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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Wonder Women In Science 2020

The Wonder Women In Science (WWIS) campaign celebrates female scientists from UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. These are passionate, pioneering and persistent heroines who are making waves in fields of science.
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Computer Science Academic Features in Facial Recognition Tech Discussion

Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Dr Brett van Niekerk was a member of a live online panel which discussed: The Future of Facial Recognition Tech in Africa. Hosted by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), the panel was chaired by Senior ISS Research Advisor...
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Graduate Reflects on Journey to Horticulture Master’s

Mr Mawande Shinga, who graduated with his Master of Science in Agriculture in Horticultural Science this year, reflected on his journey through degree focus changes to attain a qualification that enabled him to contribute to knowledge of postharvest techniques for protecting citrus fruit against disorders. Shinga, who attended Mvuthuluka High...
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Graduation stories

Read the inspiring stories from some of the top-achieving graduates from the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science
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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.

August 11, 2020

Speaking the Language of Mathematics

To commemorate National Science Week and National Women’s Month, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is honouring its female scientists through...
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August 4, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher Selected for National Geographic Leadership Programme

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr Yvette Ehlers Smith has been selected for the National Geographic Early Career Leadership Programme designed to...
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August 4, 2020

UKZN Water Expert Profiled and Lauded in Water Wheel Magazine

Expert in hydrology and climate change Emeritus Professor Roland Schulze, whose career has spanned more than five decades and earned...
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July 31, 2020

Vision via Digitisation the Focus of Mechatronics Master’s Research

Ms Ingrid Botha, a master’s candidate in Mechatronic Engineering at UKZN, is focusing her research on using integrated mechatronic systems...
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July 31, 2020

Maths PhD Candidate Participates in Prestigious MIT Workshop

Ms Maurine Atieno Songa, a PhD candidate in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Scienceparticipated in a virtual conference...
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July 21, 2020

UKZN Contributes to International Study Throwing Fresh Light on the Age of the Universe

Researchers from UKZN’s Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) have contributed to an international collaborative study* that is taking a renewed look...
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July 20, 2020

Computer Science Academic Features in Facial Recognition Tech Discussion

Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Dr Brett van Niekerk was a member of a...
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July 20, 2020

Computer Science Academic Features in Facial Recognition Tech Discussion

Click here for isiZulu version Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Dr Brett van Niekerk...
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July 15, 2020

Graduate Reflects on Journey to Horticulture Master’s

Mr Mawande Shinga, who graduated with his Master of Science in Agriculture in Horticultural Science this year, reflected on his...
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July 15, 2020

UKZN Academics Present at Online International Cyber Security Conference

Two UKZN academics, Dr Trishana Ramluckan (Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Law) and Dr Brett van Niekerk (Senior...
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July 5, 2020

UN Water Analytical Brief Cites Research by UKZN Senior Professor and Alumnus

Senior Professor Michael Savage of the Discipline of Agrometeorology and his former student Dr Mussie Fessehaye of the University of Bern, have had their research...
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July 5, 2020

DVC Weighs in on the Place of Indigenous Foods in the Curriculum

Professor Albert Modi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science recently participated in a webinar on the benefits of...
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June 29, 2020

Online Open Day

UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) did not let the national COVID-19 lockdown cancel its 2020 Open Day…...
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June 29, 2020

Quantum Techniques Could Revolutionise IT

A team of scientists from data cybernetics in Germany, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and UKZN’s Centre for Quantum Technology has published research in Nature...
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June 29, 2020

New Course for Data Science Students

The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) at UKZN is putting its expertise in Data Science and Education to work...
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