School of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science

Data Science

Data Science has emerged as a new category professional degree, with a strong interdisciplinary character that combines applied mathematics, statistics, computer science and various business disciplines.

Programmes

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (M STREAM)

This three-year undergraduate course leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc) in the M stream, which encompasses majors within the disciplines of Computer Science and Statistics.

  • Entry requirements:

    NSC degree pass with Maths Level 5 (60%), English and Life Orientation Level 4 (50%) and either Agricultural Science or Life Sciences or Physical Science Level 4 (50%)

  • Application Performance Score (APS) range:

    30 - 48

How to Apply

All first-time South African applicants to UKZN for entry into degree/ diploma study (Grade 12s and undergraduate transfer students from other institutions) must apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO).

Postgraduate Diploma

A one-year specialist programme leading to a postgraduate diploma. Applicants must have a relevant 3-year or equivalent qualification to be considered for diploma admission. Spaces are very limited and a careful selection process is followed.

  • Entry requirements:

    Bachelor degree in Commerce, Engineering or Science, with at least two years industry data management experience, displayed in a Portfolio of Evidence

Master of Science

A one-year specialist programme leading to a postgraduate diploma. Applicants must have a relevant 3-year or equivalent qualification to be considered for diploma admission. Spaces are very limited and a careful selection process is followed.

  • Entry requirements:

    Honours degree in Data Science, or Postgraduate Diploma in Data Science, or Honours degree in Statistics

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted to our College office. Visit the College website to see the steps to follow, download the application pack/ forms and access the link to apply online

Data Science Centre

We have established a Data Science Centre with the aim to provide much needed knowledge production and support in Data Science for business and industry.

This initiative aims to produce graduates with work experience in high end data analytics, DIRECTLY linked to the workplace, thus promoting the production of “work ready” graduates.

Data Science Programs

Why Data Science?

With the advancement of technology and everything going digital, it makes it much easier to obtain data and lots of it in a small amount of time. Modern organizations are inundated with data; there’s a continuous increase in applications and devices that can automatically collect and store information.

Contact us

Email all Data Science enquiries to: DataScienceEnquiries@mscs.ukzn.ac.za

Howard College

Pietermaritzburg campus

Westville campus

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