking, and Apple’s Grand Central Dispatch and Core Data, and will be ready to publish your capstone project to the App Store.

Incorporate networking, data persistence, and more advanced technologies into your app.

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4 Months to complete

Learn with the best

Jarrod Parkes
Jarrod Parkes


Jarrod is an experienced iOS developer with a passion for reinventing how students learn. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Alabama.

Gabrielle Miller-Messner
Gabrielle Miller-Messner


Gabrielle earned her Ph.D. in Population Biology from UC Davis, where she discovered the joys of programming while analyzing DNA sequences. She has a background in teaching, and worked as an iOS Engineer before joining Udacity.

Kate Rotondo
Kate Rotondo


Kate is an iOS developer, speaker, author, and teacher who has spoken at conferences across the globe from AltConf in San Francisco to Mobile Central Europe in Poland. She also has hosted a podcast on work-life integration for parents in tech.

Owen LaRosa
Owen LaRosa


Owen is an iOS and Android app developer, and is the Student Experience Lead for iOS programs at Udacity. He graduated from the iOS Developer Nanodegree program in 2015.


Learn now, pay later

To make it even easier to learn, you can finance your Nanodegree through Affirm.

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    As low as $84 per month at 0% APR.

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    Pay your monthly bill using a bank transfer, check, or debit card.

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iOS Developer Nanodegree program
$999 USD


During your 3-month term, you'll have access to the Nanodegree program classroom and materials, plus expert project reviews.

Program Details

    Program Overview - Why Should I Take this Program?
  • Why should I enroll?
    This Nanodegree program will prepare you to publish your first iOS app, whether you’re already a developer or relatively new to programming.

    In this program, you’ll not only learn how to build iOS apps, you’ll also learn best practices in mobile development, and gain mastery of Swift, an open-sourced object-oriented programming language. Through 6 hands-on, reviewed projects, you’ll gain the skills you need to become an iOS Developer.

    According to the 2017 Stack Overflow Job Trends Report, iOS Developers are among the Top-3 most in-demand developer positions in the job market. Enroll in this program today, and start building your future as an iOS Developer.
  • How do I know if this program is right for me?
    This program is designed to prepare you for a job as a professional, junior-level iOS Developer within a wide range of organizations and environments: from large corporations where you’d likely be part of a development team, to entrepreneurial start-ups and contract projects where you could be working independently to deliver an application.
    Enrollment and Admission
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?
    No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.
  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?
    • You are self-driven and motivated to learn. Participation in this program requires consistently meeting deadlines and devoting at least 10 hours per week to your work.
    • Collaboration with peers and interactive feedback are critical to the success of the program. You must be a committed and contributing participant of the community.

    Technical Requirements:
    • Access to a Mac computer running macOS 10.12.6 or later
  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?
    No programming experience is required, but if you’d like to try the Swift programming language, you may enjoy our free course, Swift for Beginners. This Nanodegree program includes coursework on using git and GitHub, but if you’d like exposure to git and GitHub before enrolling, you may wish to take our free course, How to Use Git and GitHub.
    Tuition and Term of Program
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?
    There are 6 total projects in this program, which are designed to give you an opportunity to apply the skills you’ve learned in each lesson. You must complete all projects in order to graduate. Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network and platform. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.
  • How long is this Nanodegree program?
    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the period noted in the Term Length section above

    See the Terms of Services for other policies around the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.
  • How long is this program?
    Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.
    Software and Hardware - What Do I Need for This Program?
  • What software and versions will I need in this program?
    Access to a Mac computer running macOS 10.12.6 or later

Become an iOS Developer