Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
We research and teach the application of advanced mathematics and computational techniques to problems in commerce and industry, engineering, finance and economics, society and the medical sciences, the environment and pure sciences – including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Astronomy.
The School innovatively falls into the realm at the interface of computer science and applied mathematics, putting us at the forefront in South Africa in respect to the future of teaching high level computational expertise combined with advanced mathematics and statistics.
In addition to existing popular courses in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at undergraduate and postgraduate level, the School has introduced new programmes in Big Data. “Data Engineering" integrates subjects from computer science, data science, physics and electronics to address hardware, software, algorithmic and system level aspects of big data analytics. It is a unique programme, bridging the gap between science and engineering with alternative career options, designed to educate individuals to tackle the challenges of big data analytics.