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UCN is a well-renowned university college situated in Northern Denmark. It specialises in education, research and knowledge within the fields of business, technology, health care and education/social education. 

As a key supplier in its region within its specialised fields, it has a close link with the surrounding industries and an approach to academics which is very practical and in touch with reality.
In extension, the university college has a keen focus on both impact and employability, and all academic programmes are designed with well-known and established professions in mind and are continuously updated in close cooperation with industry representatives. The university also has one of Denmark's best entrepreneurial environments aiding students who wish to start their own business. 

As such, UCN's unique practical approach to learning as well as its significant cooperation with and impact on the region in which it is located provides for some interesting opportunities for both Danish and international students and graduates.

With more than 9,500 students enrolled in 2020, UCN is a popular study destination. Each year, the university college welcomes around 3,500 new students - and the number is continuously on the rise (and is quite significant considering the size of Northern Denmark). 
Approximately 1,000 of the students are international representing more than 40 different nationalities which makes for a very intercultural study atmosphere.  


Selma Lagerløfs Vej 2
9220 Aalborg Ø

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Software Development | Top-up degree 1.5 years

Software Development

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

Institution University College of Northern Denmark (UCN)
Campus UCN Technology
Duration 1.5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5634 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Do you want to be a specialist in IT architecture? Are you passionate about designing and developing software?


This is a top-up programme intended for graduates of the Academy Profession Degree Programme in Computer Science. The top-up programme earns you a bachelor's degree in Software Development with only 1.5 years of additional study.
This programme will give you in-depth understanding and knowledge of the technical and theoretical aspects of software development. You will learn how to use different database types and how to develop existing systems further.
The programme includes subjects such as database types, the role of contracts in the system development process, methods and tools for integration between systems, project management, distributed design and development, configuration and release management as well as test models and test planning.


Software developers typically get jobs as system developers, software architects and project managers of large-scale IT projects in Denmark and abroad. 


The programme consists of 4 national subject elements (40 ECTS) and 4 local subject element/elective subjects (20 ECTS) during the first 2 semesters. The last and final 3 semester covers an internship and the final bachelor project.

  • Databases for developers
  • Test
  • Systemintegration
  • Development of large scale systems
  • Discret ma
  • Investigation and professional communication
  • Security for developers
  • Individual study
  • Syntax and Semantics
There will be different kinds of exams, e.g. project, oral and written exams.

Read more about the admission requirements and how to apply on


Application date
Dec 15
Start date
Feb 01

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