Software Engineering - Advanced Software Concepts: second year (Venlo)

  • Intro
  • Programme
  • Recognition
  • How to apply
  • Contact

Programme in brief

This exchange programme offers a specialisation programme in Software Engineering. It’s actually the fourth specialisation semester of an Informatics bachelor programme. Concurrent programming in Java, software development in, XML and Java, operating system foundations and networks and security are taught, together with a project regarding mobile / app development.  

What can you expect from us

The semester consists of 6 modules, mostly with theory lectures as well as practical work sessions, and 1 project in which students work together in groups. Educational activities will take place interactively in small classes, together with Dutch, German and other international students.

What de we expect from you

Foreknowledge in the IT domain is needed, you at least have finished the first year of an IT bachelor programme or have comparable experience. Furthermore, interest in the IT discipline and an active and eager-to-learn attitude is all we expect.

* This programme is only offered in the spring semester.

    The total workload for this programme is 30 European Credits, duration is 1 semester. All courses have to be taken in order to achieve the full credits. The following minor parts (courses) have been defined:

    Compulsory modules:

    Modules Studyload in ECTS
    Concurrency Programming in Java5
    Programming in .Net & C#5
    XML and Java4
    Networks & Security3
    Operating Systems5
    Graphs & Num. Analysis4
    App Development4

    In case students are familiar with some of the mentioned topics, some modules can possibly be interchanged by modules from another semester.

    How will your course programme be recognised by your home university?

    Fontys will provide you with a so-called ‘Transcript of Records’, which will clarify the results that you have achieved. Depending on your results, you will receive a maximum of 30 ECTS credits. ECTS credits are recognised throughout Europe. The agreement between your home university and Fontys University of Applied Sciences will usually include a condition whereby the credits that you obtain will be recognised and transferred into the records kept by your home university.

    How to apply as an exchange student

    Applications should always be submitted via the International Exchange (or Erasmus) Officer at the home university. If several versions of the programme are offered, please indicate for which version you would like to apply to (Programme I, Programme II, Programme III, etc.) This officer will send your application request (nomination) to Fontys. Once Fontys has accepted the application, your Fontys study department will send you a link to a web application called Mobility Online. Added to the link you will receive all necessary information and a manual. Please take a look at this website to see how it works.

    How to apply as a Fontys or other Dutch UAS student

    Fontys and other Dutch UAS students, apply for this minor via

    Deadline for application:

    Fall semester15 May
    Spring semester15 November

    *For more information concerning the start date, please get in touch with the contact person of the study department of the concerned exchange programme.

    If you have any questions about the admission please contact

      Tegelseweg 255, Venlo

      Locatiekaart op adres: Tegelseweg 255, Venlo


      Duration:1 semester
      Period:Spring semester
      ECTS Credits:30 ECTS