On the Software Development course in Esbjerg you work with design and construction of large, data-heavy distributed IT systems.
Software Development

Software Development

1.5 years
Start of term
Programme assessment
Next application deadline:
1. November 2018 - Quota 2/Foreign applicants
21. December 2018 - Danish Citizen


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frequently asked questions

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.

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.


You find the book list for Software Development here


Academic regulations

Previous curricula can be obtained by contacting the academy.

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

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

Further training

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.

SU (State education grant) for foreign citizens (students)

If you are a foreign citizen, you must fulfil specific conditions in order to be granted equal status with Danish citizens and receive the state educational grant (SU).

You can read more about it at SU.dk

SU (State education grant) for Danish citizens (students)

While you are studying, you are eligible for SU. You can apply for this when you have been admitted to the education, but you should be aware that you cannot apply for SU until one month prior to the month from which you are eligible to receive your SU. If you begin your education later than the 20th in the month, you are eligible to SU from the following month. This means that if your begin your education on August 21st or later, then you are not eligible for SU until the month of September.

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