Computer Science is fundamentally the science of problem solving. The discipline is best characterised as a search for general, efficient solutions to problems, which will most commonly be implemented as software. These problems can be real-world, tangible problems such as speech recognition, or abstract problems such as determining what types of problems can be solved with computers.
Principle domains within computer science include artificial intelligence, data science, robotics, database systems, human computer interaction, vision and graphics, formal languages, logic and the theory of computing.
Why study Computer Science?
The research report component of the programme requires you to conduct research under the guidance of a supervisor. The topic that you will focus on will be formulated by you and your chosen supervisor. The wide variety of research interests in the school allows you to work on problems that you find interesting and which the broader community considers important.
Why study Computer Science at Wits?
Each topic is taught by a published researcher in the field, ensuring that the coursework is relevant and of a high standard. The primary value of any educational institution is the group of people that it places you with. The researchers which Wits affords you the opportunity to work with are leading figures in their respective fields. The students within the programme are drawn from both academic and industry backgrounds, and are a diverse group drawn from across the continent.