About this Course

Swift is a language created by Apple specifically for iOS and OS X development. It’s fast, concise, and comes with tools which make it easier than ever to visualize one's code.

This course focuses on the syntax of the Swift programming language. By the end of the course, students should be able to apply Swift essentials to building iOS apps and employ Swift's more unique elements, like optional types and switch statements, with confidence.

Course Cost
Approx. 3 weeks
Skill Level
Included in Product

Rich Learning Content

Interactive Quizzes

Taught by Industry Pros

Self-Paced Learning

Student Support Community

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Learn Swift Programming Syntax

Enhance your skill set and boost your hirability through innovative, independent learning.

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Course Leads

Gabrielle Miller-Messner

Gabrielle Miller-Messner


Prerequisites and Requirements

This course assumes prior programming experience! Specifically, you should be familiar with programming concepts like variables, if statements, and loops, as well as object-oriented concepts like methods and classes.

You will also need access to a Mac computer running OS X 10.10 or later.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

  • A quick and fun introduction to Swift basics.
  • Practice with Playground exercises
  • Thorough explanations of Swift's less-intuitive features like Optionals and Closure Expressions.
What do I get?
Instructor videosLearn by doing exercisesTaught by industry professionals