Bachelor - Software Development

3 years
1,752 EUR/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Berlin / Germany
IU International University of Applied Sciences

Program description

The importance of software systems in today's society, economy, and industry cannot be overstated. Software developers and their work have a significant impact on the world in a variety of ways, including through smartphone apps, smart home gadgets, and complicated internet databases.

The World Economic Forum has identified virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI), and cloud programming as three of the top five technologies and talents that will shape the future.

Learn everything you need to know to get started as a software developer, from statistics and math to programming languages, and do it all from the comfort of your own home with an online course.

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Software Engineering Principles 
  • Introduction to Academic Work 
  • Requirements Engineering 
  • Specification 
  • Object-oriented Programming with Java 
  • Database Modelling and Database Systems

Semester 2

  • Data Structures and Java Class Library
  • Collaborative Work 
  • Web Application Development
  • Algorithms, Data Structures, and Programming Languages
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • IT Architecture Management

Semester 3

  • Programming Information Systems with Java EE
  • Ethics and Sustainability in IT 
  • IT Project Management
  • Techniques and methods for agile software development
  • Introduction to Mobile Software Engineering 
  • Seminar: Software Engineering

Semester 4

  • Project: Agile Software Engineering
  • IT Infrastructure
  • IT-Service Management 
  • Project: Mobile Software Engineering
  • Cloud Programming
  • Introduction to Data Protection and IT Security

Semester 5

  • DevOps and Continuous Delivery
  • User Interface Design and Ergonomics
  • Introduction to Programming with Python 
  • Project: Software Development

Semester 6

  • Bachelor Thesis and Colloquium 


Tuition fees for international students

  • 146 EUR/month

An additional 1,000 EUR fee is charged for studying at one of our on-campus locations. The fee must be paid to IU by bank transfer no later than one month before the start of your studies. (The campus fee is not included in the tuition fees of the study programme)

Requirements for applicants

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your qualifications, you might have to meet additional requirements, such as successfully passing a university entrance examination.

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.

English language proficiency

We accept the following English language skills certificates*:

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)* or
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)*  

Is English your native language, or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language proficiency.

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.

About the university

With a completely fresh approach, IU International University of Applied Sciences offers excellent programs for Bachelor, Master, and MBA degrees. They have developed campuses in Germany for students who choose to finish their coursework there, but they also provide comprehensive distance learning programs online. Additionally, students are free to mix the two.

It provides German and English-language campus-based, online, and blended learning programs. As of the summer semester of 2021, IU is the biggest state-accredited institution in Germany with over 100,000 students enrolled.

State recognition of the institution dates back to 1999, and in 2009 and 2021 it received accreditation from the German Science and Humanities Council. Additionally approved by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) on behalf of the German Accreditation Council are the study programs and the university's internal quality management ("system accreditation").

IU International University offers the following subject areas:

  • Design, Architecture & Construction
  • Health
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Events
  • Human Resources
  • IT & Technology
  • Marketing & Communication
  • Social Sciences
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Business & Management

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