Software Development

Bring digital ideas to life and help ideas flourish with our B.Sc. Software Development.

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Help build future computing with a B.Sc. Software Development

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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All the important details about this programme

  • Study model
    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
    180 ECTS
    Study format: Online or On Campus
  • Duration of study
    36 months
    Part time models available
  • Study Fees
    Online: From 375 75 euros per month
    On Campus: From 583 349 euros per month
  • Accreditation
    180 ECTS - English - Online
    Online study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards

    180 ECTS - English - On Campus
    Currently in accreditation process
  • Admission
    High School Certificate
    Scholarship Programme Options
    English Skills
  • Reduce your study fees
    Many scholarship options available
Information about the start of studies
Online: Official start date 15.04.2022 (English, 180 ECTS)
On Campus: Official start date 01.10.2022 (English, 180 ECTS)
Information on state accreditation
Subject to state accreditation. We expect the Ministry's approval no later than the start of the programme. So far, all of our programmes have been successfully accredited and approved on time.
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Make the path to your degree simple

Don’t yet meet the requirements for work experience, English language skills or level of education? Not a problem – IU’s Scholarship Programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study, just get us your proof of work experience, English language skill and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS. 

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Degree Overview

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.

Applied Sales
Mathematics Basics
Mathematics: Linear Algebra and Analysis
Statistics Basics
Data Science and Object Oriented Programming with Python
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Career outlook

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.

JavaScript Developer

As a JavaScript Developer, you are a professional who takes care of JavaScript applications in the company. This means that you are largely responsible for programming websites. You are also responsible for the architecture of the backend and the implementation of interactive applications in order to create the most intuitive interface possible for the user.

Frontend Engineer

If you have extensive experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, a career as a frontend engineer is the right one for you. In this position, you specialise in the development of user interfaces. Through your work, you ensure that no security gaps occur. You also ensure that the programming code remains clear so that you can create the correct software.

Backend Developer

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.


Find a plan to suit you: For our online programmes, you can easily choose whether you want to study full-time or part-time. This helps you fit learning into your schedule.

Full time

Duration 36 months

Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:

€583 €117 / month Apply now

Part time

Duration 48 months

Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:

€489 €98 / month Apply now


Duration 72 months

Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:

€375 €75 / month Apply now
*Price information:

For students in Asia, Africa, and South & Central America, the prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. For students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan & South Korea, the prices displayed do not include graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. Additional fees may apply.

Our IU study programmes include the following benefits

  • Take exams online

  • Study materials

  • Access to partner network

  • Free extension of study period

  • Online library as well as podcasts and videos

  • Flexible payment options

  • Correction and assessment of module exams

  • Online forums

  • Support and career services

What our students say

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  • You can participate in IU events and establish an excellent network. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!

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  • The study programme provided me with so many useful academic and professional skills and knowledge.

    Mai Duc, B.A. International Marketing Management

Admission requirements

You can start your desired study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences if you meet the requirements.
Admission Requirements (Bachelor)
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Why IU is a great choice
  • The Best of Both Worlds

    Choose where you want to spend which semester and switch between online and campus studies. Our new approach sets us apart from our competitors and gives you freedom to experience online studies and campus life. All you need to do is let us know in advance.  

  • Accredited & Globally Recognised

    IU International 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.  

  • Gain Real Support

    We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and forums to exchange with other students. You also have full access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.  

  • The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

    Our courses provide you with key theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Our wide range of subject specialisations gives you maximum choice and allows you to immerse yourself in areas that match your interests.

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