Swift App Development Fundamentals

Take your first step into the world of App Development

Swift is a programming language developed by Apple Inc. for building applications across all Apple products. In the course, participants will build applications from scratch using the Xcode Integrated Development Environment (IDE) while also understanding the fundamentals of design-thinking. By going through the entire design thinking process, learners will understand how design and engineering interface in order to solve real, pressing problems in the world and to create radial, innovative solutions.

Course Details

Course Dates:
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5 days, 9.00AM to 5.00PM


Who Should Attend

Adult learners interested in App development and design

• Participants are encouraged to bring an iPhone or iPad (with iOS 11 or above)
• Device charging cable
• Preferably basic knowledge of programming but not a must.

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives
  1. Grasp the fundamentals and features of Swift programming language
  2. Using the Xcode IDE to create prototype apps
  3. Understanding the link between frontend and backend development in Swift
  4. Be exposed to the design innovation approach
  5. Discover and define a user's needs into app functions
  6. Develop ideas through collaborative brainstorming and deliver a prototype
  7. Communicate ideas, get feedback
  8. Practise rapid prototyping and iteration of their designs
Day 1
  • Introduction to Swift
  • Fundamentals in Swift: Variables
  • Fundamentals in Swift: Data Types
  • Fundamentals in Swift: Optionals
  • Project 1: Shoe size converter
  • Learning how to document your work
  • Design Innovation Micro Exercise
Day 2
  • Advanced concepts in Swift
  • Design Innovation Micro Exercise
  • Project 2: Creating an App
Day 3
  • Introduction to Design Challenge
  • Project 3: Creating an app that utilises a challenge constraint
  • Prototyping
Day 4
  • Prototyping
  • Persona Development
  • User Testing
Day 5
  • Pitching
  • Final Preparations
  • Final Pitches

Course Fees and Funding

Full course fee inclusive of prevailing GST

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The above module fee payable is inclusive of 9% GST. 


Aditya Batura
Adjunct Fellow, SUTD Academy

Aditya Batura is CEO at Codomo and has extensive experience in running Codomo’s technology-intensive curriculum with a multitude of audiences, ranging from small children to executives from government agencies.

Aditya is passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives and engages individuals through culture hacking, self-discovery, creative intelligence, empathy and active learning. Aditya graduated with a B.Eng (Magna Cum Laude) in Information Systems Technology and Design. He specialises in Information Security and Communication but has diverse experience in the field of Information and Communications Technology which includes developing proprietary software, integrated systems and providing network administration for shipping and logistics companies in Singapore.

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In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,

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The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

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  1. If a written notification is sent to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

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Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg. Terms and conditions apply.

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  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

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  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
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    - Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million
    - Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
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NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

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This is part of the Government’s efforts to encourage every Singaporean to complete their post-secondary education. It also underscores the Government’s commitment to support families in investing in the future education of their children and to prepare them for the economy of the future. PSEA is not a bank account.

It is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and is opened automatically for all eligible Singaporeans.

Account holders can use their PSEA funds to pay for their own or their siblings’ approved fees and charges for approved programs conducted by approved institutions.

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