Coding and Software Engineering Bachelor

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Duration of study

6 semesters


Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.), 180 ECTS Credit Points

Main areas of study

  • Coding (Web and App Development)
  • Software Engineering (Agile Software Development)
  • IT
  • Innovation Management Skills


Specializations 5. and 6. semester:

  • Senior Web Development
  • Senior App Development
  • Usability Enginering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Warehouse
  • Mobile Management and Techniques
  • Digital Management and Consulting
  • Business Management

Study Abroad

In the 4th semester of the full-time option


Intern domestically or internationally, Practical projects, business games, labs, excursions




Beginning of October


Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZeVA)

Tuition Fees

Study at the adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering

A university degree in computer science is far too theoretical for you? You are planning to become a programmer, or rather a coder or software developer to transform bits & bytes into the digital innovations of tomorrow? Then a Bachelor’s degree at the adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering is exactly the right thing for you.

Are you wondering how companies develop and test new digital solutions? Which models, methods and tools are used? Which programming and markup languages are currently in demand? Do you want to know how a digital solution becomes a brand?

Are you curious to know where artificial intelligence (AI) is heading, what will be possible in the future? Are you asking yourself how apps are developed?

What exactly leads to intuitively operable apps that run on all systems and devices? iOS Developer, how does that sound? After all, you don’t just want to study theory, but develop and market your first own app right away!

Your Coding and Software Engineering degree at the adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering not only gives developers like you answers to your questions, but also provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to launch the next generation of new digital solutions.

Are you interested in a Bachelor degree with a future? Join us at the adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering and make code your alphabet – your second mother tongue.

adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering

The adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering was born to educate the coding experts of the future. In collaboration with the XU Exponential University this curriculum offers students a chance to learn in interactive class-rooms, group projects and also to apply their knowledge in a practical context.

Your Bachelor’s degree in Coding and Software Engineering. Your decision. Your studies.

This also applies to your elective subjects. You decide which specialization suits you best. When making your choice, be sure to consider the experience you have gained from jobs, internships and projects and the demands that the job market places on you.


Options include:

Senior Web Development

Become a Senior Developer and leave the junior days behind you. In practical sessions, you have learned how to build attractive portfolio sites and interactive sites that inspire your audience in terms of both content and design, where user experience is a top priority.

Senior App Development

Become a Senior App Developer for gaming apps. You know your way around game concepts and, more importantly, game development. Create and code your own gaming app. If you consider the needs and wants of your users, you will be well on your way to selling your first app.

Usability Engineering

Become an expert for Usability Engineering. You know when formats like 2D, 3D or animation are used and how appealing images are created. You know about the importance of usability and user experience. As part of a project, you will test various dialogs in Human-Machine-Interaction and develop digital solutions according to your set focus.

Artificial Intelligence

Become an expert in artificial intelligence and become the interface between development and direct application. You know how to use methods, techniques and algorithms of artificial intelligence and can judge their applications. Whether it be search engines, the analysis and prognosis of course developments, in writing, image and speech recognition, games, animations, simulations or knowledge-based systems (e.g. IBM Watson), you know your way around.

Data Warehouse

Become an expert in the field of Data Warehouse. Big data and smart data are equally your topics of interest. You know how data warehouses are created, so you can securely store data, process it and swiftly evaluate it. You are well versed in Data Architecture, Data Collection, Data Organization, Data Mining and Reporting.

Mobile Management and Techniques

Become an expert for mobile devices. You are familiar with the concept and technologies of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices that can be used to access data and information. You know exactly what wireless communication is about and what it takes to make data secure.

Digital Management and Consulting

Become a consultant for digital business processes and systems and become the central interface between technology and management. You have both business knowledge and consulting skills that enable you to successfully advise a corporation on digital processes and systems (e.g. ERP systems).

Business Management

Become an expert in business management and effectively utilize your management skills to bring a company to a new level or to successfully launch your own start-up. As part of a project, you will deal with select issues from HR management and organizational development. In addition, you will acquire the most important fundamentals in marketing and improve your budgeting and pricing skills.

Overview Study Plan


Let’s go – your first semesters

In your first semesters, you will learn the most important programming and markup languages in depth. These include HTML, CSS, Java, Java Script and Switft. You will familiarize yourself with the methods and techniques of agile software project management and the planning and implementation of coding and software engineering projects.

For you, in-depth learning means practice. In the first semester, you will already take part in a Coding Bootcamp and start writing code. The name is the game: Code Red – Coding in Action.

After three semesters, you will already have the core coding skills and can refer to yourself as a . Junior Developer Whether a Junior Web Developer or a Junior App Developer – your expertise is already in demand on the market.

Another focus of your first semester is digital digital communication and innovation management. You will learn how to effectively and efficiently use modern methods of digital communication and collaboration. You will work with innovation methods and techniques, including agile development, prototyping and rapid prototyping. You will develop and test the latest digital methods and techniques in a playful way, gaining a high degree of digital competence during the process.

We believe that you learn best when you try it out for yourself, when you experience it for yourself. That’s why specific projects, group work and an interactive classroom are a big part of our curriculum. Our partnership with adesso SE also ensures that our learning material will always be up to date and relevant to the market and technologies employed.

As full-time student at the adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering, you will study at one of our international partner universities in the fourth semester. You have the choice at which of our partner universities you would like to spend your semester abroad.


Final spurt – your last semesters

You will deepen your acquired digital skills and will select at least two elective subjects. If you want to know more, you may also choose other subjects.


And last but not least – your bachelor thesis

In your last semester, you will complete your studies by writing a bachelor thesis. In your bachelor thesis, you will address concrete and practical questions in the digital domain. You can work on your thesis in cooperation with businesses like our partner adesso SE, whether it be large corporations or start-ups.

Hello, future!
You successfully completed your bachelor studies in
Coding & Software Engineering? What now?


Depending on which specialization you have chosen, you can take off in the following areas, for example:

  • Coding/Software Engineering (Software Developer/Designer)
  • Software Project Management
  • IT Application Consulting
  • IT Coordination and Organization
  • IT Quality Assurance
  • IT Consulting

The knowledge in Coding and Software Engineering you gained during your bachelor studies provides you with numerous job prospects. As an expert, you have a wide range of coding and software engineering skills – from analysis, planning, development and design to testing and implementing a digital solution.

The number of well-trained developers and consultants required by companies of all sizes and industries is extremely high and growing. This also applies to technology companies that develop digital solutions as well as to enterprises that are using them.

Would you rather do your own thing and become an entrepreneur? Our professors and the team at our Career Service Center will be happy to support you. If you prefer to keep studying, a Master’s program or a degree in a whole different discipline to enrich your skillsets can be an interesting option for you.

Studying at the adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering
means studying for the professions with a future.

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This way to your future.

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Scholarship opportunities

As a private higher educational institution XU Exponential University asks for tuition fees. However, we believe that the future of young and bright people should not depend upon financial resources. It’s not just us who believe this but also the adesso SE, one of the leading IT service providers in the German speaking area and name giver for the adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering.

SHE for IT

Since May 2019 adesso has been offering the ‘She for IT’ funding program throughout Germany to support and strengthen women in digital and tech positions. From the 15th of March 2020 to the 15th of July 2020 women can apply for one of the two ‘She for IT’ scholarships for the Bachelor program in Coding and Software Engineering.

Step Forward @XU

The XU offers two additional scholarships directed at both female and male students. All students interested in the Bachelor program in Coding and Software Engineering at adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering can also apply for one of the two scholarships between the 15th of March 2020 and the 15th of July 2020.