A new program combining the latest in Software Development, Data Analysis, Machine Learning, and the best from JetBrains’ expertise.
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Jumpstart your career with the BSc Software, Data and Technology (SDT) program, designed with the global leading tool provider for developers JetBrains. This is a powerful program to prepare talents to become tomorrow’s elites in software development, programming languages, data analysis, and ML.
You will benefit from the latest insights and knowledge from top industry partners and get the right skills needed for these rapidly changing industries.
Learn about the new BSc SDT program
The program will provide you with a strong foundation in mathematics and programming, allowing you to master the new programming methods and technologies, and transition to other areas of the IT industry.
Through real-world projects, the practice of the latest technologies, and the close mentoring of industry experts, you will gain a unique experience that sets you up for successful career opportunities.
Are you a high-achieving student with a passion for computer science, mathematics, programming, and physics? The SDT program is for you.
- Fundamental knowledge in mathematics and programming: this strong foundation allows students to choose any development path in IT and associated industries.
- Learn from top industry programmers and IT professionals: programming courses are taught by developers from leading IT companies. This provides students with up-to-date, practical knowledge that sets them up for success in the field.
- Advance your and gain recognition skills with the best: SDT boasts a community of engaged and passionate people, providing students with a supportive and collaborative learning environment. Furthermore, in partnership with the global leading tool provider for developers JetBrains, SDT offers opportunities for students to participate in training for programming competitions, giving them a chance to showcase their skills and gain recognition in the industry.
- Constant program enhancement and updates: current and relevant program that provides students with the most in-demand knowledge and skills.
The undergraduate program at Constructor University is a three-year, 180-credit-point program designed to prepare students for a wide range of career paths.
Throughout this 3-year full-time program taught in English, students will learn how to analyze and interpret large data sets, design, and develop software applications, and solve complex problems using data-driven approaches. Students will also gain a strong foundation in computer science, programming, and related disciplines such as mathematics and statistics.
The “4C Model” is the program's backbone, with disciplinary content grouped into three themes according to study years: CHOICE-CORE-CAREER. Additionally, the “CONSTRUCTOR Track”, an integral part of the program, runs parallel throughout the program. It provides students with multidisciplinary content and essential skills such as argumentation, data visualization, societal engagement, and communication.
The curriculum allows students to tailor their education to their goals and to explore different fields of study, with the flexibility to change their major within the first year. Moreover, the programs include a mandatory internship and a study-abroad opportunity in the fifth semester to provide students with hands-on experience and a global perspective.
Our comprehensive curriculum places a strong emphasis on the fundamental principles of mathematics and programming while also exposing students to a diverse range of specialized subjects.
- In the first year, students will take foundational courses in math and programming (including Kotlin programming language) and have the opportunity to explore different disciplines, with at least 37.5 credit points coming from their intended major. They can still change their major at the beginning of the second year.
- In the second year, students will take in-depth, discipline-specific CORE modules, with a total of 45 credit points, to extend their understanding of key theories, principles, and methods in their major.
- Finally, in the third year, students will take 15 credit points from major-specific and major-related advanced Specialization modules to consolidate their knowledge in areas of their choice. They will also prepare for their career after graduation by exploring available options and gaining professional experience through a mandatory summer internship. The 5th semester also offers opportunities for studying abroad, and the 6th semester is dedicated to fostering research experience by involving students in an extended Bachelor thesis project.
The curriculum of the study program is outlined in the current schematic study plan (please be aware that changes may be expected in the study plan):
The CONSTRUCTOR Track is another important feature of Constructor University’s educational model. The Constructor Track runs orthogonal to the disciplinary CHOICE, CORE, and CAREER modules across all study years and is an integral part of all undergraduate study programs. It provides an intellectual tool kit for lifelong learning and encourages the use of diverse methodologies to approach cross-disciplinary problems. The CONSTRUCTOR track contains Methods, New Skills and German Language and Humanities modules.
Methods and skills such as mathematics, statistics, programming, data handling, presentation skills, academic writing, and scientific and experimental skills are offered to all students as part of the Methods area in their curriculum. The modules that are specifically assigned to each study programs equip students with transferable academic skills. They convey and practice specific methods that are indispensable for each students’ chosen study program. Students are required to take 20 CP in the Methods area. The size of all Methods modules is 5 CP.
To pursue Software, Data and Technology as a major, the following Methods modules (20 CP) need to be taken as mandatory modules:
- Methods Module: Matrix Algebra & Advanced Calculus I (m, 5 CP)
- Methods Module: Matrix Algebra & Advanced Calculus II (m, 5 CP)
- Methods Module: Probability and Random Processes (m, 5 CP)
- Methods Module: Statistics and Data Analytics (m, 5 CP)
New Skills Modules
This part of the curriculum constitutes an intellectual and conceptual tool kit that cultivates the capacity for a particular set of intellectual dispositions including curiosity, imagination, critical thought, and transferability. It nurtures a range of individual and societal capacities, such as self-reflection, argumentation and communication. Finally, it introduces students to the normative aspects of inquiry and research, including the norms governing sourcing, sharing, withholding materials and research results as well as others governing the responsibilities of expertise as well as the professional point of view. Students in this study program are required to take the following modules in their second and third year:
- New Skills Module: Logic (m, 2.5 CP)
- New Skills Module: Causation and Correlation (m, 2.5 CP)
- New Skills Module: Argumentation, Data Visualization and Communication (m, 5 CP)
Furthermore, they must choose either
- New Skills Module: Linear Model/Matrices (me, 5 CP) or
- New Skills Module: Complex Problem Solving (me, 5 CP)
as well one of the following modules:
- New Skills Module: Agency, Leadership and Accountability (me, 5 CP) or
- New Skills Module: Community Impact Project (me, 5 CP).
German Language and Humanities Modules
German language abilities foster students’ intercultural awareness and enhance their employability in their host country. They are also beneficial for securing mandatory internships (between the 2nd and 3rd year) in German companies and academic institutions. Constructor University supports its students in acquiring basic as well as advanced German skills in the first year of the Constructor Track. Non-native speakers of German are encouraged to take 2 German modules (2.5 CP each), but are not obliged to do so. Native speakers and other students not taking advantage of this offering take alternative modules in Humanities in each of the first two semesters.
The BSc Software, Data and Technology (SDT) program is an innovative and unparalleled way to jumpstart a career in the rapidly growing fields of Software, Data and Technology.
The program is crafted in partnership with the global leading tool provider for developers JetBrains, offering you with the latest skills and knowledge in high demand by these industries.
Not only will you learn the latest technologies, but you will also be ready to hit the ground running as soon as you graduate.
This study program is part of the School of Computer Science & Engineering.
The School of Computer Science and Engineering focuses on research and development in information, communication, and production technologies, intelligent and autonomous systems, as well as the flow of goods.
Key disciplines in the school include Computer Science, Robotics, and Electrical Engineering.
Become part of a global community
Constructor University Students come from all over the world to live and learn at Constructor University. Our student body represents 110 nations. They form an ambitious campus community whose internationality is unprecedented in Europe. Constructor University’s green and tree-shaded 80-acre campus provides much more than buildings for teaching and research.