Unitec Institute of Technology has joined forces with Datacom developers to teach students how to build apps and websites with the launch of an online learning course for iOS app development.
Unitec is the first tertiary institution in New Zealand to offer an online coding course, utilising talent from one of the country’s largest IT companies, Datacom.
The beginner-level programme will be offered over a number of four-week courses from February next year, including getting started with app development, the fundamentals of Swift, building modern mobile apps, iOS, Xcode and other tools in the Xcode development environment.
Students will have access to a live, interactive tutorial guided by Unitec and Datacom tutors. The tutorials will be recorded so students can access them on demand and there will be assessments to monitor students’ progress.
Dila Beisembayeva, Acting Head of Computer Science at Unitec, said “I’m passionate about making education accessible to all, and we’re delighted to be blending Unitec’s academic knowledge with New Zealand’s leading industry skills through our relationship with Datacom. Students will learn useful, practical and applicable skills, while at the same time establishing strong industry networks.”
Sunny Katira, Datacom Associate Director – Software, said opening up new educational pathways was vital for the continued growth and good health of the New Zealand tech sector.
“We’re very supportive of new ways of learning the business, of developing and improving the knowledge and skills – whether you’re a high school leaver or looking at a new career path later in life,” said Katira. “We need people from all ages and backgrounds to help deepen and widen the IT talent pool in New Zealand.”
“We’re looking forward to helping Unitec with this new course, we hope that it opens up doors for new students to this growing and exciting part of the economy.”
The first four-week course starts on 11 February 2019. See enrolment details and further information.