Software Engineering (HBO-ICT)

Keen to design and develop creative applications? Within Software Engineering you will learn to design and develop software: from idea to realization. Learn all about subjects such as: programming, databases, the Internet, designing and developing methods for software, web applications, mobile applications, server-side software, search engines, system architecture, networks, security etc. You can specialize in different subjects such as Big Data Technologies, User Experience Software or the Internet of Things.

Before you decide to ask a question to one of our students, check the FAQ’s on our website!

Will we see you at our online open days on the 17th, 18th and 19th of April?

IntoSaxion is not for vacancies for jobs, internships or graduation assignments. These questions will be removed.

Ambassadeurs

Stad van deze studie

Enschede

Stel een vraag

Vragen van bezoekers

Een brandende vraag? Stel hem aan een ambassadeur!

  • Hi I'm from Egypt I'm in senior year in high school I want to know if there a scholarship I can apply for to study information technology and I saw the deadline its June 21 but the year ends at July can I apply without the degrees certificate
    Omar
    vroeg 4 weken geleden
    Evgeny
    zei 4 weken geleden

    Hello!
    Saxion Scholarships can be found here:
    https://www.saxion.edu/studying-in-the-netherlands/finance-your-studies/scholarships
    For document related questions better to contact the international office: internationaloffice@saxion.nl

  • how is it like to study ICT in Saxion? what will I learn?
    Mery
    vroeg 1 maand geleden
    Evgeny
    zei 1 maand geleden

    Hello Mery!
    Studying ICT is hard (esp 2ndsemester) but rewarding.
    Starting with programming logic and basics of computer hardware, you will make a way to get all the practical skills of a modern Software Engineer.
    You will learn Java, Java for android, tools of web development, how to make a proper program design, how to work on code in teams.
    Saxion will give you an understanding of algorithms and data structures, networking, internet technology, it-related laws.
    After two years of studying you will have all it takes to make your own projects!

  • Hi!! I want to ask about a laptop recommendation that is good for this program? and should we install all the apps beforehand or not? because i don't have any background on programming but would like to study this program hopefully next year. thanks
    Mery
    vroeg 1 maand geleden
    Evgeny
    zei 1 maand geleden

    Hello! During the second semester, you will have an assignment to set up a network of virtual machines. That is very memory consuming, so you should prepare 12gb or more ram. That is the most resource-consuming task you will face during the course, but to feel comfortable better to get a laptop with i5 or i7 processor, SSD (for OS) + HDD (1tb), and 16gb RAM, but it is not necessary.
    About applications - you will install them during the course. The teacher will assist you with it. Hope that helps)

  • Hello I’m from Zimbabwe and I’m interested in coming to Saxion. Are there any societies or communities for African students?
    Farirai
    vroeg 3 maanden, 3 weken geleden
    Evgeny
    zei 3 maanden, 3 weken geleden

    Hello!
    I have not heard about communities for people from specific countries, but there is a community for students that have studies related to IT. The community is called Pro-ACT and it is fully run by students with support from the university. They organize meetings, parties, guest lectures, hackathons, and other activities.
    As a member of Pro-ACT who visits those events regularly I have to say that they are doing a pretty good job :)

  • Hello! Are you accepting students all over the world, and if so, am I able to apply to ICT program if I'm from Turkmenistan(Central Asia) Thanks.
    Selim
    vroeg 6 maanden, 1 week geleden
    Ali
    zei 6 maanden, 1 week geleden

    Hi Selim,

    Of course , Saxion would welcome students from all over the world.
    Here in this link you can find everything that you need for the application :
    https://www.saxion.edu/studying-in-the-netherlands/application
    List of the available programmes can be found here :
    https://www.saxion.edu/programmes
    Good luck.

  • Hallo, Ik ben net klaar met mijn vorige opleiding, waar ik erg ontevreden was en wil dezelfde fout niet bij mijn HBO opleiding maken. Leren we hier over websites, of daadwerkelijke software? En krijgen leerlingen lessen, of alleen opdrachten en moeten ze leren door het te doen? Alvast bedankt
    Renzo
    vroeg 6 maanden, 3 weken geleden
    Lucia
    zei 6 maanden, 1 week geleden

    Hi Renzo,

    I am replying in English as I can't speak any Dutch, so I hope i got your question right (I study Software Engineering and my program is in English).

    On the website, you can see content of the program and what you learn each year.

    Our lectures very. I would say mostly we have actual classes where we learn about concepts to apply, we get some assignments, do some exercises during the lecture and so on. There are also some classes, where we work on a project which can be individual, or in a group. In general, I would say you really have to practice to grasp and understand how to apply the best what you have learned so yes as well - you learn by doing it but concepts are usually well explained.

  • I like very much working with network application and dreaming to be a full stack web developer,is this the properly bachelor for me?
    Dimitris
    vroeg 9 maanden geleden
    Lucia
    zei 6 maanden, 1 week geleden

    Hi Dimitris,

    we learn both front and backend but I would suggest you to check the course content on the website and see if that is something you are looking for.
    We do also have a minor and specialisation, so there is some room left for you to fill with whatever you are passionate about.

    I hope that helps
    Lucia

  • Can i ask if it easy to a job in software engineering after studying in the netherlands at saxion.I know its not your area of study but maybe you could refer me to friends at saxion doing the program. Thank you
    Tanaka
    vroeg 9 maanden, 3 weken geleden
    Lucia
    zei 6 maanden, 1 week geleden

    Hi Tanaka,

    thanks for the question.
    I am studying the Software. I think for this area, there are many jobs everywhere and if you become a good programmer, you won't have problem to find some.
    If you are curious about the market, why won't you just search the jobs that are currently available in Netherlands ? That way you can learn more about the demand for particular area you would like to study.

    Good luck!

  • Hello I am Franklin from Cameroon with a 3 years teacher diploma in electrical and power engineering.Can i use this diploma to apply for a bachelor in engineering?Can I use it to apply for a masters in engineering?How are tuition paid? By semester ? Can I show English proficiency by previous ?
    Frankline
    vroeg 7 maanden, 1 week geleden
    Lucia
    zei 6 maanden, 1 week geleden

    Hi Frankline and all others with similar questions about the fee and the application,

    this questions are answered by ambassadors and we are all students.
    We can tell you about our experience with the program and school, but about your application
    and tuition fees it really depends on each individual situation. For example what country you are from and what is your previous education.

    You can first read about it online and if you have further questions, please contact the international office.

    Thank you and good luck for your studies!

  • Is the tuition fee is paid per semester?
    Al Ghifari
    vroeg 6 maanden, 2 weken geleden
    Ali
    zei 6 maanden, 1 week geleden

    Hi Al Ghaifari,

    The tuition fee of the first year(7800 EUR) should be paid for a year as far as I know but you can find out by asking the international office ( internationaloffice@saxion.nl ).

    Also more information is available here :
    https://www.saxion.edu/studying-in-the-netherlands/finance-your-studies

    I wish you good luck with your application.

    Best regards,
    Ali.

  • I am Yash from India have just appeared Std. XII H.S.C Board Exam (Maharashtra Board, India). Result in June. Wish to apply for B.Sc. Software Engineering. Understand that for International students Annual Fees are Euro 7800. Are Scholarships available for Indian students? Send information
    YASH WATARKAR
    vroeg 6 maanden, 1 week geleden
    Ali
    zei 6 maanden, 1 week geleden

    Hi Yash,
    Im glad to hear that you chose Software-engineering for study , excellent choice.

    Saxion has its own scholarships for international students which you can find here:
    https://www.saxion.edu/studying-in-the-netherlands/finance-your-studies/scholarships

    For more information about scholarships in the Netherlands you can also check this link :
    https://www.studyinholland.nl/finances/scholarships/find-a-scholarship

    I wish you good luck with the result of your exam.
    Best regards,
    Ali.

  • Hello, I am interested in the field of IT though I am not very confident in my mathematical skills. There is no maths module but I am not sure how strong of a mathematical or statistical background I must have to perform well on the other modules. What could I do to ensure I am well prepared?
    Jenny
    vroeg 8 maanden, 1 week geleden
    Lucia
    zei 6 maanden, 2 weken geleden

    Hi Jenny,

    I actually asked this question some teachers and was told that more than strong mathematical skills, you need good logical and abstract thinking. So far I feel same and I haven't experienced anything that would require a strong Math skills.

    So I wouldn't worry about it. Besides that, I personally think, the way we think and look at the problems just can be trained.. As many you trying to solve, you getting better.

    Hope it helps,
    Good luck!

  • Hi, I’m a South African student currently in grade 11, I was just wondering what are the entry requirements for me to enter into this course? (Is a National Senior Certificate sufficient? or are there any extra subjects/courses that have to be done? )
    Yahya
    vroeg 6 maanden, 2 weken geleden
    Lucia
    zei 6 maanden, 2 weken geleden

    Hi Yahya,

    you can find all information about the requirements online at Saxion official website. In case of Software Engineering, this is the link: https://www.saxion.edu/programmes/bachelor/software-engineering-information-and-communication-technology/requirements

    Educational requirements depend of educational system of your country comparing to Dutch one. You also have to pass an English test, in my case it was IELTS.

    Check out the online information and if you have more question, don't hesitate to contact our international office. they can help you with questions regards application and requirements: internationaloffice@saxion.nl or +31 (0)88 019 3789)

  • Can i ask if it easy to a job in software engineering after studying in the netherlands at saxion.I know its not your area of study but maybe you could refer me to friends at saxion doing the program. Thank you
    Tanaka
    vroeg 9 maanden, 3 weken geleden
    Nadhila
    zei 8 maanden, 1 week geleden

    It's extremely easy. Of course, it depends on your soft skills too. But software engineers are highly needed in the Netherlands.

  • During third year, will the instution help me get an internship? Or that's on me to find it myself?
    Nguyen
    vroeg 9 maanden geleden
    Nadhila
    zei 8 maanden, 1 week geleden

    Generally, students have to find their internships themselves. Although, if you find it really difficult to do, the academy has ways of helping you.

  • Hi, my name is Luis, I'm a Brazilian applicant for this programme, and I was wondering if I could begin a conversation with a current international student regarding first year expenses and how this progresses as years go by. My inquiries exceed the character limit, so I can't list them all here :/
    Luís Felipe
    vroeg 1 jaar, 4 maanden geleden
    Nadhila
    zei 1 jaar, 4 maanden geleden

    Hi Luis! Check out this video by Saxion regarding general costs https://youtu.be/fRQiMkzK9S4

    If you aren't comfortable disclosing your questions here, feel free to contact me via linkedin by in/nadhilasavira or instagram @nadhilasavira. I'll be happy to answer your questions according to my experience!

  • Are there any specific mathematics involved beside programming/coding? Thank you! :)
    Adam
    vroeg 1 jaar, 6 maanden geleden
    Nadhila
    zei 1 jaar, 5 maanden geleden

    Yes! Algorithms is very important in the program.

  • Hi, I am starting my program this year. Unfortunately I am having some issues with managing my arrival as I am working abroad. Skipping introduction week, when do actually classes start / when is latest possible time for me to arrive without skipping any class?Thank you and happy coding everyone ;)
    Lucia
    vroeg 1 jaar, 5 maanden geleden
    Nadhila
    zei 1 jaar, 5 maanden geleden

    Normally the first Monday of September is when classes start, unfortunate that you can't make it to the HOI Week tho. Still looking forward to see you in the Netherlands!

  • Where can I buy book that already been used?Thanks!
    Nam
    vroeg 2 jaar, 1 maand geleden
    Nadhila
    zei 1 jaar, 7 maanden geleden

    Bol.com or studystore.nl, or sometimes even in Marktplaats!

  • Just a personal question here : do you think that i can deal with Software Engineering Bachelor -(which i am going to apply in ) even though i don’t have any coding backgroundI just working with Python several times ( i don’t have any basic knowledge or how to solve the problem by code, either )
    Phuc
    vroeg 2 jaar, 1 maand geleden
    Nadhila
    zei 1 jaar, 7 maanden geleden

    Certainly! A lot of the students actually have never coded ever, and they can still catch up.

  • Hi, I want to ask what kind of programming language are taught at Saxion during the first semester there? Please let me know
    Jane
    vroeg 1 jaar, 7 maanden geleden
    Nadhila
    zei 1 jaar, 7 maanden geleden

    Hi! First semester is mostly Java

  • Hi, I want to ask what kind of programming language are taught at Saxion during the first semester there? Please let me know
    Jane
    vroeg 1 jaar, 7 maanden geleden
    Nadhila
    zei 1 jaar, 7 maanden geleden

    Hi Jane! The first semester would be introduction to Java. You can find more info here: https://www.saxion.edu/programmes/bachelor/software-engineering-information-and-communication-technology/course-content

  • What kind of internships can I do?
    Alex
    vroeg 1 jaar, 10 maanden geleden
    Nadhila
    zei 1 jaar, 10 maanden geleden

    Hi! For Software Engineers, you can go for any software, android app, website developments, anything you can think of that's relevant! There's no limit to what you can do, it all depends on what you want to do ;)

  • If student fail the first year, do they have any chance to remedy?
    ruikang
    vroeg 1 jaar, 10 maanden geleden
    Nadhila
    zei 1 jaar, 10 maanden geleden

    Hi! After every exam, you get one more chance to resit that exam in case you failed within the same year. If you fail again, you can redo it in the next year at the same quartile.

    It requires 45 (or 48) ECTs in order to pass the first year, and this rule is strictly applied. If you obtain 44 or less ECTs, you cannot continue the study next year. Either you choose a different study, or redo the same study in two years (it's not allowed to redo the first year of the same study continuously).

  • An additional to my previous questionAnytime i start to code then it was a total disaster for me when i was wrong even though they were all correctP/s : you can ask a professor in your school to answer it , but i wouldn’t mind if you guys answer i need to know this because i will study aboard so
    Phuc
    vroeg 2 jaar, 1 maand geleden
    Nadhila
    zei 2 jaar, 1 maand geleden

    Well, we all have guidance throughout school, internship, and graduation. The teachers always have a solution for you. This doesn't only concern your academic progress, but also everything else around it. Studying aboard can be scary, but don't be scared! There are a lot of people doing the same thing you will do and everyone's ready to help.

  • Just a personal question here : do you think that i can deal with Software Engineering Bachelor -(which i am going to apply in ) even though i don’t have any coding backgroundI just working with Python several times ( i don’t have any basic knowledge or how to solve the problem by code, either )
    Phuc
    vroeg 2 jaar, 1 maand geleden
    Nadhila
    zei 2 jaar, 1 maand geleden

    Hello! In Saxion, we take baby steps! You will be given the basics of programming first before the advanced part ;) It's good enough that you have worked with Python, it will be useful later on to work with Java, C++, and Android programming. As long as you keep up a good motivation, you'll do fine!

  • Hello, I am from Indonesia and going to study in Saxion starting in August this year.I was wondering if you could give me information regarding what banking service you use here? And how does it work? Thank you
    Evelyn Thea
    vroeg 2 jaar, 4 maanden geleden
    Nadhila
    zei 2 jaar, 4 maanden geleden

    You can simply open a student account here, most students use ING or Rabo Bank. To open an account, come to the bank with identification, acceptance letter from school (get it from student desk at school) and your BSN number. Your BSN number comes a couple of weeks after your arrival, so you can tell them that your BSN number is on progress and you can give it to them in a couple of weeks. That's it! Then you have a bank account. It would be very handy to have since people here pay everything using their cards instead of cash.

  • Hello! I want to ask, if it is realistic to study Software Engeneering in Saxion and live in Utrecht? Does anyone do that or not?
    Artem
    vroeg 2 jaar, 4 maanden geleden
    Nadhila
    zei 2 jaar, 4 maanden geleden

    Hello Artem! It takes about an hour to travel between Utrecht and Deventer. It is doable, but of course it depends on your preference. Some students here do prefer to travel because they live with their parents, so it is not uncommon.

  • Are the softwares used in this program available for Mac users? Will I be able to complete the course without installing a windows virtual machine?
    Norbi
    vroeg 3 jaar, 6 maanden geleden
    Nadhila
    zei 2 jaar, 4 maanden geleden

    Yes! Most of the programming is done using IntelliJ IDEA by JetBrains. You can install this on a Mac.

  • Hey. Anyone from nepal Bangladesh srilanka pakistan can just tell me that in how much time did their visa came when it was applied. Really stressing outRegards umair
    Umair
    vroeg 2 jaar, 6 maanden geleden
    Koen
    zei 2 jaar, 6 maanden geleden

    Hi Umair!

    Questions regarding Visa and official documentation can be answered by the International Office only. You can contact them at internationaloffice@saxion.nl

  • Hi!I got 2 questions.Can you compile a precise and accurate list of the programming languages being taught during the 4 years?What are your thoughts on this article?https://www.security.nl/posting/404500/%22HBO-informaticastudent+heeft+magere+kans+op+arbeidsmarkt%22 Is HBO-ICT really that bad?
    Tibor
    vroeg 3 jaar, 4 maanden geleden
    Koen
    zei 3 jaar, 3 maanden geleden

    Hi Tibor,

    We have no ambassadors for your programme yet, but here's an answer from your academy.
    If you have other questions, let us know! You can also find us on Facebook: fb.com/saxionuniversity

    "The article is based on job descriptions for jobs in IT that existed in the milennium, but as IT changes fast, IT jobs have different names nowadays and different requirements.

    The fact is that here, in the Netherlands, there is a huge shortage of staff in IT and that's one of the reasons that we offer an international study programme: Dutch IT companies also hire staff from abroad for IT jobs. IT companies are very international in NL. Many of our first year students have jobs in IT for one day a week and all our graduates have a well payed job at their graduation ceremony, often in the company were they graduated. There is NO unemployment in IT.

    Which IT languages you will learn: all my software engineer colleagues say that this is a typical question! They say that the language choice depends on the context: whether you are programming for a web application or not. There are a few concepts that are important. If you know them, you can learn other languages in 20 minutes. We have chosen for concepts as Java (as it an open source language) , C++, Java Script (for web app) and other languages depending on the context. Students don't get lectures in PHP, ASP etc but use it when necessary. It is not a problem for them.

    Although there are plenty of jobs, employees need a bachelor diploma, good skills in software development and teamwork skills and the study is not easy. We have many drop outs, because students focus on work instead of study and end up with a BSA. Without a good diploma they will not get a proper job in an IT company. You will have to study hard (and not only in your first year). IT is serious business and life long learning (as IT changes very fast)"

  • I'd like to ask you about how to get a host family that consider me as their own daughter there. Honestly, the living cost and accommodation there are so expensive. But I have a strong determination to study to Saxion University. I would be very happy if you want to help me to find a host family:)
    Paramitha Aryananda Tioputri
    vroeg 3 jaar, 10 maanden geleden
    Koen
    zei 3 jaar, 10 maanden geleden

    Hi Paramitha,

    There is a Buddy Project, they can help you with getting the right host family. If you want more information just e-mail to: cultural.io@saxion.nl.

    With kind regards,
    Rozanne

Stel een vraag

Staat je vraag er niet tussen? Stel hem hier.

karakters over:

Je e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd

Interesse in deze studie?