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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Open Day Information

Take a look at all the information that was discussed at our virtual Open Day webinar.
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Places 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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UKZN Academics Plenary Presentation at the ITWeb Security Summit

Drs Brett van Niekerk and Trishana Ramluckan delivered a plenary presentation in conjunction with Mrs Noëlle van der Waag-Cowling (Stellenbosch University) at the annual ITWeb Security Summit, which was held online. Their presentation was titled, Multi-disciplinary Teams to Counter State-backed Cyber Attacks: Experiences from an International Cyber Challenge, and was...
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Alumni Hit the Mark in the Gaming World

Graduates of UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS), Mr Andrew Clark and Mr Michael Waltham are taking the Computer Science skills that they honed at the University to the world of virtual reality, where they have established themselves as indie game developers and are working on a new one-versus-one...
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UKZN and The Ocean Cleanup Partner to Tackle Umgeni River Plastic Pollution

UKZN has teamed up with The Ocean Cleanup - a Dutch non-profit organisation that is developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic - to investigate the mechanisms of plastic pollution in the Umgeni River and its transportation through all seasons. The project will span three years (2021 to...
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UKZN Students Scoop SASA Awards

UKZN Statistics students have scooped the lion’s share of bursaries and scholarships on offer from the South African Statistical Association (SASA). SASA makes awards available annually to outstanding students studying Statistics at third-year and honours levels. Out of the six awards on offer nationally, four went to students from UKZN’s...
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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.

June 14, 2021

UKZN Academics Plenary Presentation at the ITWeb Security Summit

Drs Brett van Niekerk and Trishana Ramluckan delivered a plenary presentation in conjunction with Mrs Noëlle van der Waag-Cowling (Stellenbosch...
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June 14, 2021

Alumni Hit the Mark in the Gaming World

Graduates of UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS), Mr Andrew Clark and Mr Michael Waltham are taking the Computer...
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June 14, 2021

UKZN and The Ocean Cleanup Partner to Tackle Umgeni River Plastic Pollution

UKZN has teamed up with The Ocean Cleanup - a Dutch non-profit organisation that is developing advanced technologies to rid...
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June 14, 2021

UKZN Students Scoop SASA Awards

UKZN Statistics students have scooped the lion’s share of bursaries and scholarships on offer from the South African Statistical Association...
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June 9, 2021

Study of an Epoch when Stars First Formed Earns her an MSc

The study of an epoch when stars first formed in the universe earned Ms Tankiso Moso an MSc in Applied Mathematics cum laude.
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June 9, 2021

Tackling Rice Yellow Mottle Virus in Tanzania

A burning desire to improve the lot of small-scale farmers like his parents inspired Dr William Suvi to pursue a...
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June 9, 2021

The ability to monitor and evaluate implemented projects is particularly crucial for employees in the public sector, as their activities...
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June 9, 2021

Young Mathematician Continues to Shine

Having graduated with his Honours degree in Mathematics summa cum laude, Mr Ntokozo Khuzwayo came back for more. This year he...
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June 9, 2021

Student Fulfils Grandmother’s Prophecy

‘I was a UKZN fan since I was in high school,’ says newly capped Dr Thobeka Gumede. ‘My grandmother was...
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June 9, 2021

Summa Cum Laude for Astrophysics Expert

Applied Mathematics is not a subject for the faint-hearted, but for MSc graduate, Ms Noeleen Naidoo, it is what she...
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June 9, 2021

Large-Scale Structure of the Universe Focus of PhD Research

In 2017, when Ayodeji Ibitoye watched a newsclip celebrating the efforts of UKZN Professor Yin-Zhe Ma to solve the “missing baryons” problem,...
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June 2, 2021

#WeFlyRockets!

The UKZN Aerospace Systems Research Group (ASReG), led by Mechanical Engineering Senior Lecturer Dr Jean Pitot, has released the official...
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May 31, 2021

Horticultural Student Wins International Award

Award-winning senior PhD student in the Discipline of Horticultural Science, Mr Bonga Ngcobo is researching innovative and sustainable practices to enhance...
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May 31, 2021

UKZN Launches Exciting New Degree in GIS and Earth Observation

The 4th Industrial Revolution has seen an increase in the use of spatial data for decision-making in line with promoting evidence-based and knowledge driven economies. Responding to these paradigm shifts, a new programme (BSc GIS-EO), has been created in the School of Agricultural Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES).
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May 31, 2021

UKZN Student Appointed American Society for Microbiology Young Ambassador

UKZN student and veterinarian and bacteriologist in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of...
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