BSc in Software Engineering and Management

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Program Description

BSc in Software Engineering and Management

By designing smart and efficient IT-solutions we can influence the future of peoples’ lives. People who – with the help of technology and management – create innovative products are sought after around the world.

Software Engineering is about methods for developing computer applications, asking the right questions to the customer, translating customer answers into design and managing projects, organizations and employees in this work. This requires that you have good technical skills, the capability to analyze a problem, that you can estimate time and cost for a larger development project and that you can communicate and interact with customers and other partners in a big software development project.

The Software Engineering and Management programme is an international programme that is open to students from around the world. The faculty has an international profile and all courses are taught in English. Today, we have students from the US, India, Bulgaria, China, Canada, France, Greece, Iceland, New Zealand, Latvia and many other countries. This offers a unique environment in which you learn to work in culturally mixed groups – just as you might do in your future career as a professional software engineer.

A key element of the curriculum is the focus on project-based and problem-based learning. Each term students break out into groups to work on a project that develops or applies IT to a significant social or organizational problem. This approach allows you to work on large projects that provide you with the opportunity to create a realistic, team-oriented work environment in which you learn different roles such as project manager, software architect, quality manager and system developer.


Each term has a specific theme that influences both the courses and the term project. Currently, the themes are:

  • Term 1: Programming
  • Term 2: Systems development and organizational change
  • Term 3: Software architecture for distributed software development
  • Term 4: Industrial IT and Embedded systems
  • Term 5: Changing software processes
  • Term 6: Software Engineering bachelor thesis
Last updated February 2018

About the School

The University of Gothenburg has approximately 38,000 students and 5,900 employees. It is one of the major universities in northern Europe. We are also one of the most popular universities in Sweden – ... Read More

The University of Gothenburg has approximately 38,000 students and 5,900 employees. It is one of the major universities in northern Europe. We are also one of the most popular universities in Sweden – the University of Gothenburg has the highest number of applicants to many programmes and courses. Read less