College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

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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UKZN College Donates over 100 Toys to ECR’s Toy Story Campaign

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) has donated over 100 toys to the East Coast Radio (ECR) Toy Story campaign that gives gifts to underprivileged children in government hospitals, orphanages and children’s homes across KwaZulu-Natal. Collection boxes were set up in CAES offices on the Westville, Howard College and Pietermaritzburg...
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Electric, Electronic and Computer Engineering Open Day Showcases Inventive Final Year Projects

Over 100 final year students displayed their innovative final year projects to hundreds of external sponsors, visitors and UKZN staff at the annual the Electric, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) Open Day at Howard College. The Open Day event provides UKZN final-year students a platform to display their projects to...
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Successful Turn at SASA 2019 Includes Analytics Simulation Challenge Win for UKZN Statisticians

At the 61st Conference of the South African Statistical Association, held at Nelson Mandela University, UKZN’s Discipline of Statistics attended in full force with close to its entire staff complement, while two young staff members and a postgraduate student triumphed as a team in the Cortex Analytics Simulation Game competition....
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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
%
Staff and students that are female

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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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December 14, 2019

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...
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December 14, 2019

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...
Read More
December 14, 2019

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...
Read More
December 14, 2019

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...
Read More
December 14, 2019

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...
Read More
December 14, 2019

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...
Read More
December 14, 2019

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...
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December 14, 2019

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...
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December 14, 2019

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...
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December 14, 2019

UKZN College Donates over 100 Toys to ECR’s Toy Story Campaign

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) has donated over 100 toys to the East Coast Radio (ECR) Toy Story...
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December 6, 2019

Electric, Electronic and Computer Engineering Open Day Showcases Inventive Final Year Projects

Over 100 final year students displayed their innovative final year projects to hundreds of external sponsors, visitors and UKZN staff...
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December 6, 2019

Successful Turn at SASA 2019 Includes Analytics Simulation Challenge Win for UKZN Statisticians

At the 61st Conference of the South African Statistical Association, held at Nelson Mandela University, UKZN’s Discipline of Statistics attended...
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November 29, 2019

Research Symposium Promotes Biodiversity Conservation and Management

The annual Durban Research Action Partnership (D’RAP) Research Symposium presented an opportunity for students conducting research as part of the partnership between...
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November 29, 2019

Crop Science PhD Candidate Wins Best Presentation Award at WaterNet Symposium

Mr Hillary Mugiyo, a PhD candidate in the Discipline of Crop Science at UKZN, received first prize for his oral...
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