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Mission

To be a leading centre of excellence for disseminating ICT and leadership skills through teaching and research to enhance livelihood amongst rural communities.

Vision

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.

Overview

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

Undergraduate Degrees

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.

Service Modules

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.

Honours Modules

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:

Designation Name Contacts
HOD Mr. Dzawo, G Tell:   +27 15 962 8179
Email: Gibert.Dzawo@univen.ac.za
Lecturer Mr. Soganile, N. Tell:   +27 15 962 8899
Email: Ndabezinhle.Soganile@univen.ac.za
Lecturer Mr. Moyo, B. Tell:   +27 15 962 8955
Email: Benson.Moyo@unive.ac.za
Lecturer Mr. Bassey, I Tell:   +27 15 962 8663
Email: Bassey.Isong@univen.ac.za
Lecturer Mr. Madzima, K Tell:   +27 15 962 8928
Email: Kudakwashe.Madzima@univen.ac.za