Welcome to the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

About Us

The Department of Applied Mathematics at Univen is one of the largest and most successful in South Africa. It is an active centre for research, both fundamental and applied.

Contact Us

School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Phone: +27 15 962 8275
Email: natasha.potgieter@univen.ac.za
Location: University of Venda, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences Building

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

 

Degree: The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by the Council for General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) with an achievement rating of 4 (adequate achievement, 50-59%) or better in four subjects chosen from the recognised 20-credit NSC subjects. In addition, applicants must have a minimum point score of 26. A grade 12 certificate with a bachelor or matric exemption is required if grade 12 has been achieved.

Diploma: The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi with an achievement rating of 3 (moderate achievement, 40-49%) or better in four recognised NSC 20-credit subjects.

Certificate: The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi.
To be considered for admission to specific programmes, applicants are required to have the appropriate combinations of recognised National Senior Certificate subjects as well as certain levels of achievement in these subjects.

N.B. Achievement of the minimum requirement does not guarantee an applicant admission to any programme. The minimum points for admission to a bachelor’s degree study is 26 and can be reviewed by Senate from time to time.

COURSES
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Researchers in various areas of application of mathematics, viz engineering, biometrics, biomathematics, Physics, financial institutions, insurance companies, Teachers/ Lecturer Consultants, Computer Programmers, Data science specialists, Modellers of real life processes

Staff

Professors Senior Lecturers
Lecturers
: S Shateyi, BSc (Hons), MSc, DPhil (UZ)
: W Garira, BSc (UZ), MSc (UK), PhD (London)
: *S Moyo, MSc (USSR), PhD (Brunel University, UK)
: JC Ndogmo, PhD (University Of Montreal, Canada), DEA, (Louis
Pasteur Of Strasbourg University, France)
: MA Luruli, BSc (Georgia State University, USA), Msc (Clar
Atlanta), (USA)
: FS Netshapala, BSc (Ed), BSc (Hons) (Univen), MSc (UP)
: RM Mukhodobwane, BA (Hons) (Univen), HED, B.ED (Unisa),
MSc (Univen)
: D Mathebula, BSc (Hons) (Univen), MSc (US)
: M Mohlala, BSc (Hons) (KZN), MSc, DPhil (Howard University) : AD Maphiri, BA, BSc (MSc) (Univen), PGDE
: A Manthada, BSc, BSc (Hons) (Univen), PGDE, MSc (Univen) : NJ Netshiozwi, BSc (Hons) (Univen)
: N Mphephu, BSc Hons (Univen) MSc (UP)
: IR Makgatho, BSc (Hons)(Unisa), Business and Administration
(Hons) (Stellenbosch), MSc, HED (Limpopo)
: TL Kubjana, MSc (UWC)
: VT Makhoshi BSc, (Hons), UED, MSc (Univen) : N Mukwevho BSc Hons (Univen)

Ndivhuwo Ndou

Ndivhuwo Ndou

Lecturer

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics, Honours in Applied Mathematics(Research in Fluid Mechanics), Masters in Applied Mathematics(Research in Computational Fluid Mechanics) obtained at the University of Venda

Research field: Fluid Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Analysis, Ordinary Differential Equations, and Partial Differential Equations

Tel: +27 15 962 8926
Email: ndivhuwo.ndou@univen.ac.za

Office: 109 (Old Science Building Ground Floor), School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences.

Kizito Muzhinji

Lecturer

Qualifications: Diploma in Education(Mathematics)(University of Zimbabwe), BSc Education Mathematics(Honours)(Bindura University of Science Education), Double MSc Applied and Industrial Mathematics(TU Kaiserslautern, Johannes Kepler University)(Research in Numerical Solution of Optimal Control Problems ), Ph.D in Mathematics(Research in Fluid Mechanics)

Research field: Fluid Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Analysis, Optimal Control Problems, Ordinary Differential Equations, and Partial Differential Equations(Finite Elements and Differences)

Tel: +27 15 962 8233
Email: Muzhinji.Kizito@univen.ac.za

Office: 175 (Old Science Building Ground Floor), School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences.

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