Software Development

Join the digital revolution from the comfort of your home. Earn a Bachelor’s degree in Software Development online.

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Overview

Get started with a Bachelor in Software Development

Software systems are an inseparable part of the today’s business and economic world, as well as everyday life. Regardless of its through smartphone apps, smart home devices or complex online databases, software developers and the work that they do have a profound effect on the world.

The topics covered in the online Bachelor’s programme in Software Development include many of the elements and skills that the World Economic Forum has declared will determine the future: virtual reality, artificial intelligence and cloud programming .

Develop strong foundations for starting your career as a software developer, from statistical and mathematical knowledge to programming language fluency – and do it all 100% online.

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
180 ECTS
Language: English
Study Duration & Extension
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start your studies later
Tuition fees
Starting from 114 euro per month
Accreditation
180 ECTS - English
Currently in the process of being accredited
Admission
General academic requirements
English language skills

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Reduce your study fees
Reduce fees by getting your previous achievements recognised
The costs of your studies are usually tax-deductible
Study start information
Available from, 15.04.2022 (English, 180 ECTS)
Information about state accreditation
This programme is still in the process of accreditation. We are expecting Ministry approval at the very latest by the start of the study programme. So far, all IU programmes have been accredited and approved successfully on time.

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To make sure you have everything you need in order to excel in your studies, we’re offering all students with an EU address a free iPad for the entire duration of your studies. For more details, contact our Study Advisory Team.

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You decide where and when you want to study

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Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

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Study contents

Programme Overview

The Bachelor’s study programme in Software Development establishes knowledge in three major areas related to computer science:

  • Software engineering (with courses covering data security and protection, IT service management and requirements engineering)
  • Programming and technology skills (with courses covering cloud programming, app and web-based development, data modelling and database systems)
  • Methodological work skills (with courses covering IT project management and methods of agile software development)

Once you’ve developed your foundations in all three areas, you’ll get a chance to explore more nuance topics according to your interest, from a wide range of electives focusing on artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and Robotics and Production Engineering .

Admission

Entry Requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to 50% of your courses. You will be registered as a student only after they've been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree.

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German, if they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here.

STUDY ANYWHERE, ANYTIME – WITH YOUR FREE IPAD

To make sure you have everything you need in order to excel in your studies, we’re offering all students with an EU address a free iPad for the entire duration of your studies. For more details, contact our Study Advisory Team.

Careers

Your Bachelor in Software Development Career Outlook

With a Bachelor's degree in Software Development, you can expect excellent career prospects across all industries, with lucrative opportunities for advancement and the possibility to work anywhere on the globe. Some of the many career options waiting for you in the future are:

JavaScript Developer

Own and operate all JavaScript applications for a specific project or across company operations. Develop websites, design the architecture of web-oriented backend and optimise apps and webpages in order to give users an easy and clear interface and browsing experience.

Frontend Engineer

Enjoy working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript? More interested in the software elements that users have direct interaction with? Then a career as a Frontend Engineer is the right choice for you. In this role, you’ll gain experience in the development of graphic user interfaces, and work on having software systems that run as smoothly as possible from a user’s perspective.

Backend Developer

Backend Developers are responsible for designing and maintaining the complex processes that ensure that websites, apps and other software platforms are working smoothly. As a Backend Developer, you’ll focus on developing server-side software – the parts of the software that users don’t see. You’ll manage the design, implementation and maintenance of software systems, and perform regular tests to spot bugs or glitches.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • Marie Arnold

    Online student

    “I chose IU because it is the most flexible of all the online universities I looked at.„

  • Martin Schramm

    Graduate

    “In addition to its good reputation, the combination of online and in-person lectures is what made me choose to study at IU.„

  • Veronika

    Online student

    “I decided to study online because I wanted to develop professionally and at the same time have enough time for family and job.„

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Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your Bachelor degree in Software Development

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 36 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

  • Online Studies
194€ /mth 369€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 26th of January! Apply now

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

  • Online Studies
167€ /mth 319€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 26th of January! Apply now

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

  • Online Studies
114€ /mth 219€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 26th of January! Apply now
ADDITIONAL CHARGES

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • No charge for extension of course duration
  • Career coaching
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.

  • Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
  • Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point.

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment. Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your studies are flexible and 100% online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated.

You gain full support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and in the myStudies model, the chance to study with other students in small groups. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The ideal mix of theory & practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

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