Software Engineering

The programme provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop and manage information systems. It will prepare you for a career in information technology.




1 or 2 semesters (30 ECTS per semester)

Campus city


Study start

February or August

About the Software Engineering exchange programme

  • See our course catalogue for Horsens

    The course catalogue for the following academic year is ready around March 1. 

    A typical exchange student programme consists of 3-4 courses and a project worth between 5 and 15 ECTS credits. All students must have a total of at least 30 ECTS per semester.
    The students work on projects in groups of three or four.

    Please have a look at the timetables to see whether your choice works with the timetable. If it does not, you will have to find alternative courses. Please be aware the final time tables are ready app. 2 months prior to semester start.

    Why choose this programme

    Do you want to utilize your profession solving real life problems and learn how to do it in cooperation with other professions in a truly cross-national environment VIA offers you a unique opportunity!


    Our focus is on obtaining durable solutions through knowledge. We do this by combining professional skills with cooperation competencies framing it all within a sustainability approach, testing the outcome through prototyping at all levels.

    Learning outcomes

    During the programme, you will develop your technical skills alongside exploiting the synergy of performing in teams.  Our graduates possess an approach and methodology to solve the problems of tomorrow.

    Project work

    Many exchange students do a project. Project work is a way of incorporating real-life challenges into study programmes. You will typically be working in teams of four to analyse and solve a problem, sometimes in cooperation with a company. 

    All teams will be assigned one or more supervisors. The supervisors will assist you in forming teams and finding possible ideas for projects, and they will guide you through your project work.   

    Evaluation and exams

    During the study course there will be a number of tests and exams, both oral and written. Your performance will be assessed by an examiner and an external/internal examiner. 

    We have a close dialogue with the industry in order to make sure that our programme provides you with the skills and qualifications you will need on the job. 


    The programme is taught in English 

    Other documents

  • Before you begin the exchange programme at VIA University College, you must have completed a part of and usually this means you have completed the first two years of a Bachelor Degree at your home university. Please pay attention to the prerequisites described in the course catalogue and be sure you meet the prerequisites for the courses you choose.


    You must bring a laptop to all classes at VIA. 

    Computer requirements: WIFI connection and ability to run Windows 7 or above. 

    The computer must meet these requirements so that programmes for classroom instruction can be installed. We also recommend at least 2 GB RAM. 

    Free books

    All books for courses at the Department of Software Engineering are lent out for free one semester at a time at the Campus Horsens Library. 

    Documentation of your current English language level

    If English is not your first language, you will need to provide documentation of your English language level. VIA University College requires that you have an English level of B2 or higher (certificate is required), as you must be able to understand spoken English when following courses and be able to write assignments and reports in English.

    As documentation, we accept confirmation of a B2 level from your home institution or one of the following internationally recognised language tests: TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS or the Cambridge ESOL test. For more information, please see:

    English proficiency requirements

    Read about credit transfer

  • Exchange students do not pay tuition fees.

    Per definition, exchange stays are an exchange of one or more students between partner universities and therefore, exchange students do not pay tuition fees.

    If you do not know, if your institution is a partner of VIA, please contact the international office at your home institution. If your institution is not a partner of VIA and you would like us to discuss the possibility of establishing an exchange agreement with your home institution, please contact us at

  • Exchange students pay no tuition fee if they come from: 

    • Institutions which have signed a Bilateral Agreement on the exchange of students with VIA University College 
    • Countries which are full members of the EU or from Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein 

    If you do not fulfil the above criteria, you can contact our International Coordinator:

    Anna Kronborg Bell

  • Contact our International coordinator

    Anna Kronborg Bell
    T: +45 87 55 15 05

    You are also welcome to contact us if you have any general questions about VIA

    VIA Software Engineering
    Chr. M. Østergaards Vej 4
    DK - 8700 Horsens 

    T: +45 87 55 40 00.

    Opening hours: 

    Monday - Thursday at 07:45 – 15:30
    Friday at 07:45 – 14:30 

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