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Apple's Swift coding curriculum is now offered at the SUTD, RMIT Online, and Pathlight School

By Kenny Yeo - on 13 Mar 2019, 3:42pm

Apple's Swift coding curriculum now available at the SUTD, RMIT Online, and Pathlight School

Master is an upcoming iOS app coded with Swift by a group of Singaporean students that aims to revolutionize the way students study. (image source: Apple)

Apple announced it has expanded its Swift coding initiatives with three schools in Singapore. The aim is to get more people interested in coding and hopefully turn them into future app developers.

Swift is an open source programming language introduced in 2014 to make coding for iOS and macOS easy.

The three schools that are partnering with Apple are the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), RMIT Online, and Pathlight School.

“At Apple, we believe education is one of the most powerful tools we have to make the world a better place,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. “We're thrilled that students of all ages in Singapore will now be able to tap into the language of coding, gaining the skills they need to grow and succeed in the app economy and beyond.”

SUTD and RMIT Online will offer app development courses based on Apple's App Development with Swift curriculum, while Pathlight School, Singapore's first autism-focused school, will offer a Swift Accelerator program for its secondary-level students.

Using the curriculum, the SUTD and SkillsFuture Singapore designed a course for working adult learners who are interested in basic app design and development.

On the other hand, RMIT Online is offering a fully online course for professionals interested in coding. This will give them the flexibility to learn at their convenience and at their own pace.

As for Pathlight School, they will be running a 144-hour program for its secondary-level students that will be conducted by Apple-certified trainers.

Source: Apple