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 complement in excess of 210,

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

Study of an Epoch when Stars First Formed Earns her an MSc

The study of an epoch when stars first formed in the universe earned Ms Tankiso Moso an MSc in Applied Mathematics cum laude. ‘It is good to know about the history of the universe and its epochs as it touches on things that affect and appear in our everyday life,’ she said.

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 experts in my chosen field,

Summa Cum Laude for Astrophysics Expert

Applied Mathematics is not a subject for the faint-hearted, but for MSc graduate, Ms Noeleen Naidoo, it is what she eats, breathes and sleeps. Her thesis titled: Lie Symmetry Analysis of Differential Equations Arising in Radiating Stars, earned her a summa cum laude pass. Naidoo was supervised by Professors Kesh Govinder and Sunil Maharaj. ‘Noeleen worked on