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Software Engineering and Management, Bachelor's programme

Software engineers and software managers will have a key role in all aspects of society, from using AI to provide customer service and even financial advice, to developing self-driving cars, to creating apps in the health and biotech sphere. We are among the largest software engineering groups in the world, and our researchers have worldwide impact. Our programme gives you the opportunity to complete collaborative projects, work with partners in industry, and participate in hackathons, gaining the skills necessary to improve the world with software.

About the Programme

The development of software and smart, efficient information technology solutions is changing the way we live our lives. From developing self-driving cars to smart devices and social media, people who have the skills to create innovative products utilizing technology and management are increasingly in demand. The bachelor’s programme in Software Engineering and Management will develop your social, technical, and management skills, all important for a successful career in any domain. You will practice working in teams to gain experience in various roles important to your future career and to gain an understanding of the strength of a cohesive team.

A well-rounded, collaborative, project-based education

The programme addresses methods and techniques for developing software, asking the right questions to customers, translating customer answers into design, and managing projects, organizations, and development teams. You will develop technical skills, the capability to analyse problems, the ability to estimate time and cost for development projects, and the capacity to communicate and interact with customers and other partners in software development projects. A strength of our programme compared to others is the dual focus on software engineering and management skills.

The programme has a tight relationship to the software industry, which is an important aspect of the programme. Within the courses and projects, we collaborate with practitioners from industry and you are introduced to realistic problems experienced in the software industry through guest lecturers and supervisors from industry. A key element of the curriculum is the focus on problem-based and project-based learning. You will work on broad and complex problem definitions and learn to structure and solve bigger problems by dividing them into smaller tasks.

Preparing you for a successful career

You will be trained to take responsibility for your learning, and the teachers, supervisors, and the educational environment are all resources in this process. The programme is open to students from around the world, and we embrace the influence of this international group of students. We take pride in standing out among other bachelor’s programmes by offering ours completely in English, and our international environment—with teachers and students from all over the world—will prepare you for master’s studies in various fields or a career in industry, in Sweden or internationally.


Who Should Apply?

Do you want to explore how AI can provide customer service and even financial advice? Are you interested in being part of developing self-driving vehicles? Do you want to work in the health and biotech sphere developing features for health apps? Do you want a key role in developing a sustainable future? This programme gives you the opportunity to complete collaborative projects, work with partners in industry, and participate in hackathons, gaining the skills necessary to improve the world with software.

If you want to develop your team leadership, project planning, and communication skills, setting you apart from other software engineers, join our applicants from all backgrounds and from over 90 countries and apply for the bachelor’s programme in Software Engineering and Management.

Programme Structure and Content

Our programme has a clear management profile, with group project work that creates and develops software in various real-world contexts, giving you the opportunity to hone your creativity and develop and prove your skills. This allows you to work on projects with the opportunity to create realistic, team-oriented work, gaining experience in various roles. There is also an opportunity in term five to study abroad in Europe, Asia, or the US. All other term courses are mandatory.

The curriculum is taught over six academic terms, each with a specific theme.

  • Term 1: Team Programming
  • Term 2: Systems Development
  • Term 3: Distributed Systems Development
  • Term 4: Cyber Physical Systems and Systems of Systems
  • Term 5: Software Engineering for AI Systems
  • Term 6: Software Engineering Research and Practice

Student Interviews

How is it to study Software Engineering and Management?

A lot of outgoing people, hands-on learning and team-work. At least according to students Hassan Mualla, Snezhina Racheva and Araz Farkosh.

Listen to what our students think about the programme.

Practice your learning in hackathons

In a hackathon, students and professionals come together in teams to create and build software solutions to cases provided by the organizer. You can participate in hackathons as an extracurricular activity, providing you an opportunity to practice and test your knowledge on real-world cases in collaboration with companies and non-profit organizations.

Interview: She's hacking for a sustainable future

Hanna MaltkvistWhat is a hackathon? How can coding help create a more sustainable world? Hannah Maltkvist guides us through the experience of participating in Openhack 2018.

“It was really fun and also exhausting cause you get almost no sleep. But it’s one of the most enjoyable things I ever had the pleasure participating in.”

Read the interview

Career Options

Graduates of the programme receive the Degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Software Engineering and Management.

Our former students have worked or are working as: software developer, software tester, system engineer, product owner, project manager, SCRUM master, business analyst, business intelligence developer, data scientist, UX designer, software architect, software quality engineer, mobile application developer, team leader, SAFe product owner, software engineering analyst, and process engineer.

Companies employing our graduates include: Apple, Google, IBM, Volvo Cars, Microsoft, Ericsson, Swedbank, Volvo Trucks, Electronic Arts, CISCO, Handelsbanken, Astra Zeneca, Scania Group, Jeppesen, Danske Bank, Volvo Buses, Volvo IT, Klarna, Vodafone, Skatteverket, Stena AB, Zenuity, TIBCO Software, Västtrafik, Sigma IT Consulting, Semcon, Creative Assembly, and Aptiv.

Alumni interview: Jesper Wilfing

Hanna Maltkvist

"I'm right where I want to be!" says Jesper Wilfing.

Today he is running a technical consulting company together with a friend. In 2005 he graduated from the Bachelor’s programme in Software Engineering and Management. He has since deepened his experience and knowledge, which has made his life taking new turns.

Read the alumni interview


Find out about entry requirements, selection, and tuition fees in by clicking the links above.

For questions regarding ...

...the application and admission process in Sweden,
please visit universityadmissions.se


...the content of the programme and courses,
please contact Richard Berntsson Svensson, Programme manager


...choice of programme, requirements and general questions about university studies,
please contact Tina Mathé, Study counsellor

Page Manager: Simon Ungman Hain|Last update: 1/14/2020

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