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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Place still available for first-year students

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science still has places available in its first-year programmes for funded or self-funded students.
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Catch-up plan for first-years that have missed lectures

We have made plans to assist first-years who are unable to access lecture material and other learning activities, because of delays with registration.
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Ukuhlonipha Ukubaluleka Kwempilo

Click here for English version Indikimba yoSuku LwezeMpilo Emhlabeni, olugujwe mhla we-7 kuMbasa, ‘bekungukwakha umhlaba ongcono nonempilo kuwo wonke umuntu.’ Lolusuku lugujwa minyaka yonke ukufundisa ngezihloko ezimqoka ezihlukene ngezempilo, lapho kugcizelelwa khona umgomo womthethosisekelo we-World Health Organization othi ‘ukuthola izinga eliphezulu lezempilo ngelinye lamalungelo amqoka abo bonke abantu, kungakhathaleke hlanga,...
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UKZN Researchers Call for Africa to Invest more in Earth Sciences

Click here for isiZulu version Economic Geology lecturer Dr Lauren Hoyer has been interviewed by SAFM about an article she co-wrote with two colleagues titled: Why African Countries Must Invest More in Earth Sciences. Her co-authors were postdoctoral researcher Dr Michelle North and senior lecturer Dr Warwick Hastie. Their article,...
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Webinar on Groundwater for Water Security in Africa

More than 336 delegates from all around the world participated in a webinar on Groundwater for Water Security in Africa organised by the Centre for Water Resources Research (CWRR) at UKZN. The event contributed to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) programmes and activities aimed at strengthening 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 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.

April 22, 2021

Ukuhlonipha Ukubaluleka Kwempilo

Click here for English version Indikimba yoSuku LwezeMpilo Emhlabeni, olugujwe mhla we-7 kuMbasa, ‘bekungukwakha umhlaba ongcono nonempilo kuwo wonke umuntu.’...
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April 6, 2021

UKZN Researchers Call for Africa to Invest more in Earth Sciences

Click here for isiZulu version Economic Geology lecturer Dr Lauren Hoyer has been interviewed by SAFM about an article she...
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April 6, 2021

Webinar on Groundwater for Water Security in Africa

More than 336 delegates from all around the world participated in a webinar on Groundwater for Water Security in Africa...
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April 6, 2021

DSI-NRF Funds HIRAX Dark Energy Telescope

Following an intensive and rigorous review process involving international experts, the National Research Foundation (NRF) approved funding of R35 million for...
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March 29, 2021

UKZN Hosts First Virtual Parents’ Day

UKZN held its first virtual Parents’ Day to welcome first-year students and their parents to the 2021 academic year. In...
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March 29, 2021

PhD Student Appointed to KZN Climate Change and Sustainable Development Council

Click here for isiZulu version PhD student in Geography and Environmental Management and Hindu youth leader, Ms Tashmica Sharma has...
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March 19, 2021

School of Engineering Receives Donation from Generous Benefactor

UKZN’s Discipline of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) has been generously gifted electronic equipment that belonged to the late...
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March 19, 2021

Transforming the School of Engineering’s Curriculum for 4th Industrial Revolution

UKZN’s School of Engineering (SOE) is transforming its undergraduate curriculum in a world already significantly impacted by the 4th Industrial Revolution....
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March 19, 2021

Passion for Food Security Breeds Practical Results

Click here for isiZulu version PhD student Marylyn Christian says what she loves most about researching plant breeding is that...
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March 9, 2021

Hybrid Rocket Built by UKZN Team Smashes African Altitude Record

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’s much anticipated Phoenix hybrid rocket test flight at the world-class Denel Overberg Test Range...
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March 4, 2021

UKZN Hosting Virtual Summer School on Intellectual Property and Transfer of Technology

UKZN’s InQubate will host the 2021 WIPO-South Africa Summer School on Intellectual Property and Transfer of Technology being held online...
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March 4, 2021

Msizi Chatbot Launched

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN has developed the Msizi Chatbot to enhance the student and visitor experience for 2021...
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March 3, 2021

A1 NRF Rating for UKZN Scientist

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’s Professor Steve Johnson has obtained an A1 rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF). This is...
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March 3, 2021

Rehabilitated Yellow-Billed Kites the Focus of Novel Scientific Mercy Mission

UKZN’s Centre for Functional Biodiversity, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and the Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) have teamed up for a scientific mercy mission. Postdoctoral...
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March 3, 2021

Propelling Africa’s Rocket Systems Forward

UKZN’s Aerospace Systems Research Group (ASReG) in the School of Engineering is developing the talent of the next generation of rocket scientists to drive...
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Upcoming Events

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23 April 2021
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