SMU Department of Computer Science

By | April 15, 2022

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University SMU Department of Computer Science

SMU Department of Computer Science – See Details Below:

The department has young dynamic professionals with intensive IT experience. Currently, we offer courses in Computer Science & Information Technology leading to a 3-year normal BSc degree. Plans are underway to offer courses in Computer Science & Information Technology leading to a specialised BSc (CIT), BSc-HONS (CIT), MSc (CIT), and PhD (CIT).

Our Mission

We strive to train and equip students with skills for health, telecoms, financial, manufacturing, mining, entertainment, environment, and agriculture sectors, further advancement leading to research and teaching.

Why study Computer Science

Computer Science has become a household brand nowadays. It is not only about fixing computers and using applications like electronic mails and World Wide Web, computers make up a huge part of our everyday lives and will continue to do so in the future. Students studying Computer Science & Information Technology will acquire the knowledge, the skill, and the attitude in the analysis of software and hardware, the design, configuration, and development of computer systems used by various businesses or organizations to solve their problems in order to provide information needed to complete business tasks and achieve business goals. The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), an international organization for scientists has listed the following as ten top reasons for studying or majoring in computer science:

  1. Computing is part of everything we do.
  2. Expertise in computing enables you to solve complex, challenging problems.
  3. Computing enables you to make a positive difference in the world.
  4. Computing offers many types of lucrative careers.
  5. Computing jobs are here to stay, regardless of where you are located.
  6. Expertise in computing helps even if your primary career is something else.
  7. Computing offers great opportunities for true creativity and innovativeness.
  8. Computing has space for both collaborative work and individual effort.
  9. Computing is an essential part of well-rounded academic preparation.
  10. Future opportunities in computing are without boundaries.

SMU Department of Computer Science Contact

SMU Department of Computer Science Contact – See Details Below:

Computer Science Contact Details
Academic Staff
Name Fields of Interests
Dr Alex Dandadzi MSc (UNCC), PhD (UL)
Head of Department
Tel: (012) 521-5947
Email: alex.dandadzi@smu.ac.za AI Systems Modelling, Operations Research, Mobile and Web-based Applications Development, Internet Programming, Software Engineering and Testing, Business Analytics, HCI, Databases, Embedded Systems, Fault Tolerant Systems Design, and Computer Networks.
Mr Taurai Hungwe MSc (WITS)
Lecturer
Tel: (012) 521-3994
Email: taurai.hungwe@smu.ac.za Computer Science Curriculum, Databases, Database Forensics, Computer Science and IT Security, Educational Technology, and E-learning
Ntsoka Mathiba MSc (Southern Univ. USA)
Lecturer
Tel: (012) 521-392
Email: ntsoka.mathiba@smu.ac.za Computer Science Education, Computer Science Outreach, Business Analysis, Information Systems, Knowledge Management Systems, Database Management Systems, Software Engineering, and
Mobile Applications
Mrs Senate Mafike MSc (Engineering) (Central South Univ.China)
Lecturer
Tel: (012) 521-5241
Email: senati.mafike@smu.ac.za Computer Networks, Information and Cyber Security, Programming Languages, Mobile Applications, Project Management, Software Engineering, and Testing
Mrs Tsakani V Ndobe BSc (Hons) (UNISA)
Junior Lecturer
Tel: (012) 521-3672
Email: tsakani.ndobe@smu.ac.za Web Design, Information Systems, E-Learning, and ICT Governance
Mr Innocent Nkosi BSc (UL)
Computer Lab Technician
Tel: (012) 521-3338
Email: innocent.nkosi@smu.ac.za Computer Organisation and architecture, CISCO systems, Networks, and E-Learning

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