Join the digital revolution from the comfort of your home. Earn a Bachelor’s degree in Software Development online.
Get started with an online 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 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.
Online course overview
The online 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.
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Study duration & extension
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Accredited & Globally Recognized
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 can also be provided with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognized anywhere in the EU.
180 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
USD 3,950 for the full program
Application fee: USD95
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.
*The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool of the European Higher Education Area for making studies and courses more transparent. It helps students to move between countries and to have their academic qualifications and study periods abroad recognized. ECTS allows credits taken at one higher education institution to be counted towards a qualification studied for at another. ECTS credits represent learning based on defined learning outcomes and their associated workload.
When do I start?
For administrative purposes Intake is monthly. Registration should be made at least 5 days to the next start date. Inquire for the next start dates.
General academic criteria:
Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
Proof of eligibility to study at a university in Germany.
A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.
Depending on your chosen programme, academic level, and background, you might need to also take one of the following to make sure you are ready to study with IU:
Bachelor Entrance Examination.
Pathway Programme (for on-campus studies).
*Admission into program at the sole discretion of IU.