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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CAES Catch-Up newsletter

This newsletter details activities, events and news from the college from the first semester of 2021.
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Teach The Nation Mathematics Programme for Grade 8,9,10, 11 & 12

MTHETHWAMATICS in collaboration with University of KwaZulu-Natal’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science will be hosting the Teach The Nation (TTN) Mathematics programme for Grade 8,9,10, 11 & 12
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Places 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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Open Day Information

Take a look at all the information that was discussed at our virtual Open Day webinar.
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Seminar Series In PointFree Typology

Interested staff and students, you are invited to attend a Pointfree Topology seminar series from 13-15 July.
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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
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.

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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