Link: Gothenburg University – Software Engineering and Management Candidate Programme

Focus and objectives of education: This bachelor programme at Gothenburg University focuses on developing both social, technical and managerial skills. The programme is designed to prepare students for a successful career in software development and management. It covers everything from the development of autonomous vehicles to smart ornaments and social media.

Programme structure and content:

  • Focus on software development methods and techniques.
  • Training stresses the importance of asking the right questions, translating needs into design, managing projects and development teams.
  • Technical skills development, problem analysis, time estimation and cost estimation for development projects.
  • Communication and interaction with customers and partners in software development projects.
  • Double focus on software development and management.

Cooperation with industry:

  • Close cooperation with the software industry through guest lecturers and facilitators from software companies.
  • Projects and problem-based learning involving work with realistic problems.


  • Opportunity to participate in hackathons where students and professionals work together to create and develop software solutions.

International focus:

  • The programme is open to students from all over the world and is fully taught in English.
  • International study environment with teachers and students from different countries.

Career preparation:

  • The programme prepares you for further study at Master’s degree or a career in Sweden or abroad.
  • The training gives you the opportunity to develop responsibility for your own education and career.

Target group:

  • The programme is suitable for those interested in exploring and developing innovative software solutions in different fields, including AI, autonomous vehicles and health/biotechnology.
  • It is also for you to develop management skills, project planning and communication skills to distinguish you from other software engineers.


Philosophy degree with the main area of Software Engineering.

Qualification requirements:
Basic rating + English 6, Matematik 3b or 3c.

Grades (66 %) and university examinations (34 %).

Study file:
Full-time (100 %)

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Place of study:

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Opportunities for studying abroad:
Possibility of studying abroad for a period of five.

Study guidance:
For questions about study selection, planning or future career:

Opens 15 March 2024 for the Autumn 2024 semester.

Digital technology / specialisation

  • Software
  • Web Development

Digital skill level

  • Basic

Geographic Scope - Country

  • Sweden

Type of initiative

National initiative

Target audience

  • Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.

Target language

  • English

Target group

  • Persons who have completed tertiary education (EQF 7)

Typology of training opportunities

Educational programme

Training duration

Multiple years

Credential offered

Diploma supplement