SCHOOL OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES

The School of Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS) offers an exciting bouquet of programmes for astute thinks who are interested in the fields of science and technology.

Programmes include the BSc, BSc in Data Science, currently the only university in South Africa to do so, and the Diploma in Information and Communication Technology (Applications Development).

Students who study with NAS can look forward to highest calibre of teaching, provided by an impressive list of experts.

Our graduates are able to gain access to tailored opportunities in industry, academia, research, and community service niches. The students gain experience and exposure to local and international businesses through several agreements the School has with relevant stakeholders.

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Bachelor of Science (Data Science)

Period of study: 3 Years

The Bachelor of Science degree has been carefully designed to address a critical skills shortage in the country and will provide access to students to an advanced area of study in a critical contemporary discipline.

The programme aims to produce science graduates who have a systematic and coherent body of knowledge and an understanding of underlying concepts and principles; the ability to assess and evaluate scientific information; a high level of cognitive and other generic skills; written and spoken communication, computer literacy and competence in applying knowledge through basic research methods and practice.

The programme is offered in four specific sub-field specialisations, namely Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Computer Sciences and Biological Sciences.

Diploma Information and Communication Technology (Applications Development)

Period of study: 3 Years

The pervasive use of computers has resulted in an ongoing need for a wide range of highly skilled human capacity in ICT disciplines. The field is subject to rapid technological changes and therefore requires professionals who are well-educated, who keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field and who can engage future trends and developments in the field.

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Bachelor of Science Degree

Period of study: 3 Years

The Bachelor of Science degree has been carefully designed to address a critical skills shortage in the country and will provide access to students to an advanced area of study in a critical contemporary discipline.

The programme aims to produce science graduates who have a systematic and coherent body of knowledge and an understanding of underlying concepts and principles; the ability to assess and evaluate scientific information; a high level of cognitive and other generic skills; written and spoken communication, computer literacy and competence in applying knowledge through basic research methods and practice.

The programme is offered in four specific sub-field specialisations, namely mathematical sciences, physical sciences, computer sciences and biological sciences.

Prof Aifheli Gelebe

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