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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2020 Virtual Graduation

The University has partnered with the SABC to broadcast the ceremony live on SABC 3, Channel 193. Graduation will also be live-streamed and a link will be communicated in due course. We intend to make this virtual ceremony every bit as rich and meaningful as possible.
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2020 Online open day

Are you thinking about studying Agriculture, Engineering or Science?  Tune in to our webinar and learn about career opportunities and study options in these fields at UKZN
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ScratchJr Coding Competition – Prizes up for grabs

This coding competition is to encourage everybody to learn to code with ScratchJr – a graphical coding software. This competition is ideal for everybody to begin their journey into the world of coding and have a lot of fun doing it!
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Data@breakfast events

The Data@Breakfast events were created to act as a platform to discuss ‘topics at the forefront of big data, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, machine learning and more. The online webinars on the COVID-19 outbreak have grown in popularity because of their informative and insightful content on the topic.
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STEC@UKZN lockdown activities

Welcome to the STEC@UKZN lockdown activities. The purpose of these activities are to “unlock” the boredom that some of you might experience during these times.
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Career development services

We offer a range of career development services to our students to help them transition into the working world. From developing your CV to preparing for interviews and exploring career paths, we are here to help you develop professionally.
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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.

May 25, 2020

FLAIR Fellowships a Boost for Three UKZN Researchers

Click here for isiZulu version Three UKZN scientists are among 30 early career researchers in Africa to receive support for...
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May 25, 2020

Health Experts Panel Supports Ban on Cigarette Sales

Click here for isiZulu version The ban on cigarettes sales has slowed the spread of COVID-19 and will ease pressure...
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May 25, 2020

Water Research Magazine Profiles Head of UKZN’s Pollution Research Group

The March/April edition of the Water Research Commission’s (WRC) Water Wheel magazine features the Head of UKZN’s Pollution Research Group...
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May 25, 2020

Extended Learning Webinar Explores Immunity, Nutrition and COVID-19

How nutrition is linked to immunity and the healthy choices individuals can make in the shadow of COVID-19 were outlined...
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May 25, 2020

Pee Power Project Benefits from UKZN Research

A Microbial Fuel Cell stack prototype continuously produced electricity from human urine over a period of eight months powering four...
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May 25, 2020

RUNRES Team Adapts to COVID-19 Conditions to Continue Community Engagement

An international project working alongside communities to co-design safe, cost-effective and socially acceptable waste management and sanitation innovations to establish...
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May 19, 2020

Internship Accreditation for CAES Student Support Services

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) Student Support Services (SSS) Division is celebrating the accreditation of its Counselling...
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May 19, 2020

World Fish Migration Day Goes with the Flow for an Online Commemoration

The annual World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) - traditionally celebrated on 16 May worldwide - has taken the COVID-19 pandemic in its...
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May 19, 2020

Agriculture Graduate Forges Ahead

Click here for isiZulu version BSc in Agriculture graduate, 25-year-old Mr Nhlakanipho Motaung, has flourished since joining the Umngeni Resilience...
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May 19, 2020

Geological Scientist Appointed to Prestigious Science Committee

Click here for isiZulu version Professor Tesfaye Birke from the Discipline of Geological Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Engineering...
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May 19, 2020

Under the leadership of Professor Derek Stretch and Dr Justin Pringle, UKZN’s Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (EFML) is pioneering innovative...
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May 19, 2020

UKZN Supercomputing Whizz at NASA and Dell

Ms Kalreen Govender, an Honours student in Computer Engineering at UKZN, was the only representative from KwaZulu-Natal in a seven-strong...
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May 11, 2020

Mathematics PhD Candidate Features in Video About her Research

Ms Chevarra Hansraj, a PhD candidate in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science’s (SMSCS) Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC),...
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May 11, 2020

UKZN Professor Collaborates on Diagnostic Tool for COVID-19 Using X-Rays

Academic Leader for Research and Higher Degrees in the School of Life Sciences Professor Evariste Bosco Gueguim Kana, has collaborated...
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May 8, 2020

Clinician Recommends Tailored Response to SA’s Unique COVID-19 Circumstances

We have to understand “our epidemic” as a unique thing and build our own tailored response, says clinician and UKZN...
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