Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering - Study in the Netherlands

Become an IT professional and get ready for the smart world

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  • Duration

    4 Years

  • Tuition fee (EU/EEA students)

    € 2.530 per year

  • Tuition fee (NON-EU students)

    € 8.600 per year

IT is everywhere! Ordering tickets for a concert, applying for a student loan, calling your friend who is away on a study trip – this and more can all be done online nowadays. IT specialists play a key role in keeping such day-to-day activities running smoothly. The Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering is an excellent preparation for a dynamic career. Are you keen to design and develop creative applications?

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Projects in collaboration with professionals

Starting from the first year you will already be working on practical ICT assignments. The work ranges from gathering the requirements to designing and building solutions, testing and submitting them.

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Choose your own route

The world of ICT is wide-ranging. After acquiring the necessary technical know-how in the first two years, you will choose your own area of specialisation in software engineering during the main phase of the programme.

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International work

When co-operating in international teams you will discover that expectations regarding management, dealing with colleagues, giving feedback, asking questions and so forth, differ owing to cultural differences. You will learn how this affects communication in IT and how we can deal with it in global teams.

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Check the deadlines and apply through Studielink. Please note: you have to sign up for the programme 'Information and Communication Technology'.

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During your study programme

Within the four-year programme of Software Engineering you will learn to design and develop software: from idea to realisation. You will learn the craftsmanship of software development. Learn how to design robust, maintainable software. Learn all about subjects such as object orientation, algorithms & data structures, designing and developing methods for software, web applications, mobile applications, server-side software, search engines, system architecture, networks, databases, security etc. You can specialise in different subjects such as Big Data Technologies, Advanced Mobile and Hybrid Development or the Internet of Things.

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After graduation

Dutch education focusses on fostering student independence, team spirit and presentation skills. On top of that, Saxion’s programmes are known for interweaving theory with practical experience. The Software Engineering programme forms an excellent basis for a career in the world of IT. You could decide to look for a job in The Netherlands, but you could also launch your career abroad. As a software engineer, you will be welcomed with open arms anywhere in the world.

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Hanseatic city, Koekstad, Boekenstad, but of course the most important: student city. The narrow streets with nice boutiques and the Brink make Deventer very cozy. It is a city where you are quickly known, but where there is always something new to discover.
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