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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PRIS 2022 | 8 & 9 Dec

Join us for this two-day online post-graduate conference where you will get see: Almost 200 oral/ flash presentations, Keynote address from Dr Debra Roberts, Close to 30 industry exhibitions, Lucky draw prizes and the Official prize-giving ceremony.
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Students Cultivate a Love for Science Among School Learners

Third-year Pharmacy student and chairperson of the UKZN mini-Habitable Plan Workshops (HPWs), Ms Weliswa Kunene and her team took a group of learners from Buhlebemfundo Secondary and Eric Mtshali Secondary Schools on an educational and fun-filled field trip to uShaka Marine World. Habitable Planet Workshops are the flagship education initiative of the Alliance for Collaboration...
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International Mathematical Union Fellowship for PhD Candidate

Mr Victor Uzor, who graduated with his Master of Science in Mathematics summa cum laude earlier this year, is celebrating receiving a Breakout Graduate Fellowship (BGF) from the International Mathematical Union (IMU). The IMU BGF grants assist recipients to complete their PhDs. They are made possible by donations from winners of the Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics and are provided by...
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UKZN’s Public Relations Divisions Among the Best in the Country

UKZN won six awards at the 2022 Marketing, Communication and Advancement in Education (MACE) Excellence Awards which recognise excellence and achievements among marketing, advancement and communication practitioners in the Higher Education sector. The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) Public Relations (PR) team picked up four awards. The first was a...
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Welcome Message from the DVC

Professor Albert Modi

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of College

Contact Details


PA / Secretary
Ms Nokukhanya Fortunate Shinga

Phone: 033 260 5199
Email: shingan@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.

27/11/2022

Civil Engineering student interviewed on Lotus FM for winning design project

Final year Civil Engineering student Kelsey Padayachee was recently interviewed on Lotus FM’s Newsbreak. Padayachee scooped the Best Design prize...
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25/11/2022

Students Cultivate a Love for Science Among School Learners

Third-year Pharmacy student and chairperson of the UKZN mini-Habitable Plan Workshops (HPWs), Ms Weliswa Kunene and her team took a group of learners...
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25/11/2022

International Mathematical Union Fellowship for PhD Candidate

Mr Victor Uzor, who graduated with his Master of Science in Mathematics summa cum laude earlier this year, is celebrating receiving a Breakout Graduate Fellowship (BGF)...
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25/11/2022

UKZN’s Public Relations Divisions Among the Best in the Country

UKZN won six awards at the 2022 Marketing, Communication and Advancement in Education (MACE) Excellence Awards which recognise excellence and...
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17/11/2022

UKZN Hosts Quaternary Research Conference in St Lucia’s Wetlands

UKZN hosted the 23rd Southern African Society for Quaternary Research (SASQUA) biennial conference in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal’s iSimangaliso World Heritage Site....
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17/11/2022

University Community Rallies Behind Computer Literary Course for Campus Management Services Staff

Greatness was inspired among 40 Campus Management Services (CMS) staff members who completed a CompLit4U basic computer literacy course on...
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17/11/2022

Small-Scale Farmers’ Adaptation to Climate Change Focus of Agricultural Symposium

UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science partnered with The Adaptation Network to host the fifth Ukulinga Howard Davis Memorial Symposium at the University’s Ukulinga...
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17/11/2022

Eminent Physicists Deliver Lectures in Durban

UKZN hosted Nobel Symposium Outreach Seminars delivered by renowned international physicists whose work is changing the landscape of scientific research...
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04/11/2022

Prestigious ASSAf Membership for UKZN Academics

Five UKZN academics, Professors Yin-Zhe Ma, Rituparno Goswami, Deevia Bhana, Kogieleum Naidoo and Thajasvarie (Anita) Naicker are among 29 of...
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03/11/2022

UKZN’s Nobel in Africa Jazz Session brings together jazz musicians and top physicists

The event featured the Samklelo Njini Quartet and Bheki Khoza Quartet. It was the culmination of the 183rd Nobel Symposium...
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02/11/2022

5 UKZN academics named members of the Academy of Science of SA, and 1 admitted into South African Young Academy of Science

UKZN said that five UKZN academics are among 29 of South Africa’s leading scholars and scientists inaugurated as members of...
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28/10/2022

High Tea Celebrates Women in STEM

Howard College’s UNITE building was abuzz with beauty and brains as the top STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) female...
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28/10/2022

Herbal Bush Tea and its Potential Prospects Focus of Inaugural Lecture

Dean and Head of the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences at UKZN, Professor Fhatuwani Mudau, used the occasion...
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21/10/2022

UKZN and SAS Extend Teachers4DataAnalytics Across SA – and Africa is in Their Sights

‘UKZN is very well respected nationally and internationally with regard to providing cutting-edge training for the data age!’ These are...
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21/10/2022

Saving the Environment – Using the Little Things

UKZN’s Professor Johnson Lin is fascinated with the little things. As a microbiologist, his main focus of research is on...
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