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Learn the Skills to Be an App Developer in Europe

Last updated on 13 Aug 2020
Learn the Skills to Be an App Developer in Europe

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By Mia Angeline

Don’t you think mobile apps are the most wonderful invention in the modern era?

We live our lives supported by apps. Even to do some basic daily errands you probably rely on a mobile app.

Okay let’s count, how many apps do you have on your phone or tablet?

You track your steps, sleep pattern or food calories. Or maybe you have several apps to store and edit pictures, of course, one app is never enough for editing pictures, right?

Not to mention all those transportation-related apps!

If you are a frequent user of mobile apps, you may have a certain idea what kind of app you would like but don’t know how to develop your idea.

Maybe an online food order which automatically counts all the food calories for you?


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To be a professional mobile app developer, you need to equip yourself with the current knowledge and skills. Top developers usually looking for similar requirements in their candidates, including:

  • Familiar with common programming languages
  • Have a strong analytical skill to determine users’ needs
  • Know how to create an effective user interface
  • Have general computing skills, including security and database.

A bachelor's degree in Software Development or Mobile App Development is preferred for entry-level positions. Graduating from these programmes will be beneficial for your career as an app developer. A professional developer also has determination, patience, and always up-to-date with computer trends.

To help you get started, we have a list of universities offering bachelor programmes focusing in Software Development or Mobile App Development in Europe:

1. Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Taking a Bachelor's degree programme in Software Engineering at Tampere University of Applied Sciences will provide you with extensive knowledge of software development.

You will study various subtopics including programming languages, web development, user interface, usability, and big data system. Unfortunately, Tampere University does not offer master’s programme in Software Engineering at the moment.

For more information about studying in Tampere University of Applied Sciences, click here.

2. WSB University in Gdansk

WSB University in Gdansk, Poland, offers a Bachelor's degree programme in Software Development.

The programme focuses on A to Z in software development, from analysis, modelling, implementation to the elimination of errors. They also will introduce several different programming languages to their students. WSB University also offers Master's degree programme in IT Project Management for you who are planning to pursue a master’s degree in the field.

For more information about studying in WSB University in Gdansk, click here.


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3. Varna University of Management

You can take the Bachelor's degree programme in Software Systems and Technologies in Varna University of Management. VUM is in Varna, Bulgaria.

The programme itself aimed to give students a solid foundation in three main areas of software development: Methods, Tools, and Security. During your studies, you are required to do an internship (mandatory) to hone your skill as a newbie in mobile app development. Currently, the programme in Software Systems and Technologies is only available at undergraduate level.

For more information about studying in Varna University of Management, click here.

4. Universidade Europeia

Universidade Europeia is in Lisbon, Portugal. The university offers a bachelor's-degree programme in Games and Apps Development. You will be prepared for the challenges of the digital gaming and mobile applications industry.

The course mostly focuses on projects to develop your skills in digital environments. A specific master’s degree programme in Apps Development is not offered by the university, however, they offer a master’s programme in Information System and Interaction Design.

For more information about studying in Universidade Europeia, click here.

5. Aalborg University, Denmark – Master’s degree program

The master’s programme in IT Design and Application Development (iDA) focuses on interaction design, innovation, development processes, and usability. The positive side is this programme is also aimed towards bachelors from other disciplines than IT.

For more information about studying in Aalborg University, click here.

The mobile app industry is on the rise and skilled professionals have always sought after.

As of the third quarter of 2018, Android houses 2.1 million apps, while Apple’s App Store has almost 2 million available apps.

This numbers can only mean one thing, you don’t want to get left behind, you need to act fast and prepare your education today.

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