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.

CAES Catch-Up newsletter

This newsletter details activities, events and news from the college from the first semester of 2021.

Open Day Information

Take a look at all the information that was discussed at our virtual Open Day webinar.

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.

UKZN Students Scoop SASA Awards

UKZN Statistics students have scooped the lion’s share of bursaries and scholarships on offer from the South African Statistical Association (SASA).

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 auto battler game fused with

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 based on the lessons learned