College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science

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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Graduation 2018 information

Graduation is one of the most important occasions in the University's academic calendar where students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, receive their hard-earned degrees and diplomas. Find out all the information you need to know about graduating in 2018.
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PhD Candidate attends Inaugural Toothpick Project Training

PhD candidate in Plant Breeding, Mr Admire Shayanowako, recently travelled to Montana State University (MSU) in the United States, where he attended training on the biocontrol of weeds through the Toothpick Project.
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Lecturer Champions Discipline of Statistics

Former Statistician-General of South Africa and former Head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Pali Lehohla, recently singled out rising Statistics star Ms Nombuso Zondo, a PhD candidate and lecturer at UKZN, as an example of how to advance the field in South Africa after she received the the Pali Lehohla Award for the best emerging statistician from the South African Statistics Association (SASA) in November 2017.
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Alumnus makes Civil Engineering Proud

UKZN Civil Engineering graduate has scored second prize at this year’s prestigious Civil Engineering University Research and Investigation Project (IP) Showdown.
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Professor Albert Modi

Deputy-Vice Chancellor

Contact Details


PA / Secretary
Ms Moira Bolton

Phone: 033 260 5199
Email: boltonm@ukzn.ac.za
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Welcome Message from the DVC

Welcome to the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. Our college, the largest at UKZN, comprises six 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.

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Latest News

Check out our news section updated on a regular basis.

March 19, 2018

PhD Candidate attends Inaugural Toothpick Project Training

PhD candidate in Plant Breeding, Mr Admire Shayanowako, recently travelled to Montana State University (MSU) in the United States, where he attended training on the biocontrol of weeds through the Toothpick Project.
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March 19, 2018

Lecturer Champions Discipline of Statistics

Former Statistician-General of South Africa and former Head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Pali Lehohla, recently singled out rising Statistics star Ms Nombuso Zondo, a PhD candidate and lecturer at UKZN, as an example of how to advance the field in South Africa after she received the the Pali Lehohla Award for the best emerging statistician from the South African Statistics Association (SASA) in November 2017.
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March 19, 2018

Alumnus makes Civil Engineering Proud

UKZN Civil Engineering graduate has scored second prize at this year’s prestigious Civil Engineering University Research and Investigation Project (IP) Showdown.
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March 19, 2018

Software License Grant Awarded to Engineering Lecturer and Students

The University of KwaZulu-Natal has been awarded a R200 000 licensing grant by Simio LLC for the use of the latter’s simulation software which will aid in data simulation for researchers.
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March 19, 2018

New Recruits in UKZN’s Discipline of Civil Engineering

Two UKZN alumni recently joined staff in the discipline of Civil Engineering.  Miss Katelyn Ann Johnson is currently a PhD candidate in Engineering Hydrology at the Centre for Water Resources Research. Dr Justin Pringle will work in the field of environmental fluid mechanics within the Civil Engineering discipline.
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March 19, 2018

Zimbabwean Plant Breeders at UKZN Workshop on Demand-Led Plant Breeding

The African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI) hosted a two-day workshop in Pietermaritzburg on the topic of demand-led plant breeding which attracted more than 20 plant breeders and scientists from the Zimbabwe Plant Breeders Association as well as current postgraduate students.
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March 19, 2018

Civil Engineering Department hosts Data Management and Programming Workshop

UKZN’s Department of Civil Engineering in partnership with the eThekwini Coastal Engineering Stormwater Catchment Management Department ran a two-day Data Carpentry workshop, the first of its kind at UKZN.  
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March 19, 2018

Ocean Turbulence Under the Spotlight at Workshop

UKZN's Department of Civil Engineering held the first ever workshop on Ocean Turbulence in South Africa. The workshop was facilitated...
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March 19, 2018

London Imperial College Academic Presents Seminar at UKZN

The School of Engineering hosted a seminar by Dr Christos Markides of the Imperial College in London who addressed the topic: High-Performance Distributed Solar and Low-Grade Heat Conversion Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities.
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March 19, 2018

Academic Uses Scientific Equations to Create Artworks

UKZN Academic Leader of Research at the School of Engineering Associate Professor Randhir Rawatlal has taken the art world by storm with his paintings some of which use scientific equations or even computer code to create art pieces illustrating topics in the fields of engineering, philosophy and mathematics.
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March 19, 2018

Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering Receive a Vector Analyser

Protea Electronics donated a Rohde & Schwarz Vector Analyser to the Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) discipline on the...
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March 19, 2018

Thuthuka Grant Awards for Five UKZN Researchers

Five researchers in the School of Life Science’s Biotechnology cluster on the Westville campus have been awarded National Research Foundation (NRF) Thuthuka Grants to support their work.
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March 19, 2018

Interns at the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) Student Support Services (SSS) are pioneering a new initiative that creates supportive spaces for student mothers to discuss challenges they face in balancing student life and motherhood.
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March 2, 2018

Viashna Looking Forward to a Bright Future!

A fascination with Mathematics and Physical Science is what motivated Wingen Heights Secondary matriculant Ms Viashna Soma to pursue a...
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