College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

New NRF Rating for UKZN’s Sea Cucumber Expert

Emeritus Professor in the School of Life Sciences, Ahmed Thandar, has received a B2 rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF) - in recognition of his high quality, specialised and widely-cited research. He said he was elated to be elevated from C2 to B2 level. Thandar has carved a niche for himself in...
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Top matriculant comes to UKZN

Achieving 100% for Core Maths in matric and 99% for AP Maths, is not something that happens every day.  Scoring an overall matric aggregate of 96.71% is not too shabby.  Achieving nine A’s is impressive. And being placed first in KZN (and second in SA) for the 2019 NSC matric...
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Engineering spaces available for 2020 admission

UKZN’s School of Engineering still has places available for the following first-year programmes.
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Registration 2020

From the classroom to the laboratory to out in the field, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is committed to the University of KwaZulu-Natal's vision of Inspiring Greatness. We welcome all returning and new students. Find out how to register now!
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UKZN Researchers Rewarded for Achievements

Seasoned and young researchers were honoured for their achievements and contributions during the University’s annual Research Awards ceremony in Durban. Welcoming everyone to the event, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Professor Deresh Ramjugernath said UKZN continued to be among the top performing Higher Education Institutions in South Africa with rankings recently listing...
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PhD Graduate Inspires with Post in #ImStaying Group

Dr Nontembeko (Ntemsie) Dube, who graduated with a doctorate in Entomology at UKZN’s September Graduation ceremonies, recently posted a story in the #ImStaying Facebook group that highlighted the importance of supportive supervisors and mentors - an example of whom she found in Dr Costas Zachariades. Garnering 15 000 likes to...
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Waste to Art: the Neptune Project to Help Tackle Pollution

UKZN hosted a unique fashion show on the Howard College campus as part of a cocktail evening themed: Waste to Art: the Neptune Project, in aid of tackling pollution, especially plastic that is infesting South Africa’s oceans. Engineers are not usually associated with high fashion but such was the event...
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STEC@UKZN Steers Eden College Students towards STEM Careers

The Science and Technology Educational Centre at UKZN (STEC@UKZN) hosted Grade 8 and 9 learners from Eden College at a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) career guidance workshop. Eden’s HOD of Physical Science, Mrs Chantal Sunpath had attended a Wonder Women in Science Breakfast with Grade 11 learners and enjoyed a...
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UKZN and SAS Champion Young Women in Analytics

In an effort to attract top performers to the field of data analytics and ensure that women are well represented in and exposed to this exciting career, UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science teamed up with the Statistical Analysis System (SAS) to offer an information session and recruitment...
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Construction Studies Students Deliver… Again!

Third-year students in the Construction Studies Discipline at UKZN have been part of a great initiative to give back to and support the Malvern Child and Youth Care Centre in Durban. The Centre, home to 120 children between the ages of two and 18, strives to create a safe, loving...
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UKZN Contributes to Second International Symposium on Moringa

UKZN was well represented at the Second International Symposium on Moringa (ISM) held at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria. Senior lecturer in the Horticultural Science Discipline, Dr Samson Tesfay served on the organising committee, while PhD candidate, Mr Bonga Ngcobo won the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Young Minds...
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UKZN Plant Breeding Academic First Vice-President of New African Plant Breeders’ Association

Dr Julia Sibiya of the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) has been selected as the first Vice-President of the African Plant Breeders’ Association (APBA) at its maiden conference held at the University of Ghana in Accra from October 23-25. A total of 421 professionals, researchers and students attended the launch from both public...
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Best Poster Award for Graduate Explores Improved Rice Productivity in Nigeria

Agricultural Economics scholar, Mr Lateef Bello received an award for the best poster in the Master’s category at UKZN’s annual Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium (PRIS). The poster was on the productivity impact of improved rice varieties’ (IRV) adoption, using the example of smallholder rice farmers in south-west Nigeria. Bello graduated cum laude with...
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Computer Literacy Project for Cleaning Staff

The Science and Technology Education Centre (STEC@UKZN) piloted the second phase of its CompLit4U outreach project, which aims to provide UKZN cleaning staff with basic computer literacy skills. The project was initiated by the Co-ordinator of STEC@UKZN, Dr Tanja Reinhardt and colleague Mr Sashlin Girraj, who developed the curriculum, secured participants, obtained...
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UKZN Staff Members Recognised for Long Service

Long serving staff members in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science were recognised for their contribution to the University at functions held on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses. A total of 42 staff were honoured - 17 for 15 years’ service, 14 for reaching their quarter century at the...
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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 Deputy Vice-Chancellor, is 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.

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

Latest News

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February 21, 2020

7th Annual UKZN Academic Monitoring and Support Colloquium

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) Teaching and Learning Office in partnership with UKZN’s Teaching and Learning Office...
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February 21, 2020

Research Aims to Improve Delivery of Medical Services in Rural South Africa

Click here for isiZulu version Master’s candidate in the Mechatronics and Robotics Research Group in the School of Engineering, Mr...
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February 21, 2020

Computer Science Students Attend Summer School

Computer Science Master's students from UKZN attended the 10th CHPC Introductory Programming School and the 2nd NITheP Foundations of Theoretical...
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February 21, 2020

Awards for Pollination Lab Researchers

Representatives of the Pollination Research Laboratory in the School of Life Sciences attended the South African Association of Botanists 2020...
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February 21, 2020

ACCESS Award Recognises UKZN Student and Staff Member’s Contributions to Habitable Planet

UKZN student, Ms Weliswa Kunene and staff member, Mr S’khumbuzo Radebe have received the Dumisani Ndaba Award (DNA) from the...
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February 21, 2020

UKZN Scholarship Yields More Results

Dr Manqoba Zungu is the fifth Talent Excellence and Equity Acceleration Scholarship (TEEAS) recipient to be appointed as a lecturer...
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February 18, 2020

First Genomic Data Carpentry Workshop in Africa

UKZN hosted the first Genomics Data Carpentry workshop in Africa from 2-3 December 2019. The institution’s Big Data and Informatics...
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February 18, 2020

Civil Engineering Lecturer Visits German University on Gambrinus Fellowship

Dr Oladimeji Benedict Olalusi, a researcher and lecturer in Civil Engineering, recently spent time at the Technical University of Dortmund...
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February 18, 2020

Computer Science Master’s Students Excel at Artificial Intelligence Conference

Ten Computer Science master’s students at UKZN presented their work at an Artificial Intelligence (AI) conference in Cape Town recently....
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February 18, 2020

UKZN hosts Successful 2020 Parents’ Day

UKZN’s 2020 Parents’ Day on its five campuses was a resounding success. This annual event is a platform for University...
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February 18, 2020

Swiss-South Africa Collaboration Develops a Novel Method to Detect Bending of Light in the Universe

A new method to measure the effect of gravity on the propagation of light in the Universe proposed in a...
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February 18, 2020

Top Chemistry Student Wins Prestigious Award

Mr Shabaaz Abdullah, who is currently enrolled for a Master’s degree in Chemistry, has received the prestigious James Moir Medal...
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February 18, 2020

New NRF Rating for UKZN’s Sea Cucumber Expert

Emeritus Professor in the School of Life Sciences, Ahmed Thandar, has received a B2 rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF) - in...
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February 7, 2020

Top matriculant comes to UKZN

Achieving 100% for Core Maths in matric and 99% for AP Maths, is not something that happens every day.  Scoring...
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December 14, 2019

UKZN Researchers Rewarded for Achievements

Seasoned and young researchers were honoured for their achievements and contributions during the University’s annual Research Awards ceremony in Durban....
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