College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

Online open day

We ran our very first online open day via a Zoom webinar. We opened our doors (virtually) to students who are thinking about studying Agriculture, Engineering or Science. 

The resources below were unpacked to help attendees learn about career opportunities and study options in the College of AES.

Webinar videos and presentations

You will find the recordings of the webinar and the presentations that were given, in the programme items below.

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Hosted by the Dean of Teaching and Learning – Professor Naven Chetty

This overview will include information about the College, its mainstream and Access programmes, the application process and relevant funding opportunities.

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Hosted by the Dean of Chemistry and Physics – Professor Ross Robinson

A more in-depth look at study options in Chemistry and Physics.

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Hosted by the Dean of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Professor Delia North.

A more in-depth look at the wide range of study options available in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.

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Hosted by UKZN Science Centre Coordinator, Dr Tanja Reinhardt

A discussion of career and study options in the College of AES.

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Hosted by the Dean of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences – Professor Fhatu Mudau

A more in-depth look at UKZN’s offerings within the Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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Hosted by the Dean of Life Sciences – Professor Ade Olaniran

A more in-depth look at study opportunities across the full range of the Life Sciences.

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About us

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is proud of its contribution to the University, country and region and boasts some of the best teaching and research facilities on the continent. Researchers in the College lead many national and international teams, and support from government agencies and international foundations exceeds R200 million annually. The College operates on the Pietermaritzburg, Westville and Howard College campuses of the university and is led by a Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of College.

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The College is a complex operation, comprising of five schools that deliver a full range of excellent undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

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School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences
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School of Chemistry and Physics
Website

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School of Engineering
Website

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School of Life Sciences
Website

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School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
Website

Choose a career path

It may be hard for you to decide what type of scientist you want to become. These resources were designed to help students decide which branch of science they would like to pursue in the college. 

KIERSEY TEMPERAMENT SORTER (KTS)

The Keirsey Assessments are one of the most widely utilised temperament and personality assessments in the world. This questionnaire is a behavioural analysis tool that can be used to identify learning styles and promote team building. Follow the steps below to take the test and find out your results.

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Step 1 - Visit the KTS website

Visit the Strategic Action website to take the Kiersey Temperament Test. It only works in the following browsers: Safari, Chrome and Firefox.

Step 2 - Take the test and record your results

Answer all 70 questions in the questionnaire, then click “Get Results” and make a note of it. The results will appear in a combination of the following letters: E, I, S, N, T, F, J, P

Step 3 - Interpret your results

The results of your test will indicate that you will fall in one of four temperaments: Artisans, Guardians, Rationals and Idealists. Each of these temperaments can be further subdivided into four personality types. Download the personality types below that are relevant to your results. 

Degrees and Careers posters

These posters detail career prospects and degree requirements for all the programmes offered in the College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science.

Agricultural poster

Download this poster that summaries the careers, programmes and requirements for our Agricultural courses.

Computer Science poster

Download this poster that summaries the careers, programmes and requirements for our Computer Science courses.

GIS-EO brochure - New!

Download this brochure that outlines the newly developed Geographic Information Systems and Earth Observation course.

Engineering poster

Download this poster that summaries the careers, programmes and requirements for our Engineering courses.

Maths poster

Download this pamphlet that summaries the careers, programmes and requirements for our Maths courses.

Statistics poster

Download this poster that summaries the careers, programmes and requirements for our Statistics courses.

Chemistry poster

Download this poster that summaries the careers, programmes and requirements for our Chemistry courses.

Data Science pamphlet - New!

Download this pamphlet that summaries the careers, programmes and requirements for our Data Science course.

Earth & Environmental poster

Download this poster summary of the careers, programmes and requirements for our Earth & Environ. Sciences courses.

Life sciences poster

Download this poster that summaries the careers, programmes and requirements for our Life sciences courses.

Physics poster

Download this poster that summaries the careers, programmes and requirements for our Physics courses.

Career resources

Career videos

We have developed videos about each branch of science offered in the College.

What do scientists do?

These videos shed light on what scientists do by showcasing a series of talks by UKZN scientists.

Career assessments

Our student counsellors offer computerised career assessments for learners.

Contact us for more information

Mrs Tracy Govender  |  College Manager: Academic Services  |  govendert10@ukzn.ac.za  |  031 260 7434

  • Mrs Denise O’Reilly
    Principal Academic Admin Officer (Howard College)
    oreilly@ukzn.ac.za
    031 260 3847
  • Mrs Loveness Ndlovu
    Principal Academic Officer (Pietermaritzburg)
    ndlovul@ukzn.ac.za
    033 260 5184
  • Mr Sihle Khuzwayo
    Principle Academic Admin Officer (Westville)
    khuzwayoss@ukzn.ac.za
    031 260 3302