Bachelor of Science (Hons) - Software Engineering

3 years
16,500 EUR/year
Oct 2023
Apr 2023
Leipzig / Germany
Lancaster University, Leipzig, Germany

Program description

Software engineers are the "programming architects" responsible for the design and development of complex and mission-critical software systems using techniques from computer science, engineering, and mathematics.

This course will give you a solid foundation in computing and the specialized knowledge you'll need for a career in software engineering and design.

Since 1986, Lancaster University has made software engineering a central focus of its academic pursuits.

Program structure


  • Digital Systems
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science 
  • Information Systems
  • Software Development 


  • Advanced Programming
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Networks 
  • Human-Computer Interaction 
  • Operating Systems
  • Social, Ethical & Professional Issues in Computing 
  • Software Design
  • Software Design Studio Project 1 


  • Distributed Systems
  • Internet Applications Engineering
  • Languages and Compilation
  • Security and Risk
  • Software Design Studio Project 2
  • Software Design Studio Project 3


Fee for two semesters (1 year) is 16500.00 EUR for international students

Requirements for applicants

The following requirements apply for the start of a Bachelor's degree (as example for USA students*):

  • High School Diploma plus APs / Associate Degree
  • Completed US High School Diploma with at least 3.2 GPA average and 3 AP subjects at grade 4 or
  • Completed Associate Degree with at least 2.9 GPA average
  • In addition to this, one of the criteria indicated below needs to be met for admission into Accounting and Finance, Software Engineering and Computer Science courses:
    • Mathematics Grade A in High School Diploma;
    • 3 in AP Calculus AB or BC;
    • 580 in SAT I Mathematics (if available)

(We consider the discontinued SAT subjects at 650 or above and encourage the applicants to provide these qualifications if they are available

*each country has its own requirements for applicants, which can be found on the university's website

English Proficiency requirements are:

  • IELTS Academic (UKVI Approved) 6.5 overall (min of 5.5 in each element);
  • IELTS Academic (Other Centres) 6.5 overall (min of 5.5 in each element);
  • IELTS Online 6.5 overall (min  of 5.5 in each element);
  • TOEFL IBT 87 overall (min of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 17 in speaking and 20 in writing);
  • TOEFL IBT Home Edition 87 overall (min of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 17 in speaking and 20 in writing);
  • Pearson PTE Academic / UKVI 58 overall (min of 42 in each of the four skills);
  • Pearson PTE Academic Online 58 overall (min of 42 in each of the four skills);
  • Cambridge English: Advanced CAE 176 overall with at least 162 in each element;
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 overall with at least 162 in each element;
  • GCSE/IGCSE/O Level English Grade C / 4;
  • CaMLA ECPE Grade C2;
  • Trinity ISE ISE II, Distinction in each element (modules must be taken within one month of each other);
  • LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator with 39 in each skill area;
  • LanguageCert International ESOL (SELT) B2 Communicator with 39 in each skill area;

IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson and LanguageCert certificates are valid for 2 years from the test date and your certificate will need to be valid on the start date of your studies at Lancaster. If you have taken a test multiple times, we cannot combine scores together to meet the requirements.

About the university

Lancaster University Leipzig is dedicated to offering an education of the same quality as that offered at universities in the United Kingdom, and it offers a variety of degree programs.

The campus sits in the middle of Leipzig, making it easily accessible for students from all across Germany, the European Union, and the rest of the world.

Upon successful completion of one of the undergraduate or postgraduate programmes, students who study in Leipzig receive their degrees from Lancaster University. It does not matter where a student studied – either at the Leipzig campus or at the main Bailrigg campus in the UK; students are awarded the same degree certificate issued by Lancaster University in the UK. This enables students to apply to any postgraduate programme in Germany, the UK or in any other country in the world. Your Lancaster University degree is internationally recognised and highly valued by institutions and employers. 

Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. A top 15 university in the three major UK league tables, the university is also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings.

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