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Entry requirements

To apply for the Industrial Master's programme in Software Engineering, you need a relevant Bachelor's degree, and you must have a relevant professional occupation. You can apply if you hold a bachelor's degree in:

  • Software Engineering from University of Southern Denmark
  • Game Development and Learning Technology from SDU (only students who enrolled in the Bachelor's programme in September 2022 or later) 

You can also apply if you hold another, similar degree. To be considered, your degree must include a minimum of:

  • 20 ECTS in Software Development and Programming
  • 5 ECTS in Operating Systems
  • 5 ECTS in Distributed Systems and Networking
  • 5 ECTS in Database Systems
  • 5 ECTS in Algorithms and Data Structures
  • 5 ECTS in Statistics

Occupational requirements

You can meet the requirement of relevant employment in three different ways:

  • If you are an employee of a relevant public or private company with a minimum working week of 25 hours on average
  • If you are self-employed in your own relevant company with a minimum working week of 25 hours on average. Your company must have a revenue and relevant activities that generate earnings.
  • If you are an entrepreneur with your own relevant company with a minimum working week of 25 hours on average. Your company must either have a revenue and relevant activities that generate earnings, or be affiliated with a public or private entrepreneurial milieu. 

Read more about the employment demands.

Language requirements

The programme is taught in English. Therefore, you are required to submit proof of your proficiency in English as part of your application. See the English language requirements

Selection criteria

There is a limited number of study places in the programme. If there are more qualified applicants than study places, the following criteria are used for the selection of applicants:

The grade point average of your qualifying degree. If the degree is not completed at the time of application, the grade point average is calculated based on the courses passed at the time of application.

Relevant enclosures

It is important that you submit the following enclosures for evaluation:

  • Your graduate diploma, including a transcript of records.
  • If you have not yet passed your degree: Your newest official transcript of passed as well as registered courses. If you use the data exchange function in the application portal, please be aware that only passed courses are included in the generated file. Therefore, if you are registered for courses with specific relevance to the entry requirements, you have to upload a separate transcript of your course registration.
  • Proof of any supplementary courses you might have passed.
  • Course descriptions for each of the courses in your degree.
  • Proof of your English proficiency.
  • Documentation for relevant occupation. Read more about how to document your occupation here.

As a bachelor's student at SDU, you can apply for permission to follow up to 30 ECTS Master's level courses even though you have yet to complete your Bachelor's degree.

You can be granted permission if you have the necessary academic qualifications. The progression of your Bachelor’s programme is crucial to the outcome of your application.

Check to see whether you fulfil the conditions

By choosing your faculty below you can see which conditions you generally must fulfil to be permitted to take Master’s level courses. Please acquaint yourself with the rules before you apply for permission since you must indicate in your application whether you fulfil the conditions or not. Read more here.

If you have previously been admitted to the programme, or already are, then special rules may apply when you apply for admission.

Find the scenario that suits you and read more: Re-enrolment, transferring and change og programme

Have you completed a Master's programme?

If you've already obtained a Master's degree, you can only be admitted to a new programme if there are vacant study places in the programme.

Learn more about rule and the possibility to apply for exemption

Have you completed another type of study programme?

As long as you do not hold a Master's degree, you are free to apply for admission to a new programme.