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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Prof Abdool S Kairm delivers gives guest lecture at PRIS 2020

Prof Karim opened the PRIS 2020 with a talk about the current state of Covid-19 infections in SA and its implications for 2021.
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Society of SA Geographers Welcomes Two UKZN Academics to its Ranks

Click here for isiZulu version South African Research Chair in Land Use Planning and Management Professor Onisimo Mutanga and Dr Adrian Nel of the Discipline of Geography at UKZN are among those who have been admitted to the Council of the Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) for a two-year term. Mutanga was re-nominated...
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International Jet Engine Expert Joins UKZN

Click here for isiZulu version The Discipline of Mechanical Engineering has been boosted by the acquisition of alumnus and former research leader at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Professor Glen Snedden. A specialist in gas turbines, Snedden is recognised nationally and internationally for his expertise, and joins not only...
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Student Develops Maths App During Lockdown

Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) “boffin” Mr Sizwe Matenjwa turned a negative into a positive using time during the COVID-19 crisis to create a Mathematics App. Concerned about limited access to learning materials available to learners amid the nation-wide lockdown, the Bachelor of Commerce student developed the Maths Hyper Learn App...
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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
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Staff and students that are female

Latest News

Check out our news section updated on a regular basis.

December 7, 2020

Society of SA Geographers Welcomes Two UKZN Academics to its Ranks

Click here for isiZulu version South African Research Chair in Land Use Planning and Management Professor Onisimo Mutanga and Dr...
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December 7, 2020

International Jet Engine Expert Joins UKZN

Click here for isiZulu version The Discipline of Mechanical Engineering has been boosted by the acquisition of alumnus and former...
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December 7, 2020

Ford Wildlife Foundation Vehicles Boost Life Sciences Research

Research on hippos fish, herps, birds and other mammals by students and researchers in UKZN’s School of Life Sciences is benefitting from...
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December 7, 2020

UKZN Mourns Death of Aquatic Biology Expert

UKZN - including those in its School of Life Sciences - is mourning the death of Honorary Research Fellow Professor Olaf Weyl,...
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December 7, 2020

Renowned Pollution Research Group Reborn as the WASH Centre

UKZN’s acclaimed Pollution Research Group (PRG) has been re-established as a research centre titled: the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Research and...
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December 7, 2020

Indian-Born Scientist Awarded Physics Doctorate

Research which explored using laser-derived molybdenite, a mineral similar to graphite, for application in several nanoelectric, biomedical and energy storage...
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December 7, 2020

Student Develops Maths App During Lockdown

Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) “boffin” Mr Sizwe Matenjwa turned a negative into a positive using time during the COVID-19...
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December 7, 2020

Google PhD Fellowship for Quantum Researcher – a First for Africa

A PhD candidate in the Centre for Quantum Technology at UKZN, Ms Amira Abbas, is the first student from a university in...
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November 13, 2020

UKZN and NMU Represent SA in Global CYBATHLON Powered Arm Prosthesis Race

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in collaboration with Nelson Mandela University (NMU) will proudly represent South Africa in the 2020...
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November 13, 2020

PhD Student Publishes in Prestigious International Journal

Mr Miguel Castañeda-Zárate, a Mexican TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) funded PhD candidate in the School of Life Sciences...
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November 13, 2020

Beach Survival in the Face of Sea Level Rise Explored in Nature Study

Professors Andrew Green and Andrew Cooper of the Discipline of Geological Sciences at UKZN are among the authors of a paper published in Nature...
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November 13, 2020

UKZN Academics Among the First to Receive New Cybersecurity Professional Designation

Click here for isiZulu version Dr Brett van Niekerk, senior lecturer in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science...
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November 5, 2020

“Superfood” Sweet Potato has Enhanced Nutritional Value

Ms Sonia Naidoo can now add the title of doctor to her name after completing a PhD in Plant Breeding...
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November 5, 2020

PhD Graduate Completes Doctoral Team

Dr Laurencia Govender was awarded her doctorate at UKZN’s virtual Spring Graduation, bringing the number of full-time PhD staff members...
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November 5, 2020

Laser Beam Research Leads to Cum Laude MSc

When Mr Gareth Enoch studied Geography in high school, he became passionate about the atmosphere and longed to learn more...
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