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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Second semester registration

Application for academic re-admission to UKZN in Semester 2 of 2020 will be considered, within Colleges, from individuals in the following categories....see read more for the full notice.
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2021 Applications Close 30 September

Take a look at the resources that were unpacked at our online open day, to learn about career opportunities and study options in the College of AES.
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2021 DALRRD bursary

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) intends to award comprehensive bursaries to qualifying applicants pursuing and/or intending to further their studies in identified careers in the agriculture, land reform and rural development sector for the 2021 academic year.
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Dietetics Professor Champions the Science of Food

To commemorate National Science Week and National Women’s Month, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is honouring its female scientists through a Wonder Women in Science campaign, highlighting women who are passionate about their fields, are pioneering innovative research and development, and are examples to women following in their footsteps towards...
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Professor Participates in Plant Breeding Guide International Launch

Professor Hussein Shimelis, Professor of Plant Breeding and South African Sugarcane Research Institute Chair of Crop Science is part of an international Demand-Led Breeding (DLB) team that recently held an online launch of product profiles(PP) as a useful guide for plant breeding practitioners. The DLB project was created as part of efforts to transform...
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Biostatistics PhD Candidate a Member of African Union’s COVID-19 Taskforce

PhD candidate in Biostatistics, Mr Innocent B Mboya has been invited on to a taskforce for COVID-19 Pandemic Modelling in Africa. Invited by the African Union Scientific Technical Research Commission through the African Scientific Research and Innovation Council (ASRIC), the Applied Biostatistician and assistant lecturer at Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo) will...
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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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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.

September 29, 2020

Chemistry Lecturer Among Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans

Senior lecturer in the School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP), Dr Mzamo Shozi is among the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans (YSA) for...
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September 23, 2020

Chemistry Lecturer Among Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans

Click here for isiZulu version Senior lecturer in the School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP), Dr Mzamo Shozi is among the Mail &...
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September 23, 2020

Television Show Features UKZN Researchers’ Work with Snakes

An eight-part television series titled Snake Season, produced by People°sWeather for their DStv channel 180 focusing on weather, environmental and lifestyle news, features...
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September 18, 2020

College Student Support Services Internship Produces Qualified Psychologists

Click here for isiZulu version The Student Support Services (SSS) Division in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) is celebrating the qualification...
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September 11, 2020

Chemistry Lecturer Represents Africa on International Chemical Biology Society Committee

Click here for isiZulu version Dr Clinton Veale of the School of Chemistry and Physics has been appointed to serve as the...
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September 11, 2020

Wonder Women in Science Virtual Event a Resounding Success

About 600 people registered for this year’s Wonder Women in Science (WWIS) webinar, which celebrated achievements of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and...
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September 6, 2020

Dietetics Professor Champions the Science of Food

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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September 6, 2020

Professor Participates in Plant Breeding Guide International Launch

Professor Hussein Shimelis, Professor of Plant Breeding and South African Sugarcane Research Institute Chair of Crop Science is part of...
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September 6, 2020

Agricultural Management Student a Finalist in Tertiary Pageant

First-year Bachelor of Agricultural Management student, Ms Nosipho Memela is a top 10 finalist in the Miss and Mr SA PRE-Tertiary...
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September 4, 2020

Research on Fig Extract for Diabetes Treatment Among Journal’s Most Cited

Professor Shahidul Islam of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Life Sciences (SLS) has been recognised for authoring one of...
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September 4, 2020

UKZN’s Farmer Support Group Assisting Rural Communities Impacted by COVID-19

The Farmer Support Group (FSG) - a community development, outreach and research unit in UKZN’s School of Agricultural Earth and...
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September 4, 2020

Biostatistics PhD Candidate a Member of African Union’s COVID-19 Taskforce

PhD candidate in Biostatistics, Mr Innocent B Mboya has been invited on to a taskforce for COVID-19 Pandemic Modelling in...
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September 4, 2020

UKZN Student One of Africa’s Top Young Rocket Scientists!

Click here for isiZulu version PhD candidate and propulsion engineer in the Aerospace Systems Research Group (ASReG), Mr Kai Broughton...
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August 21, 2020

UKZN Co-Hosts Dialogue on Transitioning towards a Circular Economy Post COVID-19

Click here for isiZulu version The Water Research Commission (WRC), UKZN’s Centre for Transformative Agricultural and Food Systems (CTAFS) and...
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August 21, 2020

Chemistry Lecturer Dreams of a New Passion for Science in Africa

Click here for isiZulu version To commemorate National Science Week and National Women’s Month, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and...
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Upcoming Events

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