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Software Development

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

Institution Business Academy Aarhus
Campus Sønderhøj 30
Duration 1,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4935 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The programme will give you competences that will enable you to participate in the development of technical design and realisation of systems in a distributed environment. It also focuses on the application of widespread methods and technologies.

The Top-Up in Software Development consists of 4 or 5 core modules and 1 or 2 elective modules, an internship and a final Bachelor’s project. The modules deal with various issues related to the development of large data-heavy and distributed systems and are completed as separate subjects. It is your responsibility to create cohesion between the modules in your final bachelor's project.

The programme presents different ways of working, such as workshops, case studies and inter-disciplinary project work. You will work independently as well as together with others. Often problems are based on real-life problems from the business life. .

Career Opportunities  

The competences you acquire as a Bachelor of 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.

Below are some examples of job titles:
  • 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.   

The Bachelor’s top-up programme in Software Development is designed to be a direct top-up possibility to the AP degree in Computer Science. 


The Bachelor’s top-up programme in Software Development is designed to be a direct top-up possibility to the AP degree in Computer Science. Therefore, in order to be admitted to the programme, you must have completed the AP degree.

If you have not completed an AP degree in Computer Science, you will be assessed on your actual competences.  
Read more about the admission requirements of this programme 

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

Apply directly at VIA University College with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact VIA University College directly. 

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education in the section

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 who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/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

Summer | EU and non-EU applicants

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 23

Winter | EU and non-EU applicants

Application date
Oct 01
Start date
Jan 24

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