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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AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT BURSARY AWARDS FOR 2025

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) intends to award comprehensive bursaries to qualifying applicants pursuing and/or intending to further their studies in identified careers in the agriculture, land reform and rural development sector for the 2025 academic year
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Matric Exam Helpline

The College of AES Teaching and Learning office is proud to offer this Matric support line for students from schools in KZN.    
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Knowledge of Nutrition in Cameroon Expanded

Dr Faith Akob focused her PhD in Human Nutrition on filling a gap in nutrition knowledge in Cameroon by improving understanding of nutritional patterns, nutritional status and areas in need of intervention. Akob also hoped to provide insights into the dietary needs and challenges of adults and children in the...
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Lecturer’s PhD Research Expands Knowledge of Durban Community’s Waste Management

An interest in climate change mitigation and engaging with communities motivated Dr Amanda Gumede, a Geography lecturer at UKZN, to conduct a comprehensive audit of household waste management practices within the Bluff area in Durban for her PhD, in order to assess sustainability considerations and inform future intervention strategies. Gumede,...
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PhD Graduates Boost Africa’s Plant Breeding Expertise

UKZN’s African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI) is celebrating the accomplishments of five PhD graduates representing three African countries and five different crops who have investigated how to enhance the traits of their chosen crops to resist disease, tolerate drought, respond to biocontrol agents, and provide better yield and nutritional...
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Welcome Message from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Fhatuwani Mudau

Contact Details


PA / Secretary (Acting)
Ms Kerry Jordaan

Phone: 033 260 5199
Email: jordaank@ukzn.ac.za
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The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is proud of its contribution to the University, country and region and boasts some of the best teaching and research facilities on the continent. Our college is comprised of 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.

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Latest news

Read all about the latest developments in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.

20/06/2024

The need to break urban surfaces to restore fish migration

World Fish Migration Day that highlights the plight of migratory species across the globe, was marked globally on 25 May...
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14/06/2024

Call to Grow South Africa’s Marine Geosciences

Professor of Marine Geology at UKZN, Andrew Green, called for more support to grow the field of marine geosciences in...
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03/06/2024

Balance is Key for Top Achiever

Ms Rabia Khan graduated summa cum laude with a BSc degree majoring in Biochemistry and Genetics during the recent UKZN...
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27/05/2024

Microbiologist Seeks New Ways to Treat Drug-Resistant Bacteria

A thesis investigating the bioactivity of crude biosurfactant extracts and biosurfactant-capped nanoparticles synthesised using marine sponge-associated bacteria resulted in Ms...
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27/05/2024

Participatory Videos Used to Empower Smallholder Farmers’ Knowledge Sharing

Dr Sesetu Nyeleka’s PhD in Agricultural Extension used a participatory video approach to develop farmers’ soft skills and encourage peer-to-peer...
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27/05/2024

Hydrology Lecturer’s PhD Builds Knowledge about Climate Variability’s Effects on Sugarcane

Dr Simphiwe Ngcobo’s PhD assessed the impacts of climate variability on commercial sugarcane across South Africa and unpacked the delicate...
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27/05/2024

Study of Estuarine Ecosystem Modelling Earns PhD

Dr Gemma Gerber secured a PhD in Biological Sciences for her thesis titled: Ecosystem Indicator Assessment: Incorporating Uncertainty into Estuarine...
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27/05/2024

PhD Biochemist Searches for Improved Cervical Cancer Drug Delivery System

Dr Lorenzo David was awarded a PhD in Biochemistry for his assessment of transferrin-tagged palladium and gold-palladium nanoparticles and their...
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27/05/2024

Camera Trap Research Culminates in Doctorate for Mammalian Ecologist

Dr Craig Cordier’s PhD demonstrated the value of camera traps as a research tool for understanding human impact on forest...
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27/05/2024

Reducing Use of Agrochemicals Motivates Cum Laude Master’s Graduate

Mr Siphokuhle Mbuyisa attained a cum laude Master’s in Horticultural Science degree for investigating how plant extracts could enhance the growth, development,...
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27/05/2024

PhD Graduate Explores Bird Life’s Response to Forest Destruction

Gaining an understanding of how bird populations respond to the land-use changes experienced by their forest system habitats, specifically the...
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27/05/2024

Swazi Teacher’s Master’s Explores Digital Technology for Enhanced Food Security

Ms Busile Lukhele’s Master’s in Food Security is a celebration not only because the high school agriculture teacher from Eswatini...
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27/05/2024

A Doctorate by the Age of 25 – Goal of Environmental Science Student!

Mr Celuxolo Dlamini (23) is well on his way to achieving his goal of a PhD by the age of...
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27/05/2024

Economic Assessment of Youth in Agriculture Achieves Cum Laude Master’s Degree

Ms Ongama Giwu’s Masters in Agricultural Economics research explored youth participation in agricultural enterprises, a topic that inspired her as...
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23/05/2024

Award-Winning Student Graduates Summa Cum Laude

Ms Bronwyn Ramsamy, who graduated with a summa cum laude Bachelor of Science degree, was a prize winner at the...
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