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ICT & Software Engineering: Intermediate

Develop full-stack web applications, using web frameworks and state-of-the-art technologies. Become a professional software engineer by applying your knowledge in a group project with an actual stakeholder in an agile environment.

About the exchange programme

In this semester you will develop a full-stack (front-end and back-end) application, the quality of which has been validated by means of tests and other methods. Topics that will be covered in the course are RESTful API’s, front-end development using a Javascript framework, Object Relational Mapping (ORM), User Experience (UX), architecture, software quality, Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD), security and web performance.

All these aspects will be integrated within a project in collaboration with a Partner in Education (PiE). In the group project you will use agile methods as part of the software engineering process.

Why this programme?

  • Provides you the techniques and tools to make the step from programming to professional software engineer.
  • Offers the opportunity to contribute in a real-life group project with an actual stakeholder.
  • Prepares you for industry jobs by using the latest frameworks and software engineering practices.





Content of the programme

During this semester you will participate in two modules:

1. The individual track software (ITS)

2. The group project software (GPS)

The emphasis of this semester is on creating a full stack (both front and back-end) application, the quality of which has been validated by means of tests and other methods using Agile methodology. Both these modules are intergrated in the same Canvas course.

In the group project you will work as a group to create an assignment for a Partner in Education. This partner will also play the role of Product owner in this project. The group will work in an iterative way, using the Agile Scrum methodology. Sprints will be 3 weeks long and the project will last the entire semester. Focus is on product quality and Professional skills. The assignment can differ both in technical skills and approach to that which you know and learn in the Individual track, so a pro-active attitude, good communication skills with fellow students and stakeholders and an investigative mindset is required to successfully complete the project goals.

The Individual track is largely made up of the Authentic task. This is a large semester spanning assignment where you create your own full stack application, complete with front end, back end, testing, and continuous integration & deployment. You will be able to learn these topics during the Individual track in a set order.

1. The Topic is explained by a teacher during a Lecture or Workshop.

2. Teacher gives a demo (when applicable) about the Topic.

3. You do small exercises about the Topic with the help of the Teacher and/or classmates.

4. You do larger and more complicated exercises by yourself during (guided) self-study time.

5. You actively ask and receive feedback on your exercises during guided self-study time.

6. You apply the knowledge gained about the Topic in your Authentic task.

Every week one or two new Topics will be discussed.

Some coursework is graded with "Pass" ["Voldaan = V “] or "Fail" ["Niet Voldaan = o”]. Most exams are graded with round marks ranging from 1 to 10, with mark 6 needed to pass.

The following table gives round Dutch marks, the percentage of successful students achieving these marks, the equivalent ECTS grades and their definition:

    * 5.5 and above are also sufficient.

    - VR = exemption (no grade given)
    - V = sufficient = 7
    - G = good = 8
    - O = not sufficient/fail



    Admission requirements

    This exchange programme starts annually in September and in February.

    English language proficiency

    For all exchange programmes a minimum level of proficiency in the English language is required, as detailed in the table below. You must substantiate your level of English-language proficiency by submitting evidence in the form of a language test result pertaining to one of the below-mentioned courses.

    * = Only if the units ‘Speaking & Writing’ and ‘Listening & Reading’ have been completed successfully.

    • IELTS - 6.0 minimum - EU and non-EU countries
    • TOEFL paper - 550 minimum - EU and non-EU countries
    • TOEFL computer - 213 minimum - EU and non-EU countries
    • TOEFL internet - 79/80 minimum - EU and non-EU countries
    • TOEIC* - 670 minimum - only EU countries
    • Cambidge ESOL - CAE-C minimum - only EU countries
    • CEFR - B2 minimum - only EU countries


    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.

    Deadline for application

    Fall semester: 15 May
    Spring semester: 15 November

    Note: Not all exchange programmes are available every semester. To find out when this programme is offered, please check its specific details.

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    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.


    Practical information

    Start moment(s)
    September, February
    20 weeks

    Fontys does not provide scholarships for its exchange students.

    For more detailed information about practical matters, such as financial matters, residence permit, health insurance and accommodation, please click on the button below.

    Fontys ICT offers a variety of exchange programmes. Take a look at our complete offer.


    Location and contact


    Achtseweg Zuid 151c
    5651 GW
    Contact person: Georgiana Manolache