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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VirtualGradExpo: 11 – 12 May

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted the traditional graduate recruitment calendar by making campus career fairs impossible to host, SAGEA has hosted two successful virtual career fairs. Held in collaboration with 23 Universities, this is the final event for the year.
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Academic Integrity Worshop

All first-year CAES students are invited to join one of the following workshops
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Registration 2021

In view of the current Covid-19 public health emergency, the University has put in place measures to ensure that the 2021 registration processes continue in a manner that mitigates the health and safety risks for our staff, students, and members of our local communities.
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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.
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DSI-NRF Funds HIRAX Dark Energy Telescope

Following an intensive and rigorous review process involving international experts, the National Research Foundation (NRF) approved funding of R35 million for the Hydrogen Intensity and Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) to be built as a guest instrument on the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory’s (SARAO) site in the Karoo. The new equipment...
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UKZN Hosts First Virtual Parents’ Day

UKZN held its first virtual Parents’ Day to welcome first-year students and their parents to the 2021 academic year. In his welcome address, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Nana Poku, thanked parents and students for choosing to study at the ‘most transformed of the research intensive universities in the country with...
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Website under construction

We are in the process of redeveloping our website. Please contact us if you are not able to find the information you need.
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Data Science for Business

UKZN is establishing a Data Science training initiative, which aims to provide much needed knowledge production and support in Data Science for business and industry. The training initiative aims to produce graduates with work experience in high end data analytics, DIRECTLY linked to the workplace, thus promoting the production of...
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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.

Website under construction

We are developing a new look and feel for our website. We have a few quirks to fix, but we will have everything up and running in no time.

If you don’t find the information you need, please drop up us a line and we’ll get back to you. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.