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Computer Science and Applied Maths
Mathematical Sciences Majoring in the Mathematical Sciences is suited to students with an aptitude for mathematics who are interested in applying mathematics to problem solving in the real world. Mathematical Sciences combines traditional mathematics subjects with courses such as statistics and computer science.
Mathematical Sciences Majoring in the Mathematical Sciences is suited to students with an aptitude for mathematics who are interested in applying mathematics to problem solving in the real world. Mathematical Sciences combines traditional mathematics subjects with courses such as statistics and computer science.

Qualification: BSc

Faculty: Science

Duration: 3 years

School: Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

Study mode: Full-time

Overview

Study statistics and computations, and develop problem-solving skills.

The Mathematical Sciences curriculum will develop your problem-solving skills, combining statistical and computational aspects. These high-Level skills can be applied in high-performance computing, robotics, operations research, and many other areas.

Theoretical and practical skills are necessary in Mathematical Sciences when pushing the boundaries of technological development.

  • Advanced Mathematics of Finance
  • Banking
  • Statistician
First-year

Mathematics I (Major):

  • Algebra I
  • Calculus I

AND

Computational and Applied Mathematics I

AND

Mathematical Statistics I

AND

Additional courses yielding a minimum of 54 Level I credits

Second-year

Mathematics II:

  • Basic Analysis II
  • Abstract Mathematics II
  • Differential Equations II
  • Multivariable Calculus II
  • Linear Algebra II
  • Transition to Abstract Mathematics II

AND

Computational and Applied Mathematics II

AND

Mathematical Statistics II

Third-year

Mathematical Statistics III:

  • Multivariate Data Analytics III
  • Risk Theory III
  • Statistical Elements of Machine Learining III
  • Stochastic Processess III
  • Survival Analysis
  • Time Series III

AND

Computational and Applied Mathematics III

OR

Mathematics III:

  • Group Theory
  • Intermediate Analysis
  • Complex Analysis
  • Number Theory

or

  • Topology
  • Coding and Cryptography

or

  • Real Analysis
  • Differential Geometry

or

  • Leontief Systems

APS 42+

English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 7

Mathematics Level 7

Physical Science Level 7

Wait-listing

Applicants with 40-41 points may be wait-listed subject to place availability.

National Benchmark Test

All Faculty of Science applicants must write the National Benchmark Tests (NBT) before being considered for admission.

There are two tests: The Academic and Quantitative Literacy Test and the Mathematics Test. Your test results are used in addition to your Grade 12 results to identify students who may need additional support during the course of their studies.

Rules for the NBT

You must register on the NBT website, or via mobile phone, to write the tests. Registration closes about three weeks before each test date. You can register for the NBT before you submit your application to Wits. DO NOT wait for an official notification from Wits to register for and write the tests, because you may miss the end of September deadline.

The test fee can be paid once you have registered to write the test. The tests must be written by 31 October 2021. You are encouraged to write the tests as early as possible. For a comprehensive list of test dates, registration dates and available venues, please refer to the NBT website. Both tests must be written in one session. ONLY the first attempt results will be considered so we advise against writing the tests more than once in a year.

Application Closing Date: 30 September 2021

Residence Applications: 30 September 2021

  • The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
  • Please click here for an overview of the application process.
  • Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply. 
  • Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
  • Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • If you are an international applicant and/or have a foreign qualification, please click here.

Compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place at the University. The University has a specific number of places for first year undergraduates, approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

Click here to see the current average tuition fees for the first year of study. The Fees Office website also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal. 

The Financial aid office provides information about on student funding and scholarships. University funded Scholarships include Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships, University Entrance Scholarships, Equality Scholarships, Sports Scholarships and National Olympiad winner awards. For information about NSFAS funding, please visit the NSFAS websiteExternal bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.