School of Computing

Director's Office

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Prof Isaac Osunmakinde

 
Position Director: School of Computing
Telephone 011 670 9104
CampusUnisa Science Campus, Florida, Johannesburg
OfficeNB Pityana building A2-30
eMail @ unisa ac za     osunmio
Qualifications   PhD, UCT
Research Profile Personal Profile Page


Ms Sunitha Latchman

PositionSecretary to the Director
Telephone011 471 2418
CampusUnisa Science Campus, Florida, Johannesburg
OfficeNB Pityana building A2-29
Email @ unisa ac zalatchs1


Message from the Director.

Welcome to the home page of the School of Computing (SOC). At Unisa, Computing is seen as the umbrella term for all Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Information Systems (IS), Computer Science (CS), Information Technology Service Management also known as (Information Resources Management - IRM) and other related areas such as short courses offered in CENSE. Over the years, Computing has proven to be an enabler to progress science, engineering and technology (SET) as well as business and industry. It is a very dynamic discipline that grows in depth and breadth and an exponential rate. Computing has the ability to allow for quantum leaps in economic growth as is evident in the progress made by countries such as India and China. It furthermore creates several employment opportunities as seen in the gap between demand and supply for Computing-related positions. The Department of Labour has classified ICT as a Scarce Skill further emphasising the need for qualified people in this field.

From 2016, an new qualification is offered. The Advanced Diploma in Information Resources Management (IRM) is designed to provide for progression towards a Postgraduate Diploma. By providing fundamental knowledge underpinned by a thorough theoretical base, which informs both ICT Service Management activity and contextual knowledge, the qualification prepares the qualifying student for an ICT support occupation. This qualification aims to improve the level of training for new entrants as well as practicing service managers and supervisory staff. In addition, it will provide a solid theoretical basis for staff that has undergone on-the-job training without the benefit of being exposed to the underpinning theory and best practices provided by any ITIL* based theoretical training at tertiary level. Both entry level staff and experienced staff with relevant practical experience will benefit.

The School of Computing takes a holistic approach by focusing its activities on tuition, research, community engagement and academic citizenship. We strive to remain at the forefront of new developments and to ensure quality and professionalism is everything we do. We have a team of dedicated and passionate people working together to contribute to the development and growth of South Africa.

Here at the School of Computing you will find a wide variety of offerings to assist you in your career. We wish you all the best with your journey and hope that we can be part of it.

Thank you

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