B.Sc. Software Development

IU International University of Applied Sciences


Bachelor degree



1,549 USD



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More and more processes in business and society are based on software systems, almost every sector is now reliant on them. 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 IU International University of Applied Sciences’ 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 at an affordable price, thanks to online scholarships of up to 80%.

Program Structure

1st semester

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

2nd semester

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

3rd semester

  • 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

4th semester

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

5th semester

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

6th semester

  • Electives B
  • Electives C
  • Bachelor Thesis


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
  • Internet of things and embedded systems
  • Robotics and production engineering
  • International management and leadership
  • International marketing and branding
  • Supply chain management
  • Financial services management
  • Business intelligence
  • Smart devices
  • Smart factory
  • Smart mobility
  • Smart services
  • IT security consulting
  • Business consulting
  • Augmented, mixed and virtual reality
  • Digital business
  • Infrastructure and operations
  • Data engineer
  • User experience
  • AI specialist
  • Studium generale

Academic Requirements:

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels, IB Diploma including your Transcript of Records.
  • Proof of eligibility to study a bachelor's degree at university in Germany.

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 us:

  • Bachelor Entrance Examination
  • Pathway Programme
  • English Level:
    - Proof of English skills.
    - Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU - free of charge)
    - If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you do not have to prove your English skills.

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