Software Technology Engineering

Software Technology Engineering

VIA University College | Campus Horsens | Horsens, Dānija

Software Technology Engineering

University:VIA University College - Campus Horsens
Location Horsens, Dānija
Chr. M. Østergaards Vej 4, 8700 Horsens , Horsens
Duration: years ( semesters)
Degree
ECTS ECTS
Study start (Application deadline)
Tuition fee (EU/EEA/CH):0 EUR
Tuition fee (Non-EU):apx. 6 571 EUR (per semester)
Application fee: 100 EUR

From the very first day, you will learn both theory and practice

It provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to manage information systems. The flexibility of the programme and the variety of electives allow you to create the degree that will prepare you for the career you wish to pursue.

Main topics from the education:

A combination of theory lectures and project work within:

  • Software Development
  • Interfacing electronics devices
  • Programming electronics devices
  • Real time programming
  • Computer net & client server technology
  • Database technology
  • Web & Multimedia

Specialisation in:

  • Web Engineering
  • Enterprise Engineering
  • Embedded Engineering

Altogether, you will develop professional and personal competences in information technology as well as qualifications for further studies at Master level.

ABOUT EDUCATION


The programme is a combination of theory lectures and project work within Software Development in general, programming electronics devices, real-time programming, computer networks, Internet-of-things, game design, web design, augmented and virtual reality, database technology, big data and cloud computing. 

Depending on the choice of electives, students will specialise in one of four areas:

  • Internet-of-things
  • Interactive Media
  • AR/VR (Augmented and Virtual reality)
  • Data Engineering

As part of this programme, you will develop professional and personal skills in information technology as well as gain qualifications for further studies at Master’s level.

After the third semester, you can transfer to the AR/VR specialisation in Viborg to complete your studies at the Danish Interactive Digital Center at Campus Viborg. 

1st semester: Single User Systems

The goal of the 1st semester is to give you profound knowledge and practical skills in object-oriented programming and systems development. You will also learn about responsive web design. The semester is organised as a number of introductory courses and a semester project in which you will design, implement and document a single-user software system.

2nd semester: Client Server Systems

During the 2nd semester, you will learn about software engineering methods, database development and system development methods, and you will accumulate the programming skills necessary to build client/server systems. The semester is organised as a number of compulsory courses, along with a semester project in which you will develop a client/server system. 

3rd semester: Heterogeneous systems 

The goals of the 3rd semester are to design and implement heterogeneous software solutions including the use of the programming languages Assembler, C, Java and C#. The semester is built around a larger semester project in which students will integrate several programming languages.

4th semester: Internet-of-things

The 4th semester brings it all together and students will conceive, design and implement a software solution including hardware sensors, an android-based user interface and a persistent multiuser backend infrastructure. The solution must contain self-constructed electronics, and make use of the Java, C#, C and assembler programming languages.

Students may also choose to transfer to the specialised AR/VR path in Viborg and complete their studies at the Danish Interactive Digital Center at Campus Viborg. Here, the focus of the remainder of the programme will be on AR/VR technologies.

5th semester: Internship

During this semester, you will be placed on internship at a company in Denmark or abroad. The internship provides you with the opportunity to acquire valuable work experience in a challenging environment and to put into practice the knowledge gained during your studies.

6th semester: Specialisation, Electives & BA

You will choose from different elective courses depending on your interests and specialisation. Based on your choices, you may obtain one of the following specialisations:

  1. Data Engineering – Courses include Data Warehousing and Machine Learning, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), business intelligence, data visualisation and analytics.
  2. Interactive Media – Courses include Mobile Applications and Serious Games, which involve Unity, asset store, modelling and simulation, as well as interfacing.
  3. AR/VR – Courses include Digital Animation Production, Basic AR/VR Technologies, sensors and displays for digital immersion, game design and production and other courses from Cross Media specialisation.
  4. Internet-of-things – Courses include wireless computing,basic electronics, real-time and embedded programming, as well as electronics used to interface micro-controllers with a number of sensors and actuators.

Compulsory specialisation courses also take place during this semester, and you will be required to prepare your final project: the Bachelor Project.

7th semester: Specialisation, Electives & BA

During the 7th semester, you will work on your Bachelor Project. The purpose of the Bachelor Project is to demonstrate your ability to solve a relevant software problem and document the solution. The Bachelor Project is typically a real-life project for a company, carried out in groups of two or three students.

INTERNSHIP


Your internship teaches you things you can’t learn in a classroom.

Experience the working world

Doing an internship is a great way to get first-hand work experience and to gain access to the best graduate jobs.  

As it is a professional bachelor’s degree programme, you are required to do an internship in the 5th semester. This will allow you to apply theory to real-world business tasks and also to practice a number of valuable skills. 

Benefits 

You will benefit from working in a real-life environment and gain professional experience relevant to your future career as a Software Engineer. 

The internship will also make you more employable, since employers often look for “work-ready” or “plug and play” graduates when filling vacancies. 

The internship has a dual purpose. You will get to know what your professional future will be like while still preparing for it, and you will make contacts with employers within the field of your study. 

Where to go?

You may do the internship in a company of your choice in Denmark or abroad. 

Duration 

The minimum period for an internship is 20 weeks of full-time work. 

JOBS AND CAREER


As a graduate, you can look forward to excellent employment prospects worldwide.

The hallmark of this programme is its international focus and the inter-disciplinary skills that will make you attractive to a wide range of companies. 

Career counselling and events

Career Service Centre at VIA offers a range of services to students. You can make an appointment at Carrer Service Centre for advice on writing a good CV and Cover Letter, updating your LinkedIn profile and searching for jobs and internships.

The career centre also organises events where you can meet company representatives face-to-face in order to find a job, internship, project work or a full-time job related to your field of study.

Further education

When you graduate as a Software Engineer, you will have excellent opportunities to apply for future education on Master level in Denmark or abroad.

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES


A study abroad experience provides global insight and perspective.

To enrich the study experience and nurture cultural diversity on campus, we encourage our students to study abroad and welcome foreign students from partner institutions. 

VIA University College has cooperation agreements with approximately 200 institutions in 33 countries in Europe as well as overseas. 

This means that you have the opportunity to choose to study for one semester at one of our partner institutions in another country. 

You may also choose to do your internship in an international company in another part of the world. Both possibilities give you the opportunity to experience the way of life in another culture. 

Today’s business world is a global marketplace, so having a study abroad experience can be a positive thing to include on your CV. 

More about the program: en.via.dk