School of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science

Welcome to the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science

The school is one of five Schools in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. It is located predominantly on the Pietermaritzburg, Westville and Howard College campuses. It houses approximately 900 undergraduate students; and boasts a postgraduate complement in excess of 210, engaged in Honours, Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral research.
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2023 Honours Applications Open

The College is currently open for applications from students to study in the 2023 academic year on either the Westville or Pietermaritzburg campus.
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Gr 12 Exam Support Workshops

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Teaching and Learning Office is proud to offer these online workshops (via Zoom) on Grade 12 Maths, Life Sciences, Chemistry and Physic Science. Take a look at the schedule.
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2022 College Awards – SMSCS | 4 Oct

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of College, Professor Albert Modi cordially invites you to the 2022 College Student Award Ceremony for the School of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.
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Tech Talk – Mintek | 13 Oct

Topic: Semi-Passive Biological Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage Synopsis: One of the legacies of South Africa’s coal- and gold-mining industries, that has come to light in the past two decades or so, is the decant of acid mine drainage (AMD) once mining operations cease. South Africa’s AMD is often characterised...
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Tech Talk – Microsoft | 19 Oct

Topic: Microsoft FarmBeats: AI, Edge & IoT for Agriculture Synopsis: Our goal is to enable data-driven farming. We believe that data, coupled with the farmer’s knowledge and intuition about his or her farm, can help increase farm productivity, and also help reduce costs. However, getting data from the farm is...
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UKZN Celebrates National Science Week

Every year during the first week of August, South Africa celebrates National Science Week, a Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) initiative aimed at popularising STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) topics and careers amongst the general population. This year saw STEC@UKZN team up with the Africa Health Research Institute...
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New Dean Aims at Contemporary Research and Teaching

Professor Serestina Viriri has taken the helm as the new Dean and Head of UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) and his vision is to lead a teaching and research environment that is responsive to the demands and challenges of the 21st century, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the University,...
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Dean & Head of School

Prof Serestina Viriri


PA/Secretary:
Ms Victress Nkone
Nkonev@ukzn.ac.za
031 260 7233

The  School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science is one of five Schools in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. The School’s competent cohort of lecturers ensure that students emerge highly employable, with a rich university experience and a comprehensive, first-class Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree to their name.

The School offers is comprised of three disciplines, which provide students with access to numerous career opportunities.

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