Wed, Jun 02, 2021
FAIR Forward – Artificial Intelligence for All
Wed, Jun 02, 2021
Our vision is to provide innovative programmes in Computer Science, in order empowering our graduates to advance the quality of life in Africa. Our mission is:
The School offers academic programmes which are at the forefront of national interests and a transforming world.
The Department fulfils a vital role within the broader Information Technology spectrum in South Africa, as well as internationally. Our main objective is to explore and research the scientific basis of new technologies. We furthermore promote the proliferation of reliable, robust and innovative computing and information technologies into the IT-industry in South Africa.
The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science is one of five Schools in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. The School’s competent cohort of lecturers ensure that students emerge highly employable, with a rich university experience and a comprehensive, first-class Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree to their name.
The School offers is comprised of three disciplines, which provide students with access to numerous career opportunities.
Our mission is to develop and impart knowledge and skills in the field of computer science.
Our vision is to strive to be a department of the first rank in both an International and in an African context, sustaining:
Computer Science is a vibrant and innovative environment, with a particular emphasis on high quality research. All our senior researchers are NRF rated, and we attract postgraduate students from all over the world. In addition to being strong in the foundational theories of Computer Science, our postgraduate students are expected to have excellent programming and technical skills.
This program and curriculum is compiled in such a manner that students are qualified to enter the field of information technology with confidence and to render a valuable service to the industry in South Africa and elsewhere in the world. The curriculum was designed after planning sessions with individuals in the industry. It comprises mainly computer modules with content based on the content of the international curriculum, Computing Curricula: Computer Science.
The qualifications offered by the department are geared towards the development expertise in the fields of Computer Science and Multimedia Computing. The Computer Science qualification is designed to equip students with key programming, analysis and design skills that includes back and front-end web development, mobile computing, software engineering and data science in a variety of business, scientific and social contexts.
Data Science combines the disciplines of Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and Mathematical Statistics to implement scientific computerised methods and processes, machine-learning algorithms, and data models to extract knowledge and insight from large structured and unstructured datasets that can be used to explain past events or forecast future events.
The Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering (ACSSE) is proud to present both South Africa's and the world's growing IT industry with superior graduates in the fields of Computer Science and Informatics.
The innovations brought about by Information and Communication Technology are radically altering our society by changing the way our economy, educational systems, and social and cultural interactions work. This is particularly relevant to the kinds of activities that graduates encounter in their day-to-day personal and professional lives.
As this technological innovation progresses, it will become increasingly important to have a knowledge and an understanding of the nature of information and communication technologies, and how they are changing. Anticipating these changes will enhance the choices you make in your personal and working life. Naturally, the more knowledge you have, the more you will be able to exploit the power of Information and Communication Technology.