Why should I choose Software Systems and Technologies in VUM?

The first in Bulgaria software engineering program, compliant with the international standards of the world's largest association of professionals in this field IEEE!

✔️ Varna University of Management (VUM) is among the leading educational institutions offering a modern educational program in software engineering in Bulgaria. The training is entirely in English, and upon graduation students receive two diplomas - Bulgarian from VUM and British from our strategic academic partner Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

✔️ The Software Systems and Technologies program focuses on programming languages, operating systems, and advanced data structures. It combines theoretical and practical training by providing a complete industrial simulation, which helps to graduate highly qualified software engineers with all the necessary knowledge and skills for successful implementation.

✔️ The aim of the program is to provide students with solid knowledge in the field of computer engineering so that they can realize themselves as professional software developers. Students acquire in-depth knowledge of software specifications, software design and architecture, tools and methodologies for software development, software project management and more.

✔️ Annually, VUM synchronizes the curriculum with leading universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, Berkeley and industry leaders such as Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle.

✔️ VUM has a rich and diverse network of local and international partners, where our students can conduct the mandatory internship provided in the curriculum. In this way, they get a real opportunity to make contacts, gain skills and experience in a real environment and lay the foundations for their future successful realization.

Important information

All modules are taught entirely in English. Small groups are formed to promote intercultural dialogue and personal contacts. As a leading business school in Eastern Europe, VUM has the exclusive privilege of offering programs leading to a British degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. In addition, without the usual requirement for students to spend a semester or academic year in the United Kingdom. VUM students follow a synchronized curriculum with their colleagues at Cardiff Metropolitan University and should meet the same high standards in both the learning process and the exams.

Place of study

Varna, Dobrich

Language of instruction


Beginning of the learning process

October / February

Duration of training

3 years (6 semesters)

Scholarships, fees and student loans
Detailed information on scholarship opportunities, semester tuition fees and student loans
Admission Requirements
We at VUM offer short and clear steps for admission of candidates. The main requirements for students are high motivation, good results from the high school diploma and a good level of English language proficiency.
In the process of admission Varna University of Management strictly follows the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria.


First year Second year Third year
  • Principles of Programming (10 ECTS)
  • Software Design (5 ECTS)
  • IT Professional and Ethical Issues (10 ECTS)
  • Mathematics for Software Engineering (5 ECTS)
  • Development of quality software systems (10 ECTS)
  • English (10 ECTS)
  • Computer Architectures and Operating Systems (5 ECTS)
  • Data and Knowledge Management (5 ECTS)
  • Physical education and sports
  • Computer Technology and Society (5 ECTS)
  • Computer Networks and Communications (5 ECTS)
  • Diploma project (10 ECTS)
  • Data Structures and Algorithms (5 ECTS)
  • Quality Assurance Software Engineering (5 ECTS)
  • Graduation seminar
  • Development of quality software systems (10 ECTS)
  • Mobile technologies (5 ECTS)
  • Web programming (5 ECTS)
  • Software engineering models (systems analysis and design) (5 ECTS)
  • JavaScript programming (5 ECTS)
  • IT research methods (5 ECTS)
  • Specifications and requirements (5 ECTS)
  • Software Engineering Processes (5 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Physical education and sports
  • Physical education and sports
  • Summer Internship I (10 ECTS)
  • Summer Internship II (10 ECTS)

Career development

✔️ Completion of the program in software systems and technologies gives many advantages, the most significant of which are the numerous career opportunities, a consequence of the greatly increased in recent years demand for professionals in the field of software engineering.

✔️ Successful graduates of this program can find professional development in areas such as design and implementation of software systems. They can put into practice the studied modern practices and modern means for specification, design, coding, testing and implementation of modern software systems. They could work as software engineers, software developers, network administrators and business analysts in various organizations, where they can update software systems, take care of network security and troubleshoot software problems in network systems.

✔️ VUM prepares its students for the highly competitive labor market by providing them with practical advice, guidance and career development opportunities. The university maintains excellent relations with business in Bulgaria, Europe, USA, etc., which is a prerequisite for conducting practice and future realization of students in various partner institutions and organizations around the world.



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