Online Studies Softwareentwicklung

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180 ECTS German or English
Online Studies

Start your online study programme in software development now

Artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing – software systems are our future. Our bachelor's programmes in software development equip you with programming and software engineering skills that will prepare for the IT industry. You decide which direction you want to go in. You can study software development in German or English. Just as it best suits you and your life goals! 

Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) 180 ECTS
    German or English
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    36-72 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Locations
    Study programme independent of time & place
    No mandatory attendance
    Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App
    Exams online or at nearest examination centre
  • Study fees
    Starting at 209€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
    180 ECTS - German
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1134022

    180 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1134022
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Study Programs

Your online study programmes in software development

The software development programme is available in German and English.  

Admission requirements for the German programme:   

  • Proof of university entrance qualification, such as your A levels, a vocational diploma, a master craftsman's certificate or a certificate of advanced training.   
  • Foreign students must provide proof of German language skills.  

Your advantage: This degree prepares you for the current challenges of the labour market and can kick-start your career. 


Admission requirements for the English programme:   

  • Proof of university entrance qualification, such as your A levels, a vocational diploma, a master craftsman's certificate or a certificate of advanced training.    
  • For the English-language programme, we require proof of your English language skills. 

Your advantage: This degree programme prepares you for the English-speaking international job market. 

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100% Flexible

Flexible, interactive, practically oriented: your online studies

  • Whether you’re studying full-time, alongside your job, abroad or as a parent: your online studies adapt to your life. You study online and 100% flexibly – from the first day of class right up to your exam.
  • Thanks to our online campus, our innovative study app IU Learn and our virtual classes, you can fit your studies right into your daily life.
  • You even get to choose how to sit your exams: online 24/7 on 365 days a year or simply on location.
  • Connect with other students or your lecturers at any time: via the online campus, MS Teams, E-Mail or in interactive virtual classes.
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Vorteile

Your advantages in IU Online Studies

Your degree brings with it many career advantages, such as the chance of a salary increase, more attractive tasks or career advancement. In addition, you will develop personally! We make sure that you can integrate your studies as flexibly as possible into your daily work and family life.

Your specialisation options in the bachelor’s programme Software Development

The online studies bachelor's programme Software Development is highly practical. In the German programme, you get to choose three of 46 elective modules, such as UI design, IT security consulting or basics of webshop programming. In the English programme, you choose three out of 24 elective modules to prepare for your career. Your options include modules such as smart devices, internet of things and embedded systems as well as business consulting.  

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Careers

Your professional future

JavaScript developer

As a JavaScript developer, you will program websites, be responsible for backend architecture and implement interactive applications – a coveted key role in companies. 

Find out more about our English study programme 

Why IU is the best choice
  • Personalised & flexible

    You get to study whenever, however and wherever you want – thanks to our digital campus, flexible full- and part-time models and exams you can sit online at any time. You even decide when to start your studies! 

  • State-approved & award-winning

    Our study programmes are state-approved and multi-award-winning. That makes us and our students happy – according to Fernstudiencheck.de, they are 96% likely to recommend us. 

  • Here for you – personally

    Get the support you need: via our online campus, you can participate in live sessions, chat with fellow students or benefit from our study and career coaching. 

  • Practically oriented

    Thanks to our wide selection of practically oriented specialisations, you can create your own profile and develop skills for the career you’re dreaming of.