Applicants, who hold qualifications from recognised institutions at NQF Level 9, or equivalent, in computer science or related cognate areas, may be considered for admission to this programme. Applicants need to provide evidence of having conducted supervised research at this level. In addition, applicants may be required to attend a pre-selection interview at the discretion of the department. The Higher Degrees Committee will approve the final selection and admission of candidates. Registration prior to the approval of a research proposal is provisional and will be made official only when the Higher Degrees Committee approves the proposal. These procedures will be fully explained to each prospective student during his or her personal interview.