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 has a staff complement of 73 academic, 10 support and 6 technical staff; houses approximately 900 undergraduate students; and boasts a postgraduate...
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Place still available for first-year students

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science still has places available in its first-year programmes for funded or self-funded students for second semester
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UKZN Virtual Open Day 2021

Come and explore UKZN at our first ever Virtual Open Day. Join us for a Live webinar Session.
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Virtual graduation and stories

We are pleased to share a recording of our virtual graduation ceremony as well as stories from some of our top-achieving graduates.
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Alumni Hit the Mark in the Gaming World

Graduates of UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS), Mr Andrew Clark and Mr Michael Waltham are taking the Computer Science skills that they honed at the University to the world of virtual reality, where they have established themselves as indie game developers and are working on a new one-versus-one...
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UKZN Academics Plenary Presentation at the ITWeb Security Summit

Drs Brett van Niekerk and Trishana Ramluckan delivered a plenary presentation in conjunction with Mrs Noëlle van der Waag-Cowling (Stellenbosch University) at the annual ITWeb Security Summit, which was held online. Their presentation was titled, Multi-disciplinary Teams to Counter State-backed Cyber Attacks: Experiences from an International Cyber Challenge, and was...
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Young Mathematician Continues to Shine

Having graduated with his Honours degree in Mathematics summa cum laude, Mr Ntokozo Khuzwayo came back for more. This year he earned his Master’s - again, with distinction! ‘I was motivated to do my MSc at UKZN because of its reputation in research and because it has one of the best...
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Dean & Head of School

Prof Delia North


Ms Victress Nkone

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.

This three-year undergraduate degree is achieved either through a general and flexible BSc (Mathematics Stream, or M-stream as it is known) with various possible major subject combinations (Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Pure Mathematics, Statistics); or through a specific focused BSc, which has a more directed outcome in Computer Science and Information Technology.

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