A Bachelor’s degree that prepares you for reality

Studying at CODE will be unlike any other higher-education experience. As a student, you will not be confronted with pre-selected knowledge but empowered to be a creative problem-solver who knows how to learn.

Become a Software Engineer, Interaction Designer or Product Manager

We believe that the most effective way to learn is not by passively absorbing selected facts and ready-made content to reproduce for the next exam. That’s where curiosity-driven education comes into play. As part of an interdisciplinary learning experience, many modules offered by one of our three programs are also credited towards the other two.

Bachelor of Science in
Software Engineering

Software engineers solve real-world problems by crafting code in a multitude of environments, disci­plines and lang­uages – on their own and in teams.

Bachelor of Arts in
Interaction Design

Interaction designers use technology to identify user needs and then design, engineer and validate corresponding user interfaces and experiences.

Bachelor of Arts in
Product Management

Product managers develop strategies and concepts for digital products, coordinate their development, analyze and validate ideas and help them grow.

Science, Technology and Society

We want CODE to be a place where we reflect on technology and design. Our Science, Technology and Society Programme – short STS – provides all students with the opportunity to explore great ideas and express themselves beyond their field of study. STS tries to make you more creative, and prepare you for the responsibility that comes with working at the heart of many current social changes.

Interpersonal Skills

The vision of our Interpersonal Skills department at CODE is to create spaces of awareness and empowerment, enabling you to reach your full potential, to influence the culture of CODE, and to leave CODE with confidence about your next steps.

Your typical course of study

At CODE, the assessment of your skills will take place throughout our orientation semester. Only after that will you have to choose a study program and start your first core semester.

Learn about the courses and modules at CODE in detail.

A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.Grace Hopper
Computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral

General information, academic calendars and deadlines

  • Application Deadline

    Spring semester 2024: Mid of January 2024 (Applicants requiring a study visa: Beginning of November)
    Fall semester 2024: Beginning of August 2024 (Applicants requiring a study visa: Beginning of June)

  • Prerequisites for study

    Higher education entrance qualification

  • Specific entrance requirements?

    No Numerus clausus

  • Standard time for completing course

    6 semesters

  • Orientation semester

    In the first semester, you will learn skills from all 3 programs. Afterwards you can decide which program you like best.

  • Decision for study program

    Based on the experience in your orientation semester you can make a truly informed decision about which study program to choose.

  • Core semesters

    Each Core semester will give you the opportunity to acquire new skills, master key concepts and gain state-of-the-art expert knowledge.

  • Synthesis semester

    In your last semester we will challenge you to apply all the skills and competencies you have acquired during your time at CODE.

  • Semester dates

    Winter semester: 01/08/2022 – 31/01/2023
    Summer semester: 01/02/2023 – 31/07/2023

  • Project phases

    For the winter semester: September 1 to December 31
    For the summer semester: January 26 to April 30

  • Breaks

    Last week of December to the last week of January
    May 30 to August 31
    (pre-program courses start at the beginning of August)

  • Degree

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
    Bachelor of Science (B.S.)