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Top-up BA in Software Development

KEA Copenhagen School of Design & Technology
1.5 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
24 August 2020
16,200 EUR

Program description

Top-up BA in Software Development

On the software development top-up programme you will learn how to develop and manage large distributed data-intensive systems.

You will work with all the various aspects of software development, such as databases, contracts, testing, system integration, project management and systems development.

During the study programme you will be in close contact with the business community, for example in relation to projects and the internship.

The teaching is project-based, which provides a solid foundation for understanding business processes, and assignments are normally carried out in groups.

Examples of electives include Project Management and IT Security. The elective subjects can vary from semester to semester, to ensure they always match the latest trends.

Admission requirements

You must have an AP Degree in Computer Science.

If you are applying without a qualifying Danish AP degree – but have a comparable educational degree – we will evaluate your actual competences and motivation. Contact us for more information.

All applicants must have passed English at a level equivalent to a Danish Upper Secondary education B-level.

Equivalents to Danish B-level in English:

  • IELTS (academic test): 6.5 or
  • TOEFL (paper-based): 550 or
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 83 or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with the grade C
  • Cambridge First Certificate with the grade A 

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Program content

During the course of your studies you will be in close contact with the business community and you will, for example, write papers in cooperation with a business. You will also be an intern in a business in which you can try out your competencies in practice. We cooperate with a large number of businesses.

Database types, database optimization, administrative tools, transactions, security. In the module you will learn to choose and use the correct database solutions for various tasks. In addition, you will also analyze and work with large databases and tasks, such as redesign and operations optimization.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees:

  • Nordic/EU/EEA students are free of charge
  • Non-EU citizens must pay a tuition fee of € 5,400 per semester

There is no fee for following students: 

  • Students from the European Union (EU)
  • Students from EEA countries (Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland)
  • Students from Switzerland
  • Students who are granted permanent residency or time-limited permit with the possibility of permanent residence in Denmark
  • Students exchanged with Danish students as part of a bilateral agreement with an educational institution abroad
  • Students who are granted residence permit under §9c, paragraph 1 of the Aliens Act as the accompanying child of a foreigner with a residency permit issued under pursuant to section 9a of the Aliens Act


Bachelor Degree in Software Development.

The top-up Bachelor's takes 1½ years and are for students who have already completed an AP degree programme or similar. By completing an AP degree programme and the top-up programme, you will obtain a Bachelor’s degree. You will be awarded 90 ECTS points for a BA top-up programme.

Continuing studies

Bachelors in Software Development typically find work as system developers for large (global) IT projects, and over time find work as architects or project managers for such projects.  You can be employed, for example, as:

  • Software developer
  • Software coordinator
  • Software analyst
  • Software programmer
  • Project manager
  • Quality assurance analyst
  • IT architect

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About this institute

Copenhagen School of Design and Technology

Copenhagen School of Design and Technology

KEA offers higher-education programmes targeted at the business community in Denmark and abroad. We are one of the largest Business Academies in Denmark, with: 5490 full-time students 1200 international students from 70+ countries 500 employees KEA bridges the gap between...

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KEA Copenhagen School of Design & Technology

Ryesgade 3F, 4. sal
DK-2200 Copenhagen N

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