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Software Development (Esbjerg)

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

Institution Business Academy SouthWest
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 1,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3900 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The Software Development course builds on your Computer Science course. This course is ideal for you if you have the ambition of designing and constructing large IT systems. You learn how to handle the back-end of large, distributed IT systems, based on large databases.You get the knowledge that you need to handle large IT development projects and learn how to use various types of databases.

You also learn how to develop existing systems. Finally, you learn how to handle and communicate, to other people, what the software development process is about.

About the programme     

The Software Development course takes one and a half years and builds on your Computer Science course.

The course has three semesters and comprises four national subject elements and a number of local subject elements. It also includes an internship and a final exam project.

The course includes the following subject areas:
  • Databases for Developers
  • Test
  • System Integration
  • Development of Large Systems
  • Local subject elements (electives)

Your third semester includes an internship. You decide yourself if this is with a company in Denmark or with a company abroad.


At Business Academy SouthWest you have the opportunity to go abroad as a part of your education. You can choose between studying abroad for a semester or doing your internship abroad. Read more here


If you would like to be admitted to the Software Development course, you must first have completed the Computer Science course.

Apply through the national electronic admission system, with all relevant documentation.

If you need further assistance with the application procedure please contact the academy.
Note that you can also apply through one of the institute's agents and representatives

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

Job and future

When you have completed the Software Development course you can find a job in the IT industry, for example in the development departments of companies, or you can find a job with a software company. You can also go for a career as a self-employed software developer.

The following are examples of jobs you can find after having completed your Software Development course:
  • Software Developer
  • Back-end Developer
  • System Integrator
  • Software Architect

When you have completed the Software Development course you can apply to be admitted to a range of Master’s degrees within the IT field.

Tuition fee

Higher education in Denmark is free for students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland. You do not pay for tuition if you at the time of application have a:
  • Permanent residence permit (‘permanent opholdstilladelse’)
  • Temporary residence permit that can be upgraded to a permanent one (‘midlertidig opholdstilladelse mmf varigt ophold’)
  • Residence permit as the accompanying child of a non-EU/EEA parent holding a residence permit based on employment (§9a of the Danish Aliens Act)
All other students must pay tuition fees. See our tutition fee here.  



Spangsbjerg Kirkevej 103,
6700 Esbjerg

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