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Software Engineering

Master (2 years) of Science in Software Engineering, 120 ECTS
Engineering Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6950 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Develop software from a user oriented and societal perspective for a global market where cultural understanding and knowledge of local standards and conditions are crucial for success.

Career Opportunities  

Software is part of many aspects of our daily lives and it is embedded in e.g. computers, the TV, the smartphone, the Internet, the car, buildings, energy solutions, the train, and the stove. That means that software engineers will have career opportunities in many different sectors – in Denmark as well as abroad.

The education gives you a number of 
career opportunities – both in Denmark and abroad. For example, you can get a job as an IT- and system architect, software developer, mobile application developer, system consultant, software quality engineer and IT strategy manager. 

What the corporate world thinks…

About the Degree

Through the programme, you will learn how to develop state-of-the-art software products and services as well as improve products and services known to us today.

You will be taught how technology is best used to develop efficient solutions - not only from a technological viewpoint, but also from a user perspective.

In the first two semesters of the master programme you will study Advanced Software System Design and Technologies, Software Lifecycle, Software, Intelligence, Software Ecosystems, and Data Science.
You will be part of a study-based and collaborative learning environment in which you work in project teams. You and your fellow students are responsible for planning and implementing the project. 
As an engineering student you enter an informal and inspiring study environment where it is easy to make new friends. In short, learning becomes fun!
Read more about the programme structure 


A Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering or equivalent allow you admission to the programme.  

The required knowledge areas are Software Engineering & Programming including projects, Operation Systems, Network & Distributed Programming,  Interaction and Interaction Design, Organization &Management, Discrete Mathematics, Database Design & Programming, Algorithms and Data structures, and Statistics.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of the University of Southern Denmark

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the 
University of Southern Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

No tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss students.
There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

SDU offers 75 scholarships yearly.The scholarship consists of two parts: full tuition fee waiver and a grant, to help cover living costs amounting to $ 950 per month before taxes. Candidates must come from a non-EU/EEA country and be eligible to pay tuition fees. The scholarship will be awarded to the best qualified of the eligible applicants. All eligible applicants who are offered a study place, will automatically be considered for the scholarship. No separate application is needed. The best-qualified candidates based on points will be awarded the scholarship.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Spring - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Sep 01
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Oct 15
Start date
Feb 01

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



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