• Languages
    French
  • Location
    Niort
  • Accreditation
    RNCP Level 6
  • Qualifications
    Bachelor (3 years of higher education)
    Double qualification (3 years of higher education)
  • Start date
    September

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Software Development and Data Science

Develop the skills to carry out a needs analysis, to implement software solutions and to manage collaborative and customer-oriented IT and Data projects within a company!

Develop the skills to carry out a needs analysis, to implement software solutions and to manage collaborative and customer-oriented IT and Data projects within a company!

Accreditations

RNCP niveau II
  • Overview
  • Study Tracks
  • Programme Content
  • Experiences
  • Work-study
  • Careers
  • Cost of studies
  • Admissions
  • Gonzalo Garzo Fernández
    Director of the Bachelor of Science in Software Development and Data Science Gonzalo Garzo Fernández

    The Bachelor of Science in Software Development and Data Science offers you the opportunity to become an expert in software development and data solutions, with the aim of enhancing a company’s performance, efficiency and effectiveness. As an expert in this domain, you will learn to understand and analyse requirements, and to master the relevant tools in order to ensure the long-term viability and development of the proposed solutions. You will acquire the necessary business expertise to process, protect and utilise the data at your disposal in order to optimise decision-making processes.

    Through this programme, you obtain a double qualification: Excelia’s Bachelor in Software Development and Data Science along with a State-certified Level 6 Professional Certification ‘Software Engineer’, offered in partnership with and awarded by CESI, a school specialising in vocational higher education.

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       CESI - Excelia

     

    Programme available in French only.

     

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    Why choose the Bachelor in Software Development and Data Science

    • A State-certified qualification (equivalent to 3 years of post-High School education), RNCP-registered Level 6 Professional Certification
    • Personalised support in the search for internships, work-study placements and Humacité©/Climacité© projects
    • Small, intimate year group
    • Vocationally-oriented experiences in France or abroad
    • Year 3 offered on a Work-study Track
    • Lessons given by industry professional lecturers… bringing companies to the classroom
    • Innovative approach to education: joint projects linked to real company cases throughout the course

     

    Pedagogy adapted to your needs

    At Excelia Digital School, in partnership with CESI, we offer an innovative approach to Software Development and Data Science through the acquisition of hybrid skills. With this BSc, you will develop solid expertise in the areas of Mobile Application Development, Data Analysis, Data Management, whilst understanding the importance of staying focussed on a company’s objectives and strategy.

    Our goal is to train you to become a technical expert in software and data solutions, with a 360°-degree view of the company, through an experiential learning approach to education using business games and consultancy projects.

    By the end of your studies, you will not only have acquired specialist professional skills and a recognised qualification, but you will also have an experience-filled CV, enabling you to pursue further studies or enter the business world.

     

    Our off-site study location in Niort… a major business hub

    The entire study programme will take place in Niort, a city with a dynamic economy generating many job opportunities.

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    Find out more about our off-site study location in Niort

     

     

    All you need to know about languages, assessment, lessons and your teachers

     

    Languages:

    • French Track
    • Lessons in Applied English over the 3 years
    • TOEIC Training

    Assessment:

    • Types of evaluation:

      • Continuous assessment: Throughout the year, you will work on group or individual projects.

    Your teachers

    The teaching Faculty of the Bachelor of Science in Software Development and Data Science is made up of industry professionals, recognised for their strong expertise in this field. Lesson content will focus on real-life cases from the business world and hands-on activities. 

    Types of lessons:

    You will study the theory and will benefit from tutorials that will allow you to put what you have learned into practice.

  • Year 1 (one year of post-High School education) Français

    Year 2 (two years of post-High School education) Français

    Year 3 (three years of post-High School education) Français

    Programme structure

    September-April: Lessons
    April-August: Internship in France or abroad (minimum 3 months)
    September-March: Lessons
    April-August: Internship in France or abroad (minimum 4 months) 

    Work-study Track

    Format: 1 week School-based / 3 weeks company-based
  • Courses

    Year 1

    Classic track

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    Analysing company software needs and drafting preliminary study

    • IT Tools, Configuration and Use
    • Interconnection and Communication of Information Systems
    • Functional Specifications
    • Argumentation to persuade and convince

    Designing an IT application

    • Basics of Programming and Algorithms
    • Introduction to Data Modelling
    • Tools and Working Environments
    • Internet of Things Programming

    Developing a website and its mobile application

    • Introduction to HTML and CSS
    • JavaScript: Client/Server
    • PHP Development
    • Hybrid Mobile Development
    • Data Modules
    • English, Project Methodology, Professional Writing Techniques

    Experiences

    • Collaborative Project
    • Ambassador Assignment
    • Clubs and Associations
    • 3-month internship in France or abroad

    Year 2

    Classic track

    Develop an IT application

    • Introduction to UML and Design Pattern
    • .net Programming
    • Introduction to Unity
    • Java Programming

    Launching and maintaining an IT application

    • Introduction to Agile Methods
    • Advanced Development (e.g. NodeJS)
    • Source Code Standards and Optimisation
    • Launching and Implementing Applications
    • Application Testing and Commissioning
    • Data Modules
    • Masterclass, Career Seminars
    • English, Project Methodology, Professional Writing Techniques

    Experiences

    • Collaborative Project
    • 4-month internship

     

    Year 3

    Work-study Track*

    Team & Project Management

    • Building a set of specifications
    • Management of Company Data
    • Management and Employment Law
    • Project Management and Change Management
    • Performance and Budgeting

    Analysing, modelling and designing software solutions

    • Software Architecture Modelling
    • Object-oriented Programming Language
    • Mobile Application Development

    Digital Transition

    • Digital Transformation Management
    • Collaborative Innovation and Design Thinking

    Commissioning, maintaining and securing IT applications

    • Application Security
    • Launching and maintaining applications
    • Career: DevOps
    • IT Project Acceptance Testing
    • Data Modules
    • English (TOEIC)

    Experiences

    • Collaborative Project

    The different courses and projects are provided for indicative purposes only and are subject to change from one year to the next.

     

  • Your experiences

     

    Work-study: 12 months

    Year 3 of the programme is carried out on a Work-study Track. Once you have been accepted onto the programme, we will assist you in your search for a work-study opportunity, to be carried out via a contrat de professionnalisation (professional training contract), a contrat d'apprentissage (apprenticeship contract) or a stage alterné (work-study internship agreement). The work-study track will provide you with significant professional experience and whichever type of contract you sign with a company, you will receive a salary.  Furthermore, in the case of a contrat de professionnalisation and a contrat d'apprentissage, tuition fees are paid by the host company.

     

    Consultancy Project

    The aim of the Consultancy Project is to give students the opportunity of becoming actual consultants on a specific topic or a real-life issue on behalf of one of our partner companies.

     

    Collaborative Experiential Projects

    Throughout the 3 years of the programme you will participate in a number of collaborative experiential projects, based on real-life company cases (Object/Mobile Application Security, Data Analysis, Decision-making Processes, etc.). These projects are an opportunity to put into practice the skills you have acquired during your studies, by assuming the role of a Software Development Expert in an IT Department or a digital services company.

     

    Humacité© / Climacité© Project: 1 month

    In Year 1 of your studies, you can undertake a social, humanitarian or civic voluntary project in an NGO or an association, either in France or abroad. This is one of the unique features of Excelia, which is committed to educating students to become future managers who are both responsible and conscious of the importance of their role in society.

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    Internships: a minimum of 7 months of experience

    Company internships, whether in France or abroad, are one of the compulsory parts of the Bachelor of Science. By the end of your studies, you will have acquired at least 7 months of professional experience, in addition to the 12-month work-study period in your final year.

     

    Student Clubs and Associations

    You have the possibility of getting involved in one of Excelia’s 50 clubs and associations, enabling you to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive and professionally-oriented environment. In addition, it is a great way to settle into school life and experience something unique.

     

    Personalised Support and Guidance from a Mentor

    Throughout your studies, you will benefit from personalised support and guidance from a mentor. The School also offers workshops structured around personal development (self-awareness and self-assertion), communication tools (such as CVs and cover letters), understanding the job market, learning about different careers and developing your professional network.

     

    The different experiences throughout the programme

    During your studies, you will have the opportunity to live a range of different experiences, as listed below. These highlights of the programme are complementary to your lessons

     

    Year 1, Year 2

    • Internship in France or abroad, Collaborative experiential projects
    • Involvement in Student Clubs and Associations
    • Humacité© /Climacité© project

    Year 3

    • Stage alterné (work-study internship agreement), contrat de professionnalisation (professional training contract), or contrat d'apprentissage (apprenticeship contract); Workshops; Personalised Support and Guidance from a Mentor
  • What is "Work-study"?

    For a period of one year, the Work-study Track offers you the possibility of alternating school-based periods, during which you will learn the theory, with company-based periods where you will work on projects relating to your studies. Vocationally-oriented, this Work-study Track is compulsory in Year 3. Students benefit from assistance in their search for a contract with a company. This valuable support will help you to not only take stock of your personal qualities (your experiences, whether professional, association-based, sporting, charitable or international), but also your academic ability. It is also an opportunity to think about developing a portfolio and a LinkedIn profile that companies may wish to consult.

     

    Work-study in detail

    • Contract type: Stage alterné (work-study internship agreement), contrat de professionnalisation (professional training contract), or contrat d'apprentissage (apprenticeship contract); Business Game; Personalised Support and Guidance from a Mentor
    • Format: 1 week School-based followed by 3 weeks company-based
    • Main objective: To combine theoretical knowledge with professional experience
    • Securing a contract with a company: The School provides you with the necessary search tools to assist you in your professional project. Once you have successfully completed the Admissions tests, you will have access to the numerous work-study offers available to our students.

    For more information about work-study

  • Careers

    The Bachelor of Science in Software Development and Data Science opens up a multitude of professional opportunities.

    Below is a non-exhaustive list of the types of professions in which you could work.

     

    Types of jobs:

    • Designer/Developer
    • Data Analyst
    • Data Steward
    • Digital Project Manager
    • Software Engineer
    • Database Administrator
    • Statistics Research Manager
    • Data Miner
    • Data and Digital Project Manager

     

    Further studies

    As the qualification awarded is recognised by the State and is RNCP-certified, students who wish to do so can continue their studies with a Master programme and thereby validate 5 years of post-High School education.

  • Tuition Fees 2022-2023

     

    Students from within the European Union*

    • Year 1: €7,650
    • Year 2: €7,650

    *27 European Union members: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France and French Overseas Territories, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

     

    Students from outside the European Union

    • Year 1: €8,450
    • Year 2: €8,450

    Work-Study Track

    • Year 3: In the case of a contrat de professionnalisation and a contrat d'apprentissage, tuition fees are paid by the host company  from the date of signature of the contract.

    The above fees are provided for information purposes only and are subject to change from one year to the next.

     

    Multiservice charge

    Fee: €250

    This one-off Multiservice fee gives access to the following services: Multimedia and Internet network, Cyberlibris (online library), Student Identity Card, Reprographics credit, Intranet, e-learning modules, Wi-Fi, Career Centre activities and services, International Insurance-Assistance (for any periods spent abroad during the period covered by this contract), University library, University Medical Service etc.

     

    Financing your studies

     

    International Students

    For more information about the cost of studying

  • Admissions for international students or French students living outside France:

    Applications for Year 1

    Year 1 is open to students with a High School qualification (or international equivalent)

    THE COURSE IS TAUGHT ENTIRELY IN FRENCH

    Personal motivation interview is carried out by internet via our dedicated platform (day and time of your choice).

    Application fees: €50

    Apply

    Applications for Year 3

    September 2023 intake

    Open to students with a minimum of 2 years post-High School education or international equivalent (120 ECTS).

    THE COURSE IS TAUGHT ENTIRELY IN FRENCH

    Personal motivation interview is carried out by internet via our dedicated platform (day and time of your choice).

    Application fees: €50

    Apply

     

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