School of Computing

Director's Office

Dr Mampilo Phahlane
Position Director: School of Computing
Telephone 011 471 2418
CampusUnisa Science Campus, Florida, Johannesburg
OfficeNB Pityana building A04-038
eMail @ unisa ac za     phahlmm
Qualifications   PhD
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Mr Moshe Mathews Seoka

PositionSecretary to the Director
Telephone011 471 2418
CampusUnisa Science Campus, Florida, Johannesburg
OfficeNB Pityana building 02-037
Email @ unisa ac zaseokamm1

Message from the Director

Welcome to the School of Computing. Computing embraces Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Information Systems (IS) and Computer Science (CS). Computing undoubtedly an enabler to progress science, engineering and technology (SET) as well as business and industry. It is a dynamic discipline that grows in depth and breadth at an exponential rate. Computing can allow for quantum leaps in economic growth as evidenced in the growth of India and China. It is also clear that Computing does enable sustainability in the event of global pandemics such as COVD-19. Computing does create several employment opportunities as seen in the gap between demand and supply for levels of Computing-related positions. ICT continues to be classified as a Scarce Skill in South Africa, further emphasising the need for qualified people in this field.

From 2016, the school offered a new qualification; the Advanced Diploma in Information Resources Management (IRM) which was designed to provide for progression towards a Postgraduate Diploma leading to the MSc in Information Technology Management. 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. The MSc in ITM aims to strengthen the theoretical base for ICT managers and those intending to advance to PhD with a focus on technology management.

The School of Computing takes a holistic approach by focusing its activities on tuition –following Open Distance e-Learning (ODeL), research in specific niche areas, engaged scholarship and ethical academic citizenship. We strive to remain at the forefront of new technological developments, ensuring quality and professionalism in our key performance areas. We have a team of dedicated and passionate professionals working together, contributing to the development of South Africa.

The school’s vision is to shape computing in Africa through ODeL; and our mission is to be a leader in innovative computing teaching and learning, research, and engaging communities in South Africa and beyond.

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

Thank you

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