Bachelor in ICT: Software Engineering Fontys University of Applied Sciences
After the first semester, you make a choice for a study programme. You can choose from:
- ICT & Business
- ICT & Software Engineering
- ICT & Technology
- ICT & Media design
- ICT & Infrastructure
After the second semester next to your chosen study programme you will choose 1 or 2 exciting specialisations.
These specialisations cover the latest developments in ICT. Fontys ICT has developed intensive cooperation with more than 110 leading ICT companies in the region. This cooperation results in the latest ICT developments and if required leading to new specialisations. So that you are sure that your ICT study programme is always up to date and fits in well with what employers expect from you as an ICT graduate.
Bachelor of ICT & Business
Nowadays Business processes make use of ICT more and more and Business IT-specialists know how to apply ICT in organisations to achieve their objectives. A Business IT-specialist knows how to analyze organisations and business processes but is also able to give advice on solutions and transfer these solutions into the design and – also important – to implement their designs.
Business Information Technology is a wide study field focussed on business processes and how to improve these processes by using ICT and also to make them quicker, cheaper and more client-friendly. A Business IT-specialist can build bridges and knows how to cooperate and communicate: with management and the clients to find out what the organisation is looking for. This means working together with ICT-developers who realise the solutions developed by the Business IT-specialist and the users who have to work with them.
This programme leads to the International Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Information & Communication Technology (CROHO: HBO-ICT).
Our students are trained to become all-around IT-experts in Business Information Technology. With the knowledge and skills obtained at Fontys University, students can work as high-level Information System Analysts and managers in the IT sector.
Bachelor of ICT & Software Engineering
This programme is all about designing, developing and maintaining software for all kind of applications. You will learn to translate the requirements from clients into a software design and implement the software design with a programming language (e.g. in C#. Subjects you will study are Object-Oriented Development, Operating Systems, Client-Server Applications, System Development, Networking, web applications, mobile programming.
Bachelor of ICT & Technology
Nowadays you will find software in almost every device, from a television to a heart-defibrillator and from a watch to an elevator. Within our bachelor programme ICT & Technology, we focus on writing software for all these devices. We will train you to become an expert in software development, especially in the so-called Embedded Software. Subjects you will study are e.g: Embedded Software, web applications, sensors & actuators, C/C#, Operating Systems, Client-Server Applications, Mobile Programming.
Bachelor of ICT & Media design
ICT & Media Design is about the design and development of the relation and interaction between humans and media technology. You’ll learn to communicate with users, customers, develop new concepts, create prototypes and UX/Visual designs
Bachelor of ICT & Infrastructure
The ICT & Infrastructure track trains you to become an infrastructure specialist. You will ensure that all information and communication systems used (continue to) function optimally on the infrastructure created. You will be able to offer, manage, monitor, and secure ICT resources. You will also be able to deal with rapidly changing technology (virtualisation – cloud) and increasingly complex IT landscapes. New management and monitoring tools and the increasing automation of management tasks also play a role in the daily practice of an infrastructure specialist. Besides managing existing ICT infrastructures, you can also advise on a new infrastructure based on set criteria and new technology, and design, test and realise it.
After the programme, you can work as a service manager, security officer, network specialist, cloud specialist, cloud architect, cloud engineer, or DevOps network engineer.
Study structure and curriculum
All programmes are 4-year English taught BSc study programmes offered at Fontys Campus Eindhoven. With the knowledge and skills learned you can work as high-level engineers in the wide ICT sector. In the first semester, you will focus on basic ICT related subjects; from the second semester, you will focus on more subjects that relate to either ICT & Software Engineering, ICT & Business, ICT & Technology or ICT & Media design.
In the second year, you will spend 3 days of classes in your chosen study programme and 2 days in 1 or 2 specialisations of your choice. Think of specialisations like Cyber Security, Game Design & Technology, Smart Mobile, Applied Big Data Sciences and many more. You will also work on projects offered by ICT companies. At the end of the second year, you can decide what your final specialisation will be.
In the third year, you will do your first internship for six months. The last semester of the fourth year will be your graduation semester in a company. All classes are offered in English. The study programme ICT Campus Eindhoven has a total number of around 600 international students.
How many hours a week you will need to spend on your studies?
- 20 hours of lectures/classes
- 8 hours on projects/assignments
- 15 hours of self-study
How is the study programme organised?
- Theory: 40%
- Self-study: 40%
- Practical work: 20%
How do the other years look like?
At the end of the first year, you are introduced to our specialisations which are consistent with the latest developments in ICT. This guarantees that your study programme is always up-to-date.