College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

Welcome to the College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science

The College is committed to the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s vision of being the premier university of African Scholarship. It strives to play a transformational role in the development of South Africa and the continent while providing a meaningful contribution to global knowledge production
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Registration 2022 | 10 Jan – 25 Feb

The University has put in place measures to ensure that the 2021 registration processes continue in a manner that mitigates the health and safety risks for our staff, students, and members of our local communities.
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Data Science Extravaganza Targets Top Learners

UKZN’s Women in Analytics and Dudes in Data event has become a highly anticipated and sought after happening for high school learners. The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) hosted the science extravaganza online, with pupils participating from various schools in KwaZulu-Natal. Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of...
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Scientific Reports Publication Focuses on Accurate Measurements of Speed of Light

Research by Professor Naven Chetty in the School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP) and Mr Oelof Kruger of the National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) involving the use of a vacuum air refractometer for accurate and convenient measurement of the refractive index of air was featured in the Scientific Reports publication of the prestigious Nature journal. ‘Having...
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UKZN’s Computer Science Discipline Concludes Successful Online 2021 Industry Seminar Series

UKZN’s Discipline of Computer Science (CS) has built a reputation for producing highly sought-after BSc graduates, thanks to the dedication of its 11 academic staff on the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses. Leveraging on its strength in quality teaching, the Discipline has steadily established an effective honours programme, which is delivered...
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Spring Graduation Stories

Graduation is one of the most important occasions in the University's academic calendar. Read the inspiring stories of some of our most recent graduates.
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Welcome Message from the DVC

Professor Albert Modi

Deputy-Vice Chancellor

Contact Details


PA / Secretary
Ms Nokukhanya Fortunate Shinga

Phone: 033 260 5199
Email: shingan@ukzn.ac.za
Full Profile

Welcome to the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. Our college, the largest at UKZN, comprises five schools namely:

The DVC is supported by six school Deans as well as Deans of Teaching & Learning and Research, while administrative support is provided by the College Director of Professional Services.

Approx. students
NRF A-rated scientists
Academic & support staff
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Staff and students that are female

Latest News

Check out our news section updated on a regular basis.

10/12/2021

Data Science Extravaganza Targets Top Learners

UKZN’s Women in Analytics and Dudes in Data event has become a highly anticipated and sought after happening for high...
Read More
10/12/2021

Scientific Reports Publication Focuses on Accurate Measurements of Speed of Light

Research by Professor Naven Chetty in the School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP) and Mr Oelof Kruger of the National Metrology Institute of...
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10/12/2021

UKZN’s Computer Science Discipline Concludes Successful Online 2021 Industry Seminar Series

UKZN’s Discipline of Computer Science (CS) has built a reputation for producing highly sought-after BSc graduates, thanks to the dedication...
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10/12/2021

Discovering What Past Sea Levels Were at Kromme Estuary Focus of Master’s Research

Master’s in Environmental Science candidate Mr Tristan Pillay says he was encouraged by his supervisors to participate in UKZN’s 2021...
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10/12/2021

Sweet Potato Weevil at the Heart of Research for Master’s Degree

After realising the detrimental effects of the sweet potato weevil (SPW) on the crop, UKZN BSc (Hons) Agriculture graduate Ms...
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10/12/2021

PhD Research into Use of Remote Sensing to Classify and Delineate SA Wetlands

Doctoral candidate Mr Basanda Nondlazi has researched the use of ecological remote sensing science innovation in wetlands to solve the...
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10/12/2021

From a UKZN Cleaner to a BSS Degree Graduate Through Hard Work

Click here for isiZulu version A full-time member of the cleaning staff at UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science,...
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10/12/2021

Agricultural Economics PhD Graduate Sets Records at UKZN

Click here for isiZulu version Dr Lerato Phali is celebrating completing her PhD in Agricultural Economics as the youngest doctoral...
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10/12/2021

Electrifying at 54!

Graduating at the age of 54 with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and already working toward a PhD at...
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10/12/2021

UKZN Fires Up Powerful Liquid Rocket Engine in Ground Tests

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’s Aerospace Systems Research Group (ASReG) has successfully tested a powerful liquid propellant rocket engine...
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10/12/2021

UKZN Features in Times Higher Education Annual Rankings by Subject for 2022

The University of KwaZulu-Natal has been placed into the 601+ band of the Times Higher Education (THE) annual ranking of...
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04/12/2021

Effective Teaching in the Digital Age

Ms Sarah Blewett is an MSc candidate in UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. Her research focuses on...
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04/12/2021

Boosting Home Security

Ms Olutosin Taiwo will present on Enhanced deep learning based intelligent smart home control and security systems at the Postgraduate...
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04/12/2021

Tackling TB Using Automatic Detection

Mr Mustapha Olayemi Oloko-Oba is looking forward to taking part in the Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium (PRIS 2021) hosted...
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04/12/2021

Water Wheel Feature Dives into Spatial Ecology of Freshwater Eels in South Africa

Postdoctoral researcher in the School of Life Sciences Dr Céline Hanzen’s work on the diversity, distribution and spatial ecology of freshwater eels...
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