Department of Decision Sciences

Courses

The 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:

  • Undergraduate (three years full time, 4-6 years part time)
  • Honours (one year full time, 2-4 years part time)
  • Master's (two years full time, 2-4 years part time)
  • Doctoral (two years full time, 3-6 years part time)

Undergraduate qualifications

Modules in Decision Sciences can be taken as a major (e.g. Operations Research or Quantitative Management) for the following undergraduate degrees

Honours degrees & postgraduate diplomas

Master's (M) and doctoral (D) qualifications

Prospective students may apply for admission to MSc/MCom or PhD programmes through the Unisa online system. Please attach all relevant and requested documentation. As of June 2015, we also accept M and D students outside the normal Unisa registration periods.  When admitted, students have to complete a research proposal successfully, before admission to the dissertation / thesis part.

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 information by e-mail to QM@unisa.ac.za for preliminary advice:

  • A comprehensive CV
  • A certified copy of your ID document or passport photo page
  • A full academic record (official transcripts)
  • A copy of the Honours research project (for admission to the Master's) or Master's dissertation (for admission to the PhD)
  • A brief statement of interest (of approximately one page in length) outlining a research topic or topic(s) of 
  • Any previous Unisa student number(s) if applicable

Last modified: Wed Feb 21 09:45:41 SAST 2018