CoursesThe Department of Decision Sciences offers courses in two colleges, the College of Economic and Management Sciences (CEMS) and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET). The courses are at the following levels:
Modules in Decision Sciences can be taken as a major (e.g. Operations Research or Quantitative Management) for the following undergraduate degrees:
For students that registered prior to 2015:
For students that register as from 2015:
For Honours students, the following brochures should be consulted:
We offer the following Master's and Doctoral qualifications:
Prospective students may apply for admission to MSc/MCom or PhD/DCom programmes through the Unisa online system from Home > Study at Unisa > Master's & doctoral studies on the Unisa website. Please attach all relevant and requested documentation. As of June 2015, we can also accept post-graduate students outside the normal Unisa registration periods.
For pre-application advice regarding Master's and doctoral qualifications and a possible recommendation that could expedite the process, prospective students are advised to study the admission requirements on the Unisa website and then submit the following by e-mail to Professor Petrus H Potgieter for preliminary advice:
Please include any previous Unisa student number(s) in the e-mail and feel free to use any official language of the RSA. The focus are in Decision Sciences are: Financial Modelling, Computability, Complexity and Randomness in Decision Science (CCRDS), Heuristics, Optimisation and Statistical Modelling as well as Decision Sciences Education. Please read the documents linked to the first three of the four focus areas.