To be a leading centre of excellence for disseminating ICT and leadership skills through teaching and research to enhance livelihood amongst rural communities.
To teach, conduct research and give the right ICT Skills and knowledge which enables the graduands to shape the future of businesses and organizations and provide excellent basis for a rapidly changing environment.
The programmes allow students to enrol in either a full Computer Sciences degree programme (comprising Computer Science and Information Systems majors), or a conventional two-major degree programme, combining a Computer Sciences major with co-major in either Mathematics or Physics or Statistics
Degree Programme in Computer Science and Information Systems
The purpose of this programme is the training of competent Computer Science and Information Technology professionals. A graduate of this course will have the knowledge, skills and competence to occupy entry-level positions involved in the development of information-based systems. Graduates will have a good understanding of the architecture of hardware and software systems, and the whole process of information systems analysis, design and implementation. Learners will appreciate the importance of producing high quality solutions within given time-scales and costs.
BSc Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics
Computer Science and Mathematics entail much more than just a combination of the study of Computer Science with the study of Mathematics. It holistically emphasizes the application of mathematical principles within the design of computing solutions; for example, to determine the correctness of safety critical software in embedded systems. It also covers the knowledge needed to implement mathematical models in simulations that evaluate real world situations such as stress analysis in bridges and buildings, airflow over aircraft wings, and the bandwidth utilization in computer networks.
BSc Degree in Computer Science and Physics
Computer Science and Physics entail much more than just a combination of the study of Computer Science with the study of Physics. It holistically emphasizes the application of computing solutions within the domain of Physics. It also covers the knowledge needed to implement mathematical models in simulations that evaluate real world situations.
BSc Degree in Computer Science and Statistics
Computer Science and Statistics entail much more than just a combination of the study of Computer Science with the study of Statistics. It holistically emphasizes the application of computing solutions within the domain of Statistics. It also covers the knowledge needed to implement mathematical models in simulations that evaluate real world situations.
COM0510 Computer Literacy
COM0610 Computer Literacy
First Year Modules
COM1522 Introduction to Computer Systems
COM1524 Fundamentals of Computer Architecture
COM1626 Computer Technology
COM1721 Object Oriented Programming
Second Year Modules
COM2520 Digital Design Techniques
COM2523 Imperative Programming
COM2525 Operating Systems
COM2526 Human-Computer Interaction
COM2528 AI Fundamentals
COM2529 Database Fundamentals
COM2616 Reasoning About Programs
COM2624 Algorithms and Data Structures
COM2626 Data Communication and Computer Networks
COM2628 Contemporary Object-Oriented Concepts
COM2629 Systems Analysis
COM2701 Computer Science Laboratory
Third Year Modules
COM3520 Software Engineering 1
COM3521 Distributed Operating Systems
COM3528 Systems Design and Implementation
COM3620 Software Engineering 2
COM3617 Professional Issues in IT
COM3621 Advanced Algorithms
COM3626 Artificial Intelligence
COM3627 Evaluation of Information Systems
COM3629 Database Design and Implementation
Post Graduate Degrees
BSc. (Honours) IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
A student in possession of an acceptable bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with the relevant major field will be admitted to the honours degree programme. The minimum period of study is one year full-time. The maximum duration of study is two years full time.
COM5531 Introduction to Computing Grid
COM5532 Software Engineering Methodology
COM5533 Compiler Principles
COM5534 Forensic Computing
COM5535 Guided Reading 1
COM5631 Introduction to Wireless and Ad hoc Networking
COM5632 Information Systems Security
COM5633 Scientific Research Methods
COM5634 Guided Reading 2
COM5700 Honours Research Project
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The following is a list of staff members in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems:
Mr. Dzawo, G.
Tell: +27 15 962 8179
Mr. Soganile, N.
Tell: +27 15 962 8899
||Mr. Moyo, B.
Tell: +27 15 962 8955
Mr. Bassey, I
Tell: +27 15 962 8663
Mr. Madzima, K
Tell: +27 15 962 8928