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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Entelect Hackathon Challenge

Dear Students  Please find attached an invitation to enter the Entelect Hackathon Challenge / University Cup Round 1, to be held on 13 April. 
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PhD Tackles Mathematical Models of the Universe

Doctoral graduate Dr Njabulo Mkhize aims to understand the universe’s deepest mysteries. His PhD in Applied Mathematics, titled: Exact Solutions in Some Modified Gravity Theories, centred on the field of cosmology, which delves into the complex tapestry of the universe and its celestial inhabitants, including stars, planets and the sun....
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MSc Optimises Collection Strategies in the Banking Industry

MSc Statistics graduate, Mr Creolin Pillay melded his passion for statistics with a vision to improve South Africa’s financial sector. His dissertation was titled: Optimising Collections Strategies in the Banking Industry: An Application of Markov Chain Models and Survival Analysis. During his BSc at UKZN, Pillay cultivated a deep understanding...
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Prof Sunil Maharaj wins the Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award for ground-breaking Astronomy Astrophysics Research

South Africa takes a giant leap towards becoming a global leader in astronomy and astrophysics as Professor Sunil Maharaj of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) receives the esteemed Annual Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award. The accolade recognises Professor Maharaj's exceptional work in the field of gravitational processes within evolving stars, a...
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Dean & Head of School

Prof Serestina Viriri

Ms Victress Nkone
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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