Software Engineering

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Software Engineering

Are you forward-thinking and do you want to actively shape the digital future, make it safer and as convenient and simple as possible for users?

Logical thinking and abstracting the real-world sound fun and fascinating to you? You will learn how to optimize processes and simplify tasks, make them easy, fast and secure to give computer users room for creativity. You will make a valuable contribution to a digitized world and acquire comprehensive knowledge in the areas of security and sustainability in programming.

Course content (excerpts from the curriculum)

Programming basics

Software Architecture, Data Structures, Clean Code

Software development

Databases, APIs, Docker, Git, Cloud

Programming languages

C++, C#, JavaScript, PHP, Python


Scrum, Agile Working, Soft Skills

Law & Security

Copyright, Licensing, Open Source, Threat Modeling, GDPR Compliance

Project management

Conception, Leadership, Software Architecture


Job descriptions in software development


Mobile Developer, Web Developer, App Developer


Software Developer, Tool Developer

Project Management

System Architect, Business Analyst

Learn and study

Course starts: March and September

Diploma: Professional training / Professional development

Bachelor: Full-time degree / Part-time degree

Master: Specialization / Professional qualification

24-Month Full-Time Degree
The Bachelor’s Degree is part of the “fast-track program” and takes 2 years to complete. This means, you will be qualified faster, be able to enter the job market and start earning sooner. This option combines a compact full-time course with professional training. In addition to studying interdisciplinary content and research methods, practical exercises and projects will help you to gain technical and practical skills.
36-Month Part-Time Degree
Thanks to its modular structure, the part-time Bachelor’s Degree allows students to be flexible and to study at their own pace. Professional and academic components are separated from each other and are taught in a complementary manner. As a rule, the Bachelor’s Degree in the part-time “extended model” is completed after 36 months; depending on your personal situation, the time can also be adjusted.
18-Month Professional Training
The SAE Diploma opens the door for a career in the creative industries in just 18 months. With a practical component of 75%, you will acquire sound knowledge of the subject, and practical exercises will help you to develop technical skills at an early stage. The SAE Diploma offers professional technical training that equips students with strong, industry-relevant skills. Moreover, it facilitates flexible time management and a high degree of autonomy.
18-Month Professional Development
Thanks to our flexible schedule, it will be easy for you to combine professional development with your current job. The part-time version of the 18-month SAE Diploma not only opens up new perspectives and professional fields, but also allows working students to gain sound expertise and practical skills at the cutting edge of technology.

Admission requirements

Own notebook with internet access for theory tests, online lectures and lecture notes

A Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering is being planned. You will graduate with the SAE Diploma.

English basic knowledge


Your career advisor at the campus

Our career advisors on campus will show you the opportunities within SAE during an on-site visit and inform you about departments, course content as well as job prospects and are happy to answer all your questions individually.

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Become part of the successful community yourself

Take a look behind the scenes in a workshop at the campus of your choice or in an online session.