Mr Maxmillan Giyane


Mr Maxmillan Giyane profile

Statement by the Chairperson

Computer Science is at the forefront of innovation and technological advancements that shape our world. It encompasses a diverse range of disciplines, from artificial intelligence and machine learning to data science, computer networks, software engineering, and more. Our Department is committed to providing a comprehensive education that equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in this rapidly evolving field. At our department, we foster a stimulating learning environment where students engage in rigorous academic pursuits, collaborate with peers and faculty, and gain hands-on experience through practical projects and research opportunities. Our members are distinguished experts in their respective domains, actively pushing the boundaries of knowledge through cutting-edge research.

They are dedicated mentors who guide students, inspire critical thinking, and encourage creativity. We take pride in our state-of-the-art facilities, well-equipped laboratories, and access to the latest software and hardware resources. These resources enable students to gain practical experience and experiment with emerging technologies, preparing them for exciting careers in academia, industry, Technopreneurship, or research. Our curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in Computer Science principles while offering flexibility for students to explore their areas of interest. We strive for academic excellence and emphasise the development of problem-solving, analytical thinking, and teamwork skills that are essential in today’s interconnected and technology-driven world. Beyond the classroom, our Department hosts a range of student organisations, clubs, and events that foster a sense of community, collaboration, and personal growth. These extracurricular activities provide opportunities for students to network with industry professionals, engage in hackathons and programming competitions, and participate in community outreach initiatives.

Mission and Vision


To provide exceptional education, research, and innovation in Computer Science, preparing students for successful careers and contributing to advancements in the field.


To be a leading Computer Science Department, recognised for excellence in education, research, innovation and industry collaboration.


Hard Work Teamwork Respect for others Integrity Honesty
Inclusivity & Diversity Gender Equality and Equity Accountability Ubuntu Agile

Computer Science Research Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Cybersecurity
  • Software Engineering and Development
  • Computer Vision
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computer Networks 
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience (UX)


Department of Computer Science

Midlands State University

P.Bag 9055



Tel +263 54 260409 / +263 54 260450/ +263 54 260667 ext 251

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