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Software Development

Top-up degree of Software Development, 90 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Copenhagen Business Academy
Campus Cphbusiness Lyngby
Duration 1,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5400 EUR


The Bachelor in Software Development focuses on the challenges which developers face when working with large, often global systems' development projects. As a Bachelor in Software Development you know how to handle the back-end part of big distributed IT-systems based on large databases.

The Bachelor in Software Development is a 1½-year study programme (top-up) consisting of 3 semesters that includes an internship in a company abroad or in Denmark. The internship will give you the opportunity to use the competences that you have gained in class and put them into practice.

Career Opportunities

The competences you acquire in the Bachelor programme in Software Development will be particularly relevant for companies with a great need for integration of IT systems, in which IT systems are critical to business survival; they will also be relevant in situations where development projects involve various types of outsourcing.

As a graduate you will be able to apply for the following types of jobs:

    System Developer
    Backend Developer
    System Integrator
    Applications Architect
    Systems Architect

About the Degree

The top-up degree extends an already acquired Academy Profession programme to a related or prespecified bachelor level. The top-up option is only available to a subset of AP degrees and offered as a 90 ECTS supplement with a resulting degree of Professional Bachelor.   


If you have one of the following degrees, you are eligible to apply for the Top-Up Bachelor's Degree in Software Development
  • AP Degree in Computer Science
-or an equivalent education   

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.  Read about the language requirements of Copenhagen Business Academy

Apply directly at Copenhagen Business Academy with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Copenhagen Business Academy directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System.

Applicants with non-Danish Qualifications:

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

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