Bachelor Software Development (B.Sc.)

Your bachelor's degree in software development will provide you with technology expertise that will enable you to pursue a successful career as a programmer in the digitalised world. 

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In times of digital growth, the need for skilled programmers is higher than ever and with your Bachelor's degree in software development, you not only have good career prospects in the future, but almost every industry is open to you, because the design, implementation and operation of functional software is nowadays a basic prerequisite for successful business and a functioning society. The Bachelor of Science at IU International University of Applied Sciences provides you with all the necessary skills to work successfully as a developer in the IT departments of larger companies or software houses. 

With an affinity for technology and a strong enthusiasm for solving problems through software, you are well prepared for your studies in software development. The practical-oriented introduction to professional software development is ensured by one new technology and programming language per semester, which are then also applied in different projects. With the numerous specialisations such as "Data Science and Object-Oriented Programming with Python", "Internet of Things and Embedded Systems" or "Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality", you have numerous opportunities to pursue your very own career-specific "learning journeys". 

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Why you should study at IU

By studying at IU International University, you can expect up to 20% more salary in your future career.
The job market is constantly changing - studying with us gives you the perfect preparation for the business world.
Start out in the professional world without compromises - no problem with a degree from us.


Among the TOP 10 topics in the ranking initiated by the World Economic Forum, seven (Cloud Computing, Big Data Analysis, Internet of Things, IT Security, Artificial Intelligence, E-commerce and Virtual Reality) can be found in the curriculum of IU’s Software Development degree programme, the job profile "Software and Applications Developer" is among the ten most in-demand professions across all industries and there are bottlenecks in filling software development-related jobs. These are just three of various reasons to choose a software development degree at IU International University of Applied Sciences. For example, you may become: 

JavaScript Developer (m/f/d)

As a JavaScript developer, you will specialise in JavaScript applications in your company. This means that you will be essentially involved in the programming of websites and will be familiar with one of the most important programming languages. You will also be 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 (m/f/d)

In your position as a frontend developer, you will specialise in the development of user interfaces and have extensive experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Your work will ensure that there are no security gaps and that the programming code remains clear so that the correct software can be created. 

Backend Developer (m/f/d)

Designing complex processes in the background and guaranteeing a smooth workflow: Your job as a backend developer will bring many challenges, which you will master with ease after your successful bachelor's degree at IU. You will specialise in the development of server-side software without a graphical user interface. Your responsibilities will include the development, conception, implementation and maintenance of a system or application.  

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Complete your online studies in a completely self-determined way – whenever, wherever and however you want! You will benefit from innovative learning tools and direct exchange with professors, fellow students and coaches via a variety of networking platforms.

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