Nanodegree Program

Android Basics Nanodegree



Learn Java and Start Building Apps

Android apps are everywhere, and learning to build them can be a fantastic career move. No programming experience? No problem! The skills you learn in this beginning Nanodegree program will accelerate your journey to becoming a working Android Developer.

Learn the Java language, and start building amazing new apps for those billion (and counting!) Android devices!

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  • Timeline Total time between today and graduation day depends on your weekly commitment. On average, our graduates complete this Nanodegree program in 6 months.
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  • Skill Level beginner: Entering students should be motivated, and possess basic computer skills like locating and opening files, and downloading and running programs.
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Nanodegree Program Syllabus

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Why Take This Nanodegree Program?

We built this program with Google specifically to support aspiring Android Developers with no programming experience. Our goal is to ensure you get the real-world skills you need to actually start building Android apps. From there, you can hone your skills in our Android Developer Nanodegree program, and you’ll have a portfolio of completed projects to highlight your achievements. Android’s global reach also allows us to layer social good into the curriculum—you’ll build apps that do real and positive work in the world, from preserving a dying Native American language, to monitoring seismic activity.

  • Personalized feedback on projects
  • Coach-supported forums
  • Access to course materials
  • 1:1 appointments with Udacity staff and mentors
  • Verified Nanodegree Credential
  • Best-in-class courses taught by expert instructors

A Nanodegree program is an innovative curriculum path that is outcome-based and career-oriented. Every program has a clear end-goal, and the ideal path to get you there. Courses are built with industry leaders like Google, AT&T, and Facebook, and are taught by leading subject matter experts. Students benefit from personalized mentoring and project-review throughout, and have regular access to instructors and course managers through moderated forums.

Graduates earn an industry-recognized credential and benefit from extensive career support. The ultimate goal of a Nanodegree program is to teach the skills you need, for the career you want, so you can build the life you deserve.

Student Success Story

“I literally knew nothing about computer science... it gave me a really good foundational base in web development, and I'm excited to put that to use in the workplace.”

Nanodegree Graduate

Kelly Marchisio

Web Solutions Engineer, Google

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Our nanodegree graduates have been hired by industry leading companies
  • Cloudera
  • MongoDB
  • Facebook
  • Google


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Nanodegree Program

Our flagship Nanodegree programs represent career-track education at its most innovative. Every program is comprised of these core features:

  • Curriculum

    Master cutting-edge skills sought by leading companies

  • 1:1 Feedback

    Rigorous, timely project and code reviews

Graduate in 12 months, get a 50% tuition refund

Prerequisites and Requirements

Entering students should be motivated to learn and be comfortable with basic computer skills like managing files, navigating the Internet and running programs.

We will use Android Studio to build our apps, so you should have access to a computer that can run Android Studio in order to follow along (see Android Studio's System Requirements for details). Don’t worry, you do not need to install Android Studio in advance -- we will provide detailed installation instructions as part of the course.

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Which learning path is right for me?

When it comes to Android, Udacity has a variety of Nanodegree programs and courses of all levels for you to choose from. Find out which courses are right for you with this quick guide.

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Program Leads

  • Shanea King-Roberson
    Shanea King-Roberson

    Program Manager

  • Katherine Kuan
    Katherine Kuan

    Curriculum Director

  • Chris Lei
    Chris Lei

    Curriculum Director

  • Jessica Lin
    Jessica Lin


  • Jeremy Silver
    Jeremy Silver


  • Jay Harman
    Jay Harman

    Project Manager

  • Joe Lewis
    Joe Lewis


  • Lyla Fujiwara
    Lyla Fujiwara


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