College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science

Honouring Excellence in Research

Top researchers at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) were acknowledged at the annual Research Dinner on UKZN’s Westville campus. In his keynote address, CEO of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr Thulani Dlamini shared his thoughts on the critical role of inclusive innovation as a necessary element...
Read More

“Waste to Art” Presents Vision for a Sustainable Future

The University of KwaZulu-Natal hosted a unique cocktail themed fashion show titled “Waste to Art” at the KZNSA Art Gallery in November. Engineers are not normally associated with high fashion, but such was the case as sassy young UKZN Engineering students sashayed down the catwalk. They were dressed in stylish...
Read More

Water Sanitation Specialist Group Deputy Chairmanship for UKZN Academic

Dr Konstantina Velkushanova, a Senior Research Associate in the Pollution Research Group (PRG) at UKZN, was recently appointed Deputy Chair of the International Water Association (IWA) Non-Sewered Sanitation (NSS) Specialist Group (SG) at the group’s official launch during the IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition in Tokyo. ‘The NSS specialist group is there to fill in...
Read More

School of Engineering Top Academic Staff & Students Honoured

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science’s School of Engineering recently hosted its Engineering awards luncheon to celebrate outstanding research output and academic performances of its staff and students. The official welcome and main address at the event was delivered by Professor Jules-Raymond Tapamo, the acting Dean and Head of...
Read More

IBM Prize for UKZN Postdoc Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Maria Schuld was lauded at the IBM Qiskit best paper award competition recently. The researcher from UKZN’s Centre for Quantum Technology was named as a runner up in the competition for her paper Implementing a Distance-Based Classifier with a Quantum Interference Circuit. The paper was published in Europhysics Letters and was co-authored by Mr Mark...
Read More

Exploring Interactions Between the Atmosphere and Ocean

The South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences (SASAS) recently held its 34th annual two-day conference at the La Montagne in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, using the unique locale to contribute to discussions of its theme of interactions between the atmosphere and the ocean. Professor Sivakumar Venkataraman, leader of the Atmospheric Research Group (ATMRES) in the School of Chemistry and...
Read More

Education Experts from Iowa State Contribute to Professional Development

The Improved Masters in Cultivar Development for Africa (IMCDA) programme in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) recently hosted Dr Judith Levings and Iowa State University’s (ISU) Dr Greg Miller. Levings, a Professional Learning Community (PLC) specialist and Miller, who is from the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies in the School of...
Read More

UKZN Academics Serve as Judges in Prestigious International Eskom Expo

Two academics from the School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP) served as the sole official judges for the Physics and Chemistry at this year’s Eskom Expo for Young Scientists, held in Boksburg. The exhibition allows students to have the opportunity to show others their projects about their own scientific investigations....
Read More

Capacity-Building Workshop for Local Government Focuses Agricultural Planning and GIS

Researchers from UKZN’s School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) involved in the uMgungundlovu District Municipality’s (UMDM) uMngeni Resilience Project (URP) hosted a half-day workshop. The workshop was held at the Ukulinga Research Farm to focus on capacity building within the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (KZNDARD). It was the last in a series of UKZN-KZNDARD...
Read More

Agriculture Students Fly UKZN Flag in National Competition

Three third-year students from the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) took part in the inaugural edition of the Old Mutual Agricultural Student of the Year Competition and made it to the final round. The competition was organised by Old Mutual and Plaas Media to identify top agricultural students at South African universities. The...
Read More

Computer Science Students Participate in Prestigious Huawei Programme

Two Computer Science Honours students from the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) recently participated in the Huawei Seeds for the Future programme in China. The students, Mr Nkosenhle Duma and Ms Yuvika Singh, took part in the programme which is run by Huawei in partnership with South Africa’s Department of Telecommunications and...
Read More

PhD Candidate Attends Pan-African Soil Challenge in Ghana

Mr Misheck Musokwa, a PhD candidate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, recently attended the Pan-African Soil Challenge (PASCAL) High-Performance Computing (HPC) training programme at the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) in Accra, Ghana. PASCAL, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research with training through the ForschungszentrumJülich and its...
Read More

Open Day Shines Spotlight on Students’ Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering Achievements

The Disciplines of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) recently hosted their annual Open Day on the Howard College campus, where 114 final-year students displayed their innovative final year projects to hundreds of visitors, including their families and friends, UKZN staff, external sponsors, examiners and the media. The students began their projects...
Read More

Celebrating Industry Partnership While Showcasing Research

UKZN’s School of Engineering recently hosted their Research Exposition and its Annual Industrial Awards function at the UNITE building at the Howard College campus. Students and staff at the School of Engineering pulled out all the stops to present their research work at the event. Visitors were treated to a...
Read More

Long Service Recognised in College of AES

Long serving staff from the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science were recognised for their contribution to the University at two intimate functions held on the Pietermaritzburg and Howard College campuses recently. A total of 37 staff were applauded: 23 for 15 years service, five for reaching 25 years service...
Read More

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 Message from the DVC

Welcome to the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. Our college, the largest at UKZN, comprises five schools namely:

As Deputy Vice-Chancellor, I am supported by six school Deans as well as a Dean of Teaching and Learning and Research, while  administrative support is provided by the College Director of Professional Services who has the function and role of a College Registrar.

Approx. students
NRF A-rated scientists
Academic & support staff
%
Staff and students that are female

Latest News

Check out our news section updated on a regular basis.

December 11, 2018

Honouring Excellence in Research

Top researchers at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) were acknowledged at the annual Research Dinner on UKZN’s Westville campus. In...
Read More
December 11, 2018

“Waste to Art” Presents Vision for a Sustainable Future

The University of KwaZulu-Natal hosted a unique cocktail themed fashion show titled “Waste to Art” at the KZNSA Art Gallery...
Read More
December 11, 2018

Water Sanitation Specialist Group Deputy Chairmanship for UKZN Academic

Dr Konstantina Velkushanova, a Senior Research Associate in the Pollution Research Group (PRG) at UKZN, was recently appointed Deputy Chair of the International...
Read More
December 11, 2018

School of Engineering Top Academic Staff & Students Honoured

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science’s School of Engineering recently hosted its Engineering awards luncheon to celebrate outstanding research...
Read More
December 11, 2018

IBM Prize for UKZN Postdoc Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Maria Schuld was lauded at the IBM Qiskit best paper award competition recently. The researcher from UKZN’s Centre for Quantum Technology was...
Read More
December 11, 2018

Exploring Interactions Between the Atmosphere and Ocean

The South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences (SASAS) recently held its 34th annual two-day conference at the La Montagne in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, using...
Read More
December 11, 2018

Education Experts from Iowa State Contribute to Professional Development

The Improved Masters in Cultivar Development for Africa (IMCDA) programme in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) recently hosted Dr Judith...
Read More
December 11, 2018

UKZN Academics Serve as Judges in Prestigious International Eskom Expo

Two academics from the School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP) served as the sole official judges for the Physics and...
Read More
December 11, 2018

Capacity-Building Workshop for Local Government Focuses Agricultural Planning and GIS

Researchers from UKZN’s School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) involved in the uMgungundlovu District Municipality’s (UMDM) uMngeni Resilience Project (URP) hosted a half-day...
Read More
December 11, 2018

Agriculture Students Fly UKZN Flag in National Competition

Three third-year students from the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) took part in the inaugural edition of the Old...
Read More
December 11, 2018

Computer Science Students Participate in Prestigious Huawei Programme

Two Computer Science Honours students from the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) recently participated in the Huawei Seeds for the...
Read More
December 11, 2018

PhD Candidate Attends Pan-African Soil Challenge in Ghana

Mr Misheck Musokwa, a PhD candidate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, recently attended the Pan-African Soil Challenge (PASCAL) High-Performance Computing (HPC) training...
Read More
December 11, 2018

Open Day Shines Spotlight on Students’ Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering Achievements

The Disciplines of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) recently hosted their annual Open Day on the Howard College campus, where 114...
Read More
December 11, 2018

Celebrating Industry Partnership While Showcasing Research

UKZN’s School of Engineering recently hosted their Research Exposition and its Annual Industrial Awards function at the UNITE building at...
Read More
December 11, 2018

Long Service Recognised in College of AES

Long serving staff from the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science were recognised for their contribution to the University at...
Read More

Upcoming Events

Wonder Women In Science campaign

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science commemorates National Science Week and Women’s Day with the Wonder Women In Science campaign.

These are passionate, pioneering and persistent heroines who are making waves in fields of science and stand as shining examples for all.