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Software Development

Top-up degree of Software Development, 90 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA)
Campus Lygten 37
Duration 1,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5350 EUR


In the top-up programme in Software Development you will learn how to design and program large, data-heavy and distributed systems. You will work with all of the various aspects of the software development process, such as databases, contracts, tests, system integration, project management and system development.
During the course of your studies you will be in close contact with the business community and you will, for example, write papers in cooperation with a business. You will also be an intern in a business in which you can try out your competencies in practice. We cooperate with a large number of businesses.

Career Opportunities  

Bachelors in Software development typically find work as system developers for large (global) IT projects, and over time find work as architects or project managers for such projects.  
You can be employed, for example, as:

• Software developer
• Software coordinator
• Software analyst
• Software programmer
• Project manager
• Quality assurance analyst
• IT architect Employment possibilities are good.

In order to participate in further education, you must complete the elective subject, Theory of Science. 

With a BA in Software development, we expect that you can enter into a master degree programme at a university in Denmark or abroad.  

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.   


You must have an AP Degree in Computer Science.Please ask Student Counselling if you have obtained similar qualifications in an other way.

Moreover, students from the Nordic countries and EU/EEA countries must have passed English at a level equivalent to a Danish Upper Secondary education C-level.

You can read more about the language requirements here: Read about the language requirements of KEA

Apply directly at KEA - Copenhagen School of Design and Technology with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact KEA 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

Spring | non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Application date
Oct 15
Start date
Feb 01

Spring | EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Application date
Dec 01
Start date
Feb 01

Fall | All applicants

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 15

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