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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.

Three bachelor’s programs for young talents to become developers, designers and digital entrepreneurs

Bachelor of Arts 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.

As unique as you are: Your Individual Competence Profile

At CODE we are not especially keen on handing out marks and grades, since we think that there are far better ways to document the skills and knowledge you possess.

CODE students

That is why we are developing a special Competence Framework for our study programs. This framework represents the main competences you can acquire while studying at CODE. Each competence is structured by eight different proficiency levels, with each level building on and incorporating the levels beneath.

At level zero you will not have any proficiency, while level six represents the proficiency we expect from a bachelor’s student at the time of their final exam. And even though it will not be expected from a bachelor’s student, we won’t discourage you from reaching for levels seven and eight.
All proficiency levels are aligned with the European Qualification Framework (EQF).

But first we want to find out what competences you already have. Although we don’t demand it, we are sure that many of our applicants already have significant programming, design or product management skills, knowledge, and experience. Our goal is to make them tangible and document them in your Individual Competence Profile. This Competence Profile will be the cornerstone of your learning experience and represent your advancements and successes in a more meaningful way than any collection of grades.

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 goal without a plan is just a wish.Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, writer and pioneering aviator
  • Orientation semester

    Working in different roles within your projects will verify your first self-assessment of your existing knowledge.

  • Decision for study program

    Based on the experience in your orientation semester you can make a truly informed decision on 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 competences you have acquired during your time at CODE.