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Software Engineering and Management Bachelor's Programme

Bachelor's programme | 180 credits
Autumn 2020
100% Day
1 Closed GU-68695 2 Closed GU-19738
1) Anyone can apply
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Programme

Software engineers and software managers will have a key role in all aspects of society, from using AI to provide customer service and 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.

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.

After graduation

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.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: General entrance requirements for university studies and the Swedish upper secondary courses English B, Mathematics C or English 6, Mathematics 3b/3c or equivalent.

Selection: Selection is based upon your average grade from upper secondary school (66 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %)

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full programme cost: 429 000 SEK
First payment: 71 500 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Tina Mathé, e-post:, tel: 031-772 1071


Department of Computer Science and Engineering
41296 Göteborg

Visiting address: Rännvägen 6 B

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