Available courses

In order to reduce the spread of Covid-19, the University has implemented an early and extended recess. When campus reopens, it is possible that we will need to be innovative about the mode of instruction as face to face lectures may be impossible. In the absence of the Mathematical Sciences computer labs, it is important for us to understand the technological environment you find yourself in so that we can plan our teaching strategies for this eventuality.

We will be working as hard as we can and collaborating and consulting as much as we can in order to produce as high a quality of teaching as we possibly can. Please assist us by helping us understand the limitations under which you, and therefore we, will be operating under.


Cybersecurity Interest Group

This course is set up to develop critical reading skills while learning about the evolutionary processes that take place in urban settings. We often think of biological processes occurring only in ‘natural’ settings without realizing that such processes take place right in our urban backyards. We will read When Darwin Comes to Town to delve into the myriad ways that human activities interfere with, augment, or alter biological properties.

This unit is an introductory study of algorithms and how to design and specify correct and efficient simple algorithms. Topics covered are: problem assessment, ways of expressing algorithms, analysis of simple algorithms, and evaluation of appropriate algorithms.

Candidates are then introduced to various data structures (ways of representing values and associations between values), how these data structures can be represented in computer memory, and algorithms for manipulating these data structures. Important characteristics (e.g. efficiency, time and space complexity) of algorithms with respect to various data structures are examined.

Numerical Analysis II - CAM II

This course provides some demonstration quizzes for the STACK question type.

This course is designed for a First Additional Language student. “The First Additional Language assumes that learners do not necessarily have any knowledge of the language taken at First Additional level when they arrive at school. This course starts by developing learners' ability to read, understand and speak the language, and as such develops literacy. Learners are able to transfer the literacies they have acquired in their Home Language to their First Additional Language. This course provides strong support for those learners who will use their First Additional Language as the Language of Learning and Teaching at some point in the GET band.”

“By the end of this course, learners should:

• Be able to use their Home and First Additional Languages effectively and with confidence for a variety of purposes, including learning” (DOE, 2007:3).
Wholesale & Retail level 4

The wholesale and retail industry is a major part of the economy in that it allows products from both farm and factory to reach consumers. The wholesale and retail industry is about sourcing products, buying and making them available for the end user – the shopper, at the right place, at the right time and at the right price.

The diverse South African consumer requires very different products, shopping environments and marketing strategies, making wholesaling and retailing complex, varied and exciting. Without wholesalers and retail stores, consumers would not be able to access the large range of local and imported products available and at prices that suit their needs. It is the wholesaler that helps small retailers achieve their objective and it is the retail store that provides the products to the consumer.
The Course will look at two topics
1 Module Title: LIFE AND LIVING
i Photosynthesis:
• Plants and food
ii Nutrients in food
• Food groups- Carbohydrates, Proteins, Oils and fats, Vitamins and minerals
iii Nutrition
• Balanced diets
2 Module Title: MATTER AND MATERIALS
i Solids, liquids and gases
• Solids, liquids and gases
ii Mixtures
• Mixtures of material
iii Solutions as special mixtures
• Solutions