College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

Teaching and Learning Unit
The T&L unit works towards monitoring the academic performance of students and providing academic interventions to ensure that they are equipped with important skills for success in higher education.
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CAES Grade 11 and 12 Exam Support Line
The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Teaching and Learning office is proud to announce the Matric and Grade 11 exam support line for students from schools in KZN
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Load shedding survival guide
We have developed some tips to help you navigate power outages during national load shedding.
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Message From The Dean
“Visionary teaching and learning strategies not only enhance the student experience but also enrich the teaching and learning strategy of the institution while at the same time maintaining the high academic standards associated with UKZN.” - Prof Naven Chetty
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Meet the team

The Teaching and Learning team is made up of dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to ensure that our students are on the path of academic excellence and promote professional development among academic staff.

Centre for Academic Success in Science and Engineering (CASSE)

The CASSE Programmes provide higher education access to all students who have the aptitude to succeed in a Science and Engineering degree, but have not gained entry into these degrees via the stipulated selection process, and to equip them with the tools needed for success in the fields of Science and Engineering.

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Academic support programmes

Academic Counselling

ADOs assess students' progression/ academic performance and advises on interventions to improve academic performance.

Writing Place

A facility that assists students with academic writing skills and statistical interpretation, run by doctoral and post-doctoral students. 

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

A collaborative-learning programme, facilitated by senior students to provide a well-structured learning experience and development of module-specific study skills.

Residence tutorials

These tutorials are run similar to SI, but are conducted during evenings when students in the residences are available to study.

HOT seat

A drop-in facility where students can seek academic assistance from senior students either on a 1-on-1 or group basis.

Peer Mentorship

Peer mentors provide support to first-year students struggling to adjust to university life, registration and study skills.

Online Resources

The Teaching and Learning unit has put together several resources that will aid staff and students. It will be worth your while to take a look at the resources below.



CAES T&L videos


Details of technical support

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Directory of experts

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Get hold of us

Our secretary

Ms Velda Opperman

Our phone no.

+27 (0) 33 260 5717

Our email