Bachelor Software Development (BSc)
IU International University of Applied Sciences – Online
Full time, Part time
EUR 6,926 *
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* full-time tuition. The price displayed includes the graduation fee and scholarship. Students don’t have to pay for additional fees, such as applications
Your degree, your way:
From smartphone apps to traffic light control, to complex ERP systems: more and more processes in business and society are based on software systems. According to the World Economic Forum, cloud computing, big data analysis, the Internet of Things, IT security, artificial intelligence, e-commerce and virtual reality will determine our future - topics that are all an integral part of your distance learning programme in software development. You will acquire programming and software engineering skills that will qualify you for key positions in the international IT industry.
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- Scholarships available: Depending on your situation, motivation, and background, we offer scholarships that can reduce your tuition fees by up to 75%.
A short overview of your study
- Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
- Credits: 180 ECTS
- Study duration: Standard period of study: 36 months.
Different time models possible
- Study model: Online study including online exams 24/7
- Fees: from 94 euros per month
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After your bachelor's degree in software development, you can expect excellent career prospects across all industries with lucrative opportunities. Pick from a career path involving some of the following positions.
As a Backend Developer, you design complex processes in the background and ensure that everything runs smoothly. Your work focuses on the development of server-side software without a graphical user interface. You also take care of the conception, implementation and maintenance of software systems or applications.
The compulsory subjects of your Bachelor's degree are divided into three areas: software engineering (including courses on, data protection and IT security), programming and technology skills (including topics such as programming websites and web-based information systems, database modelling and database systems, web application development or cloud programming) and methodological skills (e.g. IT project management or techniques and methods for agile software development). In your elective modules, you can also specialise in selected areas, such as AI Specialist, or Internet of Things and Embedded Systems.
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In the fifth and sixth semesters, you choose your three electives with a total of 30 ECTS credits. Some of the areas you can choose to deepen your knowledge in include Data Science and object-oriented programming with python, financial services management, Internet of Things and Embedded Systems, IT Security Consulting, Business Intelligence and more.
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This course is offered completely online. You can decide when and where you study with no need to wait for the term to start.
Your own pace
We have full-time and part-time study models for this course. You can choose how you want to study and how long this course will take to suit your schedule.
IU International University of Applied Sciences has received system accreditation from EQAR, FIBAA, the German Accreditation Council, the German Council of Science and Humanities, and WES Canada. This means their courses, faculty and teaching material all match the rigorous standards that have been set for them and they can now accredit their own programmes.
Cambridge Assessment International Education / High School Diploma Study Pathway.
IU is the first online university partner of Cambridge International's high school diploma pathway. By working with Cambridge, IU offers students a special chance to finish their high school diploma while studying for a bachelor's degree. Since they are required for your bachelor's degree, these high school diploma courses are free of charge. The Study Pathway is a unique 12 months course with a 150-hour workload which you take alongside your bachelor courses. The Pathway concludes with an exam that can be retaken an infinite number of times.
In the current CHE ranking (2020-2022), IU tops the Business Administration field in categories of "General Study Conditions," "Contact with Lecturers," "Study Programmes Offered," "Examinations," "Study Organisation," and "Practical Orientation," winning a total of six out of 25 categories and achieving more top category rankings than any of the more than 300 institutions. IU received a 5-star rating for online learning and a score of 99 out of 100 in the QS, Quacquarelli Symonds, Stars Report, making it the first German university to receive such a ranking. It was also given the FIBAA Premium Seal for Digital Excellence and has excelled in 15 out of 23 criteria, including categories like Future Orientation, Knowledge Management, Quality Assurance of Teaching, and retaining the rating for the next five years. It is the only training provider to get the DtGV's Service Award 2022 from the German Society for Consumer Studies given that it has a dedicated academic staff and trained study coaches who ensure that students are supported throughout their studies.
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Scholarships and Funding
Online Scholarship Initiative: Save up to 67%!
Get your European degree from the largest universities for online studies in Germany — without sacrificing your job or family commitments!
With over 20 years of experience and over 100,000 worldwide students, IU offers scholarships from 25% up to 67%.
Distance learning at IU International University of Applied Sciences offers students the opportunity to develop on a personal and professional level and advance their careers through flexible, practice-oriented study.
You can start your education whenever you want - studies and exams are available to you 24/7.
(Be aware that IU scholarships are not available to students from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
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