Welcome to UWC Computer Science

You have reached the Computer Science department of the University of the Western Cape, situated in the beautiful city of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa. Surrounded by oceans, mountains and winelands, UWC Computer Science offers students the opportunity to further their education in one of the most beautiful settings on earth. We strive to produce top quality well rounded Computer Scientists.

           Mission And Vision

Our vision is to provide innovative programmes in Computer Science, thus empowering our graduates to advance the Quality of Life in Africa. Hence our mission is:

  • To produce leading and visionary computer professionals at the cutting edge of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT’s);
  • To provide world-class quality and relevant research programmes in ICT’s;
  • To provide academic support for students from under-represented groups and opportunities for Life Long Learning (LLL);
  • To foster co-operative relationships with industry and educational institutions;
  • To empower disadvantaged communities through the transfer of ICT skills;
  • To utilize democratic, transparent and accountable management practices.


  • Our goals are to produce graduates that will bring vibrant research ideas, products, and skills into the marketplace with them. Our Graduate Programme has been progressively revised away from superficial subject treatment to more in-depth training.
  • By establishing prior requisites between modules, we identified a core set of subjects that are taught and emphasized in the undergraduate program.
  • We continue to pursue exceptional standards of innovation and excellence. Thus we are to produce graduates that can develop and advance the computing industry and computing technologies in Africa; to increase the graduate student component of the department, and to continue to enhance the teaching and research capacity of staff.


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